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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 Ma 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.