From: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Drudkh news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Australia's Woods of Desolation has checked in with the following update about working on a new EP and recruiting a guest musician:
"Secretly planned for some time, I can now confirm the next Woods of Desolation chapter shall be a very special, conceptual EP featuring guest drums performed by Vlad of Drudkh/Old Silver Key!
"Further news and info will follow when it is available, until then, please spread the word and get ready!"
You can also check out the song "Enshrouded by Solitude" from the band's "Sorh" EP in the player available below. More...
As previously announced, Drudkh's forthcoming album is entitled "Eternal Turn of the Wheel" and has been scheduled for a February 24th (28th in North America), 2012 release. Here is the cover artwork and track list of the Ukrainian black poets' new offering:
1. Eternal Circle
2. Breath of Cold Black Soil
3. When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls
4. Farewell to Autumn's Sorrowful Birds
5. Night Woven of Snow, Winds and Grey-Haired Star
"Eternal Turn of the Wheel," which reportedly marks a return to the band's roots and early sound, will be available as CD digipak limited to first pressing and vinyl LP with download card. Both can be pre-ordered on Season of Mist's e-shop here.
Season of Mist has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album from Drudkh in 2012:
"Drudkh is back! The Ukrainian black poets' forthcoming album is entitled 'Eternal Turn of the Wheel' and has been scheduled for a February 24th (28th in North America), 2012 release.
"'Eternal Turn of the Wheel' marks a return to the band's roots and early sound. More news soon!"
Ukrainian black metal band DRUDKH has announced that their brand new album has been set for a September 20th release through Season of Mist and will be entitled "Handful of Stars." Like 2009's "Microcosmos," the band's eighth full-length will be available as a limited box set edition including many special items.
Season of Mist has announced that the latest in a series of back-catalogue reissues from Ukranian metal band Drudkh will be the restored and remastered edition of "Lebedynyy Shlyakh (The Swan Road)," which will hit the stores on next January 18th.
In the meantime, you can now hear a full song from the reissue of "Autumn Aurora" on the label's MySpace player.
Ukrainian folk metallers DRUDKH, whose upcoming album "Microcosmos" will hit the stores next week, have entrusted Season of Mist with re-releasing the band's whole back catalogue. The reissues will come out as remastered CD's with new artwork, sold separately and in a collector's box. Vinyl LP versions will be available too. More details will be revealed later.
You can still pre-order "Microcosmos" box set, strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, and exclusively available through Season of Mist's e-shop.
Here is the content of this exclusive solid wood box (30 x 26 x 4 cm) in premium dark finish with raised sliding cover and cut-out DRUDKH logo on top:
-Digipak version of the upcoming "Microcosmos" album
-CD reissue of the long sold-out "Anti-Urban" 10"EP originally limited to 999 copies
-Limited "Microcosmos" t-shirt
-Special DVD format additional booklet
Except for the "Microcosmos" digipak, all goodies included in this box won't be available anywhere else.
Ukranian black metal band Drudkh are set to release their upcoming album "Microcosmos" through Season of Mist Records on June 22nd. A new track from the album titled "Distant Cries of Cranes" is currently streaming online at the Season of Mist MySpace page.
Ukraine's DRUDKH will release their new album, "Microcosmos," on June 22nd in Europe and on July 14th in the USA. The artwork can be seen here. The tracklisting for "Microcosmos" is as follows:
1. Days That Passed
2. Distant Cries Of Cranes
4. Ars Poetica
5. Everything Unsaid Before
6. Widow's Grief
Season of Mist is proud to announce the freshly inked deal the label signed with play Slavonic heathen metal band DRUDKH. Their cinematic, folk-influenced music focuses on a strong atmosphere with a lot of feeling, and the lyrical contents are about nature mysticism, seasons, philosophy, Ukrainian mythology, legends and history. Many of the band's lyrics are derived from the works of nineteenth and twentieth centuries Ukrainian poets.
DRUDKH decided to issue this one public statement only. They will also in future stick to their general rule, which means that DRUDKH will not be giving interviews nor make use of any internet platform:
"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 some 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."
DRUDKH's upcoming album, whose title will be announced shortly, is set to an early 2009 release.
Atmospheric Ukrainian black-metal force Drudkh will release their forthcoming album River of Tears sometime next year. No official date has been set for that release.
This year, Metalunderground.com is figuratively handing out an award of its own for "Best Metal Album of The Year." Everyone else hands out "best of year" awards or lists, so why shouldn't we? Afterall, the staff here at metalunderground.com has very diverse tastes, and we know our metal. So this year I asked each of our writers to pick their top 5 albums of 2004 and rank them form 1 to 5. What I saw was a lot of different opinions, but among the differences, two albums rose to the top.
Without further ado...[drum roll, please]...the winner of Metalunderground.com's "Best Metal Album of The Year" honor for 2004 is: More...