As reported previously on this site, Indonesiaâ€™s own Burgerkill won Metal Hammerâ€™s coveted Metal as F*ck Award.
(The complete list of winners can be found here: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/metal-hammer-golden-gods-2013-all-the-winners/) The guys got to go to London to accept the award in person at a ceremony in the O2 Arena (along with MRTG Webmaster Robin Malau!), and were even able to catch all three days of the Download Festival (with Iron Maiden and Slipknot among the headliners) while there! During their stay they also enjoyed sampling Britainâ€™s many varieties of beer and ale.
Also, at long last, Lena and John Resbornsâ€™ illustrated book on the Southeast Asian underground rock scene is out, if you haven’t seen it already: http://www.labourofloveandhate.com/buy-the-book/. Definitely worth checking out. John Resborn shot the cover photo of MRTG, which is also one of the many striking images included in LoLaH.
P.S. Speaking of heavy metal coffee-table books with lots of photos from Southeast Asia: http://www.joergbrueggemann.com/16-0-Metalheads.html.