Hok-key: Re-animated as melodic metal band!

Hok-key - In Existence

Minsk (Belarusian: Мінск (Менск); Russian: Минск) is the capital and largest city of Belarus with 1.9 million inhabitants. The city is located between the rivers Svislach and Njamiha: The band Kok-key is also located in MInsk.

The band have signed a digital distribution deal with Wormholedeath for their album In Existence, which will be released on February 25th, 2022 worldwide.

Signing statement:

«We’re really happy to work together with Wormholedeath records as it is a chance to spread our music around the world. We had good vibes during our communication and think that our cooperation will be successful and fruitful».

About the album:

«Seven elements are the basis of both creation and disruption. So is the essence of existence. Let’s see where the scales will go: The bricks we’re given could be used to build the Paradise, But, well, we still ignite the fuse and pay the overprice».

«We are very upset to know that WOA 2020 has to be cancelled due to COVID-19 obstacles. As big fans of Wacken we want to support our favorite metal festival in these hard times. We have recorded WOA Tribute song, hope you will enjoy it! We are together!».

Cover & Tracklist

1. Septem

2. The Countdown

3. The Quest For Fire

4. Silentium

5. Les Ailes

6. Mind Eclipse

7. The Matter of Love

8. Alma Mater

9. My Universe Within Myself

10. Summatim

11. Faster! Harder! Louder!

Hok-key was created in 1994, November 7 as comedy metal band. During 1994 – 1997 band has played series of concerts in Minsk and other cities of Belarus. In 1998 the band took a time out.

A year later Hok-key started to work on a new material. Over the 2000 – 2002 period Hok-key played about twenty concerts in Belarus and abroad, took part in numerous festivals, radio and TV talk shows.

In 2003 – 2004 the band was in the amorphous state and took a second timeout.

In August 2005 Hok-key was re-animated as melodic metal band.

Hok-key is vivid representative of the Belarusian metal scene who has taken the path from comedy metaldirectly to its present form – philosophical texts and constant musical and sound experiments, and could be described as melodic metal with folk influences.

The band is broadcasted on radio stations, actively participates in various festivals and concerts both at home and abroad. In 2015 band was on a road during «Thunder and Lightning European Tour». In 2017 – 2018 during “Reaping Europe Tour” band has visited almost all countries of Europe from Poland to Portugal.

Hok-key already has 5 LP in its discography, so In Existence will be the sixth one.

Band members:

Jaroslav Sapunoff – guitar, keyboards

Alexander Volchek – bass

Oleg Kantsov – drums

Iryna Sapunova – violin

Konstantin Fomin – vocals


About Ulf Backstrøm (7231 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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