An Indonesian heavy metal performer from one of the more than 1,500 heavy metal bands in the country. Photo: Gede Adhiputra

Headbangers in hijabs: inside Indonesia’s heavy metal scene

From hijab-wearing female metal band Voice of Baceprot to the Hammersonic music festival that includes prayer breaks, Indonesia’s metalheads show that ‘the devil’s music’ doesn’t have to clash with their Islamic identity

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An Indonesian heavy metal performer from one of the more than 1,500 heavy metal bands in the country. Photo: Gede Adhiputra
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Risyiana Muthia

Risyiana Muthia

Risyiana is a Bali-based journalist. She has written for CNN International, VICE News, and TechInAsia.