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Penunggu - "Making unique heavy music with enough variation, and interesting lyrics and stories in our songs to intrigue every listener"
"Intensive-exciting heart pounding music for those who dares to listen. We play heavy!"
Ary - Vocals | Haizeel "EJ" - Rhythm Guitar | Aerrichi Setiawan "Richi" - Drums/Percussions | Wan Tido - Lead Guitar | Haireey - Bass Guitar
Black Sabbath | Metallica | Megadeth
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The name 'Penunggu' was inspired by a Sweet Charity song with the
same title; in Malay language Penunggu can be translated as a haunting entity or a guardian of an area/location.
Started late 2013 in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor with the twin brothers: Haireey (Bassist) and Haizeel Hashnan (Rhythm Guitar). They were then joined by hard hitting drummer Aerrichi Setiawan (Drummer);a close friend of theirs. They discovered comfortable chemistry between three of them after many casual jamming sessions together. After a long series of auditions, they were finally joined by melodic voice of Muhammad Hafiz Yaakob (Vocal) and fret maestro Muhammad Redzwan Manan/Wan Tido (Lead Guitar) to finally complete the band as a whole.
In early 2017, Fiz left the band after having a hard time to juggle between work and commitment to the band. Another long series of auditions was held to find a suitable replacement. Finally they settled in for the powerful voice Hadzri Hussin or ‘Ary’ as the band’s new frontman and lead vocalist. Penunggu is currently working to finish their first EP which is expected to be released early 2019.
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Contrasting to the current local metal scene; stereotypically death metal, black metal and metalcore, Penunggu chose to stay true to the roots of early heavy metal/rock, influenced mostly by Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Megadeth, Metallica and Pantera; creating energetic and adrenaline pumping music instead of trying to be dark or too scary sounding. Of course there is a bit of soft side to the band with their more mellow ballads such as "Talian Ayah Bonda" to showcase their versatility.
Although initially heavily influenced by bands from the western world, Penunggu later quickly followed the footsteps of their local heroes such as Wings, Sweet Charity, Amuk and May by adding their (Malays and Indonesian) cultures; lyrically and conceptually into their materials. "Our lyrical concept usually plays around current issues and affairs but are described and narrated metaphorically into something more fantasy & sci-fi. This with the lyrical style of Dio, Jimi Hendrix, etc which makes the subject matter more interesting and encrypting to our fans."
21ST Century Spellcaster Lyric
lirik: Haireey | progression: Haizeel, Haireey | melody: Fiz, Richi, Senyum
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