We’re joined forces with our friends at Season Of Mist to give you an advance listen to a brand new track from Drudkh’s Roman Sayenko’s new project Windswept, created with two fellow band-mates as an artistic response to witnessing the harsh and unforgiving nature of the wide Eastern steppes.

The harsh and icy track ‘Shrouded In Pale Shining, So Sleeps Infinite Ancient Steppe’ is available to listen to right here, ahead of full album The Great Cold Steppe‘s release on 31 March 2017. Pre-orders are available at this location.

Roman Sayenko is known to separate ideas that stylistically diverge from his main creative outlet into different projects such as Old Silver Key, Precambrian and Rattenfänger among others. Windswept remain relatively close to Drudkh in comparison to other outlets of Sayenko’s inspiration as it stays within the classic expression of Ukrainian black metal. Yet The Great Cold Steppe is deliberately kept harsh and raw, which reflects the album’s theme that was inspired by the hostile and fierce Eastern steppes during winter time.

The Great Cold Steppe was written and recorded in only three days without rehearsals and based on improvisation with instruments and vocals creating the feeling and grit of a live performance.

windswept LPFull tracklisting
1. Black Horizon Is the Gates of a Blizzard
2. Shrouded in Pale Shining, So Sleeps Infinite Ancient Steppe
3. The Stars Are Cold and Indifferent, Sow Their Gleaming Ashes
4. The Great Shepherd Rides His Storms
5. Blinding and Bottomless Abyss Is Howling
6. A Spiteful Wind Buries All the Lonely Whispers

V. – drums
K. – bass
R. – guitars, vocals

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