The Straits Times
Published on Oct 22, 2012

Artists celebrate hardcore band Stompin' Ground's legacy


Homegrown hardcore band Stompin' Ground's legacy to the local music scene is celebrated in artworks such as illustrations and paintings by artists Speak Cryptic, Kilas, Skope and Daren Lauchengco, figurines by toy maker Daniel Yu and the images of The Straits Times' photojournalist Lim Sin Thai.

The exhibition, We Set The Pace : A Retrospective - Stompin' Ground, runs from Oct 23 to 25.

After 23 years in the music scene, Stompin' Ground disbanded last year to spend more time with their families. At their peak, they reached the No. 2 spot in the Australian Billboard Metal Charts in 1995 with their album Measured By The Richter Scale and opened for big-name punk and hardcore acts such as Fugazi, Buzzcocks and Sick Of It All.

The band - comprising guitarist Suhaimi Subandie, bassist Syed Mahdzar Al Shahab, drummer Mohammed Falmi Esman and singers Mohammad Hafidz and Imran Wahid - were known for positive messages in their songs and inspiring other musicians to start their own bands.