By A.Akbar

It was a sad day for Malaysian hardcore fans when Naratu’s veteran vocalist, Ijam, decided to leave the band after 10 years of good hardcore kicking.

Selamat Tahun Baru 2018. Hari ini jua saya (ijam) ingin mengumumkan pengunduran diri sebagai vokalis Naratu. Keputusan…

Posted by Naratu on 2hb Januari 2018

The band officially announced Ijam’s departure on the 2nd of January on Facebook. The frontman left a big hole in the Malaysian hardcore scene, as his service up front in singing hit songs like ‘Pukimak’, ‘Pergi Mampus’ and ‘Kau Bangsat’ will always be iconic in the hearts of Malaysian hardcore fans.

ucapan kata-kata terakhir abang IJAM selepas tamatnya acara di “MALAYSIAN CORE FEST” semalam. maka berakhirlah tugas beliau berkhidmat sebagai vocalist NARATU selama 10 tahun. sedih jugaklah rasanya. kami mendoakan agar beliau terus success & happy disamping family tercinta 🤝✌🏽.#naratu#keramatdurjana#bersamaselamanya #ijamfarewell #lagenda.p/s: siapa vocalist baru NARATU? nantikan video selepas ini 🙊

Posted by Naratu on 11hb Februari 2018

Naratu also announced the heir to Ijam’s throne, who has been filling in for Ijam in days of his absence after the final show at Rumah Api last week. Azam, known for his roundhouse kicks at Thy Regiment and Strikeout, will be taking over mic duty from now onwards. Say hello to Azam!

sedikit ucapan malu-malu kucing daripada AZAM setelah diperkenankan oleh bekas vocalist lagenda Naratu, IJAM, selepas tamat acara di “Malaysian Core Fest” tempoh hari 😜.#naratu#keramatdurjana

Posted by Naratu on 13hb Februari 2018

Welcome to the Naratu family Azam!

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