Background information
Origin Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Genres Black metal, pagan metal, Ambient
Years active 2003 (2003)–present
Labels Purity Through Fire[1]

Kroda (Ukrainian: Крода) is a Ukrainian pagan/NSBM band formed in 2003 in Dnipropetrovsk. The band’s primary lyrical themes are paganism, nature and history.[2] Their sixth full-length album was released on May 1, 2015.[3][4][5]


The band was formed by two musicians, Eisenslav and Viterzgir, in March 2003. The name of the band was taken from the Old East Slavic language and means "The fire of burial bonfire". According to legend, when the bodies of the warriors burned, their souls were carried away with the smoke to the Heavenly Palaces of the Gods. The smoke was a kind of a guide to the Rod. In Sanskrit, the word kroda means anger, rage. Thus, the meaning of the name reveals the concept of the band.[6]

In May 2004, Kroda released their debut full-length album Поплач мені, річко... (Cry To Me, River...) on Stellar Winter Records.[7]

Their second album До небокраю життя... (Towards The Firmaments Verge Of Life...) was recorded from January to April 2005, and was released on 20 July the same year.[8] In 2012 it was remastered and reissued on Purity Through Fire Records in Germany.[9]

In August 2007, Kroda made their first live performance at the Ukrainian metal music festival "Svarohovo Kolo II", which was held in Sevastopol.[10] On December 22, the band participates in the "Kolovorot Fest" in Kharkiv.[11]


Current line-up
Past members
Live musicians


Studio albums


  1. "Purity Through Fire - Artists". Purity Through Fire. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  2. "Kroda - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  3. GinnungaGap GinnungaGaldr GinnungaKaos at Discogs
  4. "GinnungaGap GinnungaGaldr GinnungaKaos". Bandcamp. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  5. "A review of Ginnungagap-Ginnungagaldr-Ginnungakaos". 15 April 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  6. Ukrainian Extreme metal magazine "Atmosfear". Issue №4.
  7. "List of releases". Stellar Winter Records. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  8. "Kroda - До Небокраю Життя... (Towards The Firmaments Verge Of Life..)". Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  9. Towards The Firmaments Verge Of Life... at Discogs
  10. "Folk Metal фестиваль "СВАРОГОВО КОЛО II"". Crimean musical portal (in Russian). Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  11. "Kolovorot Fest 2007". Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  12. "KRODA: Навій Схрон (NAVIJ SKHRON)". 31 October 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.

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