Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Drudkh (Pagan Black Metal)

Drudkh

Biography

DRUDKH are a black metal legend. True to the values of this extreme genre, the enigmatic Ukrainians refuse to follow the rock 'n’ roll rulebook and provide no answers, no statements, no shows – all that matters to them is their music.

The sound of DRUDKH is equally based on a solid foundation consisting of the by now traditional Nordic variant of this style as on the band's highly distinct individual "Slavonic" interpretation of it.

Yet at the same time, DRUDKH have constantly evolved, shifted, and morphed their musical approach while holding true to the original course. It is therefore no surprise that their forthcoming eleventh full-length, 'They Often See Dreams About the Spring' (which is a translation of the original Ukrainian title) brings another slight correction to the general direction. Where previous album 'A Furrow Cut Short' (2015) basically followed on the harsh and old school lead of its predecessor 'Eternal Turn of the Wheel' (2012), DRUDKH's new masterpiece offers a more atmospheric and melodic feel that rather points towards the cinematic soundscapes of 'Autumn Aurora' (2004).

In their ongoing metamorphosis, DRUDKH seem to have abandoned the slightly progressive and lighter tone of 'Handful of Stars' (2010) for the time being. This does not mean it can never return... The Ukrainians have for example revisited their early legacy from the Nordic black metal inspired debut 'Forgotten Legends' (2003) several times, but also occasionally brought back the folklore influences that had characterised 'The Swan Road' (2005). On 'Blood in Our Wells' (2006) some progressive elements surfaced clearly for the first time, while the instrumental and partly acoustic 'Songs of Grief and Solitude' (2006) was followed by a sharp turn on the bleak and brutal album, 'Estrangement' (2007). DRUDKH's celebrated highlight, 'Microcosmos' (2009) finally appeared to tie up the different strands of their previous works, before a new cycle started with the next albums.

DRUDKH's latest albums and split-singles have drawn heavily from 20th century Ukrainian poetry for lyrical inspiration and 'They Often See Dreams About the Spring' continues this trend. Poetic gems from Bohdan Ihor Antonych, Maik Yohansen, Vasyl' Bobyns’kyi and Pavlo Fylypovych have been unearthed by the band and brought back to life on this album. 'They Often See Dreams About the Spring' delivers black metal poetry at its best. Let your ears hear and your mind wander...

Line-up

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

Releases Season of Mist

Sua086

Їм часто сниться капіж (They Often See Dreams About the Spring)

General information
: Fri, Mar 09 2018
: Fri, Mar 09 2018
: Black Metal
: SUA086
: available

Sua082

Somewhere Sadness Wanders / Schnee (IV)

General information
: Fri, Aug 25 2017
: Fri, Aug 25 2017
: Black Metal
: SUA082
: available

Sua071

Betrayed By The Sun / Hägringar

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

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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