A few days ago, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo won the election in Indonesia, making him the president of the country. The reason we wrote about it on Metal Insider is that Widodo also happens to be a huge metal fan, having appeared in a Napalm Death shirt and talking about how he likes both them and Metallica. While metal fans in the country are elated, so is just about everyone else, including Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe. Weighing in on the picture to the right, which features the new president wearing a Lamb of God shirt, Blythe said the following via his Instagram:
I mean, can you IMAGINE it? This is THE ONLY PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD with whom you can sit down and argue about which Slayer record is the best. Holy crap, it’s too much! I want the Prez to take me on a diplomatic surf summit to Bali. Maybe I can get ambassadorial status. #jokowipleasetakemetoyourislandparadise
First of all, it’s always Reign in Blood, but it’d be awesome to have that conversation with Widodo and/or Blythe. Secondly, we wouldn’t be too surprised if Lamb of God’s next tour found them playing Indonesia. In fact, as the Pres settles into his new role, the country could find itself on must-visit status for band that want to hobnob with the most high-ranking metal fan in the free world.