The weekly interview series in the Talk Toomey podcast welcomed a very special guest in Raoul Kerr of Bloodywood for the most recent episode. Currently riding high as one of the most discussed bands in metal, the band's independently released debut Rakshak, has become a sensation in its fusion of traditional Indian sounds coupled with fiery, hard-hitting heavy music.
Going back to the origins of the band, Kerr explains that there was no plan initially, but rather ambition. Karan Katiyar and Jayant Bhadula first sought to implode pop songs - taking on tracks like Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You", Post Malone's "Rockstar" and even Bollywood staples and turning them into metal songs.
For Kerr, his first exposure to the project was as a member of the audience, discovering these cover songs and while he confides he wasn't sold initially, the music did pique his interest in that they were effective -
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