Moscow pioneers Uratsakidogi shamefully only came to our attention a few months ago with their latest musical offering, Black Hop. A brutal 9-track album drawing on Black Metal and Hip Hop, smashing together two powerhouse genres into what turned out to be one of our
Gareth: What’s the story behind Uratsakidogi?
In March 1997, I met Dr’On and Karl. The guys plaid in a band called the Evil Worship, it was a blend lf death metal and industrial.
We made friends and started hanging out at Karl’s home recording studio – the Genital Records. After a while, it was around mid-May, I invited the guys to record several ‘parody
Soon the boundaries of the genre became to tight for us. We began introducing various unexpected stuff into our songs, e.g. bayan parts (‘bayan/button accordion’ – the Russian version of
Gareth: What topics do your lyrics discuss?
Our lyrics have always been full of absurdity, irony, wordplay, equivoques, and paradoxes.
We experimented with depriving our songs of any meaning – there were peculiar- and emotional-sounding phrases making absolutely no sense.
Nowadays, our Balck-Hop lyrics is a symbiosis of cliché’s characteristic for Black Metal, one the one hand, and for Russian Gangsta Rap, on the other.
Gareth: Who is the best rapper of all time and why?
On the Russian rap stage, I believe Shilo from the Krovostok band to be very cool.
Busta Rhymes. He has a fantastic timbre of voice and he masterfully uses it. His sense of rhythm is outstanding.
He is extremely charismatic and creates a powerful image – those two things mix very well. Since his
Gareth: Have you met with any hostility from the black metal community or support?
Yes, we have. We have faced both support and hostility, including from the Black Metal community. Sometimes, orthodox metalhead weirdos post negative comments full of hatred and damnations.
Such comments are funny to read.
Gareth: I see you’re planning some European tour dates – when? Where? How? When
Yes, in March, we are going to have
Gareth: Are you worried some people might see you as a ‘novelty act?’ or do you not give a fuck?
We’re something special. And we don’t give
Gareth: Are there any similar bands in your ilk who you’d care to recommend?
In Russia, there are no bands similar to us. We’re second to none. However, there are many artists playing the music we like. Russia is full of gifted artists. Mentioning them all will take too long.
Gareth: Is Russia absolutely mental?
Not more mental than the rest of the world.
Gareth: Any final words?
People, try to be happy. It requires hard work and strength – no one will do it for you. Thank you for your questions.
Cheers lads! We can’t wait to hear more of this beast from the east. Black Hop is available now and you’d be daft to not track down a copy for yourself. If you live in or fancy taking a trip to the Baltic, Poland or Germany then you can catch them on their Black Hop Beat Tour in March. After a phenomenal 2018 Uratsakidogi will certainly be one to keep an eye out for this coming year.
Black Hop Beat Tour 2019
01.03 St.Petersburg (RU) / The Place
02.03 Tallinn (EST) / Rockstars
03.03 Riga (LV) / Depo
04.03 Kaunas (LT) / Lemmy
05.03 Warsaw (PL) / Poglos
06.03 Torun (PL) / Dwa Światy
07.03 Wroclaw (PL) / DK Luksus
08.03 Dresden (D) / Louise
09.03 Berlin (D) / TBA