Global Roundup: Indonesian Muslim Metal Band…

Compiled by Inaara Merani Voice of Baceprot, 2021. Photograph by Anton Ismael Voice of Baceprot is an Indonesian metal band which found freedom through heavy metal. All three band members do not have professional training, which is not apparent whatsoever, and so they rely on the support of mentors to perfect their skills. In 2017, the band went viral after sharing covers of Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, and Pearl Jam. However, before their music was the topic of discussion, coverage mostly focused on their sex, young age, and modest appearance as Muslim women. These traits also made the trio a frequent target for violent harassment.

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