Hate Forest

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Hate Forest
Origin Kharkiv, Ukraine
Genres National Socialist black metal, dark ambient
Years active 1995–2004
Labels Supernal Music
Associated acts Drudkh
Website www.myspace.com/hateforestukraine
Members Roman Saenko

Hate Forest was a Ukrainian National Socialist black metal[1][2] band formed by Roman Saenko, the leading member of Drudkh, Dark Ages, and Blood of Kingu. Thurios joined the band in 1998 after the recording of Scythia. The music is mostly very fast, but occasionally slow, with low, distorted vocals and dark ambient elements (some releases have consisted entirely of dark ambient tracks). The band never gave interviews, never released photos, and held their distance from the black metal scene. Their lyrics are about mythology, mainly Slavic, and inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's stories and Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy. After Hate Forest disbanded, Saenko focused on Blood of Kingu, a band similar in style but of different inspiration.


Former members[edit]

  • Khaoth – drums (for live performance, 2001)
  • Alzeth – guitar (1998–1999, 2002; former Dark Ages)
  • Roman Novik – bass (for live performance, 2000 and 2001)


  • Scythia (demo, 1999)
  • Darkness (EP, 2000)
  • The Curse (demo, 2000)
  • The Most Ancient Ones (full-length, 2001)
  • Blood & Fire (EP, 2001)
  • Ritual (EP, 2001)
  • The Gates (EP, 2001)
  • Blood & Fire/Ritual (compilation, 2001)
  • To Those Who Came Before Us (compilation, 2002)
  • Purity (full-length, 2003)
  • To Twilight Thickets (compilation, 2003)
  • Battlefields (full-length, 2003)
  • Resistance (EP, 2004)
  • Sorrow (full-length, 2005)
  • Nietzscheism (compilation, 2005)
  • Temple Forest (demo, 2007, recorded in 2000; appeared as a part of To Twilight Thickets, released in 2007 as a stand-alone demo)
  • Grief of the Universe/Spinning Galaxies (split EP with Legion of Doom, 2008)
  • Dead But Dreaming (compilation, 2009)
  • Those Once Might Fallen" (Split with Ildjarn, 2013)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Thomas, Adam (December 14, 2009). "Review: Hate Forest - Purity". Sputnikmusic. Jeremy Ferwerda. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Semenyaka, Olena (January 3, 2013). "When the gods hear the call: the conservative-revolutionary potential of Black Metal Art". Politosophia. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Hate_Forest/2234