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News : Premiere: Ukraine’s Windswept Stream New Album ‘The Great Cold Steppe’

By on March 31, 2017
From the cold, dark depths of Ukraine comes Windswept, the brainchild of Drudkh mastermind Roman Sayenko who has created this project with two fellow band-mates as an artistic response to witnessing the harsh and unforgiving nature of the wide Eastern steppes. Roman is well known for separating ideas that stylistically diverge from his main creative outlet into different projects such as Old Silver Key, Precambrian and Rattenfanger 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.  Better turn on the heating before listening as WINDSWEPT come in hard and merciless like a blizzard from ‘The Great Cold Steppe’. A powerful mix of black and extreme metal, Metal Obsession is proud to present the Australian premiere of Windswept’s forthcoming full-length album, ‘The Great Cold Steppe‘.
Check it out below!


Prarthana is a vegan, Indo-Aussie, heavy music addict, fluent in sarcasm and metal. Traveling is an obsession as she enjoys taking in the history of various countries and following her favorite bands. She's either eating, teaching grammar or learning an instrument, when not occupied with windmilling in the faces of other humans.