The Habit of Fire (2007)

6th full-length studio album from Kekal

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the habit of fire

Album Description

"The Habit of Fire" is the band's first and yet most ambitious concept-album so far. Over 70 minutes epic concept album of Urban Avantgarde Metal, incorporating elements from jazz, prog-rock, post-rock, trip-hop, industrial, ambient and experimental electronic music.

The album is licensed to:

Whirlwind Records (Germany)
European territory and some South American countries

Open Grave Records (USA)
For the territory of USA, Canada, Japan and Australia

Release Dates:

March 15, 2007 (Whirlwind Reords, CD)
May 15, 2007 (Open Grave Records, CD)

Track Listing:

01: Prelude: Worldhate Chronicle
02: The Gathering of Ants
03: Isolated I
04: Manipulator Generals (Part I of Dictatorship)
....... I. Failure is The System
....... II. The Precaution of Aftermath
....... III. Decadence and Excess
05: Our Urban Industry Runs Monotonously
06: To Whom It May Concern
07: Free Association
08: Historicity and State of Mind (Part II of Dictatorship)
....... I. Repeated Patterns
....... II. Aftermath
09: Postlude: Saat Kemarau
10: A Real Life to Fear About
11: Escapism
....... I. What on Earth Am I Here For?
....... II. The Habit of Fire
....... III. Subterranean Passageways
....... IV. A Road Above, A Road Ahead
....... V. Finding A Way to Stand Up Again

Total Running Time: 70:40


Album Line-Up:
- Jeff Arwadi
- Azhar Levi Sianturi
- Leo Setiawan
With special guests:
- Jason DeRon (additional guitar on "Escapism")
- Kenny Cheong (fretless bass on "Escapism")
- Safrina (vocals on "Saat Kemarau")
- Didi Priyadi (additional solo guitar on "Isolated I")
Jason DeRon and Kenny Cheong are members of ALTERA ENIGMA. Didi Priyadi is a member of IN MEMORIAM.

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Jeff Arwadi

Recorded at:
Vision Studio, Jakarta - Indonesia
Studio Vertigo, Melbourne - Australia
Didi's place, Jakarta - Indonesia
Jeff's Mobile Laptop Recording, anywhere else
Mixed at Vision Studio
Mastered by Jeff Arwadi at The Secret Room

Cover artwork & layout by Soundmind Graphics

Music Video of "Isolated I"