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Apr 06 2018


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The majority of the Muslim world lives in Southeast Asia so a lot of the music has a lot of Muslim influence. But new bands have taken a more Americanized approach to the music scene, like purgatory. Purgatory is a type of Slipknot esque band based in Indonesia and their known as the godfather of the death metal scene in Southeast Asia. They have been around for the last 20 years with their base of operation in Jakarta here they have released a total of 9 studio albums with their best album being M.O.G.S.A.W. (Messenger of God Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam referring to Muhammad) this song puts a new twist to the stagnate Muslim style music witch has allowed them to pave there own path in the music industry. Although they have been around the longest they don’t see a end in site they like to change there style every now and again by bring a DJ in to the line up to mix the death metal with Electro music.

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The founders of this metal group where Hendrie on the bass and vocals, Lutfie on the guitar, Al on the drums and Arief also on the Guitar. There is no date of formation for the band they were just doing it as a passion between there friend group but we do known it was formed around 1991. We also now where the name comes from, it was inspired by the Horror movie A nightmare on Elm Street in the movie there was an arrow that had the word Purgatory written on it and that’s what inspired Lutfie and his little brother Al to make it their bands name. They underwent several legal battles from other bands with the same name, the courts final decision was that it was unclear who had the name first and allowed both to keep the name.