Bloodywood is an Indian metal band from New Delhi, formed in 2016. They began as a parody band that uploaded metal covers of pop songs on YouTube, but later went on to write their own original material.
Prior to forming the band, Karan Katiyar would regularly upload parody metal covers of popular Bollywood songs on YouTube, but he had trouble finding a suitable vocalist. Katiyar met Jayant Bhadula, who worked as a talent manager at an entertainment company, at a local gig, and was impressed by his vocal range and versatility.In 2016, Katiyar quit his job as a corporate lawyer and together with Bhadula formed a two-piece bandwith the intention of "destroying pop songs".
In 2017, Bloodywood re-recorded Linkin Park's song "Heavy" in Linkin Park's early nu metal style, catching the attention of many music websites such as Loudwire and Metal Hammer, the latter of which declared it "what Linkin Park's Heavy should have sounded like."The band made more covers in 2017 and released the compilation cover album Anti-Pop Vol. 1 on their Bandcamp page.This was followed by a metal cover version of the popular Punjabi song "Tunak Tunak Tun" by Daler Mehndi, featuring guest vocals from Bonde do Metaleiro.