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Formed: 1995
From: Jakarta, Indonesia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Kekal News

Below is our complete Kekal news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Kekal Announces Lineup Changes

Indonesian extreme metal band Kekal has issued the following update concerning the band’s future:

"Jeff Arwadi and Leo Setiawan are leaving Kekal effective immediately. Throughout the past few months, Jeff has been securing all copyright and other rights of the entire Kekal's 'intellectual property' including the band's entire releases back-catalog as well as all official internet sites, and also plan to make some of the band's important albums for free download. However, after seeking some legal advices, he decided to keep Kekal to remain exist as a band (read: institution) albeit without active band-members." More...

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Open Grave Posts 9 Albums For Free Download

Extreme metal label/distro Open Grave Records has announced its second ever "Free Download Weekend" this weekend from today, August 15 through August 17. You can download nine of the label's release for FREE (email address required for verification).

Here is the official list of titles available for free download:

Atrocity - Contaminated EP
Elgibbor - Stronger than Hell
Frost Like Ashes - Born to Pieces
Grind Minded - Domestic Violence
Kekal - The Habit of Fire
Primitive Graven Image - Traversing the Awesome Night + Bonus Demo
Sapremia - With Winter Comes Despair
Skitzo - Five Point Containment
Feast Eternal - With Fire

Open Grave Records will be accepting donations during the weekend, with all donations to be split evenly between all of the bands and the label.

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Kekal Post New Album Online for Streaming

Open Grave Records is currently streaming the entire new album from Indonesian metal band, KEKAL. This is their sixth album, The Habit Of Fire, which releases in North America, Australia and Japan on May 15th.

Described as "an experimental (but yet accessible) 70-minute epic concept album of urban avantgarde metal, with a liberal use of electronic elements and mix of countless musical sub-genres to accompany their trademark guitar-driven soundscapes," More...

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Kekal Album Update

Kekal's upcoming full-length album, entitled "Acidity," will be the band's strongest and most exciting album yet so far. Former members Leo and Newbabe also contribute in the recording (Leo contributes in the songwriting as well), making "Acidity" to be the first official reunion album for Kekal. Leo, Newbabe, and the band's curent additional/live guitarist Didi will be on the band line-up alongside Jeff and Azhar, making Kekal as a 5-member band during recording the new album.

Track Listing of "Acidity":
1. Characteristicon
2. Strength in My Weakness
3. Thy Neighbor's Morality
4. A Dream for A Moment
5. Broken
6. Envy and Its Manifesto
7. The Way of Thinking Beyond Comprehension
8. Romanitika Destruksi
9. Blessing in Disguise
10. Empty Space

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