“WINDSWEPT, the Ukrainian black metal blizzard conceived by DRUDKH mastermind Roman Sayenko with the aid of two fellow band members, are now revealing their complete forthcoming debut album ‘The Great Cold Steppe’, which has been scheduled for release on March 31st.
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WINDSWEPT are inspired by the harsh and unforgiving nature of the Eastern winter steppes.
Artwork and track-list of ‘The Great Cold Steppe’ can be viewed below.
WINDSWEPT is the latest musical brainchild of Roman Sayenko. The DRUDKH mastermind 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 remains 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.
Better turn on the heating before listening as WINDSWEPT come in hard and merciless like a blizzard from ‘The Great Cold Steppe’.
Please note that WINDSWEPT do not give interviews, will not perform live, and do not provide pictures.
V. – drums
K. – bass
R. – guitars, vocals
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