After building a large online fan base with multiple viral videos, New Delhi based Indian Metal Band BLOODYWOOD decided to take to the road in the summer of 2019 with their RAJ AGAINST THE MACHINE, not only the band's first-ever tour but the first time they played live as a band. Bloodywood had no idea what to expect on their first-ever tour but the response was far greater than they ever imagined selling out 12 shows on the 3-week tour, culminating in the band's set at WACKEN OPEN AIR.
BLOODYWOOD further documented the tour through footage shot across a GoPro strapped to guitarist/flutist Karan Katiyar's chest, frenzied mobile phone footage shot by the audience, and the band themselves, as well as world-class footage shot at Wacken Open Air.
The documentary tells the story of how the band formed and their surreal Raj against the Machine tour. After an action-packed opening sequence that captures the essence of the film within the span of a minute and a half, you witness the birth of Punjabi/dhol metal, its fusion with lyrically focused rap music, the natural progression into original compositions from covers and the solidification of a musical agenda that's hell-bent on creating a positive impact on the planet.
After receiving an invitation to perform at the Mecca of heavy metal: The Wacken Open Air, the band sets out to answer a burning question: can an Indian folk metal band, an online sensation that's never performed live before cut it on the biggest stage of them all? You have to see it to believe it.
Bloodywood is a metal band from India known for pioneering a sound that seamlessly fuses Indian folk instruments with metal to devastating effect. Expect to hear the percussive power of the mighty Dhol, the melancholic flute, the single stringed Tumbi and several other uncommon, yet distinctly characteristic sounds from India. A combination of thunderous Hindi/Punjabi choruses and meaningful yet unforgiving rap verses along with the ethnic instrumentation makes Bloodywood a truly unique experience.