This definitely wins for best news of the day! The good people at Metal Hammer have revealed that Joko Widodo, a die hard metal head, has won the Indonesian presidential election(BBC confirms it too)! In case you forgot, Jokowi is well known for being a regular at metal shows, and his favorite bands include Metallica, Megadeth, Lamb of God and Napalm Death. He previously told that Bloomberg.com that “Rock music gives me motivation, gives me spirit about the environment, about the corruption, about justice. The beat of the drum — boom, boom — gives me spirit!”
As you can see from the documentary below, the heavy metal scene is definitely growing in Indonesia, so this can only help it move forward! Let’s all congratulate Joko on his victory, not only for his country, but for all the heavy metal lovers across the world!
Now if only we could get a metal head into our office here in the States….