Our Story

ESTRANGED is a homegrown alternative rock band consisting of lead vocalist Rich Gimbang, lead guitarish Nor Hanafi Noor Hadi and rhythmic guitarist Din Hormatov. Formed in 2001, ESTRANGED has produced 4 albums and other singles with a total of 58 songs and 25 hit singles including the latest 2019 release “Andainya”, “Odoi”, “Mau” featuring Indonesia’s Jenita Janet, “Sebelum & Selepas”, “Milikku”, “Itu Kamu”, and “Torn” featuring Malaysia’s Fazura and Sabrina.

Determined to give back to the society that has nourished and encouraged its growth, ESTRANGED begun collaboration with an NGO known as Lightup Borneo and the boutique Kuala Lumpur based dispute resolution law firm – Thomas Philip, to bring sustainable electricity supply to remote Orang Asli & Orang Asal communities in Borneo. Since 2016, ESTRANGED has pledged to contribute to the cause of bringing access to basic amenities to the remote communities in Borneo through participation in activities to raise funds and awareness or by directly donating to the cause.

Critically acclaimed for its lyrical talents & Bornean-infused melody, ESTRANGED continues to bring joy through music from performances on the back of 4-wheel drives to mega music stages around the world such as the Soundadrenaline Music Festival (Indonesia), Ho Hai Yan Music Festival (Taiwan), Sunburst Music Festival, MTV World Stage and Rock The World, performing alongside household names such as Guns N Roses, Incubus, All American Rejects, KORN, Incubus and many more.



In September 2006, ESTRANGED received nomination for the ‘Favourite Local English Act’ at the Anugerah Era Awards, defeating artists like Jaclyn Victor, Too Phat and Pop Shuvit. The following year, the band won the ‘Best Song’ award at the prestigious 22nd Anugerah Juara Lagu as well as nomination for the ‘Best Song’ award at the 15th Anugerah Industri Muzik. ESTRANGED continued its winning streak to date, emerging winner for ‘Most Popular Group’ and ‘Most Popular Song’ awards at Anugerah Planet Muzik in 2008, successfully securing 8 nominations at the 16th Anugerah Industri Muzik in 2009, and bagging the coveted ‘Best Album’ award at the 22nd Anugerah Industri Muzik in 2016 and the ‘Most Requested Karaoke Song’ award at K-20 Awards in 2017 amongst others.

Lead Vocals

Rich Gimbang

Lead Vocals
Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals

Din Hormatov

Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals


Lead Guitar

Nor Hanafi

Lead Guitar








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‘Most Requested Karaoke Song’, K-20 Awards – Won (‘Hancur Aku’ ft Fazura)

‘Most Popular Collaboration/Duo’, Anugerah Bintang Popular – Shorlisted (‘Hancur Aku’ ft Fazura)

‘Best Theme Song’, Anugerah Drama Fest KL – Nominated (Hancur Aku’ ft Fazura)



‘Best Album’, Anugerah Industri Muzik 22 – Nominated (‘Sepenuhnya Vol. 1’)



‘Best Album Cover’, Anugerah Industri Muzik 16 – Nominated 

‘Best Album Recording’, Anugerah Industri Muzik 16 – Nominated 

‘Best Rock Song’, Anugerah Industri Muzik 16 – Nominated (‘Aurora’)

‘Best Rock Song’ , Anugerah Industri Muzik 18 – Nominated (‘Yang Pernah’)

‘Best Local English Album’ , Anugerah Industri Muzik 18 – Nominated (‘Dances of The Spirit’)

‘Best Local English Song’ , Anugerah Industri Muzik 18 – Nominated (‘In No Time’)

‘Best Music Arrangement in a Song’ – Anugerah Industri Muzik 18  – Nominated (‘Aurora’)

itu kamu


‘Pop/Rock’ Category, Anugerah Juara Lagu 22 – Won (‘Itu Kamu’)

‘Best Song Award’, ‘Song of The Year’, Anugerah Industri Muzik 15 – Nominated (‘Itu Kamu’)

Anugerah Juara Lagu 22 – Won (Itu Kamu)  ‘Most Popular Group’, Anugerah Planet Muzik – Won

‘Most Popular Song’, Anugerah Planet Muzik – Won

‘Best New Artist’, Anugerah Industri Muzik 15 – Nominated

‘Song of The Year’, Anugerah Industri Muzik 15 – Nominated (‘Itu Kamu’)