Sunday, January 25, 2015


Hey all. Thanks for the fun weekend!

Now this crazy shit is happening FRIDAY and SATURDAY!

See you there!

And a little teaser for February...

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Hello friends!

Happy new year!

Thank you for the support through out!

To be honest we dont remember when we established ourselves as Prohibited Projects, we cannot remember how many shows we've done, how much money we've lost (very likely) or made (very unlikely).

We however remember the bands that played, the times that were either amazing or sickening.

We remember friends who supported the music and art, the friends that helped out, the people that caused fights, the people that stopped fights!

We constantly thank venues and sound companies that support our crazy and noisy projects; from The Substation to Crawlspace to Blackhole212 to Pink Noize to Independent Archives & Resource Centre to Lithe Paralogue aka Museum Of Independent Music.

We still do not have a budget, we still take financial risks, we still get into debt and/or borrow money to get things done.

We are still DIY, independent, and never rely on marketing ploys or sub-mainstream ways of doing things. We still dont see the need for corporate support or sponsorships, though we wish more of you fuckers will turn up supporting DIY shows so we dont have to keep raising gig entry fees every few years.

We always rely and depend on genuine support from you crazy punks / skins / hardcorians / grindcore kids / metalheads / noisemongers / skramzters / thrashers / idealists / mods / artists and weirdoes that give us a reason to put on shows week in week out and hoping for the best turnout and atmospheres.

We still depend and are forever thankful to friends who help as a favour who help set up and tear down sound systems, who design flyers, who man the door, who lend us money, who abuse their work privileges to get us discounts on lodging or transport, who trust us with IOUs, who help stop fights in the pit.

We are still DIY without an office, without a banner, without a social media account (thank you however to those on social media who constantly promote our shows as a favour), without finances, without all that hipsterish 'big dream' bullshit.

We still rely on SMS and email to get things done.

For some reason, it feels right to retain the warmth of these things in this era of technological advancements..

Are you THREATENED and CONVINCED by the power of the DIY underground yet?

We hope so.

Honest DIY music and noise is still here, and forever it will be.

Here's to more chaos and fuck offs!

Flyers here include flyers of other DIY shows. Of course we promote it as well. 

We hope DIY is a threat to your hedonistic, selfish, capitalist, pretentious 'indie music scene' and major label music industry that only serves selfish and hedonistic purposes.

And oh yes...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

Keep it real.

We are also indirectly involved in SOUND STEADY SATURDAY on 14th Feb, a one day alternative music fest spanning across all independent venues in the Aliwal Street / North Bridge Road area.

More details soon!

Also note these dates!

20th February (Friday) - FRIGHT NIGHT with FINGERPRINT (Medan hc-metal), REVEL, TOMORROWS EVER ENDING and AXAGON + more bands TBA @ PINK NOIZE - 6pm till end! $10 entry. * This falls on a public holiday!

6th March (Friday) - FAST*AS*FUKK Part One with VENGEANCE TODAY (Germany), SUBTLE, B.C, SICKED, DEMENTIA. @ Pink Noize - 9pm till last bus! $10 entry!

6th April (Monday) FAST*AS*FUKK Part Two with HIEROPHANT (Italy), SJANSE + 2 more bands. Venue TBC. $10 at the door.

16th April (Thursday) - FAST*AS*FUKK Part Three with DISABUSE (Philippines), COMMIT ARSON (Philippines) + MILD SHAG 1 local opener. @ Pink Noize - 8pm till 11pm! $10 entry!

Interesting fact : All FAST*AS*FUKK shows have a '6' in the dates. So evil...

Thursday, December 25, 2014

countdown to oblivion to 2015...

Hello everyone!

2014 was a long year that went by very quickly, ironically.

We had massively killer shows, massively disappointing moments as well.

Now we're taking week break before we head to KL for CHAOS IN RUMAH API. 

And we are doing quite a few shows in the FIRST month of 2015, and have a hand in a few more.

Talk about wow.

Thank you to all those who supported, helped out, asked important questions along the way. 

Shouts out to The Substation and spaces like Pink Noize, Lithe Paralogue and Independent Archives and Resource Centre, bands, people, artists, crew, flyer people and many many more.

We're supposed to have stopped doing shows altogether but oh well, if its in your blood then its in your blood.

We have these kick ass shows/events lined up for you in January 2015, so keep a lookout!

Best regards and chaos forever!

January 2nd - NEW YEAR THRASHOLUTION @ Pink Noize

January 20th - PLAYGROUND OF DOOM II @ The Substation

January 24th - PUNK SKA LA-LA-LA @ Pink Noize

January 25th - helping out with HOWLING HYMNS @ The Substation

January 30th - DISTRO DAY OUT Pre Party @ The Substation

January 31st - DISTRO DAY OUT 2015 @ The Substation

Wednesday, December 3, 2014




And our first show of 2015...!

PROHIBITED PROJECTS 2015 show forecast

January 2nd - NEW YEAR THRASHOLUTION @ Pink Noize with DA, SMERT! (Russia weird punk), IMMINENT PSYCHOSIS (Australia thrash), HIDDEN INTENT (Australia thrash), WITCHSEEKER, A.E.S., The MANIACS, SINTOXICATE! (flyer above)

January 20th - PLAYGROUND OF DOOM II @ The Substation with CHU (Khazakhstan doom), B.C., (((connection_error))), CIRCUITRIP and more

January 24th - yet-to-be-titled show with WHATEVER THAT MEANS (South Korea punkrock)

January 25th - yet to be titled show with some Indonesian post-doom stoner type bands

January 30th - DISTRO DAY OUT pre party (The Substation)

January 31st - DISTRO DAY OUT 2015 (The Substation)

February - we're working on something

March 6th - FAST FRIDAY FURY with VENGEANCE TODAY (Germany hardcore)

April 16th - THURSDAY NIGHT THRASH with DISABUSE (Philippines raw punkhc), COMMIT ARSON (Philippines raw grindcrusthc)

Teaser flyer of the day....

Monday, November 24, 2014

November shows + December shows + January 2015 teaser!

Hello again everyone!

Where Were You? Fest was an epic statement! Taking The Subs was a fresh redefinition of punk theater!

So what now? Back to shows of course!!!

Check these out! As usual they are all done by friends and homies or folks that just deserve your support.

Prohibited Projects shows have the PP logo on them, but thats just obvious.

November 2014

December 2014

And a small tour flyer teaser for one of our upcoming shows!

Also check out

18 Dec - WASTED WEEKDAYS #1 with VEINS (Jakarta), DEMENTIA, ABRASION + maybe 1 more band TBC (Venue : Pink Noize)...flyer out soon!


January 2015

2 Jan - NEW YEAR THRASHOLUTION with DA, SMERT! (Russia weirdpunk), IMMINENT PYSCHOSIS (Australia thrash), HIDDEN INTENT (Australia thrash), WITCHSEEKER and more! (Venue : Pink Noize)

20 Jan - PLAYGROUND OF DOOM II with CHU (Khazakhstan doomcore) + B.C + (((connection_error))) + CIRCUITRIP and more bands (Venue : The Substation Theater)

30 Jan - DISTRO DAY OUT Pre Party with STRAIGHT ANSWER (Indonesia), OCTOPOULPE (France), KLAUS LEGAL (France), RANTAU RANJAU (Indonesia), J3M5 (USA), OCD (USA) and TURNING AGAINST + STRAIGHT FORWARD! (Venue : The Substation Theater)

31 Jan - DISTRO DAY OUT 2015 + post party with ALZHEIMERGRIND (Indonesia) and JEMSSYNDROME (Indonesia) (Venue : The Substation Theater)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November and December 2014


The next 2 shows arent Prohibited Projects per se but we are privileged to have a big hand in them. 

And then the one in December is a collab with Canopus Distro, also not a typical Prohibited Projects show but we've seen stranger things surely.

Go figure, absorb and attend.


8th NOVEMBER - WHERE WERE YOU? Fest....a reunion of 90s Singapore bands!

21 + 22 NOVEMBER - TAKING THE SUBS : Punkrock theater + hardcore punk. Go figure!

6th DECEMBER - THE SOUNDS OF LIGHT (post rock / shoegaze / ambient show)

And more information in advance

18th December - VEINS (Jakarta post hc), HOLLOW THREAT and more bands! @ Pink Noize

24th December - NIGHTMARE BEFORE X'MAS with STANDFREE, RESIST, KEPARAT (all Bandung hc-punk!) @ Pink Noize

Jan 2015
Jan 2 - NEW YEAR THRASOLUTION with HIDDEN INTENT, IMMINENT PYSCHOSIS (both Australia thrash), DA,SMERT! (Russia punk) @ Pink Noize

Jan 20 - PLAYGROUND OF DOOM II with CHU (doom sludge from Khazakhstan) @ venue TBC

Jan 30 - DISTRO DAY OUT Pre Party - STRAIGHT ANSWER (Indonesia hardcore), RANTAU RANJAU (Indonesia noise), KLAUS LEGAL (France noise), OCTOPOUPLE (France noise) @ Venue TBC

Jan 31 - DISTRO DAY OUT 2015

Mark your calendars!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Hello folks

Its this Sunday!


This is before the FRANK BLACKFIRE showcase; also at The Substation, 8pm!

Ok go!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

this Sunday - FUN & LAUGHTER FEST III!

hello folks!

gentle reminder that FUN & LAUGHTER FEST III is this Sunday, 26th October!

Bandung's The Majestic is back here after a few years (they last played at Blackhole, if anyone remembers)

See you there!