KEKAL released a brand-new Single “Anthropos Rising” with Music Video to celebrate The Great Awakening
To finish off the year 2021, avant-garde metal/rock band Kekal just released the brand-new song “Anthropos Rising” as a digital single, also accompanied by the music video. This makes the first taste of what is to come in the year 2022, with more new songs to be released one at a time individually as digital singles, to form the (yet untitled) upcoming album. “Anthropos Rising” has all the fresh musical approach, in a more uplifting, organic and in-your-face production followed by spiritually-charged lyrics about the great awakening and ascension.
The digital single is released as a free download through the band’s Bandcamp page and streaming through various mainstream digital platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc.). At the same time, the band also released a music video of this new song on YouTube.
Formed in 1995 as a more straightforward extreme metal band, Jakarta – Indonesia-based Kekal has been venturing deeper into the continuous exploration in creating music for more than two decades. Their monumental 4th album “1000 Thoughts of Violence” (2003) marked as the beginning of their journey into the unknown. Kekal is one of the first bands/musicians from Indonesia to gain international presence in the early and mid-2000 by releasing albums in both North American and European markets, and the first band from Indonesia to tour Europe in March 2004—playing a string of live concerts in Germany, Netherlands and Sweden.
Since 2009, Kekal has become a band with no official members, but some of its former members still continue to make music and release albums for Kekal, albeit as anonymous contributors.
So far, Kekal has released 12 full-length studio albums from 1998 to 2020, and the upcoming one is currently in the works for a possible mid to late 2022 release. Stylistically, the album follows Kekal’s faithful tradition by utilizing avant-garde and alternative approaches to various expressions of rock, metal and electronic music.