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Also known as Odin
Origin Seoul, S. Korea
Genres Black metal, Death metal (early)
Years active 1993–present
Labels Jusin Productions, The End
Associated acts Holymarsh, Sunoi
Website myhome.shinbiro.com/~oathean/home.html
Members Kim Do-Su
Lee Hee-Doo
Lim Ji-Nah
Bak Yong-Hee
Bak Jong-Ho
Past members (See full listing)

Oathean is a South Korean black metal band that formed in 1993 originally under the name Odin, for the Norse/Scandinavian god. They went on a short hiatus and then changed their name three years later. Oathean's lyrics tend to deal with themes of sadness and depression. Their particular style of metal is influenced by folk metal, and incorporates Korean world music with the use of traditional Korean instruments such as the haegeum and daegeum.

Founding member Do-Su Kim started and runs his own label, Jusin Productions, which releases much of the band's output, and has joined in for sessions with Holymarsh.


Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Bak Jae-Ryeon – drums
  • Lee Soo-Hyeong – drums
  • Jeon Seong-Man – drums
  • Heo Ji-Woo – drums
  • Baek Hyeon – guitar
  • Kim Dong-Hyeon – drums
  • Kim Woon – drums
  • Kim Min-Suk – guitar
  • Kim Hee-Tae – guitar
  • Lee Bun-Do – guitar
  • Lee Hee-Doo – lead guitar
  • Lee Jun-Hyeok – lead guitar
  • Kim Min-Su – bass, vocals
  • Park Yong-Hee – bass guitar
  • Song Seong-Hwan – bass guitar
  • Moon Jong-Su – bass guitar
  • Gu Hae-Ryeong – keyboards

Session members[edit]

  • Naamah − drums
  • Son Ji-Yeong − haegeum
  • Lee Yu-Gyeong − daegeum
  • Kim Eun-Yeong − daegeum
  • Kim Deok-Su − keyboards
  • Gwak Ju-Lim − vocals


  • Demo '97 (Demo, 1997)
  • The Eyes of Tremendous Sorrow (CD, independent, 1998)
  • When All Memories Are Shattered (EP, Jusin, 2001)
  • Ten Days in Lachrymation (CD, Jusin, 2001)
  • The Last Desperate 10 Years as Ever (CD, Shinbiro, 2003; contains new songs, the 1997 demo, and remastered old songs)
  • Fading Away into the Grave of Nothingness (CD, Jusin, 2004)
  • The Eyes of Tremendous Sorrow + As a Solitary Tree Against the Sky (CD, Jusin, 2005; contains five new songs and the first album)
  • Regarding All the Sadness of the World (CD, Jusin, 2008)
  • Oathean (CD, Jusin, 2010)


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