Stolen Visions and Hands Upon Salvation team up to release a split album

Two Indonesian hardcore/metal pioneers Stolen Visions and Hands Upon Salvation, joined force to release a new split album titled Comprehensive Chaos and The Seek of Immortality. The split was officially released in cassette tape format at Record Store Day 2017 chapter Malang on April 22, 2017 by Malang-based independent record company FTP Inc.

The CD version will be launched by Yogyakarta’s Samstrong Records and Heartcorner Records (Purwokerto). The album consists of four tunes from Stolen Visions and three from Hands Upon Salvation.

TRACK LISTING

STOLEN VISIONS
01. Diverge
02. Mourning
03. Attempt [Acme cover]
04. Back to Your God

HANDS UPON SALVATION
01. As The Sky Fall
02. Better by Daylight
03. Son, Takes up The Oppressor

 

STOLEN VISION

For this album, Stolen Vision re-arranged and re-recorded their previous works from first EP They Make Me Stronger, released on August 11, 1998 by Youth Frontline Records. The band also pays a tribute to now-defunct Bremen-based hardcore act ACME by covering song “Attempt” from their 1993 Menschenmaschine album.

Guitarist Indra Zulkarnain from Stolen Vision told www.Musik.or.id the recording session took place at Virtuoso Studio Malang around October to November 2016. The songs were engineered, mixed and mastered by Laga. Cover art was designed by frontman Iwan, and Indra did the layout.

Indra revealed the conversation about the split album was held in the mid of 2016.

Malang-based hardcore/metal act Stolen Vision was founded in 1997.  Their first EP They Make Me Stronger (1998) is considered as the first physical release in Indonesian hardcore music spectrum.

The band’s current line up consists of Iwan (vocals), Firman (bass), Indra (rhythm guitar), Dimas (lead guitar) and Bima (drums).

HANDS UPON SALVATION

This split album signifies how perseverance Hands Upon Salvation is. To date, the Yogyakarta-based hardcore/metal act has released 1 EP and 1 full-length album, 5 split albums (including Comprehensive Chaos and The Seek of Immortality), and involved in 17 compilation albums.

The flock contributes 3 songs from its prior works.

Hands Upon Salvation was formed as Destruct in 1998, but then dropped the name and adopted the current in 2002. They released their first EP Celebrate the Newborn with Diorama Records in 2004.

Hellavila Records published their full-length album Entity in 2012. Both albums were re-released many times in different formats and in many countries.

The band is the sole survivor of New Vision Brotherhood, a collective comprised of newschool and hardcore/metal bands around Yogyakarta.

Its current lineup consists of Aar Dimasta (guitar), Yuan Arie (guitar), Daru Dwi Giyarto (bass), Yanuar Surya (drums), and Agus Suryanto (vocals).

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CONTACT INFORMATION

STOLEN VISIONS
Bandcamp: www.stolenvisions.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StolenVisions
Twitter: @StolenVisions

HANDS UPON SALVATION
Bandcamp: www.handsuponsalvation.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/handsuponsalvation
Youtube: www.youtube.com/handsuponsalvation
Instagram: @handsuponsalvation
Twitter: @huslegions
HEARTCORNER RECORDS
Web: www.heartcorner.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hcrecs
Twitter: @hcrecs
Instagram: @heartcorner.records

SAMSTRONG RECORDS
Web: www.samstrongrecords.com
Bandcamp: www.samstrongrecords.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SAMSTRONGNEW
Twitter: @samstrongrecs

FTP Inc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/forgetthepain.inc
Instagram: @forgetthepain_inc

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