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.

More information on Bloodywood’s upcoming performance at the Sonic Temple Arts & Music Festival is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at http://www.facebook.com/bloodywood.delhi.

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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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Bloodywood Tackles Bullying With New Music Video

Bloodywood debuted the video for its new single this week.

The New Delhi, India-based hard rock band premiered the video for its new single ‘Endurant‘ on Tuesday.  The video follows the life of a young man who is bullied time and again, yet never fights back, opting instead to take a different path.

That visualization illustrates the song’s lyrical message, which band member Karan Katiyar explained centers on the issue of bullying and how to deal with the problem.

“‘Endurant’ is a song for those who’ve faced or continue to face bullying in any aspect of life,” Katiyar said.  “We wanted to be as realistic and practical as possible with our message, which is why the song urges to endure and come out stronger rather than retaliate or fight back with force.  The video, while maintaining the message of the song, also tries to establish that bullies are not another breed.”

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The debut of ‘Endurant’ comes almost a year after the band first gaining acclaim in the United States with its rendition of the Indian Folk Song ‘Ari Ari,’ which like ‘Endurant,’ crosses traditional Indian musical elements with Western hard rock and metal elements for a unique whole.

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