• Jason Hesley

Get to know Death Metal band "Sarmat!"

SARMAT band was formed in 2018 by two guitarists: Daniel Szymanowicz (known from CALM HATCHERY - bass, ex-AGGRESSOR, ex-EXTREMIS NECROSIS) and Krzysztof Kopczeński (ex-SPIRIT CRUSHER, ex-CARNES). The guys have composed the music for the debut album quite fast and then have started the preparation for the recordings. They have invited Krzysztof Klingbein, the session drummer (known from DEATHSPAWN and many session recordings for plenty of bands) for cooperation. The recordings have been realized until the spring of 2020 year, when Łukasz Kobusiński (ex-MORTIS DEI, ex-PUKI 'MAHLU) was asked to work with SARMAT. He recorded vocal parts to the lyrics of the friend to the band. Vocal parts were recorded at Invent Sound Studio in Bydgoszcz, Poland by Szymon “Sigmar” Grodzki in summer 2020. In autumn that year the album was given to the hands of Arkadiusz “Malta” Malczewski, who mixed and mastered the stuff in Santa Studio in Warsaw, Poland. There are 8 songs lasting more than 33 minutes on “RS-28” album.

In the beginning of the 2021 year the band started to look for the label that could release their full-length debut album. Some time has been wasted for someone’s incompetence. The decision about self-release has been made. The premiere was on March 19th 2021 (digital version available on band profile on Bandcamp).

The band name concept is based on THE WEAPON OF ULTIMATE DESTRUCTION – the Russian super-heavy intercontinental ballistic missile RS-28 SARMAT (also known as SATAN 2). Band lyrical themes are destruction, military industry and human fears and obsessions. The style of music played by SARMAT can be described as a mixture of death and black metal having dynamic character with a lot of fast parts, aggressive yet understandable vocal and compositions diversity.

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