The all-girl Muslim metal band smashing through Indonesia

They're uprooting gender and religious stereotypes along the way

Voice of Baceprot.
(Image credit: Putu Sayoga)

Thrashing guitar riffs, throbbing bass licks, and banging drum cymbals resound as the lead singer howls into the mic. The crowd forms a mosh pit, screaming fans go wild, and the band members, visibly energized, smile and bang their heads as they tear through another performance.

Though this may seem like a typical rock concert, Voice of Baceprot is anything but prosaic. Smashing their way through Indonesia's music scene, this teenage, all-girl, hijab-wearing heavy metal trio is uprooting gender and religious stereotypes.

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Joyce Chu

Joyce is a researcher at The Week. When not furiously tracking the news, she can be found sky-gazing in parks, painting in her home-made art space, or people-watching in coffee shops.