On their highly anticipated album debut, Κτηνωδία, available May 21, Athens-based heavy metal/rock ‘n’ roll trio Khirki fuse Anatolian and Balkan folk sounds.
New Noise are proud to premiere the video for Khirki’s crushing new single, “Bukovo,” below:
Κίρκη (pronounced ‘Κírkē’) was a sorceress in Greek mythology, best known for transforming Odysseus’ crew into animals with her magical wine. Inspired by the mythological enchantress, and after reaping the grapes of metal and rock icons like Kvelertak, Mastodon and Tool, Khirki have created their very own and original, sweet-tasting drink, an essence of the finest rock ‘n’ roll, progressive metal spheres and traditional music from their place of origin.
The trio’s debut album, Κτηνωδία (pronounced ‘Ktinodia’), features a cohesive set of eight, mostly fast-paced, uplifting songs. Its progressive mood is infectious and mesmerizing, driven through with tribal-like dancing chants.
The album dives deep into an original sound heavily inspired by Anatolian and Balkan folk music. Orchestrated by acoustic and traditional instruments, the record invites a seductive folk atmosphere. Yet Κτηνωδία is also heavy at heart, a metal record that will crush both ears and minds.
Κτηνωδία was recorded by Theodore Zefkilis at Sca Studios (Rotting Christ, Planet of Zeus) in Athens between Autumn of 2019 and Spring 2020.