Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is psyched to have a fan in a high place.
This week, Indonesia elected 53-year old metalhead Joko Widodo as its next president.
We’ve written about Joko before, when he was governor of Jakarta.
He’s a proud fan of Lamb of God, Napalm Death, and Metallica.
While Wododo’s rival Prabowo Subianto plans to challenge the vote, Blythe seems both stunned and excited for Joko’s win.
He writes online:
“Incredibly, ladies and gentlemen, the new President of Indonesia is a metal head AND a Lamb of God fan. No, this is not a joke; yes the photos are real; yes he digs Napalm Death, Metallica, Megadeth, and Lamb of God amongst others — holy crap!
“THE WORLD’S FIRST HEAVY METAL PRESIDENT! Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, the governor of Jakarta and a former furniture salesman who was born into poverty, has won the election. I do not know much at all about Indonesian politics, so I can’t comment of their political situation one way or the other, but from what I can tell, Jokowi seems to be a man of the people. Wow. A metal head president — who would have thought? AMAZING.
“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.”
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