Fraud has been involved in the Indonesian music scene since 2010. In the course of a decade, the hardcore/metal battalion from Surabaya has produced two albums: ‘No Fans Just Friend’ and ‘Movement Before Mouthment’. This November, with Bayu Hastutama (vocals), Kecenk (Guitar), Soullamb (Bass), and Rama Nada (Drum), the band will launch a brand-new album which they baptized with the title Sanctuary.
Under the banner of BlackandJe Records, Fraud’s third album will be released on August 31, 2020. The album’s release is planned to serve as a celebration for their decade-long journey. In its new album, Fraud tries to experiment with the creative process of songwriting. Sanctuary was recorded in two different studios in order to achieve the perfect sound quality. Inferno Studio (Surabaya) and Fun House Studio (Bandung) took part in the recording process of the groundbreaking album.
Compared to the two previous albums, the music composition Sanctuary is more metallic. The thrashy guitar riff crossfires with the explosive drumbeat of their new drummer, Rama Nada. Moreover, the loud roar of Bayu Hastutama’s hoarse voice darkens the mood of Sanctuary in contrast to the previous albums. Apart from that, Fraud also experimented with the lyrics. When the verses are put together, each fragment contained in each of their repertoire will form a story related to a myth that is gradually forgotten by the ages. One of them is compressed in their first video clip, entitled The Prophecy.