Voice Of Baceprot – often abbreviated as VOB – are an Indonesian all-girl rock band formed in Garut, West Java, in 2014. Consisting of young hijab-wearing trio Firdda Marsya Kurnia (vocals and guitar), Widi Rahmawati (bass), and Euis Siti Aisyah (drums), the word “baceprot” from their band name comes from the Sundanese language meaning “loud”. It was chosen to represent the type of music that they play.
VOB first shot to fame in 2015 when a video of them performing a cover song by Rage Against The Machine went viral on YouTube, garnering attention from both local and international media. Prodigiously talented, their unique and contradictory combination of heavy rock/metal music and their wearing of the hijab has caught the eye of music fans and media from across the globe as well as fans in high places, such as Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, among others.
In 2018, VOB released their long-awaited self-written debut single “School Revolution”, which enhanced their reputation even further. Becoming a point of discussion for high-profile global media including The New York Times, NPR, BBC, DW and The Guardian, VOB subsequently received a slew of invitations to perform at celebrated festivals and events around the world.
In early 2021, while recording for their new material, VOB were invited to perform at several local and international virtual music festivals, including WOW (Women of the World) Festival UK 2021’s WOW Sounds, where they were introduced to the Duchess of Cornwall HRH Camilla Parker-Bowles during the International Women’s Day celebrations and shared a (virtual) stage with other remarkable female performers from around the world. The festival significantly raised their profile, bringing them to the attention of more major media publications, including heavy metal and rock magazine Metal Hammer, which dubbed them “the Metal Band the World Needs Right Now”.