COLUMN: Malaysian band announce “World’s First National Socialist D-Beat” record…


So this flyer has been making the rounds on the worldwide web…a Malaysian black-metal band called Barthafah released the flyer above which has been translated as the following:

“World’s First National Socialist D-Beat

D-Beat is known as an exclusive music for the left-wingers, however, things have changed with the new release by BARTHAFAH. This is the first D-Beat band with national socialist ideals containing 8 songs that discuss Nationalism, Patriotism and NS. The record will be released by Heritage Nusantara Produktion, limited to 30 copies.”

Here’s the uncensored version of the band’s album cover with the swastika clearly visible:


According to this link: Bartafah are said to be part of a right wing movement called Darah & Maruah PST TM.

We at certainly stand with everyone on the planet (especially in today’s ridiculously over-the-top fear-mongering that has been going on regarding refugees and immigrants) with those people who fight against any type of ultra conservative, nationalist, racist, bigoted views of those people who haven’t spent enough time getting to know people of differing backgrounds, cultures and religions. Before our people were all divided up by borders and religion and whatever else – we were all just one race.

Would LOVE to hear your thoughts! Especially if you’re Malaysia…please comment below so we can get some sort of discussion going on about this… is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical content or band material. UNITE ASIA!