Ukrainian rock

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Okean Elzy - one of the most popular Ukrainian rock bands

Ukrainian rock (Ukrainian: Український рок) is rock music from Ukraine. The most popular bands include Komu Vnyz, Plach Yeremiyi, Taras Petrynenko, Vika, Tea Fan Club (TFC), Viy, Vopli Vidoplyasova, Flit and others. Opalnyi Prynz was, perhaps, the most influential rock band in the late 1980s and early 1990s, followed by its predecessor Loony Pelen.[citation needed] Okean Elzy, featuring Svyatoslav Vakarchuk has long been among the most popular bands of Ukrainian pop-rock, and has had some success abroad. The band Mandry is known for fusing traditional Ukrainian music with rock, blues, reggae and chansons. The pop-singer Ruslana also uses some elements of rock in her work.

The Chervona Ruta was a very important Ukrainian rock music festival.

"Пісенний Вернісаж" - New Ukrainian Wave 92 - Festival of the best Ukrainian folk/pop/rock bands (Producing- Rostyslav - Show, 1992)

Famous Ukrainian heavy metal bands include Fleshgore, Firelake, Nokturnal Mortum, Astrofaes, Drudkh, and Hate Forest.

Metal Heads Mission is the biggest metal festival in Ukraine and ex-USSR countries.

Ukrainian rock songs are commonly sung in either Ukrainian or Russian. Some performers pronounce Russian with a Ukrainian accent, as can be heard in some Vopli Vidopliassova songs. Elements include pronouncing all instances of the o as /o/ (despite being unstressed) and ye as /e/. The ge is also pronounced as /h/ or /x/.

List of notable Ukrainian rock bands[edit]

Volodymyr Novikov of Flit.
Haydamaky on Sheshory Festival 2005.

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