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Bless The Knights

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Olgie Alvianus

  • Formation
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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.

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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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