I’ll be the first to admit…I did not grow up on grindcore but since running this site – THIS band from Indonesia is probably one of the first that is getting me excited to wanting to find out more about this sound! 🙂 This band is called AK47 and they’ve just put out a brand new record and released these accompanying music video. The trio from Semarang released a record called “Verba Volant, Scripta Manent, which is Latin for Spoken words fly away, written words remain, and includes 13 tracks.
Here’s some more background info on the band that was sent to us – we REALLY appreciate the lengthy press release that gave us a full history of the band:
“The band formed in 1999 and produced their first album in 2003, an EP entitled Tidak Setuju! [Disagree!]. Then in 2006, they released a full length album, “Barricades Close The Street, But Open The Way,” produced in tape format and within several compilations and split albums.? The band then went on hiatus for 7 years, but has recently reformed with veteran member, Garna Raditya (guitar, vocals), and new members, Novelino Adam (vocals, bass) and Yogi Ario (drums).? ? Their latest album was released by Vitus / Resting Hell Records and the album, according to Garna, is dedicated to promoting literacy as a movement to undermine ignorance.”
If anyone from AK47 is reading this – make sure to send us info when the FULL album is streaming! You guys RULE!