Indonesian hijabi metal band Voice of Baceprot announce first-ever European tour

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Voice of Baceprot (VoB) is on track to bring its unique brand of rock to music, as Garut’s young metal / rock trio West Java set to launch their first European tour next November.

The trio, consisting of singer / guitarist Marsya, bassist Widi and drummer Sitti, will embark on a tour titled Fight Dream Believe European Tour 2021 in support of their latest single, God let me (please) play some music, which was released in mid-August.

VoB will play in several European countries, starting November 28 in Haarlem, the Netherlands, before traveling to other Dutch cities and then continuing its journey to Belgium and France. VoB will also make an appearance at Trans Musicales 2021 in Rennes, one of France’s oldest and most renowned music festivals, with the final stop of their tour scheduled for Geneva, Switzerland on December 10.

“It’s a lifelong dream for us to perform abroad, especially in Europe. So to embark on this tour is a dream come true for us, ”said Sitti, quoted in a statement.

If you don’t want to miss VoB on their next tour, tickets are available here.

Further on, VoB previously announced that they were invited to perform at the Wacken Open Air Music Festival, one of the biggest hard rock and heavy metal festivals in the world, scheduled for next summer. Taking place in the village of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, the trio will perform alongside the biggest groups of the genre such as Slipknot, Limp Bizkit and Judas Priest.

Marsya, Widi, and Sitti first met while in high school in their hometown, a small village about a two-hour drive from Garut town. They chose “baceprot” in the name of their band because it means “noisy” in Sundanese, which they considered to be representative of their type of music.

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VoB had uploaded covers of songs from their favorite bands, such as Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Metallica and Slipknot as early as 2015, which caught the attention of local and international audiences ⁠ – although the video from their performance their original song, The enemy of the earth is you, won them huge popularity in mid-2017.

The trio seem fully aware that a metal band made up of young teenage girls wearing hijabs might be an unusual thing, especially in Indonesia where the world of music is associated with vices like alcohol, drugs and sex. But they said they wanted to change people’s perceptions by showing them that women wearing the hijab can follow their beliefs while still being tough.

VoB signed with a Jakarta-based booking agency and released their first self-written single titled School revolution in 2018. The rest, as they say, is history: VoB was personally invited by legendary guitarist Slash to meet him backstage when Guns N ‘Roses held their concert in Jakarta that same year, and recently received the cries of their idols, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello and RHCP Flea bassist on social media, among others.



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