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mrfritzfaraday

mrfritzfaraday

mrfritzfaraday

Fritz Faraday or the who is known as mrfritzfaraday was born in Jakarta, 23rd July 1990 and is well known as the guitarist of a progressive metal band Blitzkrieg (name changed to be Bless The Knights since 2014, red.), which was established in 2009 in between his boredom and rebellion to his study in the Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia. Blitzkrieg is the spoken tongue who speak to lots of people regarding to his strong will in order to chase his dream to be a professional musician and to encourage others to keep on struggling to do their respective passion.

On his first attempt to learn guitar, when he was 14 years old, mrfritzfaraday wasn't choosing progressive metal/rock as his main preference yet he was so addicted to Indonesian pop music, which was filled by a lot of talents and now being legends. His recognition to hard music genre was started 3 years afterward as he listened to Alter Bridge’s ‘Open Your Eyes’. Furthermore, in Indonesia, there was a famous band competition called ‘The Dreamband’ who was performing one of Indonesia’s phenomenal guitarist, Pupun Dudiyawan, who also strengthen his preferences in hard music.

His limited time, preferences, and his strong will to be later being on the same level as his idols drove him to compose his own compositions rather than covering the idols’. His first progressive song entitled “The Brutality of a Rocker’s Rampage” with duration of 12:53 minutes lead him to win a lot of band competition as well as winning ‘The Best Guitarist’ title on it. This song was also involved in Blitzkrieg first album “The Energy of Anger” (2010).

Modernity, Metal, Shred, Progressive, Originality, Complexity, and 7 String were the words precisely used in order to describe his guitar-playing. Heavily influenced by bands, such as: Dream Theater, Lamb of God, Blotted Science, Protest The Hero, Symphony X, Periphery, Threat Signal, Monuments, Intervals and many other modern metal bands differ his compositions and style to others. His preferences to create a story, wild riffs and complex unison but also keep on considering the melodic aspect of the song are the main key to the freshness of Bless the Knights’ music. He also got a nick name of “Spider Fingers” due to his way in describing his imagination through guitar.

Olgie Alvianus

Olgie Alvianus

Olgie Alvianus

Olgie Alvianus was born in Jakarta, 14 April 1994 and was joining the band at the end of 2013. He was prior a fan Blitzkrieg and a good friend of mrfritzfaraday. His status of being a undergraduate student of architecture, Pelita Harapan University, isn't being a big barrier to keep on playing guitar and chasing his dream to be a world class guitarist.

One of his uncle introduced him to the metal music when he was 13 years old. “Motorbreath” was the first song to inspire him learning more about metal. Two years afterwards, he listened to Dream Theater’s “Under a Glass Moon”, which opened his eyes and his preferences to be a ‘progger’.

World leading metal bands like Dream Theater, Protest The Hero, Symphony X, Periphery, Monuments, Lamb of God, Threat Signal,and Indonesian legendary rock band, EdanE create the pattern of his guitar playing in this band. John Petrucci is one of his biggest influence in shredding his guitars.

In 2015, he involves on the music and lyric writing as well as giving a touch of modernity through his guitar playing in the Bless The Knights self titled album.

Rad

Rad

Rad

Raditya "Rad" Pratama was born in Jakarta, February 3rd, 22 years ago. His preferences to love Rock and Metal music started as he turned 5 years old by looking at his uncle who is a maniac of Bon Jovi, Guns and  Roses, Pantera and Metallica.

He started to sing when he was in toddler by joining choir and keep on doing that until finally started his first ever (terrible) band 4 years after since one of the band member has his own home studio. His entrance to the metal scene started on his first year of junior high school, He was starting to scream accidentally just because he loved to scream but then finally he started to love the music and the feeling while he scream. He felt free as a high flying bird.

Rad has already tried out several different type of metal, starting from Death Metal, Death Core until Metal Core until he finally found his own and unique character. Many of his colleagues said that he has such a very powerful scream/growl that increases his confidence to go even further in the Metal scene.

Rad is now still studying in Pamulang University, and his major is Management. He really understand that formal education is really needed in order to support his musical career as what his brothers, mrfritzfaraday and Olgie did as well.

His musical style is highly influenced by several great bands, such as: Lamb of God, System of a Down, Disturbed, Mudvayne, Monuments, Whitechapel and etc. He was recruited to the band by his (other) band mate, Opic who played bass altogether with him but currently play drums for Bless the Knights. Before joining, Rad has already following the pathway of the band and seeing that Bless the Knights is one of the most anticipated metal band in Indonesia and he really wants to make it even better as he finally joined the lads.

Opic

Opic

Opic

Taufik or frequently called Opic was born in Jakarta, 28th January 1994 is the youngest amongst his brothers. His musical journey started when he was joining his brother's band which genre Progressive Rock, 7 years ago. 

Starting his career as a bassist, Opic joined his school band and frequently competing on several band competitions around 2011 to 2013. During that period, his band won many titles not only on school level but also up to the local Province level. 

Furthermore as the time goes by, his musical journey lead him to make a twist into another instrument, which is drums. He is lately joining Indonesian Drum Squad (IDS) that is encouraging him more to play and explore his ability on it. He is privileged to be the leading IDS member on Metal genre that assures him a place to play on every IDS gig.

At the third quarter of 2016, the moment that has been waited finally came as mrfritzfaraday asked him to fill the vacancy of Bless the Knights' drummer left by Q. This was a little bit ridiculous since Opic was priorly an additional bassist to Bless the Knights back in 2015. He didn't need a long time to gel with the lads and directly joined   the band's latest tour around Java. 

Aggression, Power Horse, Progressive maniac, Gospel chops and Metal minded are words to describe his drum-playing style. Those were due to his musical preferences that was really crazy on genres like Progressive/Metal, Rock and Fusion.

Opic is also influenced by some modern metal bands, such as Dream Theater, Periphery, Monuments, The Faceless, Born of Osiris, After the Burial, Animals ad Leaders, and modern fusion bands like Dirty Loops and Casiopea while Dream Theater's Mike Mangini, Animals as Leaders' Matt Gartska, Periphery's Matt Halpern, Alex Rudinger, The Aristocrats' Marco Minemman and Casiopea's Akira Jimbo were big names who inspire his style. As other lads, Opic is also hanging a big dream and struggling for their international dreams. 

Please welcome Bless the Knights new drummer...

Arry

Arry

Arry

Arry Thrisna Aditya who was born and raised in Medan, 29th of August 1994 is simply having a very different accent compared to his band mates on Bless The Knights. He is also actually planned to be a soldier not a bassist but all of his dream seemed to be impossible since he started to wear eye glasses since he was 8 years old. 

He was starting his "love story" with music since he was 10 years old seeing Indonesian pop band called "Ungu". That time, the disappointed Arry finally got a new future plan, which many people think it's nonsense, little Arry really wanted to be a musician. 

His childhood was mainly spent by doing his ambition, Arry started his band, competing in some band competitions as well as performing some art exhibitions at school. At the moment, he was still playing guitar. But then things was not getting smooth for him since his family against his future plan of being musician for they think that he will be drown into night life, bad relationships with bad people and many things they considered will not be good for him. Slow but sure, Arry showed his family that he really want it (being a musician) by showing good attitude and staying in a right path, not wasting his time and every chance he got to sharpen his talent.

Finally, he enrolled to Music High School in Medan, taking electric guitar major, competing on many band competitions with his Progressive Rock band called "Intervals" and won it many times. Uniquely, he was not playing guitar but bass due to lack of bass players at school. He was even awarded as the best bass player many times and ever since determined to be a real bassist.

Finally, Arry decided to move to Jakarta, chasing his dream to be a professional musician, and the door seemed to be wide opened for him as he joined "Aliandonesia" a branding band for Indonesian famous actor, Aliando Syarief. At the moment, Bless the Knights former vocalist, Novy Rock who was Aliando's Road manager asked him to join the band due to the vacancy of bass player. Arry has been member of Bless the Knights since 2016 until finally officiated as the band member in 2017. 

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