MORBIFIK already released its debut album
a while ago. What do you feel with the release of "Gradually Killed In Torture"
? Was the release perfectly meet to what you have expected it to be or here are some
[Boy Dee] I feel it's really great and happy that finally we
could make it after had some internal problem we faced. The release could be cotagorized
as perfect work we've done so far for the new album of MORBIFIK and really appropiate to
what exactly we expected before even though the Drum's Sound was not too perfect yet but
We thought that's what we wanted.
MORBIFIK was formed in '96, so it might not take a lot of space for you to tell a bit
about the band's history for those who still unfamilliar with the band. Do we need
MORBIFIK in the scene ? Also, define the music style MORBIFIK's choose to play.
[BD] MORBIFIK was exactly spawned in the beginning of '96 as
creation of Me (Guitars and used to be a Vocals) and Agung (Drums). 'Till then we met the
rest Pigar (Bass) and Sadik (Vocals). On this formation, We had made an EP/Cass which
entitled "Now, I'm Bleed". Before it cum up, We used to make a promotion tape
'96/Demo consisted only 2 Songs. So, Me and the drummer are the original member ever
since. For the New Line up of MORBIFIK are Me (Guitars), Agung (Drums), and Sopyan
formerly of INJECTOR (Vocal, He used to be with us in first era before Promo '96 cam up
!!!). Of course, Why NOT ??? Yea still fuckin need MORBIFIK in the Scene ??? Why do yea
say like that man ??? I think an Underground Scene needs lot of Underground Bands or
Musicians whom want to express or show their ideas/skills capability in Musick no matter
where or who they are !!! Well, MORBIFIK simply play Brutal Death/Grind no more or less
There are some line-up changes in the band. I didn't see Pigar
and Sadik name in "Gradually..." cover sleeve. What happen to them ? Are you
satissfied with the present 3-piece line-up ?
[BD] We've just kicked them out. As I told yea, before the album
cam up we couldn't get along with them anymore. They have lost their moral integrity in
the underground scene. So, Why not, we kicked them out - FUCK 'Em !!! Yap, For now I got
"Now I'm Bleed" MCEP and split tape with INJECTED SUFFERAGE was the band's
previous releases. Is there any differences (musically, etc...) between these releases
compare with "Gradually..." ? What makes "Gradually..." better than
MORBIFIK previous releases ?
[BD] Because on "Gradually"
our 2nd album have lot of changes in musickal direction. On it, We play kinda touch of
groove death/grind and more fast drummin' with deep growlin' vokills !!! One thing that i
have to inform yea that we couldn't make split tape with our friends INJECTED SUFFERAGE
'coz 'till now unfortunately they didn't have a record yet. The problem is on them as i
know they have crusial problem with the drum player whom now on MOTOR DEATH beside We
didn't have much money after relasin' our 2nd onslought ha..ha..ha.. anyway, It will be
our plan in future to make such as a Split !!!
Why was "Gradually..." recorded in Blass Studio, not in Rumput Studio ? Do
you (and other Indonesian bands ) have any problems with local studios i.e not
metal-inclined studios, sound engineers who not understand what is metal music supposed to
sound, etc ? How about equipments in both studios ?
[BD] Rumput is SUCK now !!! Their equipement is out of date
that's why we move to BLASS studio whom has good eqs on their province i guess. The
location is fuckin' out of our province ' bout 8 hours to get there by first class -
Train. We spent 3 days there and accomodated by our friends from DEATH VOMIT, SADIST, and
UNITED UNDERGROUND. The Engineer whom handled DEATH VOMIT and BRUTAL CORPSE is great and
friendly. It's cool to be there again I think !!! All Indonesian Bands in my opinion have
lot of problems when they entered to studio to record stuff but it really depends on Band
itself or the Studio where they want to record. Commonly, The Owner of Studio didn't know
what metal should sound like but on thi case yea/we/they must give such an info to him in
order that we finally reach the sounds we want.
Both MORBIFIK's EP and LP was released by ALUZZA PROD. and this is your label. Is
Aluzza Prod is only for MORBIFIK ? Is there any other releases planned for the Y2K ? How
about promotion and distribution for both releases ?
[BD] I guess for now, I only release for my band but I don't
know in future 'coz i'm interested to help other bands out in releasin' stuff but when i
got enough bucks ha...ha... Maybe for MORBIFIK, I will make such an EP 'bout 4 songs. For
the Promotion and Distribution for MORBIFIK "Now, I'm Bleed" is sold over 500
copies not included promotion and now, I'll make a copy again for that. But for our 2nd
album, unforetunately it's sold only 300 'till now 'coz of the economic crisis for the
costumers of the underground. I think that's a hidden problem i faced. Y'know it's really
hard to sell on this fucked up economic condition. We make some cooperation with lot of
Distributors local and foreign. On this muthafukka land, I trust EXTREME SOULS PRODUCTION
to distribute locally MORBIFIK's releases.
I've noticed that all Indonesian metal albums were released on
cassette, not on CD. Why is that so ?
[BD] Well, Yea have to know much 'bout the condition on
Indonesia. We are not so Rich or livin' on Rich Country that easily can make such a CD
format. No Pure Underground bands whom can make a CD by themself or self finaced
production except they have to sign to foreign labels ourside of Indonesia. INDONESIA is a
Poor country I guess with ton of Disgusting Politiocal Corruptions and hypocryt people
specially on Goverment - FUCK !!! To make CD, It's better for me to buy a CAR or build
studio recording ha...ha... That's why we make an album on Cassstte...
Have MORBIFIK prepared songs for the next release ? In what form the next release will
be ? Album, EP, ? Is there any other merchandises for sale ?
[BD] Yap, We're now preparing for our next release on EP. The
songs could more groove death grinding again or kind smooth grindcore but depends on our
feelings. MORBIFIK's T shirts are sold out this time. We don't have any new ones... but
pro colored stickers are free for fans !!!
Indonesia is packed with lots of brutal death/grind bands. What do you think about your
scene ? How do you rate MORBIFIK and other Indonesian brutal death band with european
bands ? Are you guys worth the attention ? Any bands that we should check ?
[BD] Yap, That's really true. Ton of Brutal Death/Grind bands
always emerged on the Scene 'coz people like to have band playing brutal stuff or just
watchin' bands playin brutal or even to collect brutal stuffs such CD/MCD, Shirts or
Tapes. Lot of maniac here included brutal costumers tha's why for Black Metal's Stuffs
have not a good selling here since they look into trendy things I guess !!! I don't want
to compare our scene to other country specially European Bands 'coz sad but true, some of
them gives lot of influences to Indonesian bands frankly All Indonesian Bands got inspired
lot of American Bands Not too much of European bands. Not only MORBIFIK whom worth a
deadly attention but ton of Indonesian Bands yea must check them out well !!! Y'know,
there's still Ton of Underground bands with quality yea don't have to miss again... Yea
could check out MOTOR DEATH, INJECTED SUFFERAGE, NAKED TRUTH, TENGKORAK, GRAUSIG, DEATH
VOMIT, TRAUMA, DELERIUM TREMENS, BLOODY GORE, CORPORATION OF BLEEDING, SADISTIS,
MORBIFIK once featured in METALIK KLINIK compilation. I thought the bands latest
release will be in the same style of the song in that compilation especially the lyrics.
What do you guys feels being in such popular Indonesian underground compilation and what
is your opinion on this comp. and the label releasing it ? I heard that they rip some band
[BD] Ha...ha... Yea have misinformation, man. We never join for
that compilation. I don't know where do yea have that info telling us we featured on that
Tape. [Steel Madness: Ops, I'm mistaken them with another band called MORTUS. Sorry.] Once
again, We don't have anykinda ideas to join that comp. tape and being so popular after
then. We don't popular anyway or We have to be rock stars or becomin' Male Singers to get
popularity. It's SUCK !!! My opinion on this compilation and the label is no negatively
comments 'coz lot of bands whom joined already are our friends too, It's hard for me to
judge but FUCK anyway !!! I only trust my pal label EXTREME SOULS PRODUCTION and MORBIFIK
will be taken a part of their comp. tape that i godly support... Yap, I heard lot of
negative comments 'bout the Label whom released METALIK KLINIK ex. from TRAUMA, DEATH
VOMIT, etc.- I think about the payment or kinda contracts. I think they have already
ripped them off that's why we didn't want to be there !!!
Beside the band and Aluzza Prod, do you have any other projects ? How about other
band members ?
[BD] Yea, I have project to do in 'Zine as an Editor of ATIFAH
FANZINE - My own 'Zine and CUNTAMINATION Newsletter !!! 'bout other members, Agung (Drums)
is now busy with the work and for Sopyan (Our Vokills) is now vusy too with his own band
INJECTOR and his Fanzine FATAL PORTRAIT.
What do you think about our s.e.a. metal scene especially Indonesia ? Can you predict
the future of our scene based on the scene we have right now ?
[BD] It's all 'bout yer websites or entire S.E.A. country ???
[syukri: I'm asking about the whole S.E.A. scene, not about my site] for yer homepage, I
think need lot of sounds. there's still ton of Indonesian band that yea have to know right
now, Contact 'em !!! I think for yer scene there will be ton of Black Metal Bands and
Musicians but i suggest should be added by Grindcore bands. Did I miss something outhere
??? I don't know louds 'bout yer scene but I know for the comp/ tape of Ipoh Metal
Merchant, I like the bands on that stuffs !!!
Your view on Indonesian economical, political crisis and recently the upheaval in Timur
Timor ? When will you think all this riots,protess, etc end ? I also being told that the
local postage rates also increase 900%, so how do you cope with this problem ?
[BD] The Econimic crisis we face with out the end of it is just
'coz of Ton of Corruptors still live in the Govermennt's Systems. Ton of Politicians
become Clowns whom may get an impact to the economic's systems. These things are really
give an influence to the increase of postal service and Life is so expensive. Yer right
'bout 900 % increase !!! That's why we better talk to foreign friends with E-Mails. It's
cheper and fast than writing a letter. "bout Timur Timor, Ton of Christians live
there if there's still riot or chaos or christian human butcherings, I will support them
with no protest... Hail Satan !!!
Do you often surf the internet ? What's the best gore and pervert website(s) you have
visit ? Some might said that a metal band featured in the web is no longer an underground
band. What do you think of this ? Why there are many restrictions for bands and
individuals in underground ?
[BD] Yap, I often surf the internet at my room. I think
www.goregallery.com is son of the bitch fuckin' totally crazy. Zombie rules !!! beside
that i found torture.net and rotten.com are deserve checkin out too !!! It sucks and fuck
them whom have said like that. I used to get in contact with Rich Hoak ex- BRUTAL TRUTH,
He's still in Underground even the band's broken up !!! We can build no matter we are
plain' in band or just a fan, everybody can make such a Metal Sites like yea did !!! Maybe
if they have lot of popularity and famous bands on this planet or such a country, They
will be claimed as no longer as an Underground bands anymore, what they can think now is
commercial thoughts and makin' money by ignorin' their fans !!! Y'know it looks like ROCK
STARS bands with their arrogance bullshit... Anyway, 'Till now I didn't find any
restrictions on the underground but if i found, I will fuck them off. Yea better don't
give a shit with it. I think there's still ton of people and bands whom want to make
That's all the time I have and thanxxx for your time. Last words ?
[BD] Well, I'd like to thank to yea, man for giving us a chance
to appear in yer creation. People in The Underground Scene whom interested in us should
contact us. We hail yea !!! Visit some time our unofficial homepage at http://morbifik.cjb.net
STILL AVAILABLE :
# MORBIFIK "Now, I'm Bleed" for Rp. 13.000.-/ $ 7 USD.-
# MORBIFIK "Gradually Killed In Torture" for Rp. 15.500.-/ $ 8 USD.-
# MORBIFIK "Now, I'm Bleed" White T Shirt for Rp. 35.000.-/ $ 14 USD.-
# MORBIFIK "Now, I'm Bleed" Pro colored stickers for Rp. 2.000.-/ $ 1 USD.-
# ATIFAH FANZINE # 1/75 Pages, Xerox Copied for Rp. 17. 500.-/$ 6 USD.-
# ATIFAH FANZINE # 2/144 Pages, Xerox Copied for Rp. 27. 500.-/$ 8 USD.-
WHOLE SALE PRICES !!!
# MORBIFIK "Now, I'm Bleed" MCEP '97 for Rp. 10.000.-/ $ 5 USD.-
# MORBIFIK "Gradually Killed In Torture" MCLP '99 for Rp. 12.000.-/ $ 6 USD.-
[BD] All Prices written above are fuckin' included post paid and sent by Air Mail and
always on Registered Package !!! For Whole sale prices of MORBIFIK's releases must be
fuckin' ordered more than 10 Copies and also must be paid cash first for yer
downpayment/DP for 7 Tapes. Specially, for ATIFAH FANZINE not for trades - need bucks or
Try to find the Ghastly Information on Flyers !!! So, Send Yer order with RUPIAH/BUCKS in
Registered Letters or WESEL POS only through the Address given above or Band Contact !!!
If yea order by Bank's Transfers, Send the real copy of yer deposit then by snail mail
We'll send stuffs when we have yer a proof of deposit !!!
Thank yea for yer support !!!
SUPPORT THE UNDERGROUND !!!
SUPPORT MUSICKAL DESTRUCTION !!!
SUPPORT MORBIFIK !!!
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