Shower Column

Food production is not exclusive to a system of surreal (capitalist) production values… but we are still hiding behind our so painfully earned hypocrisy; “Yeah let’s not change it all, I mean there is no need right, otherwise it’s gonna be a real turn around, a huge mess and I’d like to enjoy the rest of my life a bit, even it’s gonna be more and more fucked up, but as long… I keep my phone sure! And I surely keep working as a brick because I am good at and I worked hard for this career… I really also need holidays, see the world, cultures, wow our world is so diverse… and my avocado, I mean it’s super healthy right, and healthy life is important to me, should be to everyone especially as parents. I don’t want to change, I mean I like myself, and being yourself is good, oh how I love being myself, feels so good, and happy, I need to be happy, and I mean that’s sort of rebellious too right… a happy person is also more efficient to society… so let’s change that, but not that, because I really need that, beside that I also really do deserve it… this is ok, well let’s keep that, didn’t harm me so far.” Moo!


Alternative Music Scene in Cambodia needs a home!!!

Yab Moung Records has an amazing opportunity to take over an apartment situated around Orussey Market, the centre of Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh. At the moment, the place is run down but the rent is cheap and we see potential to transform the space into a D.I.Y. community house for alternative music. The venue would function as a record store, music distributor, and a hangout place for those involved locally and globally in the alternative scene. It would also host workshops in regards to music, design and printing for band merchandise.

In Phnom Penh, urban development is rampant and the cost of rent is rising, leading to a spate of venue shut-downs and a deficit of music venues for non-mainstream genres. There are only two, yes, you heard it right – TWO in the city. Moreover, Cambodia has no distributors where young people can go to buy underground records, merchandise, tapes and CDs, and we could be the first one with your help!

As the nascent Cambodian music scene takes off, we would like to take this opportunity to encourage more Cambodian teenagers to engage their creativity (be it T-shirt making, music composition, drawing, or just conversing about music), and to provide a place for touring bands to crash. Our aim is to link Cambodia up to the global scene and to sustain and develop the underground Khmer metal and punk music scene.

The rent is 150$ per month, plus running costs. We also need a bit more funding for some necessary renovations, as you can see. Being able to rent this space and provide for the community would be a crucial step forward for us and the alternative music scene in Cambodia.

Thank you for your support!

Doch Chkae release new track shortly before they jump on the plane to Wacken Open Air 2019

DOCH CHKAE is a death metal band founded in (year) with the help of Swiss social worker, Timon Seibel. Before Doch Chkae’s birth, the teens were students at Timon’s NGO – Moms Against Poverty Cambodia. Theara Ouch, Vichey Sok, Hing Ouch, and Pich Freedom were battling stress, angst, and poverty. At the same time, Timon, as one of their teachers, was also struggling to point the “troublemakers” in the right direction and giving them a purpose / focus in life.

Vocals: Ouch Theara
Guitar: Sok Vichey
Drums: Ouch Hing
Bass: Sochetra Pic

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Recorded at 60 Road Studios in Siem Reap:


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Special thanks to Moms Against Poverty, 60 Road Studios, PGDrumco Cambodia and Metal Your Day

MYD + IRIEDAILY happy times / skatepark Factory Phnom Penh

IRIEDAILY and team handed over 50 pieces of clothing and two skate decks to Metal Your Day in June 2019 as a donation. The clothes were given away at Mekong Open Air Music Festival 2019 at the village community MYD studio is located at. Tin, himself a skater – and MYD team, scouted for the skate decks two kids at the skatepark at Factory in Phnom Penh. The young talents Rotanak and Ly Hour received the two decks and each a MYD shirt and some stickers. – Go wild boys, slice some concrete!
IRIEDAILY – big thank you for your support, you made some kids & teenagers very happy!

Mekong Open Air 2019 – Review

Legendary times! Metal, music in its original purpose – E X P R E S S I O N!
Back years ago the members of today’s Doch Chkae visited a show of Sliten6ix, at the time the only metal band in Cambodia, and got outrageously inspired so they formed their own band. In 2 weeks Doch Chkae is playing in Germany at Wacken Open Air 2019 – the first Cambodian metal band on a European Open Air stage, how sick is that!
We need more of this!!!

NEXT: New MYD T-Shirts out sooooooon

three artworks / three types / one MYD

This time each of the core team members of MYD designed for you a t-shirts, quite different and not but who cares if not you, we do.
Coming soon but for sure as always.
Your truly,
Kayo, Tin and Florian

Mekong Open Air 2019 presented by Mothers Against Poverty

Our first MAP Cambodia Mekong Open Air 2019 celebrates the first music video that was produced by our music students “I am the Master Chef”, the Malaysia tour of Reign in Slumber, the Germany tour of Doch Chkae, and last but not least Silent Band and some exciting teenage newcomer bands!!!

MAP Cambodia Music is a teenage-run project and record label aimed to encourage teenagers to engage themselves in music and learn about its industry. Our plan for this project is to involve our students and delegate music-related tasks to our students, making sure that everyone has got something to do or to look forward to. By letting our students upholding certain responsibilities, this will enable them to absorb management skills, as well as, strengthen their potentials. We strongly believe that music is an ultimate pathway to abolishing stress, anxiety, and depression.

… lots of music
… lucky draw
… food & drinks

Big THANK YOU also to our lucky draw donors…
… DUST BOLT with Claudia Appel
… and Metal Your Day

Doch Chkae is going to Wacken!

More than 10000 people signed a petition last year for the authorities to grant Doch Chkae the necessary visa to allow the young Cambodian band to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2018. Despite intense public campaigning and strong political efforts their application was unfortunately turned down in the end.

Yet the band, Swiss social worker Timon Seibel, and we at Wacken Open Air endured and the persistance was finally rewarded. Last week, Doch Chkae were informed that their visa application has been approved and the band will be allowed to enter Germany to perform at Wacken Open Air 2019!

English news:
German news:

Press Release Wacken Open Air 2019 online

MYD+YM community event in July 2019

Dear MYD+YM friend and supporter,

We are having on the 21st of July our 1st get-the hell-out-of-the-penh alternative community event COOL GIFTS DESERVE COOL PEOPLE DAY 2019, #CGDCPD2019.
Where? At our Commit Creation / MYD creative studio with Yab Moung Records and rehearsal room next door, Prek Ta Kov Commune, Kandal Province, only a ferry ride across the Mekong River – details will follow.

Thanks to a very generous donation of IRIEDAILY and german metal band DUST BOLT with Claudia Appel we have already fixed a raffle, an ultimate XXXL raffle.

We will have artists over to paint some walls in the neighbourhood. There will be of course music! Lots of. Rehearsal room of bands like Reign in Slumber, going on tour in Malaysia in August, or Doch Chkae, which is the first Cambodian metal band being invited to Wacken Open Air, one of the biggest Open Air Metal Festivals in the world. So bring your instruments and/or earplugs and jam with us – or just mosh your brain into the jungle!

We will also celebrate the new releases of
Reign In Slumber – 2-track single
Doch Chkae – EP (recorded at 60 Road Studios, Siem Reap)

Somewhere around the next tree will be a screening of music documentaries.
There will be merchandise on sale and some new designs of MYD.
It will be a day to hail Metal in Cambodia and bring together artists in any shade of creative output, from young to old, doesn’t matter as long you have your respect and attitude in the right place.

You want to support us? Here is how:


1st level of (main) donors
> IRIEDAILY Berlin (Skateboard Brand)
> DUSTBOLT (Old School Thrash Metal Band)
minimum donations value 50$
+ exposure on event design (MYD+YM website blog, MYD facebook/instagram title images/posts)
+ facebook event page post plus instagram with image/logo
+ video clip intro/outro

2nd level minimum donation value 10$
+ facebook event page post plus instagram with image/logo
+ video clip credits


We are looking for max two main sponsors to cover costs for mainly (vegetarian) BBQ & (nonalcoholic) drinks and expenses for art supplies, offered for free to the MYD + YM community, which relates to 300$.
+ minimum 100$ each
+ exposure on event design (MYD+YM website blog, MYD facebook/instagram title images/posts)
+ facebook event page post plus instagram with image/logo
+ video clip intro/outro

Please get in touch with us, [email protected]

Thank you!

GSD2019 Siem Reap / Collaboration with Mirage Contemporary Art Space

(…) We have successfully organized an event in the Royal Gardens with some 50 skaters participating in the contests, some of them joining us extra from Phnom Penh. We believe that skateboarding is more than a sport. Skateboarding gives the kids a chance to express themselves freely, creates a positive you-can-do-it and problem solving mindset which goes beyond their board and takes them through life. Skateboarding gives the youth an alternative, it builds a sense of community, inspires and sparks creativity. And this is exactly what we believe has happened in the park on Saturday – thanks to you!

(…) The online response to the event was massive and we made sure that the name & logo of your brand were properly tagged. You were mentioned on our promo video which we rolled out as a Facebook and Instagram ads. Thanks to support from Facebook friends it has been seen 33,268 times and reached 139,520 people of a carefully selected young, art-, sports- and tattoo-oriented audience in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Bali, West Java and Bangkok. Our event reached 54,737 people online with over 200 events responses and 448 link clicks. We calculate that the event in the park gathered approximately 150 people (out of which approx. 50 were skaters) and around 60 people in the after-party.

We think that it is a very good start and we would like to see more of it happening in the future. We are thinking of running a dedicated MIRAGE skateboarding program and reaching out to even more youth. One of our members, Hayato, has already started it, teaching skateboarding to children of one of Siem Reap’s orphanages. We think that there is a potential to expand in a long-term and sustainable way and we also see huge interest from the youth community.


Thanks once more!
Serey, Hayato, Sumi and Florian


With the fabulous crime writer Friedrich Ani and my dearest loved friend and actress Katharina Neudorfer
Attended by not less cool and loved friends who get the PSYCHE

Animation for Gco-man (自己満足), an exhibition by Kayoko Yonaga

We are so proud of our fashion designer Kayo and her exhibition at Bong The Gallery, Phnom Penh. – This was a small animation we did, Metal Lucky Cat, played at the Opening for 9 lives, every 24 min. Here is the highlight and death of the metal cat…
Animation: Florian Gleich
Score: Drugnoose (Phnom Penh)

It is what it is

“Yes but not all men. – It is what it is.”
said the German man on the plane, sitting in front of me once we touched ground in Munich.
It is what it is.
So we all can just lean back and let happen what is happening, and don’t challenge what has happened.
To his excuse, his dialect sounded pretty much countryside.
Education is not only a problem in the precarious countries, but a problem of quality.
I come from a town where the average person would agree on the same mantra.
Makes things very easy. It’s basically a non opinion but following the opinion of the masses, the popular opinions, and at the same time it makes you even feel normal, normal to think not, normal to accept the concept of a mutual fate, solidarize with common good, even though its wrong. And there is a lot of wrongness in it, the expression of failure and its acceptance. What can you do anyway, yes. It is what it is, because it is given; by the unforgiven – Hubschrauber (insider).