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.