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Lemberg, Ukraine (2003 – present)

Kroda is a pagan folk / Black Metal band from Lemberg, Ukraine formed by Eisenslav and Viterzgir in 2003. They describe their music as “” and their lyrics deal with themes like nature, paganism and history, as well as anti-Christianity. Although starting as a studio project, Kroda became a live band in 2007, drafting in musicians from Ruina to flesh out what was a two-man lineup.

Despite several protests by the band to the cotnrary, they are often considered part of the scene by the fans of the genre. The band members themselves have stated that “Kroda’s lyrics DO NOT contain any political appeals or proclamations!”

On the 14th of February, 2005, they published their first release, “Cry To Me, River…”, on Stellar Winter Records (Russia) and Rarog Production (Ukraine). This was then followed by a split-album with the Russian band Oprich, “Legend (And Poppyflowers are Blossoming)”, on the 26th of April of the same year, and 3 months later on the 20th of July by their second full-length “Towards The Firmaments Verge of Life…”.

Due to the creative disagreements author of Kroda’s music and visual conception Viterzgir leftthe band in 2010. Eisenslav continues as the band’s sole member.


2004 - Cry To Me, River…
2005 - Legend (And Poppyflowers are Blossoming) (Split with Oprich)


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  • Skogsdotter1994

    Коли вже буде новий альбом? Не можу дочекатися)))

    13 Nov 7:52pm Reply
  • norskkriger

    One of the best bands ever.

    7 Nov 6:56pm Reply
  • Shaythan


    26 Oct 4:02pm Reply
  • thunder19

    New promo-songs are number one ( amazingly, excellent )

    6 Oct 11:57am Reply
  • Post-romantic

    Я русский из России и я говорю: Слава Украине!!!

    28 Sep 6:44pm Reply
  • BrunoBasta

    "Cold Aurora" makes me stop everything I do or think, and just continue with the beauty of the song itself.

    28 Jul 2:46pm Reply
  • Skogsdotter1994

    Awesome band, looking forward to their new album.

    28 May 11:00am Reply
  • krumbledkookie

    I have not spend nearly enough time listening to Kroda. The music is possessed of such a wonderful and triumphant atmosphere that is at once resilient and melancholy. Amazing.

    26 May 7:43pm Reply
  • AlexanderDreams

    Лол и тут эти поцреоты

    16 Apr 6:20pm Reply
  • Moriart

    Дримба чудово доповнює музику!

    24 Mar 11:39pm Reply
  • semuschka


    11 Mar 7:10pm Reply
  • AlteRomaro

    Слава Україні! Героям слава! Найкращий у своєму жанрі український гурт. Дуже атмосферно, у музиці присутня карпатська краса, я особисто їх дуже за це поважаю. Превосходные ребята, лучшее, что есть из украинского в таком жанре да и вообще единственные, кто показывают карпатскую красоту в таком стиле. Очень их уважаю за это. The best folk band in Ukraine and the only band in the World who shows carpathian beauty in music THIS WAY. I really respect them for that. Masterpiece and gem as a best quality ukrainian folk-black metal.

    10 Mar 1:55pm Reply
  • Fistulator


    24 Jan 7:02pm Reply
  • Russian_Wolf

    пожалуй, лучшее в Украине на этом поприще

    18 Jan 5:35pm Reply
  • ShredsofFlesh

    They are one of the best Black Metal bands out there . I admire Eisenslav for keeping this band going !

    8 Jan 2:07pm Reply
  • Lacriciya

    Отличные, атмосфера прекрасная.

    6 Jan 3:32am Reply
  • Kroda_band

    Nothing really new, guys :)) except we almost have civil war here in Ukraina. (It's not about EU, it's just anti-government)

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • EternalViking

    ann update about the live DVD would be great

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Shaythan

    No upcoming news?

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Kroda_band

    The work upon the mentioned DVD rolls on. ;)

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
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