It was far enough from our imagination that this band can still survive until now. Back to 1998 when the three 'Musketeers of Darkness', Zaffeerun (Binjai), Nakarazakth (Wan) and Zalzabouth (Lan), from the 'Darkest Part' of a region called Shah Alam decided to perform the most enchanting occult art ever and it just almost a 'Utopia' than a reality. At the beginning of this never-ending journey, they just playing cover songs from some 'Metal Hordes' such as Ryusgnal, Hayagriva, Rotting Christ and some other bands in their jamming session. But their dream became reality in 1999, when Arkhaytul (Kerry) joined this 'horde'. 'It wasn't enough...' Who will sing their songs then??? This 'question' was answered not long after that when Zaffeerun met Seri Gempita (Mizal) and he introduced Zaffeerun with his junior in PPP, UiTM named Emperor Draconis (Pet) in an 'audition' session. Emperor Draconis was then immediately joined this 'horde'. Now the 'horde' had a complete list of it's member, so what to waiting for... make some good music then... Ahhh... before that, a band must have a name... What's a suitable name for this band??? At first we decided to use 'Zirkon' as our band's name. But it's sounds like 'Shit'... and on some gloomy mystical night as we gather around together with Seri Gempita, had came to our mind to use 'Arkhaytulmayt' as our band's name... It was the mixed of two words that is 'Archaic and Mayt (It's corpse in Arabic)'.
The story continued then when we finally released our 1st art of darkness in late 1999 called 'Evening Flight Demo'. There were 3 'Act of Darkness' appeared in this demo called 'Evening Flight', 'Apparition in the Forest of Archaic' and 'Pusaka of the Lord of Forestry' plus one melancholic Instrumental called 'Just the Beginning'. The music arrangement in this demo was totally written by Zafferun and the lyrics was totally produced by Seri Gempita. Sadly to say that this demo sounds like fucking shit... It was because of the sound engineer or in the other words 'Bastard Mother Fucka' treated us like we were criminals or something in his not so famous studio in Section 7, Shah Alam. How can he said "Jangan pukul drum kuat-kuat nanti pecah!!!" (don't hit the drum so hard or it will broken), what a non professional person... Let's talk about the support from our local Metalheads then... We received a numerous supports and critics from our local Metal Supporters for our 1st not so happening demo... and it was sold about 500+/- copies... Lots of interviews and letters comes to us, and sorry to those whom we didn't reply your letter as we got lot's works to do...
For 2 years after, things became so quite... nothing was produced during that long bored times... It becomes more worst as Arkhaytul left the band in 2001 without any reason... (maybe it was a personal secret then... but you are still our good friend forever), At the same time... some issues rises up about 'Black Metal' brought by a 'mother fucka Harian Metro', then accompanies by other news media like 'Berita Harian', 'TV3', and some others spreading 'shits' about the 'Black Metal' movement in our country... Things went more worst when Zaffeerun brought to Police Station and had being asked some stupid questions about 'Black Metal'...
Things got better in 2002 when the 'Black Metal' issue stopped as it was just a propaganda of 'Harian Metro' to take a chance from the issue to rises up their profit of their newspapers sales... and Metalheads can once more again get involved in the scene without any disturbance from the enforcement authority. So as Arkhaytulmayt, we breath again as 'Savartus' joined this band taking up Arkhaytul possiton... and we once again will produced our 2nd act of darkness that probably will release in the end of this year (2002)... 2 songs have been completed and in the phase of practicing its in a jamming studio in Section 18, Shah Alam... So, the history of Arkhaytulmayt ends... but the tales of Arkhaytulmayt will never ends... 'Darkness it'll be...'
February 26th, 2002
Zaffeerun (Lead Guitarist)
Savartus (Rhythm Guitarist)
Emperor Draconis (Vocalist)
Arkhaytulmayt plays 'Melodic Dark Metal Unlimited'
We would like to greet these people for their supports and ideas...
Unlimited Hellish Greeting From Emperor Draconis To:
Zaffeerun, Zalzabouth, Nakarazakth and Savartus (Arkhaytulmayt's Band Mates...I'm nobody without u all), Seri Gempita (Phantasmagoria Artwork rules...), Red One (As-Sahar, thanks for the interview in yur' zine), Sia (Join this scene back, please...), Arkhaytul a.k.a Ayie (ex-Arkhaytulmayt, U r' my friend forever...), John and Members (Despairance), Wan, Fairuz and Pachai (Dreaded), Remmy and members (Arayzia), Atan, Zam and Sifu (The Dirtydogs), Razi and members (As-Shirat, what's yur' band's new name?), Carcass Satanic (Sarang Maut Zine), Syukri and Azidin (Metal Command Zine), Buluriakth (Barzakh Zine), Shah Jehan Banjabar (To Dark Zine), Sood (What a great friend you are!!! Hail Mayhem heheheh...), Amir (Lustmipury Zine), Amy, Bob (Play us some Iron Maiden songs...), Mr X, Iskandar, Ira (Extra Shit Zine, How sweet u r' buying me Marduk's t-shirt... yeah...), Joe (Manggas, where r' u man??!!), Mandukara (Savartus Nymph), All Shah Alam's Undergrounders... and for those whose not in the list... you know who you are...
Savartus Would Like To
Thanks To :
Firstly.. thanks to God.. My mom and my dad ( give me 'galakan' in metal music ), to my blood brothers izad ( enjoy your life with radio sepanjang masa.. haha ), to my lovely Effa @ Mandukara ( thanks for your support and semangat serta galakan utk terus maju dlm scene underground ) some friends from HD Cyber Cafe like Mr X, Maggoty ( thanks for your photography session ), Amir ( from Lustmipury Zine Editor ), Sood ( Teruskan kekejaman kau.. Forever Unholy Black Metal!! ), Arkhaytul @ ayie ( Ex Arkhaytulmayt ) the Keji Militant, Seri Gempita from Phantasmargoria Artworks ( bila nak belanja aku makan? ), Ira from Extra Shit Zine ( aku respect kat semangart juang hang.. ), Bro. Burger 666 ( otaimer Heavy Metal.!! ), Boy Junction ( hail for your nasi goreng usa 666 ) , Rafiz from Ephemeral ( thanks for your support.. bila nak jamming sesama? ), Bob James ( thanks for your soundcheck when Arkhaytulmayt jamming + your jokes ), brothers of destruction Razi & Ezad ( thanks for your support + information with old stuff ), One Barchiel from As-Sahar ( thanks for your interview with Depressive Monsoon Zine and your support nak dtg kl jgn lupa bagitau aku ) pada yg tidak ada namanya kat dalam ni.. aku minta maaf.. mungkin aku terlupa.. namun jasa korang suma aku junjung..
Great thanxs to from Nakarazakth to:
god and families,Amir,Angah & Ayie (Lustmipury),Shamser,Black,John & Wan (Despairance) , Ramie,A-lie & Azrie(Arayzia),Karim - Mr X & Padhil HD cyber cafe,Syia& Seri Gempita,Kama & Sham(#1suppoter),all members at uitm s.alam and all girl & ladies at there,also thanx to Aboi (Approbium Adornment),Kia (Specop),Adi (Disgrace),Sifu,Zam,Atan(Dirty Dog....rock forever),Wan (Dreaded)still brutal death,Janggut,Saus Abatus Joe (Manggas),special thanx to uncle semelenggang studio(thanx alot for sponsor studio),Syukri Ishak(Steel Madness),Carcass Satanic(still hell yeahhhh!!!!!),also thanx to Chavdar Tzachkov(Brutallica Magazine),One Bachiel,mamak Imtiyaz thanx your teh tarik,and those who not mention you know who u are......n all fans.....
Zalzabouth thanx to:
god and families,Amir,Angah & Ayie (Lustmipury),Shamser,Black,John & Wan (Despairance) , Ramie,A-lie & Azrie(Arayzia),Karim - Mr X & Padhil HD cyber cafe,Syia& Seri Gempita,Kama & Sham(#1suppoter),Syukri & Azidin (Metal Command),Amy,Ayiem(Keramat),Bacai,Ijam (Narrator),Mee(Dawn in Blood),Sharol(bile hang nak insaf),Ghani, Barzah zine,Api zine, also thanx to Aboi (Approbium Adornment),Kia (Specop),Adi (Disgrace),Sifu,Zam,Atan(Dirty Dog....rock forever),Wan (Dreaded)still brutal death,Janggut,Saus Abatus Joe (Manggas),special thanx to uncle semelenggang studio(thanx alot for sponsor studio),Syukri Ishak(Steel Madness),Carcass Satanic(still hell yeahhhh!!!!!),also thanx to Chavdar Tzachkov(Brutallica Magazine),One Bachiel,mamak Imtiyaz thanx your teh tarik,and thanx alot to all supporters....all 4 one,one 4 evil.......yeahhhh
Zafferun menyapa mentera:
First Allah S.W.T, family, my band line up, Dreaded, Disgrace 'Adi,
Manggas, Arayzia, Red One, Seri Gempita The Best Friend, Despairance,
Keramat, Zam Dirty Dogs, CS Kedah, Azidin Metal Command, Ex-Ayie,
Barzakh Zine, Todark Zine, Deadhead Zine, Brutallica Megazine,
Wan Metal CM, Shahrol, Hapis from scene Klang, Zam Penang, Jo,
Member The Store, Cat, Pak Tam, Penunggu 24 Syamsul, Bob, Yuszaini,
Lan, Nazrol, friend from 17 Hasful, Salleh, Din Tak, Ila, Ana,
Miza Itm, Ajah Dream Shop, Kak Ajid, Awek Taste, Sifu, Atan, Zam, Amay,
Ayie, Angah, Amir, Fais Shisha, Bro Burger Sek 18, And To All My Friends
Thanks.. Teruskan Perjuangan Anda..!!
Unlimited fuck goes to anyone who try to stab us from behind... You are just a piece of shit in our eyes...