Unfortunately, after releasing their first EP, Myth and Deceit, through Orange Cliff Records in 2014, Heri Mulyana left the band and for a while, Ridlo Setia Ikhwandia, a former drummer of a doom band called DauD and Iman Firman Amarullah from a hardcore band, Anaesthetic, filled the position occasionally. In 2015, Iman Firman Amarullah, who is also a former drummer of a progpsych band called GAUNG (which also include Bob Edrian Triadi), officially joined KAITZR. KAITZR describe their music as a conceptual, gradual, and intense progressive rock but at the same time, they also develop some space rock loose repetitions and experimentation to explore their interest in experimental compositions, sound, and noises. Each member has a different yet interesting musical background, while Rajin is a pure explorer in guitar started as a blues rock vocalist/guitarist who worshipped the TS808 and subsequently developed his other interest in a various world of delay sound inspired by Josh Klinghoffer and Crispian Mills, Paul on the other hand is a well-trained guitarist before joining KAITZR as a bass player, he's always been a fan of late 80's rock guitar hero era with Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Dream Theater as his major influences. Bob is a chameleon guitarist who started out as a big fan of Green Day's frontman Billie Joe Armstrong but then found out that his guitar playing resemblance the likes of Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, and Jimmy Page guitar experimentation mixed with Zakk Wylde and Matt Pike huge massive guitar sound.
Last but not least, Iman Firman Amarullah is a natural punk/hardcore/mathcore drummer. His influences include a punk band Misfits, a hardcore band Converge, and a chaotic band The Chariot. Iman is the most experienced musician in the band as he was occasionally helping other band's tour. The name KAITZR comes from the word ‘kai’ (is short for ‘kainat’, meaning ‘universe’ in Urdu or a standardized register of the Hindustan Language). The particle ‘-tzr’ is added so the name’s pronunciation becomes a slang and close to Kaiser (‘Emperor’ in German).
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