Formed in 1999 as Grace Divisions, Malaysian post-hardcore band Love As Arson has been releasing music influenced by bands like Ignite, Shelter ever since.
In 2007 ‘as they fall from Australis’ was their debut album released on Leeway Music which was when they started going by their new moniker Love As Arson. With 12 songs sounding more like Boysetsfire, Further Seems Forever and Funeral for a Friend they tried coming up with a blend of hardcore and pop music and poetic lyrics. This was also when they introduced Bakri of Gerhana Ska Cinta as their new drummer.
In 2009 they recorded an EP ‘The Hangover’ – 6 songs of which 4 were included in a Malaysian movie Belukar and their first Indonesian tour with Efek Rumah Kaca, also with recordings for a new album.
They went on a hiatus ever since, everyone left except for the vocalist and the drummer, Doni and Bakri. But the band has returned revamped with new members from other Malaysian bands Groundrule, Carthreena, and KLHC veteran, Anotherside. This new lineup has already released two songs thus far Chrysalis (2019) and The Walk (2021) with a brand new full length to be out this December.