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Latest news: Mon, Jul 04 2016, DRUDKH

Upcoming release: "Betrayed By The Sun / Hägringar"

Release date: Fri, Sep 16 2016, US Fri, Sep 16 2016

Ukrainian black metal veterans DRUDKH have premiered the first track taken from their new split 'Betrayed By The Sun / Hägringar' with Swedish underground one-man act GRIFT (out September 16th). The song "His Twenty-Fourth Spring" is streaming via the official media partners listed below.

Heavy (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Kaaoszine (FI)
Horns Up (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Rocking (GR)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Ultraje (PT)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Metal Hammer (UK)

The lyrics for "His Twenty-Fourth Spring" were penned by the Ukrainian poet Bohdan-Ihor Antonych (1909–1937), who died at the early age of 28 years from an infection of the lungs.

GRIFT are signed by Nordvis.

DRUDKH have furthermore revealed the artwork of 'Betrayed By The Sun / Hägringar', which can be viewed together with the full track-list of the split below.

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  1. His Twenty-Fourth Spring
  2. Autumn in Sepia
  3. Källan
  4. Cirkeln

Line-up DRUDKH
Roman Sayenko: guitars
Thurios: guitar, vocals
Krechet: bass
Vlad: drums, keyboards

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Biography

DRUDKH are continuing their planned series of split-EPs with the acclaimed Swedish underground one-man project GRIFT.

After drawing lyrical inspiration from the poetry of Soviet murdered Ukrainian writer Volodymyr Svidzins'kyi (1885-1941) on the previous split-EP with HADES ALMIGHTY 'One Who Talks With The Fog / Pyre Era, Black!', mastermind Roman Sayenko has again decided to bring two national poets into the focus. The lyrics for "His Twenty-Fourth Spring" were penned by Bohdan-Ihor Antonych (1909–1937), who died at the early age of 28 years from an infection of the lungs. The family of Mike Johansen (1895–1937) was of partly Latvian decent and arrived in DRUDKH's hometown Karkhiv at the end of the 19th century. His words were used in the song "Autumn in Sepia". Johansen also suffered a premature death; as he was brutally murdered by the Soviets in a Kiev (Ukrainian: Kyiv) prison under a fabricated accusation of conspiracy.

The two tracks "His Twenty-Fourth Spring" and "Autumn in Sepia" come in classic DRUDKH style, which mainly consists out of an atmospheric amalgamation of bleak rawness with epic melodies, but always has a richness of small details derived from any suitable musical genre.

With the latest full-length 'A Furrow Cut Short', DRUDKH had continued on the dark and bleak course charted with their previous release 'Eternal Turn of the Wheel' (2012). In an ever evolving metamorphosis, DRUDKH have regularly returned to their early legacy from the Nordic Black Metal inspired debut 'Forgotten Legends' (2003) as well as the cinematic soundscapes of 'Autumn Aurora' (2004) and the traditional influences of 'The Swan Road' (2005). On 'Blood in Our Wells' (2006) progressive elements surfaced, while after the instrumental and partly acoustic 'Songs of Grief and Solitude' (2006) a sharp contrast was created by the harshly black 'Estrangement' (2007). 'Microcosmos' (2009) seemed to tie up the different strands of DRUDKH's previous releases, before embarking on a quest to more outlying progressive realms with 'Handful of Stars' (2010), which led Roman Sayenko to found OLD SILVER KEY, joined by ALCEST vocalist Neige. The band's mastermind has often penned his own lyrics, but also continuously rediscovered forgotten poets of his home country. DRUDKH still refuse any kind of interview or promotion and demand to be understood through their music alone.

Line-up

Name Instrument
Roman Sayenko guitars
Thurios guitar, vocals
Krechet bass
Vlad drums, keyboards

Releases Season of Mist

Sua071

Betrayed By The Sun / Hägringar

General information
: Fri, Sep 16 2016
: Fri, Sep 16 2016
: Black Metal
: SUA071

Sua069

One Who Talks With The Fog / Pyre Era, Black!

General information
: Fri, Jun 03 2016
: Fri, Jun 03 2016
: Black Metal
: SUA069
: available

Sua059

A Furrow Cut Short

General information
: Mon, Apr 20 2015
: Tue, May 19 2015
: Black Metal
: SUA059
: available

Sua054

Eastern Frontier In Flames

General information
: Fri, Jan 17 2014
: Tue, Jan 21 2014
: Folk Black Metal
: SUA054
: available

Sua053

Thousands Of Moons Ago / The Gates

General information
: Fri, Jan 17 2014
: Tue, Jan 21 2014
: Folk Black Metal
: SUA053
: available

Sua024

Eternal Turn of the Wheel

General information
: Fri, Feb 24 2012
: Tue, Mar 13 2012
: Pagan Black Metal
: SUA024
: available

Sua016e

Slavonic Chronicles

General information
: Mon, Sep 20 2010
: Black Metal
: SUA016E
: available

Sua016

Handful of Stars

General information
: Mon, Sep 20 2010
: Tue, Oct 12 2010
: Black Metal
: SUA016
: available

Sua015

Estrangement

General information
: Mon, Jun 28 2010
: Tue, Jul 13 2010
: Black Metal
: SUA015
: available

Sua014

Songs of Grief and Solitude

General information
: Mon, May 24 2010
: Tue, Jun 29 2010
: Black Metal
: SUA014
: available

Sua013

Blood in our Wells

General information
: Mon, May 24 2010
: Tue, Jun 29 2010
: Black Metal
: SUA013
: available

Sua012

The Swan Road

General information
: Mon, Jan 18 2010
: Black Metal
: SUA012
: available

Sua011

Autumn Aurora

General information
: Mon, Nov 16 2009
: Black Metal
: SUA011
: available

Sua010

Forgotten Legends

General information
: Mon, Sep 21 2009
: Black Metal
: SUA010
: available

Sua005

Microcosmos

General information
: Mon, Jun 22 2009
: Black Metal
: SUA005
: available
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