Lithuanian progressive black/death metal act UVIKRA has signed with badGod Music.
Founded in September 2009, Uvikra is a one man black/death metal project hailing from Vilnius, Lithuania. The single and singular member (Loikav), has created an unorthodox sound. While brutal and grisly in its rawness, this sound is tempered with a subtle progressive element. Unnaturally glottal vocals add to the unworldly feel while lamenting the futility of earthly existence.
Uvikra has three releases to its credit. The first was the self-titled full-length released September 23, 2010. An EP, Patterns of Life, was released April 9 2011. Both of these releases are available for free download on Uvikra’s Bandcamp site.
The most recent material, gathered together in the form of the full-length Bi, was originally released November 15, 2011. Currently available as a digital download on both the Uvikra and badGod music Bandcamp pages, it will see a proper physical release in early 2013.
Cover Art & Praise for Bi
“Muddled as it is, you can hear a unique sound taking shape on Bi, a wobbly, shape-shifting black metal full of dripping “tall” harmonies and hypnotic repetition, chromatic death metal guitars and bizarre free-form breaks. At times, Bi’s circular riff patterns remind me of Demilich; at others, his odd harmonies and unhinged vocals recall Bergraven.”
“The progressions on this record could not possibly have been conceived by a normal mind. I don’t think a black metal [release]has evoked this sincere of a response from me ever. This is utterly bizarre and, by all accounts, brilliant.” 5/5 – Northern Isolation
Loikav: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums