I've decided to move to another new address: bassman82.blogspot.com.

It seems this site won't be normal anymore,so I guess I'd post at a new address....hope you guys would continue visiting my blog and reading my posts.

I've been very busy and didn't have the time to update my blogs or even announce my new blog. But I have been doing a few stuff which I hope to share at my new address.:D

I thank you for coming.Please visit the new site k? God bless...


Disaster at hand

Author: Asri

Due to some circumstances my blog now has become a disaster..I'm trying my best to repair this mess but however...people..DO NOT USE OTHER PEOPLE'S TEMPLATE...its a disaster...even though blogger.com only has boring and simple templates at least none of this crap would've happened if I just keep using this black theme.

Will try my best to repair this I assure you.

Now I closed my poll for nothing...


The next band that I wanna introduce to you all is a band that's pure aggression, anger and hatred with speed and power to match.

Ok,be warned: this band is not for the faint hearted.

The founder of this band is the original guitarist for Fear Factory,which he left in 2002. His name is Dino Cazares, founder of one of the heaviest band out there,Divine Heresy.

I suppose it wasn't easy for Dino to kick start this band after leaving Fear Factory. Well, for starters he had to try out 3 drummers which he 'sent home' because they weren't up to his specification. I suppose I do know his specification: play 1 million beat a minute of double bass drum. Ok, perhaps that was an overstatement but take my word for it...it's pretty close in real life because the fourth drummer that Dino auditioned is Tim Yeung. An awesome drummer that's for sure and I can tell you this, when you listen to their song you'd understand why Dino liked Tim Yeung. Blasting bass drums, awesome drumming skills as well. Its a mixture and balance of skill and endurance if you ask me. The song that blew me away was the very first song of the album , Bleed The Fifth. My ears just couldn't believe it when the drums came in after 'the bomb'.
Anyways, now Dino and Tim decided they need a vocalists. Century Media's president, Marco Barbierri introduced Tommy Vex (he used to be a club bouncer), and so they decided to give Tommy a shot by sending him a tape of their songs so he could audition for them. Tommy seems to fulfill the anger and passion that the band needs, thus becoming Divine Heresy's full time vocalist.
I just recently found out that the band also found a new full time bassist, ex-Nile's Joe Payne (because when they released their first album they were only Dino, Tim and Tommy). Saw him played live in Youtube. He filled in for backup vocals, and I would say he did it well too.
So there you have it, a new metal material for those who ran out of 'things to listen to'...this is definitely a band you should try out. Especially those who are into thrash metal as well. This band will kick your ass. To me this band has certain elements of Fear Factory but with more edge,more skills and even guitar solos.
(As usual) here's a video of their new single...Failed Creation:

This is for y'all who think I went soft...I listen to all laa...



Author: Asri

Yes, yesterday Infinite Hate jammed with a new member, Usop...he plays with me in the other project, i.e. Dream Theater cover band and I managed to pujuk him to fill in the drum position while Infinite Hate's current drummer switched to guitar duties. Last night was our first session with Usop...well, it was sort of mixed feelings but of course definitely good ones I suppose. He didn't get to find all the drums for the songlist I gave him last Wednesday, I suppose he was busy but anyways...we did play some 'common ground' songs like Creeping Death, Bridge Of Destiny and even Dark Of The Sun....

And not to forget this old school song..Master Of Puppets...

Excuse the missed calculated breath for the high vocal key notes that I missed a few times...

Come crawling faster!!!


My car..my car!!!

Author: Asri

I'm sure some of you guys heard that I was involved in an accident last year.I finally made the repairs and claimed it through my insurance though. The repairs cost about RM2105.00 if I'm not mistaken. They showed to me what they did, but they never let me keep the invoice of the things they did to my car though. Anyways, as you all would know, this cost me my NCD(No Claims Discount) which also means that I have to start paying my premium in full again. Don't get me started on that. I just renewed my car insurance a few weeks ago and it was a total nightmare. Uugghhh....nuff said about that.

Well here are the pics... I know the before picture shows no justice as how could that little dent could cost more that RM2k++, but you'd be surprise what Toyota are capable of, especially if you buy original parts and also obtaining their services as well.

Oh, there was even one fine Monday morning as I was on my way to work, imagine to my horror as I was just about to get out of my parking space (inside my aunt's condo compound!) I saw this:

I was so pissed because the security guard didn't hear crap when the culprit busted my side mirror. So I couldn't make another police report, because I have no idea who the culprit was, I have no witnessess....frustrated,mad I just took the day off and headed to the nearest Toyota garage and guess how much a(singular,not plural) side mirror cost me...RM300!!

Automobile is an expensive commodity, so please just take care of your car...regardless whether you're swimming in a pool of money because in my opinion...they're just squizing as much as they can out of you...its just too overpriced, and I think this is to satisfy a certain party's thirst for money....if you know who I mean. Bloody bastards...

Oh, I hung out with Saj and Elaine yesterday...at some hidden Thai restaurant in SS17. I would never ever knew about that place if it wasn't for Elaine. The place was kinda classy yet comfy. They have an awesome Tom Yam soup, though I'm not sure if I'm able to get there again. Tim yong?

"She said that love..is for fools that fall behind.." - Shimmer by Fuel


Check this out guys!

Author: Asri

Have you guys heard of a Chapman Stick ? I myself never heard of a chapman stick until I got to know that John Myung (Dream Theater's bassist) uses this instrument in one of their song.But after knowing that John uses this instrument, I sort of made a little research on this.
At a first glance this thing looks like an electronic sitar.Anyways, from the info I've gathered Chapman Sticks comes in a variety of versions i.e. 8, 10 or 12 strings. From my observation of the people who uses this instrument, they tap by using both hands and this instrument is able to produce sounds of both bass kind of sound and a normal guitar as well. Its pretty interesting that one instrument is able to create a nuance of 2 instruments.hehe. It even has passive and active pickups, with midi controller and also 2 channel output i.e for bass and melody (I suppose for the 'guitar' sound)

I must say I only saw a few musicians who uses this instrument. And I must also say that I've never ever held a Chapman Stick before, because I stay in Malaysia, and I always believe that our exposure to music here in Malaysia is very very dissapointing.

Here's another musician who uses a chapman stick...meet Rob Martino, one of the musician you'd find on Youtube should you type Chapman Stick in the search collumn. The name of the song is One Cloud and people, I LOVE THIS SONG!!!

Nuances of the unknown is just like being in the dark....show me the light!


Ok, I thought I should write about her before she gets really famous in Malaysia. Apparently now she's co-producing songs with Timbaland which means that she's bound for total fame really soon. A proof that I've known her for very long time already.

All right, here we go. Another one of those rare artists that Malaysia rarely or to be more pollitically correct never heard of is Anna Nalick.

Born in Glendora, California this 24 year old lass so far just released her first album in 2005 as well (yeah, but I heard of her around 2006)...How did I get to know her? Well, I was browsing through Amazon.com looking for some CDs and there it was, with the website recommending me to this particular artist after selecting a few CDs. And with the help of their 30 second sample and Limewire it brilliantly hooked me with her. At first I downloaded her single then I saw whole album was online so what the heck. (I know, this is not good for the artist but hey, I will buy the album if its in Tower Records k?)...by the way, is Tower Records closing for good in Malaysia?

She's one of those soft/pop rock kinda chick. Songs that got me hooked was In The Rough, Breathe (2am), Forever Love (Bigame) and Paper Bag. If you must know, her single Breathe (2am) was played in some of the famous shows that's currently being aired in our TV now...among them are Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill. If you're a love song junkie, then I would really..REALLY recommend Forever Love (Bigame).Anyways, you could just see her on Youtube...she's really famous there. Here's the link.

Well...so when she gets famous with her new song Shine where she co-produced with Timbaland don't say I never knew her a loooonnngggg time ago..ya dig?

Then again there's a possibility that she will never be famous...at all....here in Malaysia...

I'm putting the acoustic performance of Breathe(2am) for you guys to sample.

My nose is running off to Timbuktu....