New Delhi–based Indian folk-metal band Bloodywood are best known for their heavy covers of pop and traditional songs, many of which have gone viral on YouTube, but they've more recently started making original music with positive messages. Their latest single is "Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)," which comes paired with a typically exuberant and energized music video.
"Originally created for the upcoming Ubisoft game Beyond Good and Evil 2, 'Machi Bhasad' is a track with a political message that celebrates the power of a new generation and its potential to be better than the last," the band explained of the song. "Outside the context of the game, this song is intended as both a tribute and a call to action. It's a tribute to musicians and leaders who inspired people like ourselves to think and act in a way that'll benefit everyone. To question an unjust system that serves a few at the cost of the many. It's a call to action for our generation to finish the work started by all those who came before us. To become the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back, and change the world for the better."
In conjunction with the release of "Machi Bhasad," Bloodywood have also announced the brilliantly named "Raj Against the Machine Tour." See dates below.
Raj Against the Machine tour dates:
07/13 @ Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
07/14 @ Chez Heinz - Hanover, Germany
07/19 @ Backstage - Free & Easy Festival - Munich, Germany
07/20 @ RnP - Wiesloch, Germany
07/21 @ Bastard Club - Osnabrück, Germany
07/24 @ The O2 Academy 2 - London, England
07/25 @ Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, England
07/26 @ Rebellion - Manchester, England
07/28 @ Craufurd Arms - Milton Keynes, England
07/29 @ The Exchange - Bristol, England
08/01 @ Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
08/03 @ Taman Festival - Krasnodar, Russia