Hate Forest

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Hate Forest
Origin Kharkiv, Ukraine
Genres 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 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) and musical influences range from Scandinavian black metal to traditional death metal, especially Bolt thrower. According to the band, its lyrics are about mythology, mainly Slavic, and inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's stories and Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy.[3] The band never gave interviews, never released photos, and held its distance from the black metal scene. After Hate Forest disbanded, Saenko focused on Blood of Kingu, a band similar in style but of different inspiration but had also ceased to exist in 2016.


Final & Original lineup[edit]

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)


  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. ^ "HATE FOREST Albums To Be Reissued". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  4. ^ http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Hate_Forest/2234

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