The Heavy Crawls

The Heavy Crawls: A Ukrainian Band Takes on Arizona

The Heavy Crawls is a Ukrainian band that has been making music since 2013. After playing all over Ukraine and receiving critical acclaim from various publications, the band played their first show in 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. The band consists of Max Tovstyi, Tobi Samuel, and Serj Manernyi. Max is responsible for guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards, and songwriting, while Tobi takes care of the drums and percussion, and Serj provides the backing vocals and bass.

The Heavy Crawls have come a long way since their first LP album was released in 2013. Their music has been broadcasted on radio stations in Ukraine, Poland, France, Germany, Greece, Australia, and the United States. The band has played numerous festivals in Ukraine, and they've also played solo gigs and festivals in other countries. The band's music has received high marks and critical acclaim from various publications, including Metal Hammer, BBC Ukraine, and The Obelisk, among others.

In 2023, Max had to move to the United States because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The band decided to keep their name and perform the songs from all four of their studio albums. They are now based in the Phoenix area of Arizona, where they continue to play shows and make music. The band's fourth album was recorded using analogue and vintage gear, and it was released in August 2022 on CD and heavyweight marbled vinyl. The Heavy Crawls are a talented and hardworking band that continues to make great music despite the challenges they've faced.