A whole bunch of Indonesian grindcore vets are showing the world that they’re still alive and still killing it. For example, Proletar and Extreme Decay have both just released albums on Samstrong Records, a sick compilation called Grindonesia was released on Shit Resist (Singapore) and Extreme Terror Production (Amsterdam), and so much else is going on. Samstrong Records states, “This may be the return of the Year of The Grind era in Indonesia”.
Formed back in 1998 under the moniker Today is Chaos, grindcore band To Die has returned with new material and a new lineup. “Having previously mutated into a collaborative project Experimental Noise, To Die returned to the band format, leaving only one founder, Indra Menus. Indra Menus himself traveled the world under the name To Die by playing Noise before deciding to use his own name.
The band is now gearing up to release a new EP. A lot of the lyrical content on this EP is themed around Hiroshi Maeue, a serial killer from Japan known as Suicide Website Murderer. The EP will be out on Samstrong Records.
Check out a lyric video for a track off the EP below.