Who are you?

I am Dominik Kowalczyk, born 14.03.1993 in south Germany, currently living in Mannheim. 


When did you pick up your first instrument?

I picked up on guitar when I was 13. Back in the days I was jamming alot to disturbed, that was where everything kinda started for me. Afterwards I picked up on drums, bass, keyboard, vocals and beatboxing.


What do you like?

I like everything that's inspiring. I think there's alot to learn out there and alot of good stuff to pick up on. Creativity never ends with an open mind. Other than that, I like being a crazy fool - no boundaries. Musically I listen to everything ranging from choirs like Eric Whitacre to complicated as hell metal (Meshuggah anyone?)


What's your motivation?

Though to pinpoint... for me it's mostly about inspiration and the authenticity of expressional art, I love to inspire and evoke all kinds of feelings just through music.


What inspires the way you write music?

It's almost only thoughts and emotions. For me personally it's a great way to cope with negative feelings and thoughts. I try to catch those and songwrite around those. Stylistically my writing style is progressive and ambiental themed.



Caynug is a 2012 founded solo-project by german multi-instrumentalist Dominik Kowalczyk.

Genres: Nu-Metal, Crossover, Progressive, Alternative Metal


The solo-project heavily relies on how I feel emotionally. My goal has always been to transfer my moods and emotions into my music, raw and real. Caynug is pretty much my emotional and creative outlet.

Caynug Records

Caynug Records is an passion driven service label made by the musician "Caynug". The purpose is to offer services ranging from audio production (Recording, Mixing/Mastering, Producing) to video production (Live recordings, cutting, full video service, music videos, playthroughs). Hit me up if you are interested!

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