Khors‘ new Music Video “Beneath the Keen Edge of Time” is now online.
The lyrics to this song is Julian Shpol‘s poem “About Myself”.
Mykhailo Yalovy, also known by the pseudonym Julian Shpol, became the first prisoner of the House “Slovo”. His arrest in the spring of 1933 marked the beginning of a wave of repression against Ukrainian cultural figures. His poem “About Myself” is one of his last lines. He was shot in the Sandarmokh tract on November 3, 1937. Julian Shpol belonged to the representatives of Ukrainian futurists – the avant-garde trend in Ukrainian literature.
KHORS is one of the most significant bands hailing from Ukraine. Experienced musicians of the Ukrainian underground metal scene created the band in August 2004 in Kharkiv.
The first musicians’ steps were reflected on their debut album “The Flame of Eternity’s Decline” that was released by the Ukrainian label Oriana Music in spring of 2005. The first edition was sold out within a few months. Musically, the band performed mid tempo Atmospheric Pagan Black Metal. Later, along with work on their second album, the band has started its first concert activity.
The second album, “Cold”, was released by Oriana Music at the end of 2006 where the band revealed its more melodic side. The album received many positive reviews and was later released in an exclusive vinyl version.
The third album, “Mysticism”, has become the most meaningful for KHORS. It practically divided the band’s musical pathway into before and after. With the third album the band changed the label to American Paragon Records, and has become better known worldwide. The album gained a lot of positive reviews in hundreds of specialized media of that time. The music disclosed an even more atmospheric and melodic form of Dark Heathen Metal.
The fourth album, “Return To Abandoned”, has lead KHORS to the international level. This album was considered as one of the best albums in the genre, and the band received even greater support and promotion thanks to Paragon Records and an exclusive vinyl edition of the album by the legendary Osmose Productions. At that time the band also has started to appear and perform at the European festivals.
With the fifth record, “Wisdom of Centuries”, the band has signed a contract with world-famous major label Candlelight Records. “Wisdom of Centuries” has become the first band’s album performed on the native tongue.
Released in 2015, the 6th full-length “Night Falls Onto the Fronts of Ours” is further strengthening the band’s position on the European scene, and is getting limited in a few months.
Currently, KHORS is one of the most known, and one of the most recognizable Ukrainian metal bands outside the country. The band has its arsenal of six full-length albums, DVDs, live albums and EPs, released in various formats on well-known labels of the metal industry.
In 2020, a new, 7th full-length album of the band is being prepared for release, that will mark a new era of KHORS. The band continues to grow and evolve with every new record and every new show.