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A Cambodian family, 2017, Florian Gleich

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The following works – if not differently noted – are created by Florian Gleich @pimpleandboil


You want to grasp the capital at the sanity, are you out of your mind, or already such abandoned by your self.



Bleeding precaution (denied)

Part I

Bilious green under piceous skies
Amorphous chants at falling horizons
Flickering carcasses.
The stench of ashen wings
I baptize you mother with fire!
Black flames shall char the womb of your memories
And shade-grown stigmas shall dance on your pious endometrium
Rinsed with a red river of superiority
Do you see, the darkness, Mother!
Open your legs and look into the chasm of light, you filthy god-bearer

Part II

Evolution has been institutionalized!
Father, almighty headsman
The corporation of the festering viscus of your slaughter men
Remains of infestation
Echoes of ancient hails from the temples of doomsayers
Frosting wrath of gods
Austerity of relation!

Part III

Army of blades gorging deeper and deeper to my unholy grain
Feed me on the carrion of your spirituality
Mother! Father!
You deadly embrace
Receive my darkness
Your last commandment
My abortion of enlightenment
Trapped in control
A fracture of soul
A rapture of mortality
Your flatlining vessel of serenity

Part IV

Primordial tears sundering skinless fears
Naked my thorns
Bleeding precaution
Corporate abortion
Lost in control
Dead space
Dead birth
Dead earth
Blown off
My body is your void

Part V

My cool lifestyle
My cool career
My cool attitude
My cool smoke blow
My gangsta dumbo
My ink limbo
My golden frivolity
My childish popularity
Idolism is my brand
Bitches my talk
I am not a rebel
I am a label
A hollow reflection
Kill your idols
Crucify me at the very least!

Part VI

Your love left me to rot
Your love is hate
Your hate is my love
Leave me armly in a smouldering blister pack called life, generically limited model “Be yourself”, the VIOLENCE edition.

Part VII

You are not worth killing me.

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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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!!!