Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Stomp That Feet With The Crazy SkankCore Beat!

Plague of Happiness hail from the southern city of Malaysia. Johor Bahru is their hometown and they are proud to deliver ska punk anthem to all the music lovers. The band consists Nas (guitar + voc), Ipin (bass + backing voc), Azmal (tenor sax), Atoi (trumpet) and Nausad (trombone). Not forgetting their sexy sessionist; Arab (guitar) and Pozy (drum). Kemuri and Rancid is their main influence but they didn't forget their roots. The band started in 1999 when a bunch of skaters that have the same interest in ska punk decide to start a band. In August 2000, Plague Of Happiness manages to release their demo/ep called NANBAN. It was release independently under their friend/mentor grind/metal label called ORGASMATRON RECORDS. Surprisingly they manage to sold 1000 unit of cassette less than 6 month independently.

In 2002, they enter the studio for the 2nd time for the first compilation. They team up with other bands around Johor state and Singapore (SHERZO, FAGS AND STONED and FAIRY GOAT MUDDER). The compilation was called BEFORE WE WERE YOUNG and it was released under their owned registered labe called NYARING RECORDS. Later, they send a song called "13th May" to an independent label in Bulgaria called TROSKOT RECORDS, for join benefit compilation for spastic children.

In 2003, they contribute 3 song for GEDEBE soundtrack (independent movie directed by Nam Ron/PALOH). They also appeared in vcd called SKA WARS with GERHANA SKA CINTA, KING DJANGGO AND THE SELECTED ALL STARS, SECRET AGENT 606 etc. They recorded 4 songs for europe 4-way split with LAME DUCK (Norway), THE SQUARE (Norway), and SMOOTH LEE (Belgium). Its a join release by FUCKING NORTH POLE RECORDS (Norway), TROSKOT RECORDS (Bulgaria) and NYARING RECORDS (Malaysia).

In 2004, they re-records "Bookies" in tribute to ACAB under CLOCKWORK RECORDS (Malaysia). It was release on the same year called TRIBUTE TO ACAB vol 1. In June 17th, 2004; they becoming guest artist at REDROTTW RADIO SHOW under RED104.9 and ROTTW Magazine. Songs "Viva La Punk" and "Lepaskan" was first airplay on the day itself. Few days after that "Lepaskan" was airplayed on normal radio show in RED104.9 and entered one of the radio chart called CARTA 21. The highest rank that they goes with "Lepaskan" is number 6 and the song stays in the chart for about 16 weeks. The band pretty stoked about it because that is so much for a band without an album.

In 2005, their first appearance on television at 8tv show calles LATTE@8. In June 2005, they got their fisrt sponsorship on VISION STREET WEAR shoes by N&Z SKATESHOP, PLAZA ANGSANA. In August 2005, they was invited again by 8tv for a 30 minutes interview and live performance in their program called Homegrown. In 2006, a special project by Plague of Happiness and CROSSOVER was started to design and produce a Plague Of Happiness signature skate shoe. The signature shoe was launch on September 2006.

In 2007, they successfully recorded their album at the end of August 2007. The single "KAWAN" was radio airplay on several radio station such as Hot FM, RED 104.9 and Suria FM.

1 comment:

flisvaneeza said...

tmpg lalu yek..cni tmpt komen ya..teruje dgn adenye blog ini,membuatkan saye lagi semangat berkobar2 dan amat mengcrazykan lagi aura Plague Of Hapiness kpd saye...