Yo – this just dropped in our socials:
“Pleazure and Pain, formerly known as Lowlife, are a band from Medan (Indonesia) who combine Megadeth riffs with hardcore beats”.
HELL YEAH – you know we’re DEFINITELY smashing the play button on this beast.
The band has such pedigree of the Medan hardcore scene as Boncel (Ex-Lowlife), Fakhry (Somebody Fool, Caveman), Dolly (Paradox), Boan (Saint Ali), and Ito (Martyr, No One Cares, Somebody Fool) so you know this band is made up of people who know what the fuck is up. The full length is dropping on Bandung label Greedy Dust Records and you can check out three tracks below.
According to the band, “The narrative in this album itself invites us to see world problems in a wider scope. That the problem is not about ourselves, but many big things that affect us such as hunger on other islands, fascists, etc.” Drummer Ito even added, “We’re inspired by the sounds of 80-90’s death metal and thrash metal riffs, yet still maintain the vibe of NYHC bands like Killing Time.”
Check out this mad artwork too! “Their cover artwork was done by Ocen who is also the guitarist of the hardcore band from Bali, Strikes.”
Go hit that play button!