New President of Indonesia Is a Metalhead

Indonesia-Metalhead-President-Joko-WidodoCongratulations to Jakarta Governor–and outspoken metalhead–Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who received 53.13 percent of the vote in Indonesia’s presidential election and was declared the winner. His rival Prabowo Subianto only received 46.85%. Widodo is expected to be inaugurated on October 20.

The newly elected prez is known for loving bands such as Metallica, Lamb of God, and Napalm Death.

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe posted on his Instagram saying, “Incredibly, ladies & gentlemen, the new President of Indonesia is a metalhead AND a Lamb of God fan. No, this is not a joke, yes the photos are real, yes he digs Napalm Death, Metallica, Megadeth, & lamb of god amongst others- holy crap! THE WORLD’S FIRST HEAVY METAL PRESIDENT! Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the governor of Jakarta & former furniture salesman who was born into poverty, has won the election. I do not know much at all about Indonesian politics, so I can’t comment of their political situation one way or the other, but from what I can tell, Jokowi seems to be a man of the people. Wow. A metal head president- who would have thought? AMAZING.”

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  • Mario

    Now I understand why the best guitars are Made in Indonesia….

  • hardrockinmofo

    Now we need a metalhead President in America!

    • Negus

      Your president supports people like Jay-Z.

  • Jo

    He is a man of the people, practicing blusukan culture which involves visiting ordinary citizens to discuss what needs to be done by the government.

  • GlenW