Bless The Knights

  • Formation
    Guitars and Vocals


  • 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 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.


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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