NAR was formed
in Jakarta in 2020, the beginning was a hangout with old friends,
finally we formed a band during the pandemic, with the initial formation:
Yes, we all had other bands in the past and also now... Cici also plays in the band CORPORATION OF BLEEDING, Andri Bagol also plays in the band MAYAT and formerly in the band DEATH OF AUTHORTIY, Boet is the former vocalist of ABABIL... All previous bands before forming NAR have released albums.
3. Your most old school death metal riffs remind me of early DEATH, ooold S…PULTURA and also very old GORGUTS... It's a very cool mixture of influences! But it's not common to hear this kind of old school sound from Indonesia, the Indonesian scene is usually more into extreme brutal death... How did you discover old school death metal? What are your favorite old death metal bands?
Yes, the initial
concept of NAR was the old school death metal genre, so it just
flowed, itís not based on other bands, maybe technically close to
SEPULTURA, DEATH GORGUTS, MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION, DEICIDE, TERRORIZER,
METALLICA, SLAYER and many more, so a combination of all existing
Rhe name NAR means HELL fire, we took it from Arabic, and the name NAR was given by a habib, who is our friend too.
Well, our blasbeat is somewhat influenced by SUFFOCATION, MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE, CRYPTOPSY, and we all like brutal death, thrash metal, death metal, grindcore and crust T punk bands.
I've been playing drums since 1993, when I formed the band MAYAT, It's not hard to keep a good drumming level, as long as I practice drums diligently... I practice drums every week when I'm off from work... My inspirations are Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), Pete Sandoval (TERORRIZER), Lars Ulrich (METALLICA), Igor Cavalera (SEPULTURA), Steve Asheim (DEICIDE), and Mike Smith (SUFFOCATION).
7. Your demo was released on tape by Nekrassious in France. How did you get in touch with him? How does it feel to be released by a label from the other side of the planet? Do you have plans for a CD reissue in Asia?
It all started
when we were introduced by David, who is our friend in Indonesia...Then
David tried to offer the NAR EP album to be released by a French
label, and we okayed everything to be released by a French label,
It feels good and proud to be released by a French label... Our
plan for 2024 is to release a full album and have recorded 4 new
8. Tell us more about the current death metal scene in Indonesia! Are there other bands into the old school sound, or are most of Indonesian people into American/ extreme brutal death? Do you also have a scene for grindcore and black metal?
The metal scene
in Indonesia is very good, they support each other. In Indonesia,
there are more people who like Underground music itself, whether
it's death metal, brutal death metal, grindcore, black metal, just
a mixture of everything hahaa.
The concert situation in Indonesia is: Almost once a week there is a metal concert here, and even then it is routinely done here metal concerts here. Concerning a tour of NAR maybe later after finishing the full album... NAR itself has also often performed in Jakarta, Bogor, and Sukabumi, it is not difficult to perform at metal music events in Jakarta.
Internet access in Indonesia is very easy to get, and we have also made digital platforms, and other social media accounts.
France is a very beautiful country, we know France as a fashion city, and there are also many metal musicians there, and metal bands, all good and cool.
The most brutal thing is the spirit of making a music concept, with the lyrical theme of murder, violence, corruption, and all the real brutal events that exist in Indonesia.
The NAR projects
in 2024 will be to release a full album and make a video clip for
the full album promo single.