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OriginJakarta, Indonesia
Years active2002–present
  • High Octane Production
  • Stockroom Recordings
Ricky Siahaan
Sammy Bramantyo
Edy Khemod
Past membersToan

Seringai is a metal band from Jakarta, Indonesia.[3] The band was formed in 2002 by vocalist Arian13, guitarist Ricky Siahaan and drummer Edy Khemod.


2002–2008: Formation and debut album[edit]

Arian13 and Ricky Siahaan decided to form a new band after Arian13's previous band Puppen disbanded, with Khemod and Toan subsequently joining them. Toan quit the band in 2004 and was replaced by Sammy Bramantyo.

Their first EP entitled High Octane Rock was released in 2004. The title was a self-description of their particular style, listing Black Sabbath, Motörhead, MC5 and Slayer among their influences.[4] The songs released on the EP, including "Membakar Jakarta", were already popular among their growing fanbase.[5] The band had indeed played songs from the EP frequently on their gigs before its release.[4]

In 2007, Seringai released their debut album Serigala Militia.[4]

2009–2012: DVD Generasi Menolak Tua and second album Taring[edit]

A box set DVD named Generasi Menolak Tua, a documentary about the band's history directed by Bramantyo, was released in 2010. Several cameos appears in the video ranging from musicians, music journalists, actress and the fans.[6]

In April 2012, after five years without a release, Seringai released the single "Tragedi" freely via their official website.[7] Siahaan explained that "after five years with no albums released," the band owed something to their fans.[7]

The second album Taring was released two months later in July 2012,[8] selling 999 copies in the first two days.[9] Prior to the release, the band said that heavy rock influence is dominant in the album, while the lyrics are critical about social and political issues. Others have a science fiction theme.[10]

2013–present: Opening act for Metallica and Future[edit]

On 25 August 2013, Seringai was billed as the only opening act for Metallica concert in Jakarta.[11]

In November 2013 Seringai released their second EP titled Tragedi/Sang lelaki. It's a 7" vinyl record containing the song "Tragedi" and a previously unreleased track "Sang Lelaki". The EP was a limited edition of 300 copies, and all were sold out by the time of the record release.[12]

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Arian "Arian13" Arifin — vocals (2002–present)
  • Ricky Siahaan — guitars (2002–present)
  • Edy Khemod — drums (2002–present)
  • Sammy Bramantyo — bass guitar (2004–present)
Former members
  • Toan — bass guitar (2002–2004)


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
Serigala Militia
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: High Octane Production
  • Format: CD
  • Released: July 11, 2012
  • Label: High Octane Production
  • Formats: CD, LP
Seperti Api
  • Released: 2018
  • Label: High Octane Production
  • Formats: CD

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
High Octane Rock
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Parau Records
  • Format: CD, LP, cassette
Tragedi/Sang Lelaki
  • Released: November 2013
  • Label: Stockroom Recordings
  • Format: 7" vinyl


Title Year Album
"Tragedi" 2012 Tragedi/Sang Lelaki


Title Details
Generasi Menolak Tua


  1. ^ Agato, Yudhistira. "Seringai are The Kings of Indonesian Heavy Metal". Vice. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Lawson, Dom (August 22, 2016). "The Top 10 Best Indonesian Metal Bands". TeamRock. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Seringai on Metal Archives". Metal Archives. 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  4. ^ a b c "Seringai Biography". Lorong Musik (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  5. ^ "Profil Seringai" [Seringai Profile]. (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  6. ^ "Generasi Menolak Tua: Persepsi Awet Muda ala Serigala". Jakartabeat (in Indonesian). 2010-05-08. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  7. ^ a b "Single terbaru Seringai diunduh 23 ribu kali dalam waktu 2 jam" [Seringai's new single were downloaded 23 thousand times in 2 hours]. Rolling Stone Indonesia. 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  8. ^ "Taring". Metal Archives. 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  9. ^ "999 Kopi Album Baru Seringai Edisi Istimewa Habis Terjual dalam Waktu Dua Hari" [999 copies of special edition of Seringai new album were sold out within two days]. Rolling Stone Indonesia (in Indonesian). 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  10. ^ "Seringai Akan Kembali dengan 'Taring'" [Seringai will be back with 'Taring']. Rolling Stone Indonesia (in Indonesian). 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  11. ^ Nismara, Reno (2012-04-19). "Seringai Resmi Jadi Pembuka Konser Metallica di Jakarta" [Seringai officially be the opening act of Metallica concert in Jakarta]. Rolling Stone Indonesia. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  12. ^ "Cetakan Pertama Ludes, Piringan Hitam Tujuh Inci Seringai Siap Dicetak Ulang" [First release was sold out, 7 inch vinyl of Seringai's ready to be re-released]. Rolling Stone Tragedi (in Indonesian). 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2014-10-19.

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