To celebrate its 10th year as a bedroom musical outfit and live electronic punk act, Manila’s CERUMENTRIC officially released two new singles on Soundcloud and Bandcamp last September 26. The two new songs, ‘CERUMENTRIC Is Amazifakkin Dead’ and ‘Dreamlandia’ showcase the band’s latest evolution as an edgy, aggressive, experimental, and genre-bending electronic act, in contrast to its early lo-fi electropop/indietronica releases.
As part of the bands constant efforts to reinvent itself, CERUMENTRIC also performed as a three-person outfit in the recent Ignite For Rights concert last October 9. The event was organized by Amnesty International to increase awareness of human rights in the Philippines and to address its current political climate.
The new live lineup is made up of founder and frontman Erick Fabian Sr. on vocals, synths, and loops, JP Nufable on keyboards and effects, and Migs Amper on samples and noise. Alongside the presentation of a new lineup, the band also endorsed the human rights advocacies of Amnesty International by speaking out against torture and extrajudicial killings in the Philippines through their Facebook page.