Wednesday, January 7, 2015

THE UNDERLYING FREQUENCY SHOW!

This might not be a festival. Its just a show celebrating 10 bands coming from 3 different country.
And to hell with liberty when one men/women/kids cant accept diversity. 
This event feature various bands playing various kind of music from Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Grind, Psych Rock, Stoner Rock, Heavy tunes, Fast hardcore etc. 

VENUE : Rumah Api
DATE: 24th January 2015 (Saturday)
TIME: 3pm - Dead 
ENTRANCE: RM20

1. THE NERDS (ITALY)Well the Nerd might be unfamiliar among the kids in this region but this wicked Inferno Punk Rock band from Italy have a long great history of great releases, split with various good bands including Rupture (Australia nihilist fucking punk), Tunnel Rat etc. Straight up Rock N Roll punk similar to Annihilation Times, Runammucks, Motorhead or The Stooges raw power era.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EXKNXfWwrw

2. Alzheimer Grind (Bandung, Indonesia)This Duo Grind band from Bandung hold no frill. A lo-fi, intense, noise grind stuff.
http://www.reverbnation.com/alzheimergrind

3. Sigmun (Bandung, Indonesia)A killer Psych Rock Bandung that successfully make their own path with a good and honest music. Been invited to the SXSW festival 2014 in Austin, TX but had to declined the invitation due to several internal problem. Played once in Rumah Api and they are making a good come back!
https://sigmunmusic.bandcamp.com/

4. Heast (Jakarta, Indonesia)Under the influence of Sigmun, Heast rose with a heat of making a 70s style psych rock music. Think bands like Quest For Fire or Ancestor. They come out with a debut CDep called THE WANDERER release under Dermaga Records.
https://soundcloud.com/dermaga-records/heast-wall-of-confusion

5. KAITZR (Bandung, Indonesia)Orange Cliff new artist, Kaitzr. Each songs clocking in 15 minutes bring a sonic drone, psychedelic jam. Heavy riff, some element of funk, strong structure, dark and beautiful at the same time. 
https://orangecliffrecords.bandcamp.com/album/myth-and-deceit

6. Matiasu (Jakarta, Indonesia)Jakarta loud monster with heavy riff and loud sound. This band consist of two person, one in Guitar/Vox and one in drum. Heavy influence with such madness of Weedeater or Church Of Misery.
https://soundcloud.com/matiasudoom

7. BENZOATE (Malaysia)Benzoate were perhaps the best 2014 act when u talking about good hardcore punk. They are intense and tight. Bring back the UK 82, with a slint of melodic hardcore. Good band!
https://benzoate.bandcamp.com/

8. OBLIGASI (Malaysia)New Powerviolence band from Seremban. You cant go wrong with this energetic young bands that still PLAY FAST (OR DIE!!).

9. JALAN SEHALA (Malaysia)Jalan Sehala still the best recent fast hardcore band in the local scene. A brand of delicious 80s US HC style with trashy feeling.
https://jalanxsehalax.bandcamp.com/album/split-with-perek-kasi-gerek

10. SPEEDWITCHES (Malaysia) Debut performence from this Psych Rock band from Kuala Lumpur. Taking Hawkwind, Earthless and some other jam band hero as their influence, this band are making their path to a good future.

See ya there!

Monday, October 14, 2013

TANDANG SHOP OPENING!


Cactus Distro and Knot Records now have a shop, a collective run shop, sharing a space with Bogus Merchandise (good clothing / silkscreen operator), and Pustaka Semesta (a long running literature Infoshop that based in Rumah Api since the beginning).

OPERATION HOUR!

Thursday - Saturday - 7pm - Midnight
Sunday - 6 pm - 11pm

Monday - Wednesday - CLOSED (call for any appointment)
0163330475 (WAN)

COME AND VISIT US!

ADDRESS: 
178 Jalan Merdeka, Kg Baru Ampang, Pekan Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NOT A FEST V and TANDANG SHOP LAUNCH!

So this Sunday (6th October) we have a fifth series of NOT A FEST supporting touring band, Abrasion (singapore), Dry Heaves (UK), and Fukk Bar Culture (Indonesia). And xCrimescenex, Unholy Smoker and Nightwolf will be playing as well.
RM 15 || RUMAH API, AMPANG

An additional note, TANDANG SHOPPE, located inside Rumah Api, a records shop/infoshop and a house of Cactus Records, KNOT RECORDS, Bogus Merchandise, and Pustaka Semesta will be launch as well.

SEE YOU THERE. will posting some picture of the SHOP soon!
cheers!


Monday, July 29, 2013

PLASTIC OUTER SLEEVE FOR SALE

Selling this 2mil polyethylene outer sleeve plastic 12"/LP cover for RM1.80 ea.
BUY 50 pieces and more get Rm 1.65 ea.
Imported from US and good quality... Hit me if u interested.
 NO COD. Mailorder still rm20 minimum. 
Check http://cactuslist.weebly.com/ for more info..

NEW RELEASES FROM CACTUS!


CAC050 - SIGMUN "MMXII" CDep
Sigmun is from Bandung, Indonesia. They played heavy driven Psychedelic, Blues Rock tunes in the vein of older bands like Led Zeppelin or the latest new bands like Graveyard from Sweden. Great energy, tripping and powerful high pitch vocals from their vocalist, Haikal Azizi are a simple explanation to describeSigmun.
Taken from their website regards to why they called emselves, Sigmun: "Their interest in Sigmund Freud concepts of unconscious mind and their love for the whimsical world of surrealism are evidently showing in their lyrics. enjoying the exploration of absurdism and juxtaposition in their writings, Dali, Magritte and Chirico might have influenced them as much as Page and Iommi did, paintings made out of hazy poetry and heavy echoed chords."
This CD featured 5 songs in nearly 27 minutes which 4 of them had been previously can be stream for free which was courtesy from the band. Cactus had agree to release the 4 songs + 1 new recorded songs, and had take care of the mastering process, which is done by Jack Control of Enormous Door Mastering in Texas.

RM 15 // USD 6 + postage

*Local order, please write to: cactusdistro@yahoo.com* email for TRADE/WHOLESALE
**International SINGLE ORDER can go straight to: http://cactusdistro.bandcamp.com/album/c050-ep-mmxii


Cac052 - EXECUTED "Self Title" tape 
Raw and means fucking hardcore from the biggest punk city in South East Asia, Jakarta. Executed play midwestern style straight up hardcore like Negative Approach or Antidote. This EP contains 8 songs, a well done recording. Featuring member and line up of various Jakarta good bands like Grave Dancer, and Duct Tape Surgery.
Comes with beautiful done cover artwork by Parashina.

RM 7 // USD 2.5 + postage
*Local order, please write to: cactusdistro@yahoo.com
* email for TRADE/WHOLESALE
**International SINGLE ORDER can go straight to: http://cactusdistro.bandcamp.com/album/c052-self-title-cassette

Friday, January 25, 2013

WWHIRR demo MC party release || 1st Feb 2013 || Rumah Api


WHIRR "self achiever's" Casette pary release
with fellow frens Compulsion To Kill, Skitsofrenia, Keladak and Pusher.

ALL THE INFO on the flyer above! Please click the flyer for bigger resolution
See ya!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

cactus 046 - Pakatan Haram Jadah "Dandragula" tape release & The Curious and Strange

cactus 046 - PHJ "Dandragula" tape will be release this Saturday || 8th december 2012. A corelease with Menora Recordings.
PHJ will be playing Curious and Strange GIG with other bands like MUZE, Nao, The Infernal Conundrum and ZDICM. 

more info about the gig at http://findars.tumblr.com/ 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

cactus #045 - DAIGHILA "TRANSITIONS" CD out now!


Daighila formed out in the early 2000 with tons of solid release. A successful effort of creating their own signature of sound, combining emoviolence, powerhouse and hardcore punk tunes can be heard from one release to another release. Having a brilliant recording material and a good live set was a reason why Daighila is one of the essential Malaysian Punk Band recently. This CD contains 15 songs in 40 minutes taken from their selected releases from Henceforth EP cassette (2009), split 7" with Fanzui Xiangfa (2011), split tape with Circuits (2011), split 7" with This Is Atlantis (2012), split tape with Pazahora (2012) and their recent 7" split with Grinding Halt. 
All songs had been re-mastered by Brad Broadright of Audiosiege (also doing mastering for High On Fire, Sleep, OFF! etc) and this come with brilliant gatefold packaging cover with artwork from Anna Vo (Vocalist of now defunct Crux)
PRICE: USD 8//7 Euro

cactus #042 - PECHAH 4 way split 7" + Shock And Awe #5 PRE ORDER!


The documentation of Klang Valley Punk Scene. This package, will have a 64 pages of Shock And Awe zine #5 that covering all topics of Klang Valley (Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, Malaysia) DIY punk scene. It includes interview with bands, labels, and local DIY show space.
While the zine come with 4 way split 7" that feature Pusher (A post punk, funkadelic gang of four type of maniac), Sarjan Hassan (local crossover band that have strong early 80's trash metal influence), The Garrisons (Brit inspired punk rock band with really outstanding brilliant lyrics) and Crimescene (fast hardcore band with strong element of heavy downtune East bay powerviolence tunes).
It come with a Hardboard gatefold silkscreen cover that will include the 7" and zine altogether inside done by Chetak Syndicate (our best local silkscreen punk)
-All the bands song had been mastered at Enormous Door Mastering (Owned by JackControl of World burns to death).
-1st press of 300 copies (BLACK VINYL)
-Collaboration with KNOT RECORDS from Malaysia too.
*Zine and 7" will not be sell separately.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

NOT A FEST KL (16h sept 2012)


THIS SUNDAY (16th September 2012)
with Enslave (JAPAN), Wicked Suffer (Indonesia), Godless Symptoms (Indonesia) and local act Tools Of The Trade, Reason To Resist, Dance! On Your Grave, and Atomic Death.

3pm || RM 15 || RUMAH API

*cactus will be selling tons of stuff, so bring extra money. We will gonna releases Khayall tape, Pakatan Haram Jadah tape as well as Daighila "Collection" CD. Support your local scene. cheers!

go here for bigger link of the image

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

VAARALLINEN ON MRR ISSUE #352

RAD! VAARALLINEN WILL BE FEATURE IN MRR SEPT.2012 ISSUE. AND TALK ABOUT SOUTH EAST ASIAN PUNK SCENE. UP THE PUNXX!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

HOW HIGH CAN A PUNK GET #5

This saturday (25th February 2012) ! at RUMAH API
With selection of good bands features
WARTHREAT from Perth Australia (Dbeat punk featuring member of Extortion), Lifelock (Singapore), dan local band Diskangkung, Apparatus, Berantakan, No Security, Hellexist, Penyangak.

Tiket RM 15.
Bring yout own booze! See ya!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

WARTHREAT ASIAN TOUR .


WARTHREAT from Australia will coming down here for 11 shows Asian Tour. Check out their date as they will playing Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Click here for LARGER PICS!

And check their BLOGSPOT for more info!
Cheers!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

How High can a punk get part 4


THIS SATURDAY! yeah a first swedish hardcore band to play this region!!

HOW HIGH CAN A PUNK GET PART 4

HARDA TIDER (SWEDEN) and MILISI KECOA (INDONESIA)
+ VAARALLINEN (Singapore). Along with local act TUSSOCK,WEOT SKAM,
JALAN SEHALA and ANGKARA
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RUMAH API, AMPANG
17 DEC 2011 || 5 PM || RM 15
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MAP and NEW ENTRANCE FOR THIS SATURDAY SHOW!