Hailz Abdullah! How are you? The world was shocked with the bombing in
your country. Hopefully none of our metalbrothers injured in the attack. We
can't the trust media so I think you might know the real story behind of the
Hail!! I'm fine and doing well, and so are most of us. Things like
these happen at times, it isn't surprising at all; remember, we all die. The
Media sux! Nothing but mere propaganda tools! Hell, this fucking life is a
mess anyways so why be surprised with all these BS.
Maybe I will be jailed for saying this; I hail the Abu Sayyaf! What do
you think of them or any terrorist act? Do you support them?
Hahahaha!! I dont really know what these guys are up to. Fuck the system and
fuck this plane of existence! These people whom we know as terrorists aren't
doing enough of the job! I want more destruction and DEATH! If I were given
a chance to have a shot at doing terror with Nuclear Missiles, then I
definitely would OBLITERATE Antarctica, yeah that icy continent way south.
No people will die, but the havoc it shall accomplish in destroying this
criminal planet we call Motherfucker Earth will be stupendous to say the
least! Imagine the annihilation of Mankind itself! Whew! What an adrenaline
rush!!!! (Thanks for the idea! ~Syukri)
Al Iblis.. So going to the band. How the band got started? I was reading
the interview in Tripalium and I hope there is no typing mistake there. You
got a 12 year old drummer? I know that there are line-up changes after the
demo is released. Please update us.
Hmmmm... that was back in 2002, we formed the band and initially had an idea
that it will be a three piece musical obliteration. Our first monicker was
Schizophreniac, then we changed it to Iblis, now its Al Iblis. Limmah left
the band due to musical differences between us, then came our bassist
Janistad, also a new vocalist - Ismail joined us prior to recording our
Musically, there were obvious changes, but I take it with a positive note, I
like the newer stuffs more. Yeah, the 12 year old drummer just turned 13
this April, but he's not with us anymore, he's in the UK with his mom. We
now have a new drummer in place - Janjan Anarco.
Changing the name Iblis to Al Iblis is wise since there are some other
bands using the name. I know one from Italy. From millions of words
available, why Iblis as the name at first? My Arabic knowledge may not be
that good but Al-Iblis (this is Arabic I assume) still bring the same
meaning. I think black metal will suit fine with name such as Iblis.
You are right in saying that. Black metal would suit well with such a band
name. We had other options back in 2002, but the drummer insisted on the
name, so we took it. Al is the arabic counterpart to the english word 'The',
also it magnifies or capitalizes 'so to speak' the letter it precedes. For
example the word 'ilah' means god, but adding Al to that word - Allah; then
it would have a different connotation since Allah means God with a capital
letter. I'm not sure if this is true with the word iblis, but I had my
thoughts on achieving that effect thus - Al Iblis; the Great Satan.
What are the relation with the band's name with the band's concept and
music style? How important is name and the image you guys choose (the
dressing)? Leather, spike, etc are said as the true metal image. I should
add that the image you guys choose is quite original although it looks funny
at first. But what the hell?? Those Viking bands can wear their viking
Al Iblis is an arabic word or words, then I guess its just appropriate to
put the image as well as the music inline with the concept. Right now, two
of our band members are not into wearing these outfits; I myself have
changed preference from wearing a turban to a 'kaffiyeh'. Janistad wears
this 'sahal' over his face. I dont go with these fucking stereotypes dude.
What are you guys influences? How about you? What are your current
1. The Black Flame - Nile
2. Nailed thru her Cunt - Aborted
3. Semipaternal Pandemonium - Incantation
4. Dawn of the Angry - Morbid Angel
5. The Manifest - Luciferion
6. Ramses Bringer of War - Nile
7. Masturbating the War god - Nile
8. Opening of the Gates - Morbid Angel
9. Emaciated Figure - Incantation
10. Pierced from within - Suffocation
"Righteous Hegemony" is the first demo. Is
the demo still available? Tell us every detail of the demo. The Deicide
cover is good but the Arabic folk song is weird. What is the reason of
putting this song? You also said that the lyrics are too personal (most
bands especially black metal said that) but can you tell us a bit what each
songs talk about?
Yeah, the demo is still available, there were a few digital upkeeps. Deicide
cover? - Thanks dude! Hehehe...
Back when Limmah was still with us, he never really gave us the lyrics of
the songs, but nowadays we have them. Ahwak - lol, that song is fucking
cool! \m/ (Why is it cool?? ~Syukri)
As for your question regarding songs off 'Righteous Hegemony' lets just say
that it's all about shoving a shitful up in a jewish pigs' throat!
The anti-Zionist concept is quite interesting. Care to elaborate? It is
normal for Muslim to hate Israel but you guys are not Muslim as far as I
You dont have to be a muslim to dislike these subhuman biological
manifestations. If you know the facts, then you will understand what I mean.
A whole lot of information are easily accessed - a whole shit thanx to the
fukkin internet for smashing the information barrier! (cheers!)
What do you think of bands hailing from Israel? Do you have any contact
with them? Or they contacted you and maybe send some 'nice' word after
visiting your site?
Personally, I have nothing against people who were born jewish. They didnt
ask to be born jewish in the first place. I have had a lot of bashing from
these jewish sympathizers. (Why
don't you put their 'nicewords' and email in your website and then let us
send our 'sympathy'? ~Syukri) Hah! This 'goyem' will not be
intimidated you fucking pigs!
"Hashmadat Goyyim/Goyyem" is your latest release. I didn't find any
significant difference with the demo. What does the title means and what are
the songs about? Saithanail didn't send me the cover of the EP but I think
you still use the same artwork and layout design. Quite nice actually. Who
responsible for that?
Yeap, its our latest effort. I like it has a lot than the earlier EP we put
out. It's just stupid that there weren't any double bass/pedal available
while we were recording it - fucking lame shitty predicament. Anyways, I
still like the output. Hmmm... Saithanail never told me that he gave you a
copy of it (We trade but he send the cover a bit late. It is settle
now. ~Syukri). I'll tell him to send you one as soon as I see him
anytime this week.
The sound of the EP is not that pleasant. Do you choose it that way? To
you, what is the kind of sound that you want for the band?
Yeah, so Saithanail did send you that promo. If I had my way, it wouldn't
have sounded that way, sorry dude but things fetch quite high in da Pilipins.
If only we had more funds to up the sound quality.
How's the reaction from listener on Al Iblis? From which part of the
world you got most contact? How about Malaysia and other SouthEast Asian
Generally, the responses were positive. I recently received a letter from
Turkey and Germany, and I think that's quite positive. Malaysia is a whole
lot cool for me! I consider your country to be the Champion of the Malay
race! (Wow! Is there an other Malay country in this planet beside
Indonesia, Brunei?? Malaysia is not that cool you know.. ~Syukri)
Philippines metal scene, I know some info and still are searching for
more. Firstly what is your opinion on your scene and the bands? What are the
best zine, bands, labels from the Philippines? Korihor, Kratornas are the
most known bands hailing from there. What do you think of them? What about
others such as Ebwa, Kambing (are they still alive?) Incarrion, Deiphago,
Decapitated and the bands in Davao Death's compilation?
I can only tell about bands/zines hailing from where I live, to name a few:
Dysentery, Blood Bong Manifesto, Nosferatu, Funebral, Korihor, Fatal
Desaster, etc... All these guys kick ass! As for zines, I have not much
The scene in Davao isn't really that active these days. (I should
follow Shah of Random Zine advice; don't ask too many things in one question
One thing that also make Philippines famous is rip off. Lots of people
using female name asking for trade or promo for doing her zine and lots of
that kind of shit. And mostly are from Davao, the second largest city in the
Philippines. What's your comment on this? Beat, rape, etc them if you ever
find those fuckers. What about the postal service? Are they reliable enough?
Rip off, dishonesty, etc, these are the few things which prevent people from
supporting our scene.
That's fucking lame if you ask me. I'll just advise you to be wary on shady
stupid characters, dont trust people you dont know. The postal service is
honest - I think, but when it comes to $$$, I dunno dude (That's the
problem with any third world countries. Blame the government for the bad
economy and leave the mails alone! ~Syukri). Better yet, if you guys
do send money, opt for a REGISTERED MAIL; its not 100% foolproof, but it's
quite near there.
List out the plan that you have for Al Iblis. What can we expect after "Hashmadat
We're planning to record an MCD this coming July-August 2003. It'll be 4
songs on a CD I think. Things could change. however, this we intend to do
given the time it takes to redo things.
I thought I have a lot to ask but my brain are not working well lately.
Nevermind, there's can always be some other time. So anything else to add?
Sorry for the short interview. Thanks for your time.
Thanx dude! You kick ass!!!!
By the way, You call this interview short? \m/ Its 2 and ½ page interview on
a 10 font! Hahahha... \m/
BRING FORTH THE DESTRUCTION OF THIS PLANE OF EXISTENCE!!!
Abdullah As Abdel Atef Al Iblis