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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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  • mordorgate

    V You may just go and fuck your own dirty mouth.

    Yesterday 9:38pm Reply
  • Siegfried153

    Their music is awesome although i dont like all the Stepan Bandera worshipping pro-west nazi-shitheads from Kiev who kill thousands of civilians in the east of Ukraine. However their music is still awesome and their political believes do not change it. And because of this i dont give a fuck if they are NSBM or not. And you all should do the same.

    Yesterday 3:39pm Reply
  • lowstate

    V lol

    18 Jan 1:29pm Reply
  • bloodinsanity

    Great NSBM.

    16 Jan 11:45pm Reply
  • lowstate

    Haha, went away from last fm for a few years, came back and this nsbm bullshit discussion has still not come to an end.

    15 Jan 3:54pm Reply
  • AncientNorth

    Presenting Earthsun, ethereal ambient inspired by the beauty of our home planet Earth and the entire magnificence of Cosmos:

    13 Jan 9:43pm Reply
  • d1lll1nger

    Blood in our Wells...such a great album.

    11 Jan 7:19pm Reply
  • musicmaniac7778

    I got Forgotten Legends and Autumn Aurora on Cassette from Season of Mist should be in SOON!! YESS!!

    9 Jan 12:11pm Reply
  • arrogantpony

    "Drudkh doesn't support any extreme ideology and declares itself as a non-political band" That's my input on this bullshit

    8 Jan 1:47pm Reply
  • mordorgate

    damn, same neverending shit years and years. Turn on your brains. Poets of poets, whose lyrics Drudkh use in their songs were murdered by nazies, Ukraine lost around 4 millions people during German occupation. Drudkh, which are Ukrainian patriots are nazies, damn you are insane. From band's Facebook:…/%D0%9E%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%B3_%D0%9E%D…

    7 Jan 11:56am Reply
  • DessPL

    Is referring to their national peotry in the lyrics automatically making them NSBM? Give me a break... Nevertheless, the lyrics are utterly awesome. Not to mention that Blood in Our Wells is probably the finest black metal albums in countless years.

    5 Jan 6:24pm Reply
  • CardsOfWar

    Great band. Forgotten Legends took a while to grow on me, but I'm glad I continued to give it a chance.

    3 Jan 9:44am Reply
  • musicmaniac7778

    Nothing matters but the MIGHTY sounds of DRUDKH!! ..In the end..all that matters is the music...if you like then good on you..and if you don't just carry on with your pointless rants and just go! haha..DRUDKH IS AMAZING !!

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Lyciummusic

    THE MYSTERY UNSOLVED. IS DRUDKH NSBM OR NOT? Really, people. I first listened Drudkh in '05 and nothing's changed in this shoutbox for 9 years. Grow up. Listen if ye like it, gtfo if ye don't. I tagged Drudkh as NSBM <3

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • shakedatthang

    There are so many bands and musicians with ridiculous, stupid or just pretty awful beliefs, and no one gives a shit. But as soon as the label of Nazi can be attached to those beliefs, it's all people talk about. I'm not suggesting that Drudkh are NSBM, I'm just saying, let it the fuck go,

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ZedMalleywap

    Is there even a reliable list of NSBM bands to avoid, out there? There's so much hearsay and bullshit surrounding the topic...

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • YesterdaysRain

    Hahah yes absurd is not nsbm as well hahaha

    30 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Forgotten_Woods

    @econecromancer: There are two SOGAS-styled Durdkh's songs on One And All, Together, For Home compilation, try them.

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • hiyalosars

    They are not a NSBM band...stop tagging them as such

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Alex_Haarhus

    Шо за хуйня? а ведь описание прям такое красивое.. А на деле хуйня

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
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