Dagan Bawah Tanah & Zombok Metal Corpse bring back their ne plus ultra event the Reunion Moral Bangsat this weekend. The fourth installment of Reunion Moral Bangsa will take place on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at GOR Lamongan, Lamongan Regency, East Java, the same place they organized the third edition.
Like previous installments, the societies invite one of Indonesian metal giants to headline this year’s show. This time, the Bandung-based melodic death metal act Beside will top Reunion Moral Bangsat 4 bill along with Karawang’s brutal death metaller Apoptosis Gutrectomy, Malaysian death-thrasher Malapetaka, Surabaya’s death metal unit Daging, and six other venomous bands from Lamongan, Surabaya, Gresik and Mojokerto. Jasad and Siksakubur once headlined the earlier issues.
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Bandung melodic death metaller Beside is currently celebrating their 20th anniversary by embarking on a birthday tour titled “Beside Two Decades of Aggression” with six dates from July 17 to 24.
Another “birthday present” came earlier this year when they got hold of ticket to perform at Wacken Open Air, a prominent German international metal festival, scheduled to be held on August 3 to 5.
Beside was founded in May 1997. To date, they have released two high-acclaimed full-length albums Against Ourselves (2008) and Eleven Heroes (2015). The latest lineup comprises Achmad “Beby” Rustandi (drums), Tri Afrizal (bass), Roy Nat Siregar (guitars), Agung Surya (vocals) and Rizky Raditya (guitars).
The Reunion Moral Bangsat will be an irony for Kuala Lumpur-based thrash/death metal unit Malapetaka. Instead of “reuniting”, this show is sadly one of two last show co-founder/singer Boon fronting the band. The other one is a show in Sabah titled Sabah Deathfest on 5th of August. Their Facebook page announced on June 30, Boon had decided to part ways to focus on his career and personal life.
Boon’s departure makes guitarist Ashok Kumar as the sole survivor of its original members.
Since its inception in 2010, the band has released EP Anthem of Annihilation (2013) and full-length album Lawless Perdition (2016). Current formation comprises Ashok Kumar (guitars), Raja Amirus Izham (guitars), Najiy (drums), and Muhammad Shairulzaim (bass).
In the Reunion Moral Bangsat 4, newly formed death metal trio from Surabaya, Unscarred will showcase tunes from their debut EP Wasted in the Dark Hollow, released by Grinder Records on June 17, 2017.
Unscarred was formed in 2016 by Waluyo (vocals), Ditya Priambodo (guitars/ex-Jagal) and Sodor (drums).
Apoptosis Gutrectomy will use their occasion in Reunion Moral Bangsat 4 to promote their debut full-length album Eugenics of Terrestrial Existence, released by Groupies Merch on March 24th, 2017. Previously the band has released EP Delusion Interminus Vitae through Swallow Vomit Productions in October 2015.
Apoptosis Gutrectomy was founded in 2010 in Karawang. Current lineup consists of Erik Maulana (bass), Aditya Ramadhan (drums), Deni Daneswara (guitars), and Julianus Fadhil (vocals).
Gresik-based black metallers Diabolical will blacken GOR Lamongan’s atmosphere with their devilish songs from debut EP Awaking Inferno (2015) and new songs from latest 2-way split album Unholy Abomination with Surabaya-based Deathroned.
The band was founded in 2005, and current lineup consists of Chamelord (drums), Lord Warplague (drums) and Lord Weaponized (vocals).
After releasing debut single Rekonstruksi Hitam in March 2016, the Brutal Mind Records’s artist Daging has been working hard to finish their debut full-length album, scheduled to be released this year. The band was established in Surabaya in 2013 by Ary Febrianto (vocals), Robby Yoehansyah (drums), Ananda Rob (guitars). The band welcomed Suro as their new bassist earlier this year.
Mohammad Dedy Miftahur Rohman, the organizer spokesperson, in his interview with Musik.or.id said the Reunion Moral Bangsat is the flagship and only event of two underground societies from Dagan Village, District Solokuro, Lamongan Regency. The societies are Dagan Bawah Tanah and Zombok Metal Corpse, who strive to promote extreme music to the people in their area by providing them with a good extreme music concert.
The first Reunion Moral Bangsat gig series was held on October 20, 2012 at Dagan football field, District Solokuro, Lamongan Regency, East Java with Moses Bandwidth as their headliner. Followed by the second issue a year after on August 21, 2013 at the same venue. This time, Jakarta-based death metal veteran SiksakubuR ruled the roster.
After three years pause, the third installment was held at GOR Lamongan on September 4, 2016. Bandung-origin Jasad topped bill the show.
Dedy added they halted to organize the third installment for three years, and moved venue from their home base in Dagan, to GOR Lamongan in downtown, due to turmoil happened at the second installment in 2013, when a bunch of metal music misanthropist started an unrest by throwing the concert attendees with rocks. The infamous concert brawl caused Dagan Administration banned future metal concerts.
Currentlly, the frontman of local slam death metal act Nalar is preparing demo albums with his band, planned to be released sometime this year. The band is listed on the show roster.
Nalar is Izzi (drums), Fajar (bass), Danu (guitars), Khakim (guitars), and Dedy (vocals)
BESIDE (Bandung, Melodic Metal)
APOPTOSIS GUTRECTOMY ( Karawang, heavy Brutality)
MALAPETAKA (Malaysia, DeathThrash metal)
DAGING (Surabaya, DeathMetal)
FINAL CONFLICT (Lamongan, DeathMetal)
DIABOLICAL (Gresik, BlackMetal)
UNSCARRED (Surabaya, DeathMetal)
NALAR (Lamongan, Slaming DeathMetal)
SHADOW OF CARRION (Mojokerto, GothicMetal)
SYAITON (Lamongan, BlackMetal)
Ticket is available for IDR 35K each.
For further inquiry about the show, the organizer can be reached at 085731666408 (Diez Freedom), 085850796790 (Dedy), and 085729804598 (Ali Usman).