Albattar, a three-piece Power Metal band from Kuala Lumpur has just released their 3rd single entitled ‘Next Wave’. Out of two tracks, the first one commemorates the 16th-century pre-finale war between the Portuguese soldados and Malaccans on 25 July 1511 AD. This single also includes a ballad entitled “Shuhada” that records the struggle of Malaccans facing the Portuguese’s first attempt to conquer the city.
All the songs written are based on historical events, and the brief Sultanate of Malacca history will be the theme for their first upcoming debut album, which is scheduled to be launched in late 2021.
Believing the invasion of Goa, Macau, and Malacca was ill-motivated, rather than religion, the guitarist said “We hope listeners could understand the real message behind the history we recorded and relate to what is going on to this world”.