In November 2021, Gromadah intends to release the digital single “Conscience”. This is a song in the genre of progressive death metal with strong Harsh vocals by Oleg Shpakovsky and the infernal growl of Jorg Gromadoff, which complement each other in various ways and play the role of inner and outer conscience of a person in the content of the song’s lyrics. In the accompaniment of the song the listener will hear non-trivial almost jazz and at the same time powerful metal riffs of Dmytro Chernychenko’s guitar, ambient patterns of acoustic guitar, mad solo guitar. All this is supported by a well-coordinated rhythm section of the drum part of Vitaliy Biletsky and the virtuoso bass part of Oleg Shpakovsky.
The single “Conscience” will demolish the roof and fans of progressive death metal and at the same time will not leave indifferent fans of the alternative difficult scene.
In the name “GROMADAh” in one of the Slavic languages coded “thunder” and “hell”. Thus, one of the meanings of the name – “hell’s thunder”. There is also the original meaning of the word “community” – a local social association of people. And this is the meaning of echoes in some texts on social issues. In addition, in the local dialect of Ukrainian, which some call Russian, this word means something huge and immeasurable. All these meanings coincide with the music and lyrics of Gromadah’s songs.
The main musical leitmotif of the group is progressive metal in various heavy metals subgenres such as death metal, groove, thrash, etc.… musicians do not restrain themselves with genre prejudices. For example, the band’s music sometimes contains symphonic and jazz rudiments. The lyrics deal with acute social and existential-philosophical themes of modern society and the inner world of the individual.
From 2005 to 2011 Gromadah actively performed at local Ukrainian venues and participated in festivals. Initially, the band’s name was written in Cyrillic (Громада), but since 2009 the name has been transliterated into Latin. It is pronounced the same way. This change is due to the band’s desire to spread their music around the world.
In 2011, the band suspended its activities and the musicians later joined various music projects and did not play together until 2017. In 2017, Gromadah reunited and plunged headlong into productive studio work to create their own music and cover versions of famous metal artists.
At this time, the band’s YouTube channel and Instagram, Facebook and Bandcamp pages appeared, so the band began to develop its own resources for self-publicity.
On December 23, 2019, the first single “Stars and the Moon” will be released on the YouTube channel. In January 2020, the single will be released on digital streaming platforms.
In April 2020, the band will post an animated video with the song “Masquerade” on their own YouTube channel. In the autumn of the same year, “Masquerade” and the third single “Humility” were released on digital streaming services.
At the same time, the band is recording some video clips of cover versions of songs by world-famous artists (Pantera, Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack …) to increase the audience of their YouTube channel and social networks. After that, with the presentation of the label Metal Scrap, Gromadah became known to readers of music publications in Portugal, Brazil, Belarus, Ukraine and some other European countries. So one of the singles appears in the playlists of the British magazine Power.
The development of its own YouTube channel and Instagram profile has given impetus to the popularity of Gromadah’s music. During the year, the number of fans of the band has grown from tens to hundreds and several thousands (YouTube – 833, Instagram – 2940, Facebook – 631) and these figures continue to grow. The band also has a Patreon page and its own merch online store. People from all over the world are becoming more and more interested musical achievements of the band and are waiting for the release of the album.
By the end of 2021, Gromadah will release a video with a cover of perhaps Korn’s “most metallic” song, and will traditionally post it on its YouTube channel and streaming services. Two more singles from the album scheduled for 2022 are scheduled for release in 2022. It is also planned to film a video for a Ukrainian-language cover of the famous hit of the band Testament.
The band is currently actively looking for a publishing label with a global distribution and a wide range of additional services on mutually beneficial terms.