Malaysian rock

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Malaysian rock is popular locally and overseas. Malaysian youth are typically into the punk culture (including hardcore and emo) and this is reflected in the music they write. Most of the Malaysian rock music scene is centered in Terengganu which has a thriving punk/hardcore scene.

Punk rock

Late 80s

Some early punk bands include Mallaria; they started out in 1986 in the city of Kuala Terengganu and in 1987 they released a four-song demo mix, the sound of which has been described as crossover thrash. The band never released an album on a major label but their drummer Shahlan went on to form another early Malaysian punk band called The Stone Crows, and their guitarist Ku Yie went on participating (without ever recording anything) in various bands such as PROV, DPSA, and Zink. Bands from this early period had a considerable impact on the local punk scene but very limited mainstream success.

Early 90s

During the early 90s, the punk rock scene was underground in Kuala Lumpur. Bands which are currently popular, such as The Pilgrims, Carburetor Dung, The Bollocks, Formation Bee, Stoink & The United and A.R.T were playing in the underground gig circuit during this period, along with other bands from different musical genres. The Oi! scene made popular the streetpunk music thanks to bands such as A.C.A.B., The Official and Roots 'n' Boots that adopted the style of mods and skinheads subcultures. This time period was a blend of different music genres and diverse cultures...
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