30 May 2008
KYPCK: join Century Media Records!
KYPCK (or 'Kursk' in the western alphabet) is a Finnish doomsday metal band singing in Russian.
KYPCK's crew features vocalist E. Seppänen, guitarist S. S. Lopakka (formerly Sentenced), bassist J. T. Ylä-Rautio and drummer K. H. M. Hiilesmaa who is also known as the producer of HIM, Lordi, Sentenced, Moonspell, Apocalyptica and many others. It was only logical that Hiilesmaa was also in charge of KYPCK's heavy and (in its original sense) grinding production. E. Seppänen has lived in Russia for 2,5 years, studied in St. Petersburg and worked at the embassy in Moscow. He recently got his degree from Oxford, and as a part time job teaches Russian in Tampere, Finland. Hence, he is more than legitimate to sing in Russian.
The band's debut downfall, the full-length album entitled "Cherno", was completed during 2007 and originally released through the Finnish label UHO Production in March 2008. Despite the album’s crushing, doomy nature and Russian lyrics, it went straight to #11 in the Finnish charts. “Cherno” will finally be out in the rest of Europe via Century Media Records on the following dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX: Friday, July 18, 2008.
UK / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, July 21, 2008.
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, July 22, 2008.
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, July 23, 2008.
ITALY: Friday, August 29, 2008.
You can check out the video-clip for “1917” here:
Guitarist S. S. Lopakka comments:
"We are more than thrilled to get "Cherno" released worldwide, and Century Media is just a perfect harbor for the wreckage of our submarine."
Century Media Records A&R Melanie Schmidt on the co-operation:
“I am excited to be working with KYPCK. In the past Sami Lopakka and Century Media have been working closely on SENTENCED. POISONBLACK (who were founded by former SENTENCED singer Ville Laihiala) will be releasing their 3rd album “A Dead Heavy Day” September 1st. Thus, to have KYPCK in the Century Family feels great to us. Some people might wonder why we would release a Finnish metal band singing in Russian. The answer is very simple: Some of the most unusual bands did and do best for us, no matter if it is battle metal hailing from Finland with warmongers TURISAS, ORPHANED LAND sending ethno metal from Israel, FIREWIND shredding classic heavy metal from Greece and last but not least LACUNA COIL bringing stellar success from Italy. Century Media Records likes the challenge and believes that success comes with creativity and bands being “different”. Russia has an amazing and interesting culture. Also, there is deep links between the Finnish and Russian culture, so why not singing in Russian?”
Visit KYPCK online: