Few modern day popular music artists are as all-genre encompassing as Polychuck.
A great guitar shredder since the age of only 13, Montreal artist Polychuck is now an innovative and ever-maturing singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and high profile guitar coach who’s ready to take the rock world by storm with multiple singles and a forthcoming EP, ‘Shadows Exposed’ (to be released in July, date TBA), and new video, “Exposure,” which can be experienced here:
With roots firmly planted in his hometown’s rock and metal scenes while possessing a musical curiosity matching his unbridled talent, Polychuck has sincerely embraced a wide variety of genres ranging from extreme metal to electro-pop, with ventures in alternative rock, urban trap beats, synth pop and folk.
Polychuck’s fascinating musical and personal journey is chronicled in singles such as “Nailed to the X”, a celebration of the artist’s straight edge lifestyle hailed by numerous blogs, including B-Sides and Badlands.
Now going back to his rock and metal roots with brand new singles “In The Dark” and “Exposure”, Polychuck aims to take his music to a whole new level and leave an undeniable, lasting, mark of his own in the realm of rock music.
And all of the EP’s 5 tracks are winners – “Beating Myself Down” (which Polychuck describes as “is a satirical caricature of the emo movement”), “Exposure” (“this alternative/rap rock song is an anthem on broken trust”), “In the Dark” (“inspired by Bring Me The Horizon, Linkin Park and Issues-era Korn all while adding my own personal spin”), “Driving Me Mad” (“this one is my EDM inspired rock track”), and “Lights Out” (“an emotional song about overcoming obstacles of life and rising through adversity”).
The multi-talented Polychuck played, produced, recorded and mastered everything that you hear on the EP, and has amassed an impressive arsenal of instruments that he utilized – a Suhr Modern (desert gradient finish) on all tracks (solos), Guerilla 7 string hand built in Canada (dark cyan finish) on “In the Dark,” or his LTD EC-1000 (white) on all tracks except “in the Dark.”
Additionally, Polychuck has been training in MMA and Muay Thai for 4 years. He has never competed in major pro level fights, but he does participate in some underground (so-called “smokers”) fights. These fights are not officially legalized, but rather in a grey zone. Polychuck also teaches guitar professionally (he lists Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Howe as his top six-string influences), including to some established players in established bands.
With most modern artists sounding quite one-dimensional, predictable, and same-sounding as their competition, the hard-to-pin-down Polychuck is a most welcome arrival on the music scene, as heard throughout ‘Shadows Exposed.’
SHADOWS EXPOSED’ TRACKLIST:
- Beating Myself Down
- In the Dark
- Driving Me Mad
- Lights Out