Extreme Decay was formed on January 1, 1998 with the following initial members: Adhie (guitar), Juli (guitar), Adi (bass), Andik (vocals), Afrl (vocals) and Adim (drums). Since their inception, Extreme Decay has been inspired by grind, crust and punk bands from the 80s, and set to write hard-hitting, fast tempo songs. Short and straight to the point. They represent music through social themes full of protest, questions, and anger.
Not long after their initial inception, Andik the vocalist quitted the band, then Juli and Adim also decided to quit. Didik (formerly the bass player of Rotten Corpse) was asked to play drums. With this line up, on October 1998 Extreme Decay put out their first demo tape, “Bastard”, containing 7 original songs and one Napalm Death cover, “Inside The Torn Apart”. The demo was reissued by Czech-based label, Impregnate Records, along with some additional live-songs on the tracklist.
On early 1999, Eko joined the band as the drummer. He was also playing drums for Keramat and Antiphaty back then. Extreme Decay then recorded a split tape with the local crust pioneer Antiphaty. The record was released by Confuse Indie Productions with the title “For Freedom” on February of 1999.
Two months later Extreme Decay released a tape entitled “Extreme Decay As Fuck” containing live rehearsal recorded materials taken at Centra Studio Malang. Extreme Decay then recorded anthology tape containing tracks from previous releases along with demo/live tracks, released under the title “Social Warfare” on June 1999. The record paved the way for relationship with other bands, underground record labels, distros, and various media around the nation and abroad.
On August 1999 Extreme Decay released a split tape with Belgian mincecore legend, Agathocles, which was released on Indonesia by Confuse Indie Productions. Then the band head back to the studio to record the first full length “Progressive Destruction” which was released on tape by Disgust Tape at the end of November 1999. The album was then re-released on CD by US label, Extremist Records for international market.
At the end of 1999 the guitar player Adhie and bass player Adi resigned due to other commitments, the band went on to recruit Ravi (ex Nevermind/Mind Generator) to play guitar and Yuda Wahyu (Wodka/Horridtruth) as the bass players. On 2000 Extreme Decay released the album “Sampah Dunia Ketiga” on tape and CD through Extreme Souls Productions.
Fast forward ten years later, on 2010 Extreme Decay released their next album “Holocaust Resistance” on CD through Armstretch Records with new guitar player, Sahery, replacing Ravi. On May of 2015, Armstretch Records also released the double CD boxset “Destructive Progression”. With the release of the boxset containing almost all of their discography, the band went on to Grinding Assault South East Asia Mini Tour 2015 in Singapore and Malaysia and released a tape for the tour entitled Grinding Assault, released by Straineyes Production Malaysia. On 2018 Extreme Decay also went on tour to Singapore and Bintan island, where the line up once again changed, with Ruli now playing guitar and Anizar on bass.
Up until then the band’s output seems to have slowed down due to the members’ personal commitment. During 2018-2019 the band was only released a track “Common Enemy” (Napalm Death tribute) for a compilation celebrating Napalm Death’s Scum album, released on Bandcamp and cassette tape by The Hills are Dead Records. Not releasing a full album in over ten years does not mean that the band stop their creative process, a handful of new songs have been written and played live.
On 2019 former guitarist Ravi went back to the band. With the current line up of Anizar-Bass, Ruly-Guitar/Vocals, Ravi-Guitar/Vocals, Afrl-Vocals, Eko-Drums on July 2021 Extreme Decay released an EP “Antiviral” on tape through Disaster Records and 7” vinyl through Samstrong Records which will come out at the end of 2021.
For 2022, Extreme Decay is planning to record and release their latest full length. New approach to songwriting and recording are coming. Extreme Decay still love heavy hard-edged sound – grind our mind forever!!!