Singapore Doom/Stoner Metal band MARIJANNAH released their second full-length album ‘Istanah’ on 6 December 2019 via Cursed Tongue Records. As COVID-19 canceled all touring plans for the album in 2020, the band recorded a live playthrough of ‘Istanah’ in its entirety at The Projector, an independent movie theater in Singapore, with no crowd present.
‘Istanah Live At The Projector’ was released on 13 November 2020 on all digital streaming platforms. The full set video and album was directed by Ryan Chang (touring photographer & videographer of Grammy-winning band Ghost) and recorded by Snakeweed Studios.
The quartet consists of Rasyid Juraimi of Wormrot and Nicholas Wong, formerly of The Caulfield Cult. Marijannah released their debut record ‘Till Marijannah’ in 2018 to rave reviews. Pitchfork included it as one of their “5 Stoner Metal Highlights of 2018”, as well as a mention on their mid-year “Best Metal Albums of 2018 So Far”. The band has also been featured on multiple international sites such as Revolver, MetalSucks, Metal Injection, Noisey, BrooklynVegan, Invisible Oranges and Unite Asia. Both their full length albums have also made the annual “Best of” lists on TimeOut, Bandwagon and CVLTNation.
Marijannah is Nicholas Wong (Drums, Vocals), Rasyid Juraimi (Guitar, Vocals), “Skinny” Nicholas Ng (Guitar, Vocals) and Muhammad Azri (Bass).
Video directed by Ryan Chang (@ryancphoto)
Recorded and mixed by Martin James Kong, Snakeweed Studios
Mastered by Dan Randall, Mammoth Sound Mastering
Single Artwork by Amos Basilo (@amos_basilo)
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