Indonesia-based avant-garde/experimental metal band Kekal just recently released their latest video, “Quiet Eye“, the second of the series of music videos to highlight the central theme of their upcoming new full-length album “Quantum Resolution“; a diverse and multi-textural concept-album which will be released in August 2020.
Watch the music video on YouTube
Formed in 1995 in Jakarta, Indonesia, Kekal has over 10 albums in their discography so far. According to AllMusic, Kekal was one of the first heavy metal bands from Indonesia to make international inroads, and according to sociologist of heavy metal, Keith Kahn-Harris, was one of the few extreme metal bands from Southeast Asia to ever make more than a minimal impression on the global scene. Kekal is known as the first band from Indonesia who toured Europe back in 2004, and since 2009, has become a band without official members, with former members and other musicians voluntarily contributing together in collaboration to make new albums up to this date. Most of the band’s music are now released to public through Creative Commons license, and 4 albums are also available for free download including the critically-acclaimed “1000 Thoughts of Violence” (2003) and “The Habit of Fire” (2007).
Kekal plays an eclectic music style within the frame of metal and rock, incorporating many other music genres such as ambient, electronic, jazz fusion, reggae/dub, and hip-hop/trap.