Singaporean grindcore band Wormrot not only have been an eminent force in Asia's underground music scene, but a formidable name in the global field of extreme metal.
Their 2009 debut Abuse captured the attention of grindcore purists in Asia and beyond, and their sophomore effort Dirge solidified their grasp on no-frills grindcore music.
The band has stood out with their morbid sense of humour, and a continued effort towards short song runtimes and vociferous guitar riffs. And of course, their incredibly crazy live shows.
Dirge was released in 2012, and now the band has finally gotten down to work on their third, as-of-yet untitled album, while appearing at the occasional gig within the region. The band recently played alongside Australian experimental rock band My Disco and US powerviolence band Weekend Nachos.
While they've managed to attain success overseas, having had multiple tours through US and Europe, they've also had to endure daytime commitments and the seemingly everlasting burden of reservist duty, which have also prevented them from pursuing other international tours and recording sessions.
We hung out with the band as they were on their way back from a show in Kuala Lumpur, and the band's guitarist Rasyid Juraimi lets us in on details about the new album, and what's in store for the three-piece, who recently inducted drummer Vijesh into the fold after the departure of founding member Fitri.
Watch the full interview here: