Metalcore band, SOG (Sekumpulan Orang Gila), hailing from Batu Caves, KL, have bagged the VIMA Best College/Uni title!

The band who also recently won the Maybank Battle of The Bands competition, beat singer/songwriter The Boy Called ISK from Singapore and producer/beat-maker, The Shakes from Indonesia to the tape.

SOG  (A Bunch of Crazy Dudes) will receive their crystal award at VIMA 2013 MUSIC AWARDS NIGHT and joins illustrious indie acts such as Bunkface and An Honest Mistake in winning the award that is most often seen as similar to the Best New Act cateogry.

2nd place The Boy Called ISK and 3rd place The Shakes will each receive a special certificate of recognition which will be emailed to them.

VIMA is organized by Bite Media and Saintz & Sinnerz, an international marketing and brand company specialising in social media,lifestyle and entertainment. VIMA is supported by TraXX FM, TUNE Hotels, De Lena Fashion Jewellery (Croatia), 8TV, The Malay Mail, pitchIN, Heyday Streetwear (Singapore), Addictive Media,, Hard Rock Hotel Penang,Rentak Sejuta, Indie TV Indonesia, Milkshake Factory,Genesis Pro-Audio, Guitar Store,Sony Music Entertainment Malaysia,, Seventh Tribe Studio (Kuching), MyTamilChannel, Year One Events & Talents, Distronesia (Indonesia), BAKED COOKIES,Rosiegraphie (official photographer) & (Indonesia).

The music awards night will be held at The VIEW G Tower on February 24th, 2013 and is an exclusive “by invite only” event. All media, celebs,  nominees and fans are advised to join the awards page to stand a chance to attend the event

Consisting of six talented musicians, they are Acap (vocal/scream), Adek (guitar/clean vocal), Nazrin (guitar/clean vocal/bamboo flute/cello), Lee (drums), Mel (bass) and Naz (keys/synth).

They started their serious journey during mid-2009. They have a big influence towards post-hardcore bands such as The Devil Wears Prada, UnderOath, and We Came As Romans.

Since then, SOG expanded their music influences when Nazrin, Adek and Naz utilized their music knowledge derived from their years at the Faculty of Music in UiTM Shah Alam into SOG, and they also added some native world music such as African, Indian and Arabic beats + melodies, plus Malay traditional tunes and some classical elements from baroque and romantic period.

As a result, SOG created a massive crossover/hybrid tune that made them more flexible to perform at any event such as total-underground gigs, prom nights, corporate events, acoustic sessions and even mainstream stages. Read an exclusive interview about them here

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