SID, punk rock pioneers of Bali, were born and bred
in Kuta Rock City. The band is three chord attitude-heavy
young men, by name :
Bobby Kool (lead vocal, guitar, a dog
lover and a graphic designer)
, Eka Rock (low ridin' family man, beer
drinker, laid back bass and backing vocal and a warm smilin'
Rock 'N Roll bandman, IT warior)
, Jrx (low ridin' beer drinking Rock
'N Roll prince charming, drummer and a hairwax junkie,
The name 'Superman is Dead' started its' evolution
from Stone Temple Pilot's "Superman Silvergun".
The name moved on to "Superman is Dead" cause
they like the idea that there's no such thing as a
perfect person out there.
SID actually stumbled together in '95, drawn by their
common love of Green Day and NOFX. Their influences
soon extended to the punk 'n roll genre a la Supersuckers,
Living End and Social Distortion, and here they stay.
They say what they wanna say, how they wanna say it.
In your face, to say it precisely.
SID public image, self described, is "Punk Rock
a Bali" (think raw energy of NOFX vs Social Distortion
supersonically fueled with beer-soaked Balinese Rockabilly
History ? SID produced their first three albums independently
(the boys worked years of crappy night jobs), with
fabulous, small scale indie labels 1997 "Case
15", 1999 "Superman is Dead", 2002 "Bad
Bad Bad"(mini album, 6 tracks).
In March 2003, SID finally signed with Sony-BMG Indonesia
after extended negotiations regarding their right to
sing the majority of their tracks in English and have
full artistic rights over their 'image'!! With that
decision they single handedly became the first band
from Bali to be invited to sign with a major recording
label in Indonesia, the first band in their nation
(to my knowledge) to be recording majority of songs
in English and the first punk band in Indonesia to
get the national exposure and promotion that working
with a major label in a third world country provides.
And so the history of Indonesian Punk Rock begins!
And as for the question that everyone wants to know,
the infamous bomb in Bali happened about 75 M from
their home, hangout center, punk rock boutique, bar
and rehearsal studio that is also Jrx' house, in the
heart of Kuta.
After panel beating back the rolling doors of the studio
and shifting a little debris, rehearsals continued
as usual. Yeah, they saw a lot, it sucked big time,
but its' not gonna stop 'em!
And where are they now? At the end of 2002, one of
the more respectable music mags here cited SID as "The
Next Big Thing" for 2003. With the release of
their fourth album "Kuta Rock City" followed
by major air play nationally and in some countries
overseas, coupled with the instant popularity of their
newest film clip.
SID suddenly find themselves touring continuously
throughout Indonesia. Last week they were in four major
Indonesian cities, on three islands, in 7 days! Sometimes
playing for free at underground scene clubs, sometimes
at street skate parties or alternative band festivals,
at lots of universities and even occasionally at "classy" venues
who would have probably denied them entrance years
Which means more beers for all.
In 2003 SID even got a mention in Time Asia.
They also won a few music awards “MTV Awards
for The Best New Artist 2003”, “AMI Awards
for The Best New Artist 2003” and nominated again
in “AMI Awards 2006 for The Best Rock Album”.
October 2007, they did an amazing Australian tour,
8 cities, 16 gigs, 33 days with their strong D.I.Y
• August 2002, Openning Act Hoobastank,
Hard Rock Hotel, Kuta, Bali
June – July 2009, Superman Is Dead held An American Tour, 16 Gigs in 16 cities. 11 gigs of them were the ‘ Vans Warped Tour’ and the last 5 gigs were ‘From Bali With Rock’. They did a very hard work to succeed this excited tour, had crossed the big land from westcoast to eastcoast and got back to westcoast.
SID had share stages with international bands such
as International Noise Conspiracy, NOFX, MXPX and Hoobastank.
They remain proud, boys from the streets of Kuta with
a love of punk rock, beers and a good time. Ready for
whatever comes next, excited about the next gig.
LANGKAH FENOMENAL SID
• Superman Is Dead “Hot & Freaky
People 2003” MTV
Trax Magazine January 2003
• June 2003 Superman Is Dead “MTV
Exclusive Artist of the Month”
• Double Platinum Sony Music
for Kuta Rock City Album
• 2003, MTV Award “Most Favorite New Artist”
• 2003, AMI Award “The Best New Artist”
• 2004, SCTV Music Awards “The Most Famous Album
Nominee, Pop Rock Category” for Kuta Rock City
• 2006, AMI Awards “The Best Rock Album Nominee” for
Black Market Love Album
• 2006, “Superman Is Dead The Best Local Band” The
• 20 the best Indonesian Album 2006 for
The Black Market Love Album.
Rolling Stones Magazine Januari 2007
• April 2007, SID Opening Act for American Punk Rock
Band NOFX at Hard Rock Café, Kuta, Bali.
• Soundrenaline Sound of Change 2007 Jimbaran Bali, “Message
of Change” Artist Nominee.
• 17 June 2007, Guest Star Artist “Final Gudang
Garam Rock Competition” Jakarta
• October 2007, Superman Is Dead did an amazing Australian
tour, 8 cities, 16 gigs, 33 days.
• 150 the Best Indonesian Album for
Kuta Rock City Album. Rolling Stones Magazine, Special
• 50 Hype Things in Indonesian Music Industrial 2008
for Superman Is Dead.
• Trax Music & Attitude Magazine Edition Januari
• 2008, Openning Act MXPX Jakarta.
• “SID as a New Icons of Bali”.
Yak Magazine Maret, April, May 2008.
• June 2009.
Superman Is Dead American Tour. Played 11 gigs and cities of 'Vans Warped Tour' , and the last 5 gigs and cities were 'From Bali With Rock Tour'
2002 “White Town” Album “Bad Bad Bad” Director
by Outsider Film
2003 “Kuta Rock City” Album ”Kuta
Rock City” Director by Rizal Mantovani
2003 “Punk Hari Ini” Album “Kuta
Rock City” Director by Ridwan
2004 “Muka Tebal” Album ”The Hangover
Decade” Director by Outsider Film
2004 “Rock ‘N Roll Band” Album “The
Hangover Decade” Director by Outsider Film
2004 “Disposable Lies” Album “The
Hangover Decade” Director by Umum Production
2006 “Bukan Pahlawan” Album “Black
Market Love ”Director by Eric Est Movie
2006 “Black Market Love” Album “Black
Market Love” Director by Bob Calabrito
2007 “Menginjak Neraka” Album “Black
Market Love” Director by Eric Est. Movie
2007 “Lady Rose” Album “Black Market
Love ”Director by Eric Est. Movie
2007 “Goodbye Whiskey” Album “Black
Market Love” Director by Outsider Film
2008, Superman Is Dead Rock-A-Bali Australian Tour
2007, Produksi outSIDer Inc, Format DVD, For Promotional
Stuff Not for Sale
2009, " Kuat Kita Bersinar " Album " Angels and The Outsiders" Director by Patrick Effendy
2009, " Jika Kami Bersama- Featuring Shaggy Dog " Album " Angels and The Outsiders" Director by Patrick Effendy
2009," Saint Of My Life" Album " Angels and The Outsiders" ,A footage music video from SID American Tour 2009
Some Videos have been uploaded at Youtube.com Please
click the URL to check'em out :
Please visit our detail discography page : http://supermanisdead.net/discography.php
Case 15, 1995 , Produksi Independent Intertainment, Format
Superman Is Dead,1998, Produksi Rizt Clothing, Format CD & Cassette
Bad Bad Bad, 2002, Produksi Rizt Cloth.& Suicide Glam,
Format CD (mini album)
Bad Bad Bad, 2002, Produksi Spills Record, Format Cassette
100% Attitude, 1999, Produksi Lunatic Records, Format Cassette
No Place To Get Fun, 2002, Format Cassette
New Generation Calling, 2003, Produksi Spills Record, Format
Video Kami “A Rock Society” 2006, Video Clip “Menginjak
Neraka”, Produksi A Mild Live Production, Trend Setter
Magz & The Blado Ent. Format VCD (Not For Sale)
Fantastic Bands, April 2005, Produksi Sony Music, Format
CD & Cassette
Class Rock “Today’s Sensation”, Produksi
Sony Music October 2004, Format CD & Cassette
A Mild Live Soundrenaline 2004, Produksi Sony Music & A
Mild Live, November 2004, Format CD & Cassette
Planet Rock, Produksi Sony Music, August 2005, Format CD & Cassette
Kuta Rock City, 2003, Produksi Sony Music Indonesia, Format
CD & Cassette
The Hangover Decade, 2004, Produksi Sony Music Indonesia,
Format CD & Cassette
Black Market Love, 2006, Produksi Sony BMG Indonesia, Format
CD & Cassette
Angels and The Outsiders, 2009. Produksi Sony Music Indonesia, format CD & Cassete
ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK
D’ BIJIS, Produksi Sonny Music & Class Movie,
January 2007, Format CD & Cassette