KAH-ROE-SHI 'SHI' cd released by 13 local DIY labels!

30 November 2008

Conquest for Death (and the long beard Robert with Kah-Roe-Shi's t-shirt!).

26 November 2008

Crux's SE Asia (Malaysian leg) tour report featured in Maximum Rock n Roll #307

"Our Malaysian shows all had pretty varied line-ups and definitely featured some of the best bands of the tour. Getting to play with Carburetor Dung in Penang was a great honour, as they have been playing since the early 90's, and are seen by many as the forefathers of punk in Malaysia. That particular show was full of skinheads - something I certainly didnt expect to see here in Asia, but I was told that while there had been problems with racist-skins in the past (so called brown-power skins), this particular group was the anti-fascist variety (a good thing for us in view of our Vietnamese-born vocalist). My favorite band in Malaysia (and perhaps of the whole tour) was Kah-Roe-Shi, who pounded out some heavy-as-fukk hardcore sludge in the vein of His Hero Is Gone. Other awesome bands included: Infinite Delay (Discordance Axis-style grind), Daghila (fast, heavy, screamo) and Blood On Wedding Dress (power violence/thrash)."

- by Lex (Crux's bassist)

We would recommend you buying MRR's issue December 2008 to read the whole report of their tour.

18 November 2008

Apart from the more known underground music scene in Sabah, we rarely heard anything from Sarawak. I only knew few bands like Kurasakuasa (Mass Separation played a gig with them years ago), Restart and of course the defunct Buddy Holly zine, Fist of Fury (RIP, now The Times?) and who can forget Sputum (grindcore used to be cooler than indie). And suddenly Kuching, Sarawak now is in the DIY bands touring circuit! Check out their community blog run by Yuen and his friends. 'Midin' distro anyone?http://borneodiyhcpunk.wordpress.com/

Oh, ya don't forget to google what 'Midin' means. Conquest for obscure punks!

17 November 2008

Straightjacket Nation (80’s fueled hardcore punk from Melbourne, Australia)

South East Asia tour preliminary dates:

17th February 2009 - 1st March 2009 -

Tues 17th - Fly in to KL then to Jakarta
Wed 18th- Indonesia
Thurs 19th- Indonesia
Fri 20th- Indonesia
Sat 21st- Indonesia
Sun 22nd- Indonesia
Mon 23rd- Indonesia
Tues 24th- Free
Wed 25th- Penang
Thurs 26th- Free
Fri 27th- KL
Sat 28th- Singapore
Sun 1st- Fly out

For more infos:

16 November 2008

Kah-Roe-Shi 'Shi' CD review on Bebal #4

Didatangkan dalam kain kecil berlogo band menampilkan kelainan dalam rilisan-rilisan tempatan yang lain. Kah Roe Shi dalam bahasa Jepun bermaksud mati kerana kerja. Melihat maksudnya sudah membayangi stand band ini. Track pertama dibuka dgn spoken word yang sayang tidak disertakan dalam lirik mereka. Band ini banyak mengadaptasi irama dark crust dgn pengaruh kuat band-band seperti HHIG, Tragedy, From Ashes Rise etc dan ditambah dengan riffing dan stroke drum yang pelbagai menjadikan ia menarik dari struktur muzikal mereka.Gaya dan penjelasan lirik yang cukup bijak sarat dengan kritik-kritik politik yang begitu jelas. Band tempatan yang patut diberi perhatian!!
Kah-Roe-Shi/Pazahora split 7" review on Punk Ping Pong #2

KAH-ROE-SHI is a new Malaysian band that plays heavy down tuned sludge crustcore with a mixture of NEUROSIS, FROM ASHES RISE. There are also 3 songs that also appear on the full length 'SHI' cd. I'm dying to listen to the acoustic intro of RACE DON'T EXIST song. It is really good before starting the song. PAZAHORA is from Singapore. Pazahora also has a good sing-a-long intro. They has a good song structure and a good vocals part but their song structure is not going top notch to blow my speaker. I do not hate their sound production, it's not bad but I'm just wondering if a good band like PAZAHORA can utilize a great sound to take a big impact in their songs. Taking influence from TRAGEDY, FROM ASHES RISE. PAZAHORA is good in doing their job. Anyway, both bands are my favorite bands rite now.
Kah-Roe-Shi 'Shi' CD review on Punk Ping Pong #2

Formally known as UNION OF SLAVES, KAH-ROE-SHI is another Malaysian band that is active nowadays. 7 tracks of heavy hardcore crust a la HIS HERO IS GONE, FROM ASHES RISE, KYLESA and the ilk. The sound production is very good. Not much band really care about their sound production. This kind of music must come with a very heavy and clean sound. I mean very detailed from their guttural vocals to the acoustic intro. I like this cd a lot. Oops..This cd also contains 13 minutes of live video of live video from the band. It's good to use an extra space on cd rather than let it be blank. NOTABLE TRACK - RACE DON'T EXIST. There are more than 10 label co-released this CD. Anyway, I just list one the labels - Bullwhip Records.

14 November 2008

Kah-Roe-Shi in the 'darkroom' @ Borderless Mind/Conquest for Death show.

Credits: Bidan Anti-Protokol / Protocrust

01 November 2008

I have heard these guys on a few of their previous releases and have been very impressed by their variety of darkened crust. This full length did not disappoint. It certainly threw me off with the packaging being a mini burlap sack with their name written in Kanji characters. Admittedly, it took me a couple minutes to figure out this was the killer band from Malaysia KAH-ROE-SHI! Dark, heavy and thick crust-core with clear nods to FROM ASHES RISE and HIS HERO IS GONE. The lyrics of this band are especially good with lots of information and details in the booklet. A 13-label Malaysian collaboration. Great! (NM) - Reviewed by Nick Mangel on Maximum Rock n Roll #306 / Nov '08.

After patiently waited for 2 months, 'Shi' cd finally got reviewed on MRR #306. 'Shi' cd also listed as one of the Nick Mangel's top 10 records of the month. Thanks for the support Nick, we really appreciate it!