Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Demonification was spawned in the year 1997 by guitarist and vocalist, Fai Sall aka Psycho Fai, with the drum works of Juraij aka J.Rage and bass monster, Fairoz aka Ferox. Under heavy bombardments of being influenced by Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Sodom, Kreator, Destruction, Sadus, Whiplash, Megadeth, Motorhead, Sabbat, Abhorer and Impiety, Demonification was only natural to play Thrash Metal i...n the style of the raging and speed.
After countless of rehearsing through years, Demonification self released raw demos, and EPs to friends and listeners alike. Thus playing in local gigs. Soon after, J.Rage quit and was replaced by Tajudin Taib aka Demonomancer (ex Impiety). The first official release recorded in Blackisle Recording Studio entitled, "For The People", hit the masses. Positive and negative feedbacks hit the band but like any other bastards, the band move on without a care. More local gigs, more Metal.
Demonomancer, being the big brother in the band decided to quit (but still contribute in songwriting) due to the arrival of Iskandar Shah aka Dagoth (ex Abhorer) who joined Demonification. Thrash Metal was at its best when Dagoth came aboard with his ideas and raging speed drummings. The band went into Blackisle Studio again to record, "The Holocaust Continues" EP, which was well received by friends and listeners, especially in Asia and Europe.
After Dagoth retirement, Didi aka Demonizer was summon to play the drums. Hours and hours of rehearsing before the band recorded their debut album, this time in Music Zone studio. "Hell Metal" was the title of Demonification's first album. Their evil fame was so flamed with interest till a local commercial magazine, FHM interviewed Psycho Fai.
Little that the outside world knew that the band itself is having problems. Debts and financial problems seems to take a toll on the band. Ferox left the band to join Meth while Demonizer missing in action (there is one gig where Demonizer didn't show up, Ferox had to play the drums). Psycho Fai decided to close Demonification in 2005 and join Ironfist as a lead guitarist.
Years after Demonification demise, Incoffin Productions (Thailand) released a split tape of Ironfist and Demonification. And in 2010, Psycho Fai put up Demonification songs on youtube for new generations to listen and download.
As of 2011, Psycho Fai have summon the old and original member, J.Rage to hammer the drums. And Thoth from Saitan on bass. Welcome to hell.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Demonification will always play Thrash Metal music. We salute to these bands for making us what we are today: Abhorer, Impiety, Beast Petrify, Nuctemeron, Sadus, Sodom, Destruction, Kreator, Black Sabbath and the mighty Judas Priest.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
A Metalhead must steal and rob Demonification releases may it be in forms of CDs, Tapes, Vinyls, T-Shirts, Pin buttons or Patches, because if they don't, they can die.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We have released these:
1999 - A Thousand Sadness - Demo Cassette - Self Released - Limited 100 copies.
2000 - For The People - Demo CD-R - Self Released - Limited 100 copies.
2001 - Rehearsal Tape - Demo Cassette - Self Released - Limited 100 copies.
2002 - The Holocaust Continues - EP CD - Ravage Records.
2004 - Hell Metal - Album CD - Self Released - Limited 666 copies.
2005 - Bonded By Siamese Hellfires - Split w/ Ironfist - Cassette - InCoffin Productions - Limited 300 copies.
2011 - Hell Metal + The Holocaust Continues - CD-R - Self Released - Limited 666 copies.
The respond from Maniax hellwide is positively incredible. However the commercial public/media hated us because we wrote about Satanic, Hell, Evil songs. So to me, they can fuck off.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Yes, Demonification have played live a lot of times is Singapore and we always enjoy what we do on stage and off stage. One of the most memorable gig that we played is the gig with Japan Gods, Abigail. Their touring guitarist at that time was Joel from Toxic Holocaust, and I tell you, we had a lot of beers and crazy time. We will do tours in the upcoming future, only time will tell.
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
In Singapore alone, I'll have a number of zines / promoters / labels who is very interested in Demonification but outside of Singapore, I can see that a lot of these maniax like Demonification music and style very much. Maniax should be interested in our Thrash Metal music and Metal attitudes that we do what we do best and if you don't like it then just die.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Currently now, we have finished our Espionage Of His Messengers MCD recordings and I'm searching for a label to help me release the hellhymns and future releases. And we want to tour the world.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
With high tech shits like internet and stuffs, you can always go to www.soundcloud.com/demonification to listen because some of our hellhymns is there. But for those die hard maniax can always contact me direct through my address or email, email@example.com and order Demonification stuffs. And for more info, please visit our Hell Kamp at www.facebook.com/demonification
Fai Sall (vocals / guitars / leader of Demonification)
Address: Blk 126, Potong Pasir Ave 1, #01-227, Singapore 350126.
Music Streaming: www.soundcloud.com/demonification