Tin Sontsia

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Tin Sontsia
Tin Sontsia at Basovišča festival, 2007
Background information
Origin Kyiv, Ukraine
Genres Folk metal
Years active1999 (1999)–present
Labels Nash Format
MembersSerhiy Vasyliuk
Ivan Luzan
Mykola Luzan
Volodymyr Khavruk
Ruslan Mikaelyan
Ivan Hryhoriak

Tin Sontsia (Ukrainian : Тінь Сонця, sometimes literal translation Sun Shadow is used) is a Ukrainian folk metal band from Kyiv, although their music contains elements of symphonic metal, as well. Primarily the band's style was close to alternative rock, but in 2003 they have come to a so-called "Cossack rock". Almost all of the lyrics are in Ukrainian except couple of Belarusian songs. The band has taken part in number of festivals the biggest of which are Basovišča and Zakhid. They are known to tour extensively and to support Ukrainian soldiers fighting at the ATO zone. Their song "Kozaky" was the unofficial hymn of the Ukraine national football team during the UEFA Euro 2016 cup. The same song serves as the intro for professional boxer Oleksandr Usyk. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]



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Tin Sontsia in 2016
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