Hard Rock / Metal
A melodic 6-piece outfit with slick threads and even slicker moves, the band is The band is now made up of Shahrul (vocals), Idzwan (bass), Teresa (keyboards), Shafit (drums), Rusly and Iswadi (guitars).
How did you guys get together?
Terminal Cry was formed circa 2003 with original founding members Rusly and Iswadi. Back then, the band was known to be one of the few female-fronted metal bands in Singapore and that incarnation lasted till around 2007 when the band decided to disband to pursue other endeavors. Fast forward to 2014, the musical itch hit both Rusly and Iswadi in which, we decided to rekindle our musical chemistry and reformed Terminal Cry, this time round, roping in friends within our music circle.
Tell us a bit more about your music.
After switching from a genre we were previously known for, plus our success in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Yamaha Asian Beat Band Competition, where we came in second and third respectively, began our "second coming" as we gained some prominence in the progressive hard-rock/metal scene.
In 2016, our single, "I", got some airtime on local radio station, RIA 89.7FM and was also on regular rotation with Hard Rock/Metal Stations all over Internet radio.
What do you hope for your audience to imagine and feel when they listen to your songs?
If it's your first time seeing our live show, perhaps the first thing you will notice is the "heaviness" of the music. However, if you take the time to listen carefully to our lyrics, our songs tell a deeper story. We certainly hope that our songs can evoke feelings and emotions to the listening audience, albeit, whether it is happy, sad or even the feeling of hope.
You have frontman who loves to shake his bonbons, a guitarist who plays with his teeth and a Pakeha rock chick in the band. What's your secret sauce to working together?
Music is unifying and we all love to jam! We get along because we all have one very noble goal....to take over the world and dominate the hard-rock/metal genre. What could be more uniting than that?!
Let's go from world dominatation to humble Singapore. What’s your fav thing about living in SG?
The 24-hour access to good food.
Fast forward to 2040. Where do you see yourselves on the little red dot?
In 2040, we expect we shall all be semi-retired and living off royalties and concert money from our extremely popular world tour. I mean, what else could possibly be happening then?
Love your optimism. Give us a quote to live by?
Seize the day for you never know what tomorrow brings.
Catch Terminal Cry at Anaki Rocks the City So Shiok 2018, 24 - 25 March Dhoby Ghaut Green Amphitheatre. Anaki Rocks the City is our big up to the diverse yet undiscovered talent on our home soil – the underground, the overlooked and the cool people who don't conform to an artistic norm. More importantly, it has the ability to transcend race, nationality, gender, genre or any divisive label. Anaki Rocks the City is open to and free for all to attend. There are absolutely no tickets sold. Because together, we are are the anthem.