Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Jamrud is a rock band that originated from Indonesia, was first formed in 1989 in Cimahi, West Java with the name of Jamrock. Jamrud since the formation leaded by 'Aziz' Mangasi Siagian (guitar) and 'Ricky' Teddy (bass) and is known as a successful music group carrying the rock as a popular music in Indonesia in the 90s.

Before became Jamrud, their early formation of Jamrock are 'Aziz' Mangasi Siagian (guitar), 'Ricky' Teddy (bass), Agus (drums) and Oppi (vocals). This group is several times through personnel changes, Budhy Haryono, former drummerGIGI also ever joined Jamrock. Formation Jamrock eventually became a popular form known by fans in the 90's that is Azis (guitar), Ricki (bass), 'Anto' Krisyanto (vocals), 'Fitrah' Alam (guitar) and 'Sandy' Handoko (drums).

Jamrock is a music group that influences by rock music in the area around Bandung. At that time they sang songs from rock groups who have had became famous. When they famous they have increased during Krisyanto and Sandy Handoko (drums) joined Jamrock.

Satisfied brings the songs of others, in 1995, Azis, Ricky, Krisyanto and Sandy began writing their own material and recording a song demo. They offer these demos to record labels Log Zhelebour (commonly called 'Log') that give a warm welcome. Jamrock then awarded a contract to record and join log-owned record label, namely Logiss Records. With their entry into the log-owned record label, the name was changed to Jamrud.

Jamrud became mature in music and their performances under the care of the record label owned by the Log Zhelebour. Sales of their debut album Jamrud, Nekad (1996) achieved sales of more than 100 thousand copies in a short time. Their success continued with their second album, Putri (1997), the number of sales reached 200 thousand pieces. Large profits from the sales of albums Jamrud continue until they released Terimakasih (1999). The album was very popular among young generation of Indonesia at the time, especially through the song "Berakit-rakit" and "Terimakasih", which sold up to touch the number 750 thousand copies, an extraordinary achievement for rock music album sales in Indonesia at that time.

Peak commercial success was the album Ningrat Jamrud (2000) which recorded sales of one million copies in Indonesia with its popular single "Surti-Tejo" and "Pelangi di matamu" in Indonesia.

The success they achieved was not free from an unexpected event. In 1999 Sandy Handoko and Fitrah Alam has passed away of an overdose of drugs. Their death was the shocking news to Indonesian music industry at that time. Position Sandy Suherman Handoko later replaced by 'Herman' Husin.

After Jamrud released four studio albums, in 2007 Krisyanto resigned to left from Jamrud, he had already saturated and tired of musical activity in the music group. Krisyanto then released his first solo album titled Mimpi (2009).

After Krisyanto left Jamrud, they moved directly recruit new personnel. Three new personnel added into their band. They are Donald Amdonal Jaja (vocals), who replaced Krisyanto, Mochamad 'Irwan' (Guitar 2) and 'Danny' Rachman (drums), who replaced Suherman. With this formation Jamrud released her new album titled New Performance 2009 which was released in Jakarta on March 16, 2009.


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