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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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  • AnarchyBrony

    V Drudkh isn't really politically involved, so I really don't think they're getting involved with the Ukraine conflict.

    21 Oct 5:58am Reply
  • _4thfloor

    During this current Ukraine conflict, is Drudkh full Nazi / russophobe / "Slava Ukraiini" mode? I'm not entirely sure, but considering that they dedicated one album to Stepan Bandera and are reciting Taras Shevchenko's works, they probably are.

    21 Oct 1:52am Reply
  • F1sher16

    JungleFear, ты не дописал - жаль, что дебилы типа тебя их слушают.

    18 Oct 11:34am Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    @PastSanctuary, I suppose, I've already seen it on the site before so it's nothing new.

    18 Oct 3:56am Reply

    ★Ukrainian Insurgent Army★

    14 Oct 3:15pm Reply
  • PastSanctuary

    @AnarchyBrony i've seen her opinions and they don't really matter to begin with

    13 Oct 3:08am Reply
  • kum_harris

    JungleFears еще одному пукана разорвало

    12 Oct 5:46pm Reply
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  • AnarchyBrony

    v ohlordshesback.

    2 Oct 4:34am Reply
  • Yelyah-Williams

    Lord this shoutbox is awful.

    29 Sep 5:03am Reply
  • Reflechissant

    The last three works resemble each other. Drudkh should split up to save their legacy. Well, at least Blood in Our Wells is a masterpiece, so is The Swan Road.

    22 Sep 9:18pm Reply
  • fortheinsider

    I don't Know Why I tend to Associate DRUDKH the most with GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT.

    20 Sep 5:51pm Reply
  • fortheinsider

    Yes Man, This Music is How a realm of Music in my imaginary sound in blur used to be, as a Child, playing alone in the mountains.

    20 Sep 5:50pm Reply
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  • Voloscire

    My love for this band keeps growing. So much atmosphere. No matter what dubious ideas they might have, I don't care. This music is art.

    12 Sep 1:28am Reply
  • RealThoughtt

    dying for a new album... DYINGGGGG!

    5 Sep 2:46pm Reply
  • JungleFears

    Drudkh's 2006 release is dedicated to Stepan Bandera, a fascist Ukranian nationalist and this is a policial statement, which makes the band political. Охуенный блэк, жаль что дебилы.

    4 Sep 9:46pm Reply
  • CommandoBurzum

    Hate forest is better.

    25 Aug 6:41pm Reply
  • monkey-ronin

    just discovering this band, I really like what I have heard so far. Very atmospheric layers and awesome soundscape.

    10 Aug 8:56am Reply
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