New-Delhi metallers Bloodywood are celebrating the release of their debut album Rakshak by sharing the video for their heaviest song ever, “Dana Dan”.
Speaking about the new single, Bloodywood say:
“‘Dana Dan’ is a graphic commentary on sexual assault and the need to eliminate it. It begins with the reflexive, almost homicidal rage we feel when we hear about these crimes, before moving on to a more level headed call to arms. It culminates in a gentle appeal for all of us to reflect on the role we play in creating a world where atrocities of this nature are committed and to work towards eliminating it altogether.”
Speaking about the album, the band says:
“Rakshak means ‘protector’ or ‘guardian’ in Hindi. We’ve always been as passionate about the message of our music as much as the music itself, and our goal has and always will be to make a positive impact on people’s lives and on the planet.” The band then add: “[On Rakshak] You’ll hear songs that talk about combating mental illness, overcoming divisive politics, battling the poverty crisis, crushing corruption, eliminating sexual assault, hope, belief and undying determination.”
Rakshak is out now, you can purchase a physical copy here.