12.7.04

BELANTARA


from (l to r): Aziz, Zaid, Shuk

Aziz: Guitars, Vocals
Zaid: Lead Vocals
Shuk: Bass, Vocals

54 Comments:

Blogger sufnor said...

I searched "everywhere" for Belantara's 'Serikandi Di Sisi' and 'Infinity' album (in CD's) but can't find any. Acutually i got both albums (cassette), that was when i'm in secondary school but.. i can't remember what happened to it.. it just vanished :) So does anyone out there have those two albums (in CD)? Or where can i buy them?

2/2/06 1:51 PM  
Blogger BELANTARA said...

sufnor,

You can try contacting Universal Music and buy direct from them if they have the album in stock.

7/2/06 9:51 AM  
Blogger torqxic inc. said...

Salams...

Dewd...I have beenhunting high & low for "whateverisleft" of Belantara and only today I stumbled upon this blog...you guys ROCKXXXX!! I ws in Form 3 when I first started listening to BELANTARA (1987) an THET IS THE BEST ALBUM FROM A MALAYSIAN ROCK BAND EVER - for me at least!

Please oohh PLEASE re-release BELANTARA in CD....I am dying to listen to JEBAT, SUTRA, JENTERA PEMUSNAH....ALL!!

Please dewd!!!

4/8/07 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude,
I stumbled upon this block as well and wondering if you guys are still active in playing or making music. I really miss those 87' days in states and listening to your guys music. Why not uploading all you songs in this website?

11/8/07 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey dude,
What are guys up to nowadays? Not making music anymore? I miss those 87' days in sates and listening to you guys. Rock era was just about to start in that year. It was something new and fresh, after BELANTARA came out with the first album just after SEARCH first album. Nothin' like it nowadays. There's not much thinking put in todays music, dude.
Why not uploading all you songs in this website?

11/8/07 8:12 PM  
Blogger mantanfwi said...

When Belantara released their songs in 87, it changed our perspective altogether. Rock was brawling hard then with Search, Wings and on extreme side Cromok.... Tried to find where to get these music and as some of us found that the classics are truly dead as no digital copies can be found. All I managed to get was a rerelease of Best of belantara (barely enough to whet my hunger) but only those ballads in there not the hard hitting stuffs like jentera pemusnah, Jebat, Panglima Angkasa and such....

Please oh please some one tell me, where can I find the digital copies of the Belantara Collection (both 87 and 88 cassettes).... Willing to pay for it. Or if you guys find it ada belas ikhsan maybe boleh upload somewhere....

PS. Universal Music dah tak de stok the songs...

20/11/07 5:10 PM  
Blogger shuk said...

mantanfwi said...
....Please oh please some one tell me, where can I find the digital copies of the Belantara Collection (both 87 and 88 cassettes)....
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you can try at http://mbud.multiply.com/music/item/35 courtesy of a fan. there are a few other site if you're rajin enough to scoure the comments section of this blog. But to get in cd form...even we aso don hev.

20/11/07 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i also search for it, hehehe same result new generation didn't know Belantara is one of the best group at ever born. If i can find all 3 album i will promote it back, specially Infiniti Album. Have u all ever plan to remaster the 3 album? i love to have it in the market.

18/7/08 12:37 AM  
Blogger shuk said...

Anon 18/7/08 12:37

as of today we're trying to get those tapes from Universal. Hopefully w're successful, then we maybe talk about rereleasing the albums, box set maybe?

thanks for you support

18/7/08 12:27 PM  
Blogger mantanfwi said...

Bro, if rerelease in box set, that would be fantastic....

Bila gamaknye?....ramai orang nunggu.

18/7/08 12:32 PM  
Blogger a skinny brown one said...

let me state categorically that you guys were the best EVER malaysian band of that era, and i really don't care what anyone else says.

dood i still sing a couple of your songs to myself sometimes, and play the riffs in my head. "tika hening pagi, kabus melitup diri.. "

and somehow that song kept playing over and over in my head when my late grandmother passed away in aug of 1997.. sigh..

i agree. a boz set would be incredible and you know what? i'm willing to bet that not only would it get HUGE support from all your die-hard fans like myself, but might also teach the kids of today a thing or two about real harmony, and the art of song-writing in Malay doesn't have to be all nonsensical.

you have my vote. love to hear you guys again - even if its a digital collection of the old.

rock on, guys and hope you're well wherever you are.

31/7/08 10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we will wait for the box set. a definite best seller!
i just bought the best of belantara cd yesterday (selling at rm9.90 only) & am reliving my 1987 - 88 days.
yes, belantara is the best!

18/9/08 1:59 PM  
Blogger general maximusz said...

Woow, suddenly a gush of memories swept thru my mind n finally, I thought I'm the only one soldier left felt that this group was the best Malaysia band at that time...Belantara selamanya.. Those 3 albums were the only Malaysian band that I've ever bought...

25/9/08 10:32 AM  
Anonymous BelantaraSelamanya said...

bought your 3 albums kat Pertama Kompleks but unfortunately they were stolen
bought them again

donno how to put it here
but those 3 were the only cassettes i brought over to england
they kept me home all 3 years i was there
got lost during shipping back my things

would love to have the box set
pls make it happen bro

Belantara selamanya

9/10/08 6:12 PM  
Anonymous Razak said...

Yeah me too. I am in late 30s already and still listen to Belantara instead of Siti Nurhaliza. I thought i was the only one Belantara fan left! After years of searching the net, all i have is best of belantara, and some from first album (Belantara, Jebat, Jentera Pemusnah & Dewi), and 9 low quality digital version from Infiniti and Srikandi album.

However I wud be grateful if you guys can publish teh box set. Willing to pay up to couple of hundreds if they are digitally remastered and contains all the songs from all your albums... seriously.

5/11/08 9:46 AM  
Blogger nazghoul said...

Salam Bro BELANTARA..
saya Nazrul editor majalah EMPAYAR, ingin membuat sedikit temubual bersama BELANTARA yang sudah sekian lama saya mencari. harap bro dapat call saya di 012-6207752. anda juga boleh lawati myspace empayar di www.myspace.com/majalahempayar.

17/12/08 11:04 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

It's nostalgic. your guitar sound, is totally different. Listen to it, we know its belantara.

Just release the album....put a gig....let's see...I think of full house show....

Beb, budak2 zaman album lu ni semua dah tip-top. lu cakap 50 ke 100 ke punya tiket...bole bayar beb.

Step-1 Getback to polygram - request for release

Step-2 Get the media involved (majalah empayar ke or apa-apa. But make sure advertise dalam paper (bayar sikit). Our age ni mungkin tak baca magz sangat, kalu ye pun...baca the edge ke or tah apa technical magazine..). Example, lu call Izam (TV-8 punya CEO, budak sains selangor, grad berklee).Wa confirm dia main lagu belantara duulu masa sekolah.
Dia pun ada positive tone-label sendiri. Harap2 dia bole tolong la....

Step-3 Get a proper promoter (but, make sure adalah lagu baru nak release). bangsat2 pun....buat la single album. sign short term contract...test market. Kalu ok...sign long term contract.

Wa suggest lu main kat damansara (the curve). Belantara punya fan, wa confirm....majority...purchasing power dia ....bole la tahan. good promotion for the curve and to you as well.

Oppss...bentley music pun ada kat situ.....call tokey dia.....tanya, mau sponsor ka...lu punya fan...majority ada instrument. Good for bentley sebab.....kita banyak beli consumables dia (tali guitar etc)

Step-4 Invest la sikit, bikin proper website. Check ngan sme bank....banyak budak2 zaman tu yg jaga loan section. gerenti clear.

Jual merchandise.......custom....Org beli beb.

Step-5 Give it a thought.


Wa, kalu tulis tak habis....call tv 8, look for izam (rasanya masih lagi ceo and positive tone punye owner). Nomor dia, call 103...tannya receptionist tv8.


TRUST ME IT WILL WORK.


PLEASE ADVISE ME (THROUGH THIS WEB SITE/PAGE)...UPDATE LA BRO.

21/12/08 3:04 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

It's nostalgic. your guitar sound, is totally different. Listen to it, we know its belantara.

Just release the album....put a gig....let's see...I think of full house show....

Beb, budak2 zaman album lu ni semua dah tip-top. lu cakap 50 ke 100 ke punya tiket...bole bayar beb.

Step-1 Getback to polygram - request for release

Step-2 Get the media involved (majalah empayar ke or apa-apa. But make sure advertise dalam paper (bayar sikit). Our age ni mungkin tak baca magz sangat, kalu ye pun...baca the edge ke or tah apa technical magazine..). Example, lu call Izam (TV-8 punya CEO, budak sains selangor, grad berklee).Wa confirm dia main lagu belantara duulu masa sekolah.
Dia pun ada positive tone-label sendiri. Harap2 dia bole tolong la....

Step-3 Get a proper promoter (but, make sure adalah lagu baru nak release). bangsat2 pun....buat la single album. sign short term contract...test market. Kalu ok...sign long term contract.

Wa suggest lu main kat damansara (the curve). Belantara punya fan, wa confirm....majority...purchasing power dia ....bole la tahan. good promotion for the curve and to you as well.

Oppss...bentley music pun ada kat situ.....call tokey dia.....tanya, mau sponsor ka...lu punya fan...majority ada instrument. Good for bentley sebab.....kita banyak beli consumables dia (tali guitar etc)

Step-4 Invest la sikit, bikin proper website. Check ngan sme bank....banyak budak2 zaman tu yg jaga loan section. gerenti clear.

Jual merchandise.......custom....Org beli beb.

Step-5 Give it a thought.


Wa, kalu tulis tak habis....call tv 8, look for izam (rasanya masih lagi ceo and positive tone punye owner). Nomor dia, call 103...tannya receptionist tv8.


TRUST ME IT WILL WORK.


PLEASE ADVISE ME (THROUGH THIS WEB SITE/PAGE)...UPDATE LA BRO.

21/12/08 3:04 AM  
Blogger hustler said...

abang abang belantara semua.... nak tanya sikit
pasal apa cover album infiniti berbeza kaset dengan piringhitam

25/2/09 3:25 PM  
Blogger shuk said...

hustler

piring hitam untuk promosi saja, i.e di edar buat radio station. CD masih belum mass produced lagi waktu itu.

28/2/09 12:09 PM  
Blogger Sangkakala said...

Nak menitis air mata aku jumpa blog nih.. Aku ingat tak ramai peminat BELANTARA nih... dan aku boleh katakan peminat Belantara antara 'Rare Species'.. (dah macam panda plakk)

dari Form 3 aku Rock dengan lagu Belantara nih.. Irama dan petikan gitar korang memang unik..

Ada dalam simpanan aku beberapa lagu Belantara dalam format MP3.. tapi kualiti x berapa baik. mungkin di copies direct dari cassete..

15/3/09 3:54 AM  
Blogger mroslij said...

saya juga nak cd belantara 1,2,3..kalau boleh dapatkan bgtau ok cari kat kedai kaset rock komtar tupun takde.
mroslij@yahoo.com penang

17/3/09 1:01 AM  
Anonymous Adisak DCC said...

Sungguh saya tak sangka,blog utk BELANTARA telah pun ada dan inipun dapat info dari rock-muzik.com. Apapun bilakah BELANTARA nak comeback semula? Saya masih ingat lagi Hillary Ang adalah penerbit pertama iaitu album JENTERA PEMUSNAH maka dari album itulah saya katakan BELANTARA ada great music performance.Lagu yang paling saya suka sekali adalah LAUTAN CAHAYA-Lautan cahaya, 7 warna,pelangi cair didalamnya..... BELANTARA juga ada lagu patriotik ex:BUNGA BANGSA yang sepatutnya dicontohi oleh kumpulan rock sekarang.Reunionlah sekarang wahai BELANTARA, sememangnya ini adalah masanya. Dimana ZAID-suara yang nyaring rock,AZIZ-man with blistering guitar dan SHUKRI-top ten bassist in Malaysia serta BENSON(sensonist, maybe?)-the octupus drummer. Lets go,U memang punya ramai fans.

16/4/09 12:00 AM  
Blogger Adisak DCC said...

Apa khabar BELANTARA? Where are U now and what are U doing now? Please remember me that I, really like your songs. So, please update and 'cakna' this blog! U know that U have big fans out there. So, please comeback again like SEARCH. HILLARY ANG is your 1st producer album on BELANTARA.Dimanakah ZAID dan AZIZ serta BENSON, EN.SHUKRI?

16/4/09 12:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are BELANTARA?

16/4/09 12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A'kum..

Shuri..Aziz..

Pls contact me via 019-2631417 or email me at kashfullah@gmail.com

I wanna get all your 3 albums back again after mine were stolen 9 years ago..

Pls assist me...

19/4/09 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A'kum

Menitis airmata ku menemui blog ini...BELANTARA...YOU GUYS WILL NEVER KNOW HOW YOU GUYS HAVE IMPACTED AND INFLUENCED MY LIFE TILL NOW....LOVE YOUR MUSICS...TILL NOW...

pls contact me...kashfullah bin amaluddin 019-2631417 or email..kashfullah@gmail.com

19/4/09 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Belantara,

I love all songs from your first album..the best is DEWI,.pls release all of them once again..

17/5/09 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello .. you guys rock!!.. better than Mikaeel Jackson.. I found some of the tracks in Imeem (google-Imeem).. ada a few tracks only but dapat la mengubati rindu yang dah lama terpendam..

27/6/09 10:33 AM  
Blogger mroslij said...

anyone have infinity album pls call/sms me. i really need it. o124586345

10/7/09 12:24 PM  
Blogger mfauzan2007 said...

I truly love Belantara!!
I deemed its music was well advanced before time... Aku dengar lagu Belantara setiap masa dulu-dulu, masa studies... BEST GILER. They really helped me thru my studies... sampai ler aku graduate. Huhuhu... semua cassette diorang ntah camna dah hilang.. tak tau mana aku letak... So, memang aku support habih kalau ada digital compilation of Belantara songs... or even if Belantara reunites & perform to its fans... I'm damn sure there are lots of fans...
Please... please keep me posted of any news.

25/9/09 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first time I heard about Belantara when I were sophomore in Ohio. They were awesome, some of their lyrics on par with M.Nasir. Back then Metal rule the earth, Belantara could easily beat Search or Lefthanded, but they were students. Not full time professional, plus three piece band.
Resources were limited, marketing almost barely because they can’t tour. They don’t have local airplay.
Among us students in the states we were amazed, one of us made it in Malaysia rock scene. They studied at Washington State University. I think Belantara refers to Washington State University mascot, a cougar. They tried to put Washington State U, mascot on their album cover, but the University would not allow.
Rizal has the tape that has “Menari di dalam hujan” in his beat up car – I’m surprised he still has car stereo tape, thank god it’s not 8-track fill with dang dut music ala Malaysia cabs.
We were about to rent a car heading to Upstate New York, last weekend. The dude was surprised that I knew the band.
Khairi nonchalantly said he personally knew them, either he’s pulling our legs or that’s true by way of his University Nebraska connection. Even without radio exposure they have huge support from college student, local and overseas at that time.
You could detect some of influences of Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and singing style of Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam in their songs.

19/12/09 4:41 AM  
Blogger aznan said...

Salam..remastered would be a superb and dream come true ..fresher sound..notice Belantara songs better in rythm and lead..especially for heavy songs..and subsequent arrange for a gig...Pls keep me update..tq

p/s: aznan.aziz@sdlockton.simedarby.com

20/2/10 7:59 PM  
Blogger has1969 said...

hello guys,
apa kabar, setelah sekian lama menghilang kan diri di pentas rock tanah air....so, sekarang masih aktif atau membawa haluan masing-masing? any new project tak? album? live small gig ke? keep me update...
so, how can get in touch with u all? email please.

30/5/10 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Zaid said...

Assalamualaikum to everyone here...the good news is we are in the midst of setting up the website...The main purpose for this is to bring all of the fans and friends, far and near closer...and hopefully it would lead to beta things up ahead in the future.From bottom of my heart, I'd like to thank and congratulate everyone here for their post, some of them has been quite inspiring....Belantara days was indeed the best day of my live....I wishes the same for you guys as well..God-bless everyone....Zaid

29/9/10 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamualakum kembali........tolong kembali memenuhi hasrat hati para peminat sejati...belantara d cc

2/10/10 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

belantara reminds me of my school, post SPM days, KPP days, my University life in US. perh..priceless

Belantara ada klas nye tersendri. bukan mcm band rock cikai yang tumbuh mcm cendawan masa tu. truly Belantara is not a kampung band. What happen to the BC Rich bro?

21/8/11 12:28 AM  
Blogger aji PCH said...

Saya adalah peminat lagu2 Kumpulan Belantara yg tegar...mengharap ada kumpulan2 baru yang sudi memainkan kembali lagu2 Belantara....saya telah mendengar lagu2 Belantara selama 23 tahun dan masih lagi mendengar dgn tak jemu2..

9/10/11 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diharap ahli kumpulan BELANTARA (SHUKRI/ZAID)dapat hubungi saya ABDUL HALIM 013-2241115.

25/9/12 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no metter what... for me, Belantara is the best rock band in Malaysia. Untill now, i'm still listening to their song. The Best album is Infiniti and Belantara...

6/6/13 4:37 PM  
Blogger azman yusuf said...

Rindu belantara..cd boxset please..tape kaset aku dah rosak..tinggal cover saja yg bleh nk belek2..nk buang sayang

13/3/14 11:18 PM  
Blogger azman yusuf said...

Rindu belantara..cd boxset please..tape kaset aku dah rosak..tinggal cover saja yg bleh nk belek2..nk buang sayang

13/3/14 11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are you now?

19/4/14 11:53 AM  
Blogger shuk said...

Here, still living and breathing in Malaysia

25/4/14 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Belantara,

Come on....you guys are the real testament of what malay rock music all about !! The intrinsic value in each of your songs live to define the fine spirit and thought that you had. Please make a come back...

2/5/14 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are you belantara group..still in Malaysia?

12/10/15 5:25 PM  
Blogger shuk said...

We're alive and well in Malaysia

13/10/15 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody have their mp3???? Or know where to get them?

12/11/15 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Belantara best ever band

25/11/15 9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tq Abg Syuk... saya sudah dapat CD 2015 yg ditandatangani Abg Syuk... Semoga berbahagia disamping keluarga dan dimurahkan rezeki...

6/1/16 1:55 PM  
Blogger Faisal Ahmad said...

All it takes is 1 song or 1 spoon of food to bring back a thousand of fond memories.

"Very the very" true Bro ... While driving with the kids home from dinner (full quorum due to school holiday) just now, somehow my fingers semantically searches "Belantara" in Spotify.

Using my veto power, all bluetooth connections from my kids devices to the car player were denied. Everybody vowed listening to my phone's Spotify of Rintihan Menara Gading, Kepangkuan Ibunda, Bunga Bangsa, Jiwa Perajurit, Dewi, Srikandi disisi, Jebat ... While I was telling them ... The music was so ahead of time, the lyrics were so intriguing and positive ... somehow the positive vibes has led me to where I am, now.

"Awat hang nak pi Amarika ..." Masya Allah ... Could still remember arwah bapak probing my interest after SPM results in 1988. Off course I gave him with strereotype answer and yet dalam hati was to follow Belantara ... Cool Rockers and yet Very Smart Dude. Almost every night, after nights light off, we were practicing "gitar kapok" down the corridor kat hostel in 1987 ... Strumming some basic chords of Dewi or Sutra.

Sampai jugak kaset2 original Belantara ke US, the songs filled up my freezing cold room without heater. Perghhh ... Precious memories !!!

Thank You guys.
Wassalam and Al Fatihah to my arwah bapak.

13/3/16 11:11 PM  
Blogger Focke Wulf said...

Belantara and Liverpool till now.. YNWA bro

17/7/16 9:32 PM  
Blogger Focke Wulf said...

Belantara and Liverpool till now.. YNWA bro

17/7/16 9:34 PM  
Blogger Focke Wulf said...

Belantara and Liverpool till now.. YNWA bro

17/7/16 9:34 PM  

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