Bandung's Headbangers

It's Friday night in Bandung and the boys from Koil are hanging out at Omuniuum, a tiny record shop they own that also serves as a practice studio. They are passing around a bottle of Singa Jengke, or "crouching lion," a barely refined vodka produced in the industrial heartland of Tangerang. The music booming in the shop is heavy, probably Nordic, and a bootlegged DVD is showing the latest video from the German band Lucyfire. "We're thinking of going for the cowboy look like these guys, at our next show," jokes Otong, Koil's lead singer. "Our fans would probably freak...

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