Bloodywood Announce U.S. Tour

Bloodywood have announced the dates for the U.S. leg of their “Nine Inch Naans” tour. The trek will take place this fall.

Tour Dates:

09/24 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
09/26 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
09/28 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
09/29 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/30 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East Downstairs
10/01 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theater
10/03 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
10/04 St. Paul, MN – The Turf Club
10/06 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10/09 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/10 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
10/11 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theater
10/13 Dallas, TX – Studio at The Factory

Bloodywood’s Raoul Kerr commented:

“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. 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!”

Bloodywood Premiere “Aaj” Video

Bloodywood have premiered a new video for their new song “Aaj.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rakshak,” which will be released on February 18. The group said the following about the song:

“‘Aaj’ is a song about the moment in time when you realise you have the strength to do what you have to do to become who you want to become. We all have our demons, our reasons to be stuck in a rut of harmful patterns and our fears of trying something new. This track is meant to act as a spark to light a fire within the listener to overcome all of that, it’s about the fearless pursuit of the next level for as long as your heart continues to beat. It marks the first occasion where the band has combined the Indian flute with electronic elements as well as the usual dose of heavy riffs, diabolical growls and powerful rap verses.”

[via The Pit]

Bloodywood Premiere “Gaddaar” Video

Bloodywood have premiered a new video for their new song “Gaddaar.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rakshak,” which will be released on February 18.

The group said the following about the new song:

“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.

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. 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.”

They also added the following about the album:

“Rakshak means “protector” or “guardian” in Hindi. We’ve always been as passionate about the message of our music as much as the music itself, and our goal has and always will be to make a positive impact in people’s lives and on the planet.

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. 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.

We were lucky enough to be in a position to do something positive with our time at home during the pandemic, now we’re ready to explode outwards. Rakshak being our debut album, we’ve strived to deliver one with no fillers.”

“Rakshak” Track Listing:

01. “Gaddaar”
02. “Aaj”
03. “Zanjeero Se”
04. “Machi Bhasad”
05. “Dana-Dan”
06. “Jee Veerey”
07. “Endurant”
08. “Yaad”
09. “BSDK.exe”
10. “Chakh Le”

Bloodywood Premiere “Yaad” Video

Bloodywood have premiered a new video for their new song “Yaad.” You can check that out below:

Karan Katiyar commented:

“’Yaad’ (Hindi for ‘remember’ or ‘in memory’) is about the power of accepting the loss of a loved one and moving on. 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 a man and his dog to highlight its message.”

In other news, Bloodywood also recently used money from their “Raj Against The Machine” tour and Patreon to help buy an animal ambulance for a local non-profit animal shelter called The Posh Foundation. The new van will “help save the lives of over 27,000 homeless animals in the National Capital Region of India over the next 5 years.”

Bloodywood Premiere “Machi Bhasad (Expect A Riot)” Music Video

Bloodywood have premiered a new video for their song “Machi Bhasad (Expect A Riot).” You can check that out below:

The band commented:

“Originally created for the upcoming Ubisoft game “Beyond Good and Evil 2″, Machi Bhasad is a track with a political message that celebrates the power of a new generation and its potential to be better than the last. Outside the context of the game, this song is intended as both 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’ll benefit everyone. To question an unjust system that serves a few at the cost of the 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 straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back, and change the world for the better.”

In other news, the group have also announced the dates for their “Raj Against The Machine” tour:

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