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Netral (old name)
GenresAlternative rock, punk rock
1992 (1992)-present
  • Bulletin Records (1995-2004)
  • Kancut Records (2005-)
  • Bagus Dhanar Dhana
  • Eno Gitara Ryanto
  • Christopher "Coki" Bollemeyer
  • Gabriel Bimo Sulaksono
  • Ricy "Miten" Dayandani (RIP)

NTRL (formerly Netral) is an Indonesian rock band formed in 1992 in Jakarta. They released 10 albums. Its current members are Bagus (vocals and bass), Eno (drums), and Coki (guitar).


In November 1992, Bagus formed Netral along with Bimo and Miten.[1][2] The band released a self-titled album in 1994, with punk sounds dominant.[3] It released another album, Wa.. Lah, in 1995. The lyrics are random and simple, combined with a "naughty" rock style.[1] Its third album, Tidak Enak, was released in 1997, with a fourth, Album Minggu Ini, released the following year. After that, Bimo quit the band and was replaced by Eno. In 1999, Miten was replaced by Coki. The band then released Paten, which was followed by Oke Deh in 2001. In 2003, it released Kancut.[1]

In 2005, Netral released two albums. Hitam, released on 7 February 2005, gave a "hard" and "dark" impression and consisted of seven tracks. The lyrics on "Bom" discuss bombings that terrorize people. "Atas Nama" explains persons acting on behalf of the public and love. The lyrics in "Koma" are about someone who finds inspiration in a coma, while the first track, "Haru Biru", tells about someone's journey through life. It was sold through fan bases, distros, and music magazines; only 7000 copies were published.[1][4]Putih, a "softer" album, was released four months later.[1] The first track, "Terbang Tenggelam", tells about someone's purposeless love journey.[5] Since these albums, Netral has released its albums through the indie label Kancut Records.[6]

The band released its ninth album, entitled 9th, in July 2007. One of the songs, "Cinta Gila", has the theme of love and is about a woman who falls in love with a drummer of a band. A video clip was made for this song to improve album sales.[7]

The Story Of was released in 2009. The song "Cipta Karya Jaya Rasa" has been described as full of rock, while "Hari Yang Indah" is more pop and jazzy. On "Api", the band invites listeners to enjoy life. "Seluas Samudera" describes a sincere and open heart, while "Kecoa dan Kupu-kupu" describes a sincere love and betrayal. The band also rearranged "Hari Merdeka", a medium tempo patriotic song, as a rock song.[8]

In 2009, Netral released a song entitled "Garuda Di Dadaku" as part of a soundtrack for the film of the same name. Band members had difficulty when writing the lyrics and recording the song.[9] In late 2009, the lyrics of the song were edited and the song renamed as "KPK Di Dadaku" to defend the government agency of eradication of corruption, which at the time was trouble.[10]

In 2015, Netral officially changed its name to "NTRL".[11]


  1. ^ a b c d e Aristi, Yarra (17 March 2011). "Netral". Rolling Stone Indonesia (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Netral". Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ Budiman, Irfan; Riyanto, Agus Slamet; Anom, Andari Karina; Arjanto, Dwi; Wiyana, Dwi (27 March 2000). "Generasi Baru Musik Indonesia, Sebuah Alternatif". Tempo. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "Album 'HITAM'-nya Netral Edisi Terbatas". 14 March 2005. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Netral Band Luncurkan Album 'PUTIH'". 26 May 2005. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ Wirawan, Rama (8 February 2011). "Membongkar Rahasia Panjang Umur Netral". Rolling Stone Indonesia. Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "Netral Belum Mau Nge-Pop". 30 November 2007. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ "The Story Of...: Kiprah Netral 17 Tahun Bermusik". Indonesian Tunes. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ Mustholih (10 June 2009). "Netral Kesulitan Buat Lagu Pengobar Semangat". Tempo. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ Widiastuti, Rina; Aguslia (3 November 2009). "Nada Dering Lagu 'KPK di Dadaku' Laris Manis". Tempo. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ Edward, Julian (27 November 2015). "Band Netral Ganti Nama Jadi NTRL Karena Tak Mau Bayar Paten?". Liputan 6. Retrieved 2016.

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