After exploring Helsinki, the Naratas Akar Atap Class Eurasia 2018 then went to Oslo, Norway to explore the roots of Bandung’s underground music there. From June 29th to July 2nd 2018, Atit, Dini and Hinhin stayed at the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo and conducted research. Their first goal was Neseblod Records, which in the 1990s was called Helvete and was the starting point for the birth and grown of black metal music.
In Neseblod, the team interviewed Grete, the owner of Neseblod, and documented every detail of Neseblod, including the black metal museum where there was still an iconic wall that written words “Black Metal” Having stopped at Big Dipper Records for a while, the team then headed for Tonyengata, the apartment complex where Euronymous, Mayhem’s guitarist and founder of Helvete, lived and died there. They also explored the Oslo landmarks and places where the black metal music scene developed in the 1990s. The team also visited Akershus Fortress, an old fort that inspired black metal musicians in writing the lyrics for their music. Last, they also visited Oslo Opera House and Music Norway building.
On July 2, 2018, the team returned to Helsinki and then continued their journey to Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, covering the Rainforest Fringe Festival, as well as learning more about the creative culture that was there. This video shows you the journey of The Naratas Akar Atap Class Eurasia 2018 team while exploring Oslo and the roots of the black metal. Watch!
All footages by: Astria Fadhilah, Dini Nurdiyanti, Hinhin Agung Daryana Edited by Jon Pasisian