KILAT are a three piece explorative raw black metal band from Naarm, Australia. The group consists of artists Karina Utomo (High Tension, RINUWAT), Rama Parwata (Whitehorse, RINUWAT) and Benjamin Andrews (MY DISCO, Agents of Abhorrence, Blarke Bayer). The band formed in early 2021 after years of discussion into extreme music genre fusion and the trio's simpatico relationship with one another.
The black metal moniker is the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to describing KILAT's noise laden sound. Their first performance, 'Malam Busuk' was on November 13th at The Corner hotel in Richmond, and the band performed to a sold out crowd. KILAT will record their debut album in late 2021, to be released on limited edition cassette through Melbourne based experimental label, AR53.
The trio reference the sounds of contemporary raw Black Metal artists, as well as drawing influence from Nusantara and ancient Javanese imagery, script and traditions.