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Avaejee from Thai Black Metal bands Surrender of Divinity and Zygoatsi, murdered.
The metal scene in Asia is picking up vastly and has been around for a the last two or so decades with major strongholds being located in India, Japan, China and Indonesia amongst the rest of the glowing metal scene, but like most things it comes at a price.
Recently we was talking to French label Legion of Death Records, we were informed that one musician, Avaejee from the Thai Black Metal Surrender of Divinity and Zygoatsis has been found murdered, having been stabbed to death. We are yet to know the cause behind this but this naturally is a sad day for all of us as a global community. Given the tensions with metal music in that part of the world, it would seem likely a motive was present but again we cannot speculate on the issue.
Speaking to Shaxul, the owner of Legion of Death Records and Armee De La Mort Records, also a musician himself in the Pictavian Black Metal band Manzer, it came as a shock to him as he knew him personally through touring with his band in both Thailand and Malaysia.
This has got to stop, whilst we do not enter politics at any cost we feel that this is a part of the problem, that the Governments don't look at metal as something constructive but rather a force against normative cultural ethics and aesthetics. This is abhorrent and whilst we continually support the Asian Metal scene, we feel more needs to be done to deliver the harsh reality to the world, it is a growing scene that faces a lot of monstrosities and this is one such case.
Thailand itself has a rather medium-sized scene in comparison to nearby Indonesia and Malaysia and yet the Extreme Metal scene itself is greater than the overall scene, that might be hard to imagine but think of this, having more bands that play this style of metal over the entire range of metal compared, it's simple enough to figure out. Moreover we hope the responsible are caught and given the punishment they deserve.
Our thoughts reside with colleagues, friends and family of Avaejee
_Thailand is preparing to host Bangkok Thrash 2012: Armageddrunk which is Thailand's only Thrash Metal Festival and is back for the 4th time running. They are proud to invite Metal music fans to get drunk at the end of the world with:
DESECRATOR: The Australian old school thrashers with their album "Live Til Death " (2011), which was mixed by the legendary thrash producer Harris Johns. The band have been very active in touring around Australia and have not only already opened for local legends like Mortal Sin and Hobb's Angel of Death, but also international thrash giants like Forbidden and Toxic Holocaust.
HEREAFTER: The Malaysian old school thrashers are back again with songs from their highly acclaimed album in the south east Asian underground scene, "Endcient" (2012).
ATOMICDEATH: The Malaysian crossover thrashers who have already impressed the thrash scene with their awesome thrashing demo and spit release. The band also opened for Warbringer gig in Malaysia.
Together with local Thai thrashers as follows:
KILLING FIELDS: Self proclaimed speed thrashers with songs from their upcoming faster second album, 'Gigantrix Extinction' (2012).
PSYCHOTRAIN: Heavy thrashers with Megadeth style of thrash and twin leading guitar is back again this year and they're stronger than before.
DEAD RIOT: Old school thrash with a blend of speed metal, heavy metal, early 1980's punk/metal crossover and crust punk that will continue the raw wildness of Red Riotand.
We are also proud to introduce you a new generation of thrashers Black Monster and the raw grinding crust punk Blood Soaked Street of Social Decay
SEE YOU THERE !!!
DATE: 7 July 2012
VENUE: The Rock Pub
TICKET: 350 ฿
Tickets will be available at the show. The first 50 people to buy the ticket will get a copy of the Bangkok Thrash Compilation vol.4 consisting of songs from all the bands in the show for free.
Bangkok Thrash Compilation vol.4 will be available for download for free in early June. For further details please follow us atL:
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