Bloodywood Announces New North American Dates

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Bloodywood is coming to America.

The Indian nu-metal outfit announced this week, the North American leg of its “Nine Inch Naans Tour” is schedule to launch Sept. 24 in Louisville, KY and to run through Oct. 13 in Dallas, TX. The tour features performances in cities, such as Chapel Hill, NC; Denver, CO and Sacramento, CA.

Band member Raoul Kerr said the band is looking forward to bringing its music and stage show to American audiences.

“Our supporters in the US are unbelievably passionate, our debut US tour has been YEARS in the making and this time nothing’s going to stop us,” Kerr said. “Whether it’s more covid, a zombie apocalypse or a full blown alien invasion, we’re going to bring the Rakshak rampage to the States and rock out with all of you in September!”

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

TOUR DATES

09/24 @ Louder Than Life Festival – Louisville, KY
09/26 @ The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
9/28 @ Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
9/29 @ Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
9/30 @ The Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
10/1 @ The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
10/3 @ Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
10/4 @ The Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
10/6 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
10/9 @ Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA
10/10 @ Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
10/11 @ The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
10/13 @ Studio at The Factory – Dallas, TX

Bloodywood’s upcoming fall North American tour is in support of its debut album, Rakshak, which it released in February. The album most recently produced the single, ‘Dana Dan.’ It also produced the singles, ‘Gaddar,’  ‘Jee Veerey,’ ‘Machi Bhasad,’ ‘Endurant,’ and ‘Yaad.’

In other tour news, Bloodywood is scheduled to perform live Aug. 11 at the BloodstockOpen Air Festival in Trent, United Kingdom. Tickets are available here.

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‘Rakshak’ Shows Bloodywood Could Be One Of The Next Big Names In The Hard Rock, Metal Communities

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Almost three years ago, upstart hard rock/metal band Bloodywood first started carving out its place in the hard rock and metal community when it released its single, ‘Ari Ari.’  The song, which blended the band members’ Indian musical background with a more western nu-meatl approach started was jus the beginning of a meteoric rise for the band.  Each song and each video that the band released built its fame and fan base even more, even leading to a performance at one of the world’s most respected live festival shows, the Wacken Open Air Festival, in 2019.  On Feb. 18, the band will take yet another big step forward when it releases its debut album, Rakshak.  The 10-song album joins all but one of the singles that the band has released to date – ‘Ari Ari’ is, ironically the only single not featured in this record – to make an overall presentation that given the right support, will make Bloodywood one of the next big names in the hard rock and metal communities.  That is proven in part through its noted musical arrangements, which will be discussed shortly.  The lyrical themes that accompany the album’s musical content add even more appeal to the presentation.  They will be discussed a little later.  The sequencing of that content rounds out its most important elements and will also be addressed later.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album’s presentation.  All things considered, they make Rakshak a successful debut album for Bloodywood that audiences will agree was well worth the wait.

Rakshak, the debut album from up-and-coming hard rock/metal band Bloodywood, is a successful first outing from the band.  It is a presentation that audiences will agree was well worth the wait.  That is proven in part through its featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements in question blend so many influences from one song to the next.  Case in point is the arrangement in the early entry, ‘Aaj.’  Vocalist Jayant Bhadula’s growls in this song reach the level of death metal growls a la Whitechapel front man Phil Bozeman.  His screams meanwhile pair with the rapping of co-vocalist Raoul Kerr to form the foundation for a sort of metalcore sound and stylistic approach.  That leaning is highlighted even more through the combined performances of guitarist Karan Katiyar and the added bass and drums.  There is so much going on here in terms of the instrumentation and in terms of the influences, yet it is all so well-balanced.  The end result is a work that serves to show Bloodywood is not just another nu-metal band, but a viable hard rock and metal outfit with very real talent and ability.

The infusion of the noted nu-metal and metal influences is displayed just as well much later in the album in the form of ‘BSDK.exe.’  Kerr’s rapping against the keyboards and electronics at points throughout the song is full on nu-metal in every sense.  That sound and stylistic approach is contrasted in the song’s choruses with a much heavier, guitar-driven influence.  Again, Bhadula’s death metal growls are on full display, and so are some sharper screams.  The band’s Indian influence is present here, too, just not as prominently as in some of the album’s other arrangements.  The best comparison that one might be able to make in this case is to works from the likes of Fear Factory and early works from Chimaira.  In other words, it boasts its own identity separate from that of ‘Aaj’ and all of the album’s other songs.  It is just one more way in which the album’s musical arrangements show their importance to the record’s presentation.  ‘Dana-Dan,’ the album’s midpoint, is another example of the importance of the album’s musical arrangements.

‘Dana-Dan’ is important in examining Rakshak’s musical arrangements because it also boasts its own identity.  In the case of this song, the arrangement is just as heavy as ever with its down-tuned guitars, its screams, rapping, and its rhythm section.  The nu-metal leanings are just as present as ever here courtesy of Kerr’s rapping.  Bhadula’s vocals, paired with those of Kerr and with the instrumentation helps to take the arrangement in yet another direction.  In the case of this song, his work and that of his fellow musicians gives the song a sound and stylistic approach that is similar to that of Devildriver and Slipknot.  One could even argue a comparison to works from Unearth.  That is the case even with the use of the keyboards and electronics subtly incorporated into the arrangement.  All things considered, this composition is just as heavy as any other song featured in Rakshak and at the same time, still boasts its own identity.  When it is considered along with the other songs examined here and with the rest of the album’s works, the whole makes clear the importance of the album’s musical arrangements.  Of course the musical side of Rakshak is just one part of what makes the album a success.  Its lyrical themes are just as important as its musical arrangements.

The lyrical themes that Rakshak presents are important because they are each so powerful and as diverse as the album’s musical arrangements.  Case in point is the lyrical theme featured in ‘Jee Veerey.’  The theme here is one of determination.  Bhadula encourages listeners in the chorus, to ‘Live, brave one/Fight those internal storms and/Win, brave one/Weather those wounds and/Rise once again/Fly once again”  Kerr builds on that message as he reminds listeners that “We’ve all had to go/To the land down below/Where the sun don’t shine/And the moon don’t glow/Sat back/Trapped in the big bubble, saying/Chuck that man/It ain’t worth the trouble/Sound familiar don’t it/I think we all own it/A mindset that don’t seem to get/We’ve outgrown it/Now I’m sat back/Poking at the big bubble, saying/Talk back/You’re bigger than the trouble/Walk this valley of death/Head high/Say ‘I’ll be back, today I won’t die/’Cause try as we may/We can never deny/We can get back up if we’re still alive.”  Kerr’s straight forward wording is sure to connect and resonate with any listener.  This message of overcoming depression and mental health issues in general is anything but new, but is presented in a fresh way here.  That in itself is impressive.  What’s more, addressing mental health is always important.  To that end, this song’s uplifting lyrical theme is a prime example of the importance of the album’s lyrical content.  The lyrical theme featured in ‘Endurant’ is another example of that importance.

‘Endurant,’ which is one of the songs that helped build Bloodywood’s popularity, delivers a theme of forgiveness. It reminds listeners that while yes, there are people out there who want to make us miserable, we must forgive them.  This is not something easy to do by any means.  It is not within humans’ nature to forgive.  We want to right wrongs done against us.  The theme is made clear early on as Kerr comes right out and says in his rapping, “This goes out to the silent who fight the urge to get violent/This goes out with the love/bound with the power to rise above.”  Bhadula adds, “Suppressed/self-conflicted/A prisoner of silence/Sever the bonds that always made you yield/Become your own shield.”  Bhadula adds in the song’s chorus, “I am endurant/I am not a stray rock/I am the founding stone of a mountain/I am not weak/I am forgiving/Within darkness, I am my own light.”  This is a powerful overall statement.  It is another theme (and content) that will resonate with any listener with its supportive statements.  To that end, it is one more example of the importance of the album’s lyrical themes.  Along with facing one’s own emotions and thoughts, the band also takes on the matter of facing loss in the album’s lyrical content.  That is made clear in the song, ‘Yaad.’  This deeply emotional song encourages listeners to grieve and to move on.  The release and healing happens through holding memories of those loved ones whom we have lost.  The band points this out not only in notes with the song’s video, but just as much through the lyrics.  Kerr raps here, “Your fire burns beneath the frost/An empire built between my thoughts/Crisscrossed across the line that can’t be crossed/A million memories in this melody/Singing to me/Smile/This is the way it’s meant to be.”  He adds, “With every breath/With every smile/With every sound of the beating heart/Your undying fire burns ever brighter.”  So again what audiences get here is a message of knowing the loss has happened, but knowing that loved one will never be forgotten and that no one should ever forget loved ones who have moved on.  At the same time, we cannot relegate ourselves to pining for them forever after they are gone.  It is another familiar theme that is presented in such a unique way, showing even more, the importance of the album’s lyrical themes.  When this uplifting theme is considered along with the other equally uplifting themes in the songs examined here, and with the rest of the album’s songs, the whole makes this record’s lyrical content so undeniably important.  When the overall lyrical theme is considered along with the overall musical content, the whole of that content makes more than clear why Rakshak is a success.  When the content’s sequencing is considered along with the content itself, it completes the album’s picture and leaves no doubt that this record deserves plenty of attention.

The sequencing of Rakshak’s content is important because it takes the diversity of those items into full account along with the energy in the songs’ energies.  As already noted, the band takes on a diverse range of sounds and styles in its musical arrangements from one song to the next.  The group also takes on a wide range of lyrical themes along the way.  The sequencing ensures that both sides change as much as possible throughout the record’s 47-minute run time.  Along the way, the energy in the songs’ arrangements is expertly balanced.  The presentation starts on a powerful note in the politically charged, ‘Gaddaar’ and keeps that energy moving through to ‘Zanjeero Se.’  The album’s third entry, it balances the band’s heavier and softer side so well within itself, giving audiences the best of both worlds.  From there, the energy picks back up in ‘Machi Bhasad’ and carries through to ‘Jee Veerey.’  Here again is a display of the band’s heavier leanings expertly placed alongside the band’s softer side.  It is presented in a way that is unique from that of ‘Zanjeero Se,’ too.  That makes the listening experience all the better.  As the album progresses through its second half from there, the ups and downs are more pronounced in the contrasting sounds and styles of ‘Endurant’ and ‘Yaad.’  ‘Yaad’ is one part contemplative nu-metal and one part heavy ballad while ‘Endurant’ is much heavier and determined.  The thing is that even with that difference, the energy between the two songs keeps the record’s energy stable in each work, once again proving the importance of the album’s sequencing.  The album’s last two tracks pick audiences back up and get them back into the mosh pit, leaving them breathless by the record’s end.  It shows once again, the time and thought that went into the album’s sequencing.  The end result of that time and thought is that the sequencing gives the album’s presentation a positive aesthetic impact.  When that impact is considered along with the positive impact of the album’s overall content, the whole leaves no doubt that this record is a complete success.

Up-and-coming hard rock/metal band Bloodywood is primed to be one of the next big names in the hard rock and metal communities.  The band’s debut album, Rakshak, makes that clear.  Given the right support, it is certain to keep the band’s meteoric rise to fame going strong.  That is proven in part through its featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements are diverse, offering audiences elements of nu-metal, death metal, and even some aggro-rock and other influences throughout.  Those leanings are well-balanced with the songs, too, making for even more engagement and entertainment.  The lyrical themes that accompany the album’s musical arrangements are just as diverse in their topics.  From socio-politically charged songs to deeper works about accepting loss, and works in between promoting self-confidence among audiences, the themes touch on so many areas.  They will resonate with audiences along the way because of their familiarity and the way in which they are presented.  The sequencing of that content puts the finishing touch to the album’s presentation.  It takes into account the noted variety in the content and the energies established in each song to make a presentation that is wholly fulfilling for any listener.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album’s presentation.  All things considered, they make Rakshak unquestionably one more of the best of the year’s new hard rock and metal albums so far.

Rakshak is scheduled for release Feb. 18.  The band is scheduled to launch a tour across Europe in support of the record in March.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

  • Sat Mar 05 2022 – Im Wizemann Stuttgart, Germany Tickets
  • Sun Mar 06 2022 – Zoom Frankfurt am Main, Germany Tickets
  • Mon Mar 07 2022 –  Die Kantine Cologne, Germany Tickets
  • Tue Mar 08 2022 –  La Madeleine Brussels, Belgium Tickets
  • Wed Mar 09 2022 –  Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands Tickets
  • Fri Mar 11 2022 – Gruenspan Hamburg, Germany Tickets
  • Sat Mar 12 2022 – Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark Tickets
  • Sun Mar 13 2022 – BI NUU Berlin, Germany Tickets
  • Tue Mar 15 2022 – Freiheitshalle München, Germany Tickets
  • Fri Mar 18 2022 – The Factory San Martino Buon Albergo, Italy Tickets
  • Sat Mar 19 2022 – Slaughter Club Paderno Dugnano, Italy Tickets
  • Sun Mar 20 2022 – Z7 Konzertfabrik Pratteln, Switzerland Tickets
  • Tue Mar 22 2022 – LE TRABENDO (Parc de la Villette) Paris, France Tickets
  • Thu Mar 24 2022 – Prince Albert Brighton, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Sat Mar 26 2022 – Cathouse Glasgow, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Wed Mar 30 2022 – O2 Institute 2 Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Thu Mar 31 2022 – O2 Academy Islington North London, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Thu Aug 11 2022 – Bloodstock Open Air 2022 Walton on Trent, United Kingdom Tickets

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Bloodywood Premieres ‘Aaj’ Video

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Bloodywood premiered the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single, ‘Aaj’ Friday through The Pit. The song and video are the sixth from the band’s forthcoming album, Rakshak, which is scheduled for release Feb. 18. The album has also produced the singles, ‘Endurant,’ ‘Gaddaar,’ ‘Machi Bhasad,’ ‘Yaad,’ and ‘Jee Verey.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Aaj’ is similar to those of the album’s other singles what with its mix of Indian influences and nu-metal alongside. The incorporation of the whistle and by now familiar blend of clean vocals and screams and the rich, heavy drums, guitar and bass makes that evident.

At the same time, there is a subtle difference in the arrangement’s overall sound and approach from the album’s other singles that still sets it apart. Case in point, some of the screams lean in the direction of a death metal sound, which is rare for the band in its new album. The whistle is kept to a minimum while the clean vocals (rapping) has its own unique flow, too.

The lyrical theme featured in ‘Aaj’ presents another positive message of perseverance, much as with the album’s other singles. It encourages listeners to put their past behind them and keep moving forward through life’s difficulties.

In related news, Bloodywood has announced an extensive European tour for spring/summer of 2022 in support of Rakshak. The tour’s schedule is noted below complete with links for tickets.

  • Sat Mar 05 2022 – Im Wizemann Stuttgart, Germany Tickets
  • Sun Mar 06 2022 – Zoom Frankfurt am Main, Germany Tickets
  • Mon Mar 07 2022 –  Die Kantine Cologne, Germany Tickets
  • Tue Mar 08 2022 –  La Madeleine Brussels, Belgium Tickets
  • Wed Mar 09 2022 –  Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands Tickets
  • Fri Mar 11 2022 – Gruenspan Hamburg, Germany Tickets
  • Sat Mar 12 2022 – Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark Tickets
  • Sun Mar 13 2022 – BI NUU Berlin, Germany Tickets
  • Tue Mar 15 2022 – Freiheitshalle München, Germany Tickets
  • Fri Mar 18 2022 – The Factory San Martino Buon Albergo, Italy Tickets
  • Sat Mar 19 2022 – Slaughter Club Paderno Dugnano, Italy Tickets
  • Sun Mar 20 2022 – Z7 Konzertfabrik Pratteln, Switzerland Tickets
  • Tue Mar 22 2022 – LE TRABENDO (Parc de la Villette) Paris, France Tickets
  • Thu Mar 24 2022 – Prince Albert Brighton, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Sat Mar 26 2022 – Cathouse Glasgow, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Wed Mar 30 2022 – O2 Institute 2 Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Thu Mar 31 2022 – O2 Academy Islington North London, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Thu Aug 11 2022 – Bloodstock Open Air 2022 Walton on Trent, United Kingdom Tickets

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Bloodywood Announces New Album Details; Debuts Album’s Lead Single

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Bloodywood is on the rise!

Two years of buildup is getting ready to explode for Bloodywood. Ever since the release of its single, ‘Endurant’ and its companion video in 2019, the band’s fame has only increased around the world. Now next year, the top will blow off for the band when it releases its debut album, Rakshak.

The band announced through a news release distributed Tuesday, it is scheduled to release Rakshak independently Feb. 18. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band premiered the video for the album’s new single, ‘Gaddaar’ Tuesday.

The video features the band through the streets of India and performing on a grassy backlot in which sits a rusted out old bus as the intense nu-metal style arrangement performs over the visualization.

The band addressed the song’s musical arrangement in a prepared statement.

”It’s the first single we’re releasing in the build up to the album because musically speaking you’ll hear something familiar, but there’s also enough to hint at the evolution of our sound,” the statement reads. “That’ll become evident across the release of the next couple of singles and the album itself. We gave the album everything we had and can’t wait to unleash it all.”

The band continued, expanding on the album’s overall musical body, stating, “Musically we’ve taken more than a few risks and pushed the limits of our sound both vocally and instrumentally. Besides having a few songs with our signature sound, we have also experimented heavily by writing our fastest, heaviest and angriest music yet while also incorporating elements and instruments from genres that lie on the other end of the musical spectrum.”

The song’s lyrical theme is made clear in the video’s intro as the band states the song is politically charged. It is an indictment of the powers that be and their impact on the world.

The band also discussed the song’s lyrical content in the noted statement, pointing out, “It’s been a while since our last song, so we wanted to come back heavy with ‘Gaddaar! It’s a song that’s aimed at a complete separation of religion and politics across the world. Everyone deserves equal rights and equal treatment at the hands of their governments no matter who and how they worship. We’ve seen the use of religious and divisive politics globally in recent years and it needs to be spoken about.

The band added through its statement, audiences can expect a variety of themes to be addressed in its new record. stating, “You’ll hear songs that talk about combating mental illness, overcoming divisive politics, battling the poverty crisis, crushing corruption, eliminating sexual assault, hope, belief and undying determination.

‘Gadaarr’ is just the latest single from Rakshak. It also features the already released singles, ‘Jee Veerey,’ ‘Machi Bhasad,’ ‘Endurant,’ and ‘Yaad.’ Album pre-orders are open in the U.S. and EU/Worldwide.

In related news, Bloodywood has announced an extensive European tour for spring/summer of 2022 in support of Rakshak. The tour’s schedule is noted below complete with links for tickets.

  • Sat Mar 05 2022 – Im Wizemann Stuttgart, Germany Tickets
  • Sun Mar 06 2022 – Zoom Frankfurt am Main, Germany Tickets
  • Mon Mar 07 2022 –  Die Kantine Cologne, Germany Tickets
  • Tue Mar 08 2022 –  La Madeleine Brussels, Belgium Tickets
  • Wed Mar 09 2022 –  Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands Tickets
  • Fri Mar 11 2022 – Gruenspan Hamburg, Germany Tickets
  • Sat Mar 12 2022 – Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark Tickets
  • Sun Mar 13 2022 – BI NUU Berlin, Germany Tickets
  • Tue Mar 15 2022 – Freiheitshalle München, Germany Tickets
  • Fri Mar 18 2022 – The Factory San Martino Buon Albergo, Italy Tickets
  • Sat Mar 19 2022 – Slaughter Club Paderno Dugnano, Italy Tickets
  • Sun Mar 20 2022 – Z7 Konzertfabrik Pratteln, Switzerland Tickets
  • Tue Mar 22 2022 – LE TRABENDO (Parc de la Villette) Paris, France Tickets
  • Thu Mar 24 2022 – Prince Albert Brighton, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Sat Mar 26 2022 – Cathouse Glasgow, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Wed Mar 30 2022 – O2 Institute 2 Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Thu Mar 31 2022 – O2 Academy Islington North London, United Kingdom Tickets
  • Thu Aug 11 2022 – Bloodstock Open Air 2022 Walton on Trent, United Kingdom Tickets

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No Flag Debuts ‘Raise No Flag’ Video

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Rap group No Flag, fronted by Bloodywood member Raoul Kerr, debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The group released the video for its new single ‘Raise No Flag‘ Monday. The song is the third single from the group’s EP Guerilla Games. Its debut follows that of the EP’s other singles, ‘Exhale‘ and ‘The Nation Needs To Know.’

The video for ‘Raise No Flag’ centers on people connected around the world through digital media. They all receive No Flag’s message, some surprised at first, but eventually all joining the movement.

The musical arrangement featured in the song is grounded in its infectious beat and subtle cry of ‘They don’t know.’ The deep sound of Kerr’s voice as he delivers the song’s lyrics, which focus on the topic of unity to tackle climate change and global injustice enriches the song’s presentation even more.

More information on No Flag’s latest single and video is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.noflag.co

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/raoul.noflag

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White Not An Album, Bloodywood’s Debut Full-Length Presentation Is Engaging, Entertaining In Its Own Right

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Up-and-coming independent rock band Bloodywood has had quite the journey over the course of the past few years.  This “little band that could” went from being a virtual glimmer in the eyes of its members so long ago to becoming an international sensation, and even performing live at one of the world’s most revered hard rock festivals last year in its first ever tour.  This was all with only a handful of songs and videos on YouTube.  Now fans of the nu-metal band get to experience the band’s story through its own words in its debut documentary.  Released Wednesday – fittingly – through the band’s official YouTube channel, the band’s Raj Against The Machine Tour documentary is a fully engaging and entertaining presentation that will generate more respect among the band’s fan base for the group while also ensuring its star continues rising.  That is due in part to the story itself, which will be discussed shortly.  The on and off-stage footage that is incorporated into the 90-minute-plus documentary adds to the enjoyment and engagement.  It will be discussed a little later.  The documentary’s pacing rounds out its most important elements.  It will be addressed later, too.  All three items noted here are key in their own way to the whole of Bloodywood’s “Raj Against The Machine Tour” documentary.  All things considered, they make this presentation a journey that audiences will enjoy taking with the band.  It will also leave audiences anticipating the next chapter in the band’s story.

Bloodywood’s debut tour documentary, which follows the band on its Raj Against The Machine Tour, is a presentation that will appeal to the band’s established fan base just as much as it will to those who are less familiar with the band and its work.  That is due in part to the documentary’s story.  Call it a Cinderella tale.  Call it an underdog tale.  Both terms work here.  That is because, as audiences learn from the band members, the adversity that they faced as they worked to achieve their dream.  Given, Bloodywood is hardly the first band to ever face discouragement from naysayers, but the story is no less impacting here than in any other band’s story.  That the band has risen to such stardom all on the back of a handful of songs and videos posted to YouTube is in itself what is really powerful.  It shows the power and influence of the internet and that despite some people’s racist beliefs, music ultimately is universal.  It transcends cultures and borders.  Adding to the story’s appeal is the constant humility displayed by the band members throughout the band’s meteoric rise to fame.  It is so easy for anyone – band or otherwise – to lose sight of who and what is important in life, but these musicians prove unquestionably that it is just as easy to not lose sight of said items.  The whole story concludes with the band’s first ever live set at Wacken, which is an excellent period to the story.  It may not be extensive, but it puts that final note on the success of the band’s live show and why those who got the band to conduct its tour made the right choice.  All things considered here along with the items not noted, the story at the center of the “Raj Against The Machine Tour” documentary builds a solid foundation for the presentation.  It is just one of the elements that makes the documentary well worth viewing.  The footage that is incorporated into the documentary does its own share to make the doc worth watching.

The footage in question that is featured throughout the “Raj Against The Machine Tour” documentary takes viewers into the venues at which Bloodywood performed, behind the scenes and even into the heart of a hurricane in Russia.  Audiences get to see the band hard at work entertaining fans live in clubs across Europe.  Those clubs were packed full of people, one apparently even over capacity, showing even more, the band’s popularity.  Audiences also get to hear direct from the fans thanks to a camera kept by the band.  The excitement that the fans (and other bands) show in their own “testimonials” are more illustration as to why the band has risen to fame so fast while also painting its own rich picture of the band in general.  That aesthetic element, coupled with the documentary’s overall story, enriches the overall viewing experience for the documentary even more.  It still is not the last of the doc’s most notable elements.  The program’s pacing puts the finishing touch to its presentation.

The pacing of the “Raj Against The Machine Tour” documentary is important to note because of the documentary’s length.  As previously noted, the documentary runs just over the 90-minute mark.  For those who have not yet watched, it is separated out into four distinct segments.  The irst two segments, “Foundation” and “Preparation” seem relatively short.  They run collectively all of 16 minutes and six seconds.  That leaves a lot of time for everything else.  The band made the most of that time, too, taking audiences along for the ride on its first-ever tour.  Audiences will be happy to know that at no point did the band ever just phone it in and just throw a bunch of stuff in to fill that space.  The band took audiences along from one venue and concert to the next, giving them the fullest possible experience since not every fan was able to attend the strictly European run.  Just enough time was spent at each venue, both on and off the stage, to give viewers the fullest story of each show.  The result is that audiences will never feel compelled to fast forward through the story or even feel lost.  To that end, it’s one last way in which the “Raj Against The Machine Tour” documentary proves to be its own successful presentation from Bloodywood.  Together with the footage and the story itself, the whole of the documentary becomes a solid debut doc from the band and even more insurance that this is just the beginning of Bloodywood’s story.

The “Raj Against The Machine Tour” documentary is a positive debut full-length presentation from Bloodywood.  It may not be an album, but is still entertaining and engaging in its own right.  That is due in part to the fully engaging and entertaining story tat the heart of the 90-minute-plus program.  The footage that is used to help tell the noted story enriches the presentation even more.  The doc’s pacing puts the finishing touch to its whole.  Each  noted item is key in its own way to the whole of the “Raj Against The Machine Tour” documentary.  All things considered, they make this tour doc a good way to tide fans over until the next chapter – hopefully a long awaited debut album or even EP — is written in the band’s story.

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Bloodywood Unveils Its Debut Tour Documentary

Independent rock band Bloodywood debuted its new tour documentary this week.

The documentary, which runs just over 90-minutes debuted Wednesday through the band’s official YouTube channel.  It focuses on the band’s “Raj Against The Machine Tour,” which it held in 2019.

The three-week tour was the band’s first ever live run, and it proved successful, too.  A dozen of the shows on the schedule sold out.  The run culminated with the band’s first-ever show at the famed Wacken Open Air Festival.

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The documentary was recorded through a combination of footage recorded through the tour and through a GoPro camera that was strapped to guitarist/flautist Karan Katiyar’s chest during the tour.

From band members battling illness to the band battling mother nature to the highs of the band’s warm reception from fans and fellow bands alike, the tour captures the band’s rise to fame even despite its wonder about its own popularity.

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Bloodywood Debuts ‘Yaad’ Video

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Bloodywood debuted the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Yaad‘ Friday.  The video features a man watching video footage of himself and his dearly departed dog, remembering the good times he had with his best friend. While the video centers on a man’s memories of his four-legged friend, lyrically, it is actually a much broader song about coping with loss.

Bloodywood founder/guitarist Karan Katiyar discussed that topic in a recent interview.

“‘Yaad’ (Hindi for ‘remember’ on ‘in memory’) is about the power of accepting the loss of a loved one and moving on,” he said.  “The lyrics celebrate the permanent impact they have on us, reiterating the belief that we carry them in our best memories, no matter how far apart we may be.  I lost my dog 10 years ago and I still feel the loss to this day.  I wanted the video to show the bond between and his dog to highlight its (the song’s) message.”

The song’s musical arrangement is a powerful presentation that is a stark contrast to much of Bloodywood’s current music, boasting a distinct melodic hard rock sensibility instead of the heavier rap-rock for which it has come to be known.

Portions of the video for ‘Yaad’ were shot in the Himalayan mountains. Other portions of the video were shot in urban areas of India.

‘Yaad’ is available to stream and download at Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and Google Play.

In an added effort that ties in with the song’s message and the video’s treatment, the members of Bloodywood recently funded the purchase of a new animal ambulance for a nonprofit animal shelter known as The Posh Foundation in their home town of New Dehli.  The shelter’s other ambulance recently broke down, leading to the need for the new vehicle.

Pending the developments in the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Bloodywood is scheduled to perform live this summer at a series of European festival shows. The virus caused the cancellation of the Sonic temple Festival, at which the band was scheduled to perform. The band’s upcoming pending live schedule is noted below.

 

The European Festival Dates:
07/08 @ Bloodstock Festival – Derby, UK
08/09 @ Alcatraz Festival (Swamp Stage) – Kortrijk, BE
08/14 @ Reload Festival – Sulingen, DE
08/15 @ Summer Breeze Open Air – Dinkelsbühl, DE

 

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Bloodywood To Perform At Annual Sonic Temple Festival; SiriusXM Picks Up Band’s Latest Single

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Bloodywood is coming to America.

The Indian rock outfit has been tapped to perform at the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival. The three-day festival is scheduled to take place May 15-17 in Columbus, OH. Bloodywood is scheduled to perform on the second day of the festival on the Wave Stage along with the likes of The Cherry Bombs, City Morgue and BRKN Love.

Metallica is scheduled to headline the festival’s opening and closing night while Slipknot will headline night two.

The announcement of Bloodywood’s addition to the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival is just one of the high marks for the band. SiriusXM added the band’s most recent single ‘Machi Bhasad (Expect A Riot)’ to its Octane Test Drive lineup.  Audiences can request the song here.

‘Machi Bhasad’ is available to download through iTunes.  The song’s video is streaming through its official YouTube channel.

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Bloodywood Debuts ‘Expect A Riot’ Video; Announces New Live Dates

Bloodywood debuted its latest video this week.

The India-based hard rock band debuted the video for its song ‘Machi Basad (Expect A Riot)‘ on Tuesday.  The video presents the band performing its single on a crowded street in what is assumed to be in a town in India while audiences look on. Meanwhile footage of people dancing to the song are coupled with shots of people from the area to round out the video.

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Musically, the song boasts a very aggro-rock that will appeal to fans of the rap-rock realm.  Lyrically, the song presents a familiar message to listeners.  The band explained the song’s lyrical content in a news release.

“Originally created for the upcoming Ubisoft game “Beyond Good and Evil 2,” ‘Machi Basad’ is a track with a political message that celebrates the power of a new generation and its potential to be better than the last,” the statement reads.  “Outside the context of the game, this song is intended both as a tribute and a call to action.  It’s a tribute to musicians and leaders who inspired people like ourselves to think and act in a way that will benefit everyone; to question an unjust system that serves a few at the cost of many.  It’s a call to action for our generation to finish the work started by all those who came before us; to become the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back, and change the world for the better.”

‘Machi Basad’ is available now via iTunes.  It is just the latest of the band’s songs.  Bloodywood debuted the video for its song ‘Endurant‘ on Jan. 15.  The band debuted the video for its song ‘Jee Veerey‘ in July and for ‘Ari Ari‘ in May.

 

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Along with the debut of its latest video, Bloodywood also announced this week, it will launch the “Raj Against The Machine Tour” in July.  The tour is scheduled to start July July 13 in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany and to run through Aug. 3 in Krasnodar, Russia.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Raj Against The Machine Tour Dates:
07/13 @ Dong Open Air – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
07/14 @ Chez Heinz – Hanover, Germany
07/19 @ Backstage – Free & Easy Festival – Munich, Germany
07/20 @ RnP – Wiesloch, Germany
07/21 @ Bastard Club – Osnabrück, Germany
07/24 @ The O2 Academy 2 – London, England
07/25 @ Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, England
07/26 @ Rebellion – Manchester, England
07/28 @ Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, England
07/29 @ The Exchange – Bristol, England
08/01 @ Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
08/03 @ Taman Festival – Krasnodar, Russia

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