||Official Press Release:
"Hi, I'm Jeff.. I'm releasing this update news on behalf of KEKAL, the band you either LOVE or HATE..
Kekal have gone through some very tough times since last year, mostly due to the geographical factors, and we also have our own personal struggles that needed to be taken care of as first priorities.. I am living in Canada now, make it really hard to communicate with rest of the band members in Indonesia, and if we have time to talk, we prefer to talk more on personal things as close friends, rather than talking about Kekal and all the crap and utter nonsense that happens in the music business and music scene in general..
But, however, after sooo many times considering for possible options whether we should quit the band or put the band under eternal hiatus, or maybe even worse than those two, I have decided to persevere and keep the passion alive by continue working on the new material for Kekal's next album, all by myself unfortunately, which I planned it to be released sometime in 2008.. Please note that Azhar Levi Sianturi and Leo Setiawan ARE STILL official members of Kekal up to this point, and we have decided to keep Kekal as a trio, even though they couldn't contribute to this new material due to a lot of reasons.. We understand that it is better to keep it that way..
I've already recorded some new songs last winter as the first material from me that was written down, constructed, and recorded in Canada during wintertime and cold temperature (some external factors that made the musical atmosphere really dark), and after all this year's spring-summer-fall long break, I plan to continue working on more songs this coming winter (depending on the financial situation), and put them together and master them as an album once they are finished.. The new material is very dark, extremely isolated, sorrowful, emotional, and introspective in nature, but yet they are heavy, and also marks as the most explored music I've ever done so far, although it isn't as complex, progressive and abstract as "The Habit of Fire"..
Last but not least, we need all your support by buying "The Habit of Fire" CD/digital.. It will help us a lot financially to keep the band going.. If you wish to support us that way, please do not download the album illegally or buying the used CD from eBay, as those things won't help the band financially..
I will continue to put the latest news on Kekal's myspace Blog.. http://www.myspace.com/kekal"