We here at Permafrost receive inquiries daily from people in the music industry. Most are very nice, and if possible, an inquiry from a country that is not exactly known for an active rhythmic music scene is extra nice. Today Indonesia and the band Vox Mortis. A death metal band formed by multidisciplinary musicians stand for animal welfare.
Vox Mortis mark their presence in the extreme music scene by unleashing first two songs, Primata Durjana and Forever No To Dog Meat.
Vox Mortis was formed by multidisciplinary musicians such as Doni Herdaru Tona (Funeral Inception), Achmad Mustaid (Vomitology) and Donirro (Last Blood) to raise awareness about animal welfare under the banner of death metal. The band takes music as their medium for propaganda as it works universally, and the band plans to release their debut album ASAP! Propaganda in music is very good as long as the topics are important to focus on, and animal welfare is definitely an important topic!
Doni Herdaru Tona states, «We focus on the least protected domestic animals: cats and dogs. Some people would agree if battle is not only about war, but also through diplomacy. Meanwhile we’re ready to shed our blood, diplomacy is also important. Vox Mortis tries to embody the two sides of it». Doni Herdaru Tona who is also the founder of Animal Defenders Indonesia.
Vox Mortis delivers a typical style of death metal with a progressive chord twist, intense blast beat, and raging growl vocals. They packed up a song with irony and sang it full of wrath. The composition was made to blend with some effects to create an epic atmosphere. The band intensively produced their material and recording since Covid-19 pandemic started to spread to the whole country. This session took place at Rsharsh Leonard’s Tonebetter Soundlab.