China’s Daftpop have teamed up with Cambodia’s Yab Moung Records to present a split between Chinese post-doom band Nekroma, and a compilation of Cambodia metal bands. On one side there is the newly released ‘Asura’ EP by Nekroma, a four song odyssey that draws parallels to classic doom bands with tracks in English, Chinese, German and Korean, while on the other side
There are tracks from Cambodian metal bands affiliated with Yab Moung Records including Vartey Ganiva, Reign in Slumber, and Doch Chkae (who recently made headlines after playing 2019 Wacken Festival in Germany). Meanwhile the cassette only artwork was designed by Phnom Penh based designers Metal Your Day.
released October 1, 2019
The Pumpkin Queen
The Hanged Man
Nan Guazi: vocals
Dann Gaymer: The Diddly Board, vocals, synths, samples
Nico Mazzei: bass
Rudi Botes: cello
Kris Ruiz: drums
Dan Rothwell: trombone
Yoav Vollansky 尤龙: piano
All songs written by Nekroma.
Recording engineering by Wayne Riley at Snipersounds.com
in Beijing, China, and Hyenaz HQ in Berlin, Germany.
Mixed and mastered by Tyron Naude in Beijing, China.
Vartey Ganiva, Reign in Slumber, and Doch Chkae are all represented by Yab Moung Records, Cambodia.
Support their work on www.patreon.com/yabmoung