Started out in 1995 as a straightforward extreme metal band from Jakarta - Indonesia, Kekal entered the local scene with fresh ideas. In 2003, they released their 'breakthrough' 4th album, "1000 Thoughts of Violence". Dubbed as Kekal's most successful album to date in terms of sales and media reception, the band started to gain attention beyond the Asian region due to the uniqueness of its music: combining stylistic elements of jazz-fusion, progressive rock, psychedelic, trip-hop, experimental electronic and ambient music, and blended together into their own distinct style known as 'Kekal style'.
On August 12, 2009, Kekal shed itself from all the human members. It marked the start of a new era as a memberless band, and has since released its 8th album entitled "8" in December 2010 and 9th album "Autonomy" in December 2012, all without the presence of official band members. All three former key-members have left the band, but they decided to continue giving their contribution in music, artwork and audio production for Kekal's future albums.
Their newest Luka EP is a step towards that direction, using virtual singers to complement their unique style. Read their Encyclopaedia Metallum page for a much more detailed description.