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Kelelawar Malam

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Kelelawar Malam are an Indonesian punk rock group uniting various influences from horror films, literatures and other dark imageries to create their own remarkable sound.

In the early years, Sayiba and Deta formed the group aiming to become a tribute band of an american horror punk rock group, The Misfits, before finally deciding to write and record their own materials in 2008. In the same year, their first ep was released—featuring top songs ‘Jalan Gelap’ and ‘Bangkit Dari Kubur’.

As Indonesian kids who grew up in the 90s, Sayiba and Deta drew inspirations mainly from the legendary Indonesian horror character Suzanna. As the vocalist and lyricist of the group, Sayiba writes all of the songs, from campy horror stories, literatures, to Indonesian B-horror movies, while Deta takes part as the visual artist, ranging from woodcut, ink and watercolor techniques as seen on Kelelawar Malam’s artworks.

In 2010, they released their first studio album called ‘Kelelawar Malam’. The self-titled album was crowned the 6th position in Rolling Stone Indonesia's 20 Best Indonesian Albums in 2010.
Seven years later, after the arrival of new members and the release of vinyl records for their self-titled album, they released the second studio album called ‘Jalan Gelap’. Their renowned approach to punk rock music apparent in the album was again crowned the 3rd position in Rolling Stone Indonesia's 20 Best Indonesian Albums in 2017. In the same year and the following year, they were invited to perform in South Korea and Japan.

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