LORD SYMPHONY was formed on December 31st, 2005. Our genre is Epic Power Metal, a style which is like an endangered species in our beloved Country Indonesia. Our mission is to âresurrectâ Speed Power Metal genre in Indonesia which is currently âavoidedâ by common Indonesian metal bands, our musical style is a mix between common European Power Metal style and our own style blended with traditional elements of Indonesia traditional music.
Members of Lord Symphony came from many different bands, Fuadmonster as the leader of the band came from a band called PALMTREE and ELEVEN KEYS who play classic rock, hard rock and power metal style. Ichsan Black and FaâI came from a Helloween tribute band called JURASSIC. Dani came from TEXTURE who plays classic and progressive rock. Glen came from a power metal band named LOST PAUS. The last, Uji came from power metal bands LIMBAH GOT and EASTERN WARRIOR. Previous drummer Ranu was in the same band with Ichsan and FaâI, he quited from Lord Symphony due to a family matter on July 2008. To replace Ranu, Lord Symphony made an audition and from 13 drummers our choice went to Uji.
Uji is a perfect replacement for Ranu since his skill is above other audition drummer and he has good power and able to play drums for more 15 speed song at one session. Uji officially join lord symphony since late 2009.
In early 2012, Glen (vocalist) decided to leave the band due to different vision and mission with other band members and Lord Symphony finally hire Monk Bhodi (Power Beat, ex-Naga Terbang) to replace Glen.
We started our career as a semi-finalist at Indonesia's biggest rock competition GGRC (Gudang Garam Rock Competition) in 2007. Then we got a blast when we were selected as one of the opening band for German legendary power metal band Helloween when they came to Indonesia for their Hellishrock Tour in Jakarta, February 22, 2008.
Deeply rooted in Power metal, our music is influenced by some world's greatest metal bands, namely: Helloween, Rhapsody Of Fire, Symphony X, Stratovarius, Dragonforce, Megadeth and Indonesian famous shadow-puppet master Ki. Manteb Soedharsono who influenced our new album Bharatayudha Part. 1.
The main concept or the grand design of Bharatayudha Part. 1 album is inspired by great epic power metal masterpieces created by Italian RHAPSODY OF FIRE. They have created some epic album which tell us about: epic war/battle, knights, warrior, dragon, etc. We want to create our own album with our country's original epic story.
Our choice went to Bharatayudha, an epic battle/war story, part of an ancient Javanese epic story Mahabharata, written by Empu Sedah and Empu Panuluh in around year 1100 AD.
We want to mix typical European Power Metal style created by Helloween with our traditional music elements. And introduce our country's original epic story to the world with our conceptual albums.
Bharatayudha Part 1 was released digitally on November 10, 2010 via Amazon.com and also available on CD, independently produced and sold by the band. Bharatayudha Part 1 CD is also available in Japan, sold at Asian Rock Rising, Red Rivet Records and S.A Music (Metal Pesado). The album also earned a positive review at Captain Wada's Rock Drive blog, reviewed by Kazuo Ogasawara.
We have our latest single Bima Suci which was digitally released on October 1, 2011 and available at world's leading online digital music stores: Amazon, iTunes, Napster, 7 digital, HMV Digital, Emusic, CDon, Virgin Mega Store, Spotify, Fnac, Media Markt, Nokia OVI, MOG, etc.
We have a new single Black Dawn released on May 20, mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios Finland.
The band is now preparing to re-record The Lord's Wisdom demo with all new arrangements featuring symphonic orchestrations plus gamelan as our "trade mark" and scheduled to be released in 2012.
Born: Sragen, 1973
Before officially joined Lord Symphony in February 2012, Arif was lead vocalist of Naga Terbang and currently also still sings for Power Beat. Lord Symphony is his first power metal band ever joined. When Arif starts his new adventure with Lord Symphony, he starts to learn lots of power metal songs which are new to him. Arif mostly sing rock stuff from Led Zeppelin, Guns N Roses, Queen, etc, with his powerful high pitched vocal characteristic, he is a perfect replacement vocalist for Glen.
Born: Karanganyar, 25 December 1976.
Although his guitar technique is influenced by worldâs great metal bands like Helloween, Megadeth & Iron Maiden, his most favourite guitarist is Eet Syahrani from Indonesia.
Heavy distortion is one of his typical style, while other is undisputable fast rhythm and melodies. Fuad is also known as Guitar Monster, since he is known as a master in composing great songs with great melodies.
Born: Karanganyar, 14 May 1982.
With his self-made guitars, he practices almost 4 hours a day to improve his guitar technique. FaâI has earned The Best Guitarist Awards in some music festivals .
His style is influenced by: Yngwie Malmsteen, Kiko Loureiro, Marty Friedman & Joe Satriani.
Born: Sukoharjo, 19 December 1983.
He always attractive and powerfully performs playing his bass guitar on stage. Stratovarius, Helloween, Rhapsody Of Fire are his favourite bands. On stage, he also performs as LORD SYMPHONYâs backing vocalist.
Born: Solo, 24 August 1984.
Gudang Garam Rock Competition 2007 was the first gig he ever did with LORD SYMPHONY after he joined the band in late 2006.
His technique is inspired by band like: Kamelot, Nightwish, Rhapsody Of Fire, Angra & Dream Theater. And with his own style, he makes LORD SYMPHONYâs songs sounds uniquely, creating âBeauty Within The warâ of speed and killer tracks
Born: Karanganyar, 10 February 1990.
The youngest member of the band, he has a powerful drums playing, mostly in kicking his double pedals.
He started his career in music as a guitarist, but after listening to LORD SYMPHONYâs songs, he decided to be a drummer.
Bharatayudha Part 1 (2010)
Bima Suci (Single 2011)
Black Dawn (single 2012)
Live at HelishRock 2008 (opening band for Helloween)
Live at Jateng Fair 2011
Live at Mojogedang 2011
Live at To The Light of Power & Metal 2011
Live at Loud Of Rock 2012 (Yogyakarta)
Live at Hard Rock Rising 2012 (Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta)
Live at Progressive Rock Concert #2 - We Trust SuROCKarto 2012