When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls… Drudkh Tapes Out Now

This then is our glory,
The glory of Ukraine.
Thus, you too should read it,
So that all the falsehoods
Won’t be living dreams,
So that lofty mounds will open
Right before your eyes,
So you may ask the martyrs,
Whom, when and why
Each was crucified!
– Taras Shevchenko, 1845

All DRUDKH albums are now available on tape from the distro.

DRUDKH embrace epic folk-influenced melodies and create cinematic and luxuriant atmospheres charged with bitterness, melancholy and sorrow. Lyrically creative figurehead Roman Sayenko delves into nature mysticism, the passing of seasons, philosophy, Ukrainian mythology, legends and history – often inspired by the works of nineteenth and twentieth century Ukrainian poets.

These tapes are a co-release between Night Birds Records, Kharkiv, Ukraine and Todestrieb Records, Ipswich, England. This underground cooperation has resulted in tapes from Judas Iscariot, Peste Noire, Helheim, Wallachia, Usurper, and Grift. More releases are ready to be announced in September.


Drudkh – Forgotten Legends


Drudkh – Autumn Aurora


Sleep, Cossack, earnest soul!
May someone yet recall you.
– 1841

Drudkh – The Swan Road (Лебединий Шлях)


Drudkh – Blood in Our Wells (Кров у Наших Криницях)


Drudkh – Songs of Grief and Solitude (Пісні Скорботи і Самітності)


Drudkh – Estrangement (Відчуженість)


Drudkh – Microcosmos


Drudkh – Handful of Stars (Пригорща Зірок)


Drudkh – Eternal Turn of the Wheel (Вічний оберт колеса)