Mouthless is a death metal band hailing from South Jakarta, Indonesia. As a three-piece, Bonjo (guitar), Septian (vocal), and Rezy (drum), we are trying to capture the raw energy of playing relentless death metal. Music and attitude-wise we are very much inspired by old death metal bands especially from 90’s Florida scene such as Deicide, Malevolent Creation, Morbid Angel, Death and many more.
The band started in 2006-2007 as a four-piece from a circle of friends and we are called Distrust. The sound of the band back then was totally different from what we are into right now. A lot of emerging brutal death metal bands at that time, like Disgorge, Deeds of Flesh, Severed Savior and many more, gave us some inspiration to start playing this genre of music. We recorded a 3 songs demo from those brutal years and continued to play shows mostly on the Island of Java.
After several member changes, we ended up as a three-piece (the same line-up as now) and recorded a 4 song demo in 2010. This demo sounds more like old death metal stuff and from then we knew what style we are comfortable to play. A year after that the band broke up because the drummer left the country moving to Göttingen, Germany and the remaining two pursued other careers.
In the summer of 2019, the band got back together and quickly wrote 4 new songs and recorded the material at the same studio (K studio) as we recorded our other demos. This time we did a multi-track recording not live recording as we did in previous
releases. We decided to finally put the newest 4 songs together as an official EP entitled “Sermon of Perpetual Flames”. The material is definitely death metal but way darker than our previous demos with some new influences, as we individually grew as musicians.
We will be releasing it on cassette under Indonesian label Deeeprock Music and to be distributed worldwide by Brutal Mind Record. We are currently looking for some labels outside Indonesia to release our EP on 7 inch format. Our lyrics on this EP are mostly written in Bahasa and are about our thoughts on social phenomenons, anger, and hate.