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Bless The Knights

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  • Formation
    Guitars and Vocals
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…
  • Formation
    Guitars
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…
  • Formation
    Vocals
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…
  • Formation
    Drums
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…

About Bless The Knights

Bless The Knights was established in 7 April 2009, with an old name called Blitzkrieg by their guitarist, mrfritzfaraday, who thought that there was such an urgency of change on Indonesian music, since there were a lot of bands having quite the same genre and tend to follow each other's pathway. Regarding to the meaning of Blitzkrieg, which is a “quick attack”, Blitzkrieg music that is having a lot of details and complexity has to be accountable when it is performed live on stage as what is happening to a military attack, which effect has to be accountable to the public.

In the beginning, Blitzkrieg chose Progressive metal as the core of their music. Furthermore as the time goes by, they were having a lot of maturity process until they finally discover their own usually called ‘Aggressive Heavy Metal Core Progressive’.

In 2010, the band released their very first album called ‘The Energy of Anger’ including their 6 original songs. At that time, there were just 2 people left in the band, which were mrfritzfaraday (Guitar, Bass and Vocal) and Erick Kevin (Drums). Blitzkrieg was also one of line up of Indonesian phenomenal compilation album ‘Born to Fight’ involving legendary bands, such as Rotor, Imanissimo, Divine and many more dangerous bands.

Blitzkrieg got a public attention as they were one of the opening act of the super band PSMS Amazing Union (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Tony Macalpine, Derek Sherinian) at Rock Fest 2012, as well as being the opener of Swedish Death Metal band, Grave in 2013. At the same year, Blitzkrieg was also being one of the headlining action of the Jakarta Guitar Festival 2013 alongside with the 2009 Guitar Idol from Thailand, Jack Thammarat and British Fingerstyle Guitarist, Mike Dawes.

In 2014, they finally decided to start producing their second album entitled “Bless The Knights”. This is finally becoming their new name for ‘Blitzkrieg’ is still existing or used by several bands and will not be appropriate to be used for a world wide album issue.

On their newest album, Bless the Knights is working alongside Indonesian professional label, Greenland Indonesia. They were once very close to an Italian recording label, but the deal were never ended into one clear point until finally they were joining Shredguy Records of Ohio, United States of America for their international distribution label.

Their recent formation are: mrfritzfaraday (Guitars and Vocals), Rad (Vocals), Olgie Alvianus (Guitars) and Opic (Drums). This formation is a combination of aggression, complexity, creativity and modernity that will surprise the crowd they performed for.

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