Ukrainian metallers MOTANKA have released a stunning and dramatic 7 minute official video for their first single “Verba” (Ukrainian for willow tree) from their upcoming self-titled debut album.
The video underlines the strong connection of the Mystic Metal four-piece to mystical nature and ancient traditions.
Montanka will release their self-titled debut album Motanka on June 7th via Napalm Records. Influenced by traditional Ukrainian folk music, metal tunes and modern electronica, the band creates a very unique mix that the band refers to as Mystic Metal. Motanka managed to capture the trance-like magic of their live shows on their debut, which leaves each and every stereotype behind and hypnotizes with heavy ethno soundscapes.
Motanka state of their debut – “…we recorded ancient instruments: dulcimer, ocarina and throat singing, combined with modern technologies, new instruments and analog sound. This album is like our child, it grew, it learnt and became stronger and stronger. Every piece of the album is saturated with the mystical nature of Ukraine. We wrote most of the songs in our hometown Lutsk – the mystical center of Ukraine. The power of the region remained and still is the same for ages. We have prepared the album for many years and are very excited to finally present it via Napalm Records.”
Check out Motanka’s killer video to “Verba” below and pre-order their debut, self titled album Motanka here