The Ukrainian mountain spirit in the new song by melodic metal band IGNEA

IGNEA (melodic metal, Ukraine) dropped Bosorkun, an epic song and video about the Ukrainian mountain spirit who kills with the power of the wind, and sends drought and illnesses to people and animals.  

‘Our intention was to create an intense track that sounds like the Carpathian wind: fierce and chill, rapid and still, unpredictable and changing, unstoppable, powerful, yet lighter than feathers,’ says Helle Bogdanova, the vocalist. 

‘According to Ukrainian mythology, Bosorkun is an evil creature and he’s sending lots of disasters. But, in our song, he’s a ‘spirit with a kind but destructive nature’ who wants to make friends with humans and trade his immortality for their world.’ 

Musically, the song can be described as a fast-paced groove metal with a symphonic Disney-style twist. Like all previous releases of IGNEA, Bosorkun was traditionally recorded and mixed by the Ukrainian sound producer Max Morton (also working with Jinjer). 

The new single is the first of several surprises that the band is going to release in 2021 before hitting the studio to record the next full-length album that will be out in 2022 via Napalm Records.

Bosorkun is available on Spotify and all other streaming platforms, Bandcamp, as well as in a lyric video on YouTube.

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