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Kharkiv, Ukraine (2002 – present)

Drudkh (meaning “wood” in Sanskrit) is an band from Kharkiv, Ukraine formed in 2002.

Drudkh was founded by Roman Saenko, the leading member of Hate Forest; Thurios, the leading member of Astrofaes; and Yuriy Sinitsky, of Lucifugum and DEFINITION SANE. Their strongly -influenced music focuses on a dense atmosphere with a lot of feeling, and the lyrical contents embrace Slavic mythology, seasons and poetry. Many of the band’s lyrics are derived from the works of nineteenth and twentieth century Ukrainian poets, especially Taras Shevchenko.

“During all its history, the band followed a ‘no photos, no interviews, no website, no gigs’ policy, which was nobly accepted by Drudkh’s new label Season of Mist. The absence of any comments or information from Drudkh’s side gave an opening to a few ignorant internet warrior-fans to spread rumors, that the band embraces extreme political views. This is absolutely misleading and a total profanation, since there is nothing in Drudkh’s music or lyrics that would suggest any political outlook. Drudkh praise individualism, self-improvement and estrangement from modern values.” Roman Saenko (2008)

2003 - Forgotten Legends
2004 - Autumn Aurora
2005 - Лебединий Шлях (The Swan Road)
2006 - Кров у Наших Криницях (Blood in Our Wells)
2006 - Пісні Скорботи і Самітності (Songs of Grief and Solitude)
2007 - Anti-Urban (EP)
2007 - Відчуженість (Estrangement)
2009 - Microcosmos
2010 - Пригорща Зірок (Handful of Stars)
2010 - Slavonic Chronicles (EP)
2012 - Вічний Оберт Колеса (Eternal Turn of the Wheel)


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  • KreegXCore

    Я хуею, и тут политика. Засуньте ее себе в жопу и просто слушайте музыку, мудачье! Алсо, охуенный блэк

    9 hours ago Reply
  • SilentNidhogg

    yep, russians get out of this country, leave it for americans

    Yesterday 7:09pm Reply
  • Hejno_vran

    russians get the fuck outta here [4]

    20 Jul 10:14pm Reply
  • Never78

    Quite correct, Forgotten Woods.

    13 Jul 7:29pm Reply
  • SanctuaryCat


    7 Jul 9:28pm Reply
  • Forgotten_Woods

    Damn it, I missed the space bar in my previous post. "Not a political" instead of "not apolitical". *slowpoke.jpg*

    7 Jul 3:53pm Reply
  • ClothesOptional

    man when drudkh were good they were damn good

    7 Jul 10:16am Reply
  • Forgotten_Woods

    stillrise@: Drudkh's Myspace page is managed by Season Of Mist label workers, not by band members, so that pic says nothing. Really, Drudkh is not a nsbm band (and not apolitical band at all), but it's a well known fact that band members are (at least!) nationalists, probadly with racist bias. And there's nothing bad in it. Now disappear.

    5 Jul 7:13pm Reply
  • Kilgorer

    russians get the fuck outta here [3]

    3 Jul 9:03pm Reply
  • stillrise

    my fav metal band! and yes, THEY ARE NOT NAZI or other shitheads: pic from their myspace. Their lyrics are inspired by ukrainian poetry, culture and history not NAZI SHIT

    3 Jul 10:41am Reply
  • OceanGypsy666

    metalhead unity for the music! Love Drudkh!

    2 Jul 5:16pm Reply
  • ShamrockFox

    ah I forgot how good this fucking music is fuck oh yes

    29 Jun 6:17am Reply
  • lacrimasfm

    russians get the fuck outta here [2]

    27 Jun 7:11am Reply
  • Resou

    drudkh are good

    23 Jun 12:03am Reply
  • ClothesOptional

    bands that went backwards instead of forwards

    21 Jun 7:54am Reply
  • UnleashTheW0lvz

    'Do you know how big was Assyria? And how big was Mongolia? ' does cruelty increase proportionally with the surface area of a state?

    7 Jun 7:40pm Reply
  • knovvledge

    russians get the fuck outta here

    3 Jun 4:59pm Reply
  • Lyciummusic

    Wonder what Saenko and other nationalists in Ukraine BM circle doing nowadays, now that their country is in a civil war--

    2 Jun 12:57pm Reply
  • Shaythan

    What the giggidy fuck is goin' on here.

    27 May 5:07pm Reply
  • Blackpaper88

    Do you know how big was Assyria? And how big was Mongolia?

    24 May 12:10pm Reply
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