6th October 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

When the self-titled debut album from female Ukrainian punk trio Death Pill, came out on the 24th of February (a year to the day that Putin invaded Ukraine) the reaction was unanimous.

Those lucky enough to witness Death Pill live on their recent Euro tour, would have also clocked something a bit special.  Mariana Navrotska, vocals/guitar, Anastasiia Khomenko, drums and Natalya Syeryakova, bass are without doubt a ‘force majeure’. Thunderous thrash-infused hardcore coupled with fantastic musicianship and attitude in spades.  A truly thrilling live embodiment of their self-titled debut.


So, with the vinyl and CD pretty much sold out, a repress of said debut was warranted.  But this is not just a repress. This is that cracking debut … with a difference. The band explains,


“In the original first pressing of the Death Pill album, there were 2 Russian-language lyrics songs, which the band recorded before the full-scale invasion of Russia into the territory of Ukraine, and the band didn’t have the opportunity to change these lyrics before the release of the album in 2023.

From February 2022, the band will perform its program only in English. We deleted from the story those lines that were written in Russian, and we no longer want to have them in our work. We wanted to change this even before the first release, but it was impossible due to a huge number of factors.

During the Euro/UK tour in 2023, we had the opportunity to re-record the vocals for these 2 tracks in English. That is why in the second press of the first album we have these 2 new versions of there.”

So, not a repress, but a 2nd edition, with all the fire and vitriol still intact, now the official version of the album from this point on.


For the vinyl, there’s a new lyric inner sleeve design housing a transparent red with white splatter record, and a free download. Limited to 500 copies. The CD version gets a 2nd edition too with an updated 12-page lyric booklet.

Also available on all digital and streaming platforms.


‘Death Pill’ the 2nd edition is out now:

Digital –

CD & Vinyl –


Plus, there will be some more Death Pill action later this year and the band will be hitting the road in 2024. Watch this space.

Death Pill is

Mariana Navrotskaya, guitar, and lead vocals

Anastasiya Khomenko, drums and backing vocals

Natalya Seryakova, bass

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