Bless The Knights

  • Formation


  • Formation

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.


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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