MOTANKA Release New Video For "Fire Burns"! Self-Titled Debut Album Out On June 7th!

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“The soundtrack to your post-sludge vision quest”

- Loudwire -

“Heavy and melodic, intoxicating and infectious, MOTANKA’s unique hybrid of metal and folk music is guaranteed to be one of 2019’s most memorable debuts.”

- Metal Sucks -

Ukrainian Wacken Metal Battle 2018 winners MOTANKA have released a new live video for their song "Fire Burns." The song is taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album. Watch the new video HERE.

MOTANKA will release their 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 is the name of the traditional doll that ancient Ukrainians used as an overseer for their protection and for the communication with their ancestors. The mix of English and Ukrainian lyrics and instrumental songs underlines the diversity of MOTANKA.

MOTANKA about their debut LP:

For the album 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 learned 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.

Pre-Order Motanka HERE.


1. Alatyr

2. Fire Burns

3. Air

4. Des' u horakh

5. Oy ty moya Zemle

6. Bosymy nizhkamy

7. Voroh

8. Berehynya
9. Horizon

10. Pace of the space

11. Khreshchennya

12. What are you living for?

13. Verba 

14. Kroda

The album will be available in the following formats:

-4 Page Digipack

-2LP Gatefold in black (D-Side band logo etching)

-2LP Gatefold in gold – Limited to 100 copies, Napalm Records Mail order exclusive (D - side band logo etching)

-Handcrafted Ukrainian Motanka doll & CD Bundle – Limited to 100 copies

-2LP Gatefold (D-Side band logo etching) & Album Cover Shirt


Victor Verba - vocals, keyboard, dulcimer

Anatolii Zhalnin - guitar

Sergii Hodik (Khodorchuk) - bass-guitar, ocarinas 

Dmytro Svarog (Diachenko) - drums, throat singing

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