Tag Archives: Joko Widodo

Denmark’s Prime Minister surprises Indonesia’s President with a Metallica box set

Posted by on November 28, 2017

Metalheads rejoiced when their fellow metalhead Joko Widodo was elected as Indonesia’s next President back in 2014. Widodo has been previously spotted wearing Napalm Death shirts and he doesn’t keep his musical taste a secret. According to The Jakarta Post, Denmark Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen surprised Widodo with an unusual gift. Typically, one would […]

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Despite letter from Axl Rose, Indonesian smugglers executed

Posted by on April 29, 2015

When Jakarta governor and Indonesian metal fan Joko Widodo was elected president of Indonesia, metal fans and Indonesians alike rejoiced. The son of a wood seller, Widodo was seen as a champion of social welfare and a break from the authoritarian past of the country’s rulers. However, the President showed that he won’t be swayed […]

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Tony Iommi writes Indonesian president as execution looms

Posted by on March 4, 2015

When Jakarta governor Joko Widodo was elected President of Indonesia, it was seen as a victory for opponents of the authoritarian regimes that had traditionally ruled in the past. It was also seen as a victory for metal fans worldwide, as he became the first president of any country that was a metal fan, naming Napalm […]

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Napalm Death writes to Indonesian president

Posted by on January 28, 2015

Last year, Joko Widodo became the president of Indonesia. While that wouldn’t necessarily be the kind of thing that would get him written about in Metal Insider, it turns out he’s a total metalhead. The guy’s been pictured wearing a Napalm Death shirt, and was also given a bass by Robert Trujillo. He won in part […]

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Napalm Death’s Barney Greenway reacts to Indonesian metalhead president

Posted by on August 8, 2014

It’s no secret that the Indonesian president is a metalhead, and it’s somewhat comforting to know that the leader of a nation has gone on record as a fan of Napalm Death. Hearing the other side of the story is just as interesting! In an interview with Billboard, Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway sat down […]

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Randy Blythe is psyched a metal fan is Indonesian president

Posted by on July 24, 2014

A few days ago, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo won the election in Indonesia, making him the president of the country. The reason we wrote about it on Metal Insider is that Widodo also happens to be a huge metal fan, having appeared in a Napalm Death shirt and talking about how he likes both them […]

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Potential Indonesian president is a Metallica and Napalm Death fan

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is not only framing a possible candidacy for presidency of Indonesia based on actually being for the people, but he lives the life all around. The self-proclaimed heavy metal fan attends Metallica concerts and listens to Napalm Death, according to Inquirer.net. He was given a bass guitar by Robert Trujillo of Metallica which […]

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