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Below is our complete Lavatory news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Lavatory, which was previously covered in the Malaysian edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has now revealed the album cover artwork and track listing for the group's upcoming debut full-length effort "Morbid Terror."
The album artwork for "Morbid Terror" was conceived by Swedish artist Daniel 'Devilsh' Johnsson (Entrails, Sorcery, Torture Division, etc) and the final track listing for "Morbid Terror" is as follows:
1) Intro (Absorption)
2) Descent Into Madness
3) Death Is Imminent
4) Thousand Roads To Hell
5) Morbid Terror
6) Restless Souls
7) Miserable Life
8) Mask Of Malevolence
9) Summoning In Dun Laoghaire
10) To The End Of The World More...
Malaysia is a country that has really begun to make it's name known in the last few years. It's become a popular holiday destination, it has one of the most stable infrastructures in South East Asia and has become a major investing force in association football (soccer,) with Malaysian entrepeneurs buying into such football teams as Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City. But what is the music scene like in Malaysia? And more specifically, how is heavy metal treated there? A quick Google search will quickly bring up a BBC article from 2001, in which the Malaysian government declared a crack down on the genre. But there are still metal bands active in the constitutional monarchy, and this week we'll be looking at three of them.
First up is Humiliation, a band from the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur who provide an ear catching take on death metal, being influenced mostly by such British extreme metal pioneers as Benediction and Bolt Thrower. The group was formed in 2009 and spent three months recording their debut EP, "Face The Disaster," which was released in November that year through Nebiula Production. The next year, they were able to record and release their first full length effort, "Dawn Of Warfare," which (including an intro and an outro) contained a total of twelve tracks. Since then, the band has soldiered on, despite losing some members along the way, they have been able to continue writing new material, and released their second full length album, "Seek To Survive" in September of last year. The band has also branced out when it comes to touring, having recently played in such countries as Germany, Poland and Romania.
Humiliation - "Minefields"
Pulverised Records is pleased to announce the latest addition to its roster of brutality: Malaysian death metal deviants, Lavatory. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Spawned in 2012, a five-song EP entitled 'Transgression' was issued earlier this Summer and showcases the band's unwavering penchant for raw, Swede-ian death metal as originally conjured by the likes of Entombed, Carcass and Dismember. Lavatory is currently working on their full-length debut. In the meantime, sample their delicious sonic decay below."
Notes Lavatory throat-slasher Muntah Ke Darah of the union with Pulverised: “It’s a dream come true for Lavatory to sign with Pulverised as we are the first Malaysian band offered with this opportunity.”
Adds Pulverised Records label manager Roy Yeo: “Lavatory caught us by complete surprise when we first heard them, and truth be told, there really aren’t many bands in the Southeast Asia region paying tribute to the elder statesmen of Swedish death metal! This sinister alliance between Lavatory and Pulverised Records will prove to be an interesting yet lethal one indeed. We cannot wait to hear how they will pick up from where they left off with the Transgression EP. Something tells me that a mixture of sick, crushing and rotten death metal is coming our way!”