KRUK, a Polish Hard Rock band, are finishing their work on the material for their new release. The third album entitled “Be3” is scheduled for release in Autumn. Today, the band reveal the first track which will promote the album: “Child in Time”, a cover of the classic song from Deep Purple’s discography, which you can listen to at THIS location.
Piotr Brzychcy, Kruk’s guitarist explains their choice of this song: “We do not write songs like this nowadays, songs that – like ‘Child in Time’ – stay with us for years, which become a symbol of a certain era. Rock music is still alive thanks these songs. Out of our love for Deep Purple, we decided to include our version of ‘Child in Time’ on the album. If it inspired us once to form a band and to search for our own way then perhaps there will be others that will feel the same way.”
Piotr also comments on the title of the new album: “’Be3′ is a reflection of what is happening in our music and in ourselves. We are here now, we write music, we play it, we’re releasing another album, we love doing it and, most importantly, we are free to do so. It’s a kind of a manifesto which says – we do not want to change that state.”
The new material is produced by Marcin Kindla, previously associated with Polish pop scene. “The material on which we are currently working is undoubtedly still rock music. However, we do feel a great urge to write it in a slightly different way than it was with our two previous albums.” says Brzychcy.
“Be3” is set to be released on November, 26th in Europe and January, 15th 2013 in USA (via MVD).
Kruk – photo by Kara Rokita
KRUK was formed in 2001 by Piotr Brzychcy and Krzysztof Walczyk. The band members were heavily inspired by Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep and it was these influences that shaped Kruk’s music, placing it within a classic rock framework. In 2006 Kruk recorded the album “Memories” with Grzegorz Kupczyk (Ceti’s & Turbo’s vocalist). The album was a tribute to the aforementioned bands. In the next years, Kruk followed their own path and managed to forge their own sound. Their proper debut album entitled “Before He’ll Kill You”, released in 2009, was well received both by media and by music fans. The year 2011 marked the release of their second studio album. Doogie White (ex.Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tank) and Piotr Kupicha (Feel) made guest appearances on “It Will Not Come Back”. The album was available with a bonus live DVD featuring a 100-minute concert footage. “It Will Not Come Back” was enthusiastically reviewed both in Poland and overseas. Kruk supported such legends of rock as Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Graham Bonnet, ex-singer from Rainbow, and Michael Schenker Group.
Piotr Brzychcy – guitars
Tomasz Wiśniewski – vocals
Krzysiek Nowak – bass
Darek Nawara – drums
Michał Kuryś – keyboards
Official website: http://www.kruk.art.pl/