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Post-Black Metal act MACHUKHA announce debut album and release intense video for first single

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Berlin, Germany -based MACHUKHA have announced the band’s highly anticipated debut album, entitled “Mochari”, which has been slated for release on June 7 through Consouling Sounds

MACHUKHA, whose name translates to “step-mother” in Ukrainian, infuse elements of post-black metal, dark hardcore and punk into their music, creating a sound that is as raw as it is powerful. With diverse musical, social, and cultural backgrounds and through mutual understanding and collaboration, they have established a creative process that reflects the band’s primary goal: to express their shared experiences of retaining humanity in a harsh world.

The band’s upcoming debut album “Mochari” is about resilience. It explores the human capacity to withstand atrocities and continue surviving day by day. Lead vocalist Natalya, who sings exclusively in her native Ukrainian language, uses her voice as an outlet for genuine anguish and the band’s lyrical and musical narratives reflect their own journey – allowing oneself to embrace pain and learn how to let go of it, by surrendering to it. 

The music of MACHUKHA is a sonic landscape filled with intricate guitar melodies, intense bass lines, and rhythmic drum patterns that will captivate your senses from the very first note. Each musical element supports the others, with every moment and tone carrying a specific intention. Together, they create a sonic landscape that thoughtfully guides listeners through precise emotions from the very first second.

In addition to their music, for the upcoming album MACHUKHA has self-produced three music videos that form a continuous story. For these productions, they utilised their additional skills: Vocalist Natalya designed and hand-made six sets of modernised traditional Ukrainian clothing, while guitarist Bláthin directed and assembled a team of creative workers and performers. Bláthin also performed as an extra in the videos using her knowledge as a professional dancer.

Dive into the world of MACHUKHA and experience the first of three music videos and the first single “Bezpliddya” here:

MACHUKHA on “Bezpliddya”: “Natalya wrote the lyrics after experiencing a seizure of unknown origin for the first time. The first seizure was an extremely painful case of her whole body cramping and twitching, followed by hours of inability to move. For a period of time she continued to suffer from these seizures, which blocked her from doing anything else especially participating in social life. The lyrics describe one’s emotions in such a harsh circumstances – not being able to live in full because of physical and/or mental illness and not knowing the source of the illness.

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Tracklist:

 01. Trymatys’

02. Dykhay

03. Bezpliddya

04. Inodi padaye snih tak lahidno krizʹ sosnovu khvoyu

05. Tsyu tayemnytsyu duzhe vazhko berehty

06. Kvit

07. Nezrushnist’


“Mochari” has been recorded by Jan Oberg at Hidden Planet Studio (Downfall of Gaia, The Ocean). Mix and master by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Studios (Deafheaven, Amenra, Wiegedood).

“Mochari” is now available for pre-order here:
– CD – 
– Black LP (Limited to 100 copies) – 
– Dirty Pink LP (Limited to 200 copies) – 

For more info visit:
https://www.machukha.com  
https://www.instagram.com/machukha.stepmother 
https://www.facebook.com/machukha 
https://consouling.be  

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