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Ukrainian black metal veterans Drudkh are now premiering the first track taken from their new split 'Betrayed By The Sun / Hägringar' with Swedish underground one-man act Grift (out on Nordvis), which has been scheduled for release on September 16th. The song "His Twenty-Fourth Spring" is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.
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The lyrics for "His Twenty-Fourth Spring" were penned by the Ukrainian poet Bohdan-Ihor Antonych (1909–1937), who died at the early age of 28 years from an infection of the lungs.
Drudkh are furthermore revealing the artwork of 'Betrayed By The Sun / Hägringar', which can be viewed together with the full track-list of the split below.
Drudkh are continuing their planned series of split-EPs with the acclaimed Swedish underground one-man project Grift.
After drawing lyrical inspiration from the poetry of Soviet murdered Ukrainian writer Volodymyr Svidzins'kyi (1885-1941) on the previous split-EP with Hades Almighty 'One Who Talks With The Fog / Pyre Era, Black!', mastermind Roman Sayenko has again decided to bring two national poets into the focus. The lyrics for "His Twenty-Fourth Spring" were penned by Bohdan-Ihor Antonych (1909–1937), who died at the early age of 28 years from an infection of the lungs. The family of Mike Johansen (1895–1937) was of partly Latvian decent and arrived in Drudkh's hometown Karkhiv at the end of the 19th century. His words were used in the song "Autumn in Sepia". Johansen also suffered a premature death; as he was brutally murdered by the Soviets in a Kiev (Ukrainian: Kyiv) prison under a fabricated accusation of conspiracy.
The two tracks "His Twenty-Fourth Spring" and "Autumn in Sepia" come in classic Drudkh style, which mainly consists out of an atmospheric amalgamation of bleak rawness with epic melodies, but always has a richness of small details derived from any suitable musical genre.
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