And we’re back. In our annual bumper issue edition. In this issue we try to capture the various different narratives revolving around Sexism & Gender theme. The more we were working on it, the more we felt that it is by no means an easy feat to capture the theme in its whole. Regardless we would like to present you our latest issue in our own small effort. We’re sorry there would be a little hike of the price this time around. It is still GST-free tho!

Bands interview:
DAILY RITUAL (Pasir Ris, Singapore)
SCUMRAID (Seoul, Korea)
XRDM (Ssabah, Borneo)
KW-13 (Bandung, Indonesia)

Interviews with Grrrls and many guest columnists (this time around dominated by female contributors)!
40++ regional and international music reviews plus the usual sections!

Please check out distros (link in the header above) nearby you and ask whether they carry this issue and they still have copies that you can get your hands on.

Distros/Wholesale purchase: Please contact TANDANG STORE (contact/details at Distro page, link above in header) as they are now our main distributor. Ask for the wholesale rate and help us distribute this in your respective town! International Orders are welcomed!

We always believe that punks benefit from technological advancements the most. A (sub/counter) culture that emphasise on self production be it in the form of music, writings, art and what-have-you would naturally be the first to make good use out of available tools offered by the latest technology. Punks definitely do not lack the know-how when it comes to how to press CDs, offset printing, mixing, tweaking and engineering sounds, silkscreen printing, you name it, we know it, all learnt through the internet with the guidance and aid of friends. Punks are prolific that way.

Recently we have seen a healthy mushrooming of various form of media on the Internet both audio- and video-centric and we know there are probably lots more than these (please do share with us in the comments and we will promptly add in!!), but these are the ones that came within our radar recent and not-so-recently. The emphasis on documentation could not be stressed enough and these people seems to realise that more than other. Some goes dormant after a few episodes, some goes on irregularly but hey, it’s all labour of love.

Click on the posters to direct you to the source!

Blackhole Radio

We’ve featured this one before and we still think that this is most enjoyable. Focus on the local contents that is seldom being covered elsewhere. Downloadable too!


Rumah Pirata Radio

Recently started, an online radio from individuals from Rumah Pirata collective house at Bandung. Fun times abundant here. Local stuffs & classic punk tunes are played alongside. Still on the “experimental” stage- maybe they will follow suit to PodOmatic? Live streaming though, so you have to find some way to know the next broadcasting time.


PTK Radio

This one is from a lesser known town in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. You know it’s going to be pretty bad ass when it comes from a town named after banshee.


Other than “radio shows”, there are a few Youtube channel that features mostly live recordings from shows all around. We know these few from Malaysia:

Aberon’s channel

This one is from Aberon who used to have another channel by another name that we featured previously too, but we won’t say which. This channel boasts a handful of fullsets of bands that the guy likes, both local and international touring acts included. The video below is from the recent Shock&Awe! #6 launch party- Portland’s finest, TRAGEDY’s full set:

Doul’s channel

This one is from a guy called Doul and his videos features mostly live sets from shows that he goes to at Kuching, Sarawak.

Rez Iscandar

This guys doensn’t only shoot punk band’s live set but tonnes of other videos related to Malaysia politics/current issues, big concerts and basically things he sees wherever he so. You just gotta sift through the contents. Probably the most prolific person handling a video camera in this list.

Bakakuk’s channel

We save the best for last: of all listed above, this next one has the nicest video quality (especially the recent ones). We are not complaining but there is a certain satisfaction from featuring things that has above par quality. We live by that. This channel is from a recently made friend, Mr Q that features mostly shows from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Now go explore!


This is a sobering issue, after the storm that was Issue #5 which we’ve decided to pair with a 7″ vinyl. We had a proper launch for this issue, a party in the jungle celebrating once again another issue that we didn’t fathom we could pull through accompanied by a show from Portland’s finest; TRAGEDY, no less.

This issue features interview with the “up and coming” acts from three different corners in the world, ANGKARA (MSIA), Milisi Kecoa (IND) and SNAGGLETOOTH (SIN). We had a good chat with all the bands talking not only about the music that they produce, but a a rule of the thumb in our publication, the immediate local issues and surroundings affecting the bands. Blast from the Dust features an interview with Al Dimalanta from the legendary DEAD ENDS (PHIL) with give a very enlightening insight of how it all was when punk first exploded all over the Philippines and the band’s journey that includes active participation in the local political movement. Two contributors both from Indonesia and Singapore wrote their respective investigatory and insightful  article on the insight of undercurrents around them both on punk representation and the turbulence of touring-business.

As usual, you can get a copy from distros near you, or ask us about our wholesale price: shock(dot)awe00(at)gmail(dot)com.

Hope you enjoy our latest effort.



Shock&Awe! Issue#05 . PECHAH Compilation 7″

RM 35 (local) / USD 12 (worldwide) Postage

This special issue features a glimpse of the current KLANG VALLEY DIY/HC/PUNK, DOCUMENTED IN PRINT + a 7” vinyl of the PECHAH compilation featuring ( SARJAN HASSAN , PUSHERThe GarrisonCRIMESCENE), all packaged in a handprint silkscreen gatefold cover.

For orders, do contact : 


place your order straight here at :http://cactusdistro.storenvy.com/products/462435-pechah-4-way-split-7-with-shock-and-awe-zine-5


contact distributors nearby you :https://shockawemedia.wordpress.com/distro-listing/


It is time. Deadline 10th April 2012.

Ad Rates :
Full Page (8.5″x10.5″) = RM70.00/SD30.00/Euro 22.00
Half Page (8″x5.25″) = RM50.00/ SD20.00 / Euro 12.00
Quarter Page(4.0″x5.25″) = RM30.00 / SD10.00 / Euro 8.00

Email us at shock.awe00@gmail.com

The latest news from our kitchen? Click on the flyer to direct yourself to more info.

Calling for Ad placement soon! Local labels are very, very encouraged to place an ad with us, preferably with an exhaustive list of their release in this special issue documenting (a small portion of) Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia punk scene.

Cronies? Possibly. Without merit? Never.

We do not usually post event flyers here, except those that we organised for our magazine launch parties or maybe some benefit gigs here and there. It is because there are Facebook and other websites and blogs which are already doing that and there is no point reposting here again. Anyway, this is an exception though.

This is an event devoted especially for distros, zines and record labels. The usual unsung heroes usually working behind the ‘scene’. It’s organised by the prolific Prohibited Projects from Singapore. Details below.

You thought that the three launch parties were all we had on our sleeves this time around.

But NO!

We are going ‘overseas’, over-the-sea this time, that is, in Kuching, SARAWAK at the Republic of Borneo (Malaysia? who?).

Thanks to the kind kind people here, Mr Punkcaroba Fanzine, Marvin, along with a bunch of friends (Hello Rafel!), we have managed to slip in another show to continue our party train. This would be the last one, we promise, because we know, we should be focused on working on the next issue rather than occupying ourselves with all these shameless promotions.

And we would. But meanwhile that, here’s the flyer.

Please help to spread the word!

B/W version:

P/S: Enjoy the latest issue! We enjoyed doing it!

New sections, new kind of paper, newer than new!

Limited release for now.

Contributors should be getting their copies by now. Distros can start taking orders. As of now, the sale to other ‘public’ member would start at gigs posted in the post before this (refer BELOW)- at discounted price together with your gig entry. If you could not attend, you can contact distros near you listed HERE.

You can also help us distro locally at your place! Contact us at shock(dot)awe00(at)gmail(dot)com.

In our continuing effort to reach out to punk communities around Malaysia (and hopefully, if our pockets permit, Southeast Asia), we have planned a few launch party for our issue numero quattro.


FLYERS for individual shows:


For additional info: HERE


Additional info: HERE


Additional info: HERE