Basement Records: Black Fire Live CDEP!
from Basement Records:
The Hereafter Live CD
Legendary Malaysian doom/heavy metal pioneer Black Fire has a new release out and it’s a CD with cleaned-up and remastered tracks from a rare live cassette recording of one of their very rare Kuala Lumpur gigs in the late 80s.
This recording is a cult item in the local underground scene for years! Live 1988 at the Semua House Rock N Roller U5 (Kuala Lumpur’s late 80s roller-skate arena where underage thrash metal kids like me and heavy metal people hung out) has been changing hands on dubbed tapes and been spread worldwide throughout the underground metal scene.
The live recording here is remixed and remastered from one old dusty tape, without losing it’s original sound/event and atmosphere.
The label responsible for this priceless artefact is RHAPSODEATH PRODUCTIONS (email here) who have made this available on pro-CD documenting Malaysia DIY underground/metal music history for you all
Blackfire was the first extreme metal band, if not in Malaysia, probably in whole of South East Asia. Originally called as Metal Ghost in 1982, they then later changed to Black Fire in 1984, as one the first ever local band in extreme metal to sing in Bahasa. The band never actually recorded anything until recently but they did appear in a lot of rock festivals and gigs around Malaysia in the 80’s.
They actually received offers to sign up with local mainstream recording labels at that time but they refused to compromise!
RM10 ppd (Malaysia), Overseas people, please write.
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