Friday, June 21, 2024

Ukć… Fool for a Lifetime

With one-man progressive black metal project Ukć‘s Coming Out – Love & Hate Diaries due out on 16th February 16, 2024,via Theogonia Records, the Białystok, Polish act has issued an new single, ‘…Fool for a Lifetime’, ahead of that.

‘…Fool for a Lifetime’ is a poignant English version of the song ‘…Głupcze Życia’, originally featured in Ukć‘s debut album, Coming Out, released in April this year. This release marks a significant chapter in the musical journey of Łukasz ‘Icanraz’ Sarnacki, the enigmatic mastermind behind the musical project.

You can stream the single on Spotify here and check out the video here at RAMzine.

The song’s lyrics convey a deeply personal narrative, as described by Ukć: “It is a song that tells the story of a son who experiences great disappointment because his father turned away from him. It talks about the feeling of rejection, lack of meaning, and injustice. The lyrics of the song come from my diary because it is my personal story. For this reason, I decided to subtitle the album Love & Hate Diaries. The song ends with a long acoustic part that allows the listener to reflect on the message of the lyrics. At the very end, you hear my son’s heartbeat recorded during the CTG examination when he was still in fetal life. It is a link between three generations – my father, me, and my son.”

Theogonia Records is said to be thrilled to present this emotionally charged music video, providing a visual journey that complements the profound themes embedded in the artist’s music.

Łukasz’s musical odyssey began with the release of the EP Przemijanie” on November 30, 2022, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the depths of his musical psyche. Following its success, Łukasz unveiled the Polish version of his debut full-length album, “Coming Out”, on April 17, 2023.

Speaking about the album, Icanraz said, “The album contains eight extensive compositions filled to the brim with emotions and very personal lyrics. It’s progressive metal with a rock flair and black metal aura where stylistic boundaries seem to be non-existent. This music is aimed at people with open minds and is my absolute artistic coming out. It was the first time I stepped out of my comfort zone and did something of this magnitude”.

Łukasz ‘Icanraz’ Sarnacki, renowned in metal circles for his contributions to bands like Corruption, Christ Agony, Devilish Impressions, Hermh, Abused Majesty, Virgin Snatch, Darzamat and Voidfire, embarked on this solitary journey in 2017.

UKĆ is a solo project in the truest sense, as Sarnacki, wields every instrument – from vocals and drums to guitars, bass, and keyboards. His musical odyssey has been a deeply personal and introspective one.

U‘s sonic evolution began with the release of the EP Przemijanie in November 2022, following its success, was the Polish version of his debut full-length album, Coming Out, in April this year. Now, an English version entitled Coming Out – Love & Hate Diaries is set to be unleashed upon the world by Theogonia Records on 16th February 2024.

While UKĆ remains a one-man studio project, live Bielemuk plays guitar, Mateusz Demaniuk plays bass, and Paweł Staniszczak  drums.

“We are honoured to stand alongside Icanraz on this awe-inspiring musical journey, “ said Theogonia Records. “The addition of Ukć to our roster marks a momentous occasion, and we invite you to join us in embracing the boundless creativity and uncharted territories that this visionary artist explores. Prepare for a symphony of emotions, a collision of genres, and a revelation of the soul as UKĆ‘s Coming Out – Love & Hate Diaries descends upon the world in February 2024.”

You can pre-order the album here and via Bandcamp.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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