Book: Banana Punk Rawk Trails. A Euro Metal Punk Journey In Malaysia, Borneo and Indonesia
Author/Editor: Marco Ferrarese
Price: RM 48
Include free 70- minute Malaysia metal punk compilation CD and cover 250 pictures.
Between 2010 and 2015, travel writer, author and metal punk guitarist Marco Ferrarese was the one and only ‘white elephant in the room’ of the Malaysian metal punk scene. A European inbread metal punk fool stranded in globalised world of transnational extreme music shop suey. In this highly electric and graphic memoir, Ferrarese tells you how it was to play lead guitar in Penang’s thrashcore band Weot Skam, negotiating flimsy stage set-ups and shady promoters in order to gel into a developing world’s music scene. He takes you on a no-frills road bonanza scouring for sonic extremities across the whole length of Malaysia and Borneo. He chases down long-haired metal punk desendents of Iban headhunting tribes, scrawny Bidayuh anarcho-punk rockes, Kadazan-Dusun activist artist, skullcap-toting muslim death metallers and gets you seat in Weot Skam’s rickety van for diy sleigh ride through the bowels of Jakarta and vulgar, bogan-filled streets of Bali. Will your seatbelts faster quickly enough?