KHORS began their career in 2004 as a trio of skilled musicians already known within the Ukrainian Heathen Black Metal scene. Inspired by the spiritual ancient world of the elder ancestors, the band recorded their debut album “The Flame of Eternity’s Decline” in 2005. Having strengthened the band’s line-up with the addition of a rhythm guitarist, KHORS then began to play live shows.

The second album entitled “Cold” and released the following year, had a more mid-tempo approach, in general having shifted the emphasis to melody and the atmospherics of keyboards and leads. On this second album the band departed from many of the stereotypes of Black Metal.

Further musical evolution saw the release of their third album, “Mysticism” – the most progressive record in the band’s discography so far, offering a cloak of atmosphere and moods to the listener, incorporating elements of Dark Metal. After that the band began to receive increasing resonance in the world of underground metal.

The fourth album, “Return To Abandoned”, released in 2010, garnered further support from metal fans worldwide. Continuing the creative and ideological concept of the previous album, “Return To Abandoned” also absorbed the spirit of the earlier records as the band gained strength, spirit and wisdom from the years that had passed. The sound had become more complex, full of aggression and atmosphere. In 2011 Osmose Productions (France) had re-released this album in vinyl format.

The KHORS’ fifth full length album, is a real revelation and definitely another milestone in the band’s creativity. The recording of “Wisdom of Centuries” was finished at the beginning of 2012, and the band had signed a contract with Candlelight Records (Great Britain). The dense sound of the album is harmoniously complemented with the addition of ethnic instruments, shrouded with a bewitching atmosphere of shamanic mysticism. This album is also the first in the band’s history performed in their native language, along with the recently released in 2015 sixth album “Night Falls Onto the Fronts of Ours”.

In 2013 KHORS had signed a contract with Svarga Music giving the label their exclusive rights for re-releasing the band’s first four albums. All of the re-issues will be firmed in the same visual style developed by Al. Ex {Mayhem Design}, and packed into 6panel digipaks limited to 500 copies each.

Album: "Mysticism"

Style: Atmospheric Black Metal

Recorded: 2008

Released: 2008 (CD), 2009 (CD, MC), 2013 (LP), 2014 (digi-CD)


KHORS’ third album “Mysticism”, which was originally released in 2008, already achieved a cult status in metal underground. This is proved by a number of already sold out re-issues of this album, including the last one in LP format by Osmose Productions. Now this great album is re-released by Svarga Music in noble 6-panel digipak with 3 bonus tracks and completely new artwork.

Album: "Return to Abandoned"

Style: Atmospheric Black Metal

Recorded: 2010

Released: 2010 (digi-CD), 2011 (2LP), 2012 (MC), 2017 (DIGI-CD)


KHORS offer epic and melodic compositions, powerful and swirling, combined with acoustic moments of intense atmosphere – just suited for Slavonic and/or pagan spirits, who savour KRODA, ZGARD, ENSLAVED and of course NOKTURNAL MORTUM. Their fourth album, “Return to Abandoned” re-released in 2017 by Svarga Music. It comes in a 6-panel digipak with new artwork.

Album: "Night Falls Onto the Fronts of Ours"

Style: Atmospheric Black Metal

Recorded: 2014

Released: 2015 (CD)


Sixth full length album by KHORS "Night Falls Onto the Fronts of Ours". High standard Atmospheric Black Metal for fans of this Ukrainian band. Lyrics - fully in Ukrainian.

Album: "The Flame Of Eternity's Decline"

Style: Black Metal

Recorded: 2005

Released: 2005 (CD), 2009 (MC), 2010 (2CD, LP), 2015 (DIGI-CD)


Originally released in 2005, this album celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2015. Album features amazing guitar solos by Wortherax and keyboards by maestro Saturious. Completely remixed and remastered in 2015, now the album is re-released by Svarga Music in a noble 6-panel digipak with new artwork.

Album: "Cold"

Style: Atmospheric Black Metal

Recorded: 2006

Released: 2006 (CD), 2008 (LP), 2009 (MC), 2010 (2xCD), 2015 (digi-CD)


Second album  originally released in 2006, is Atmospheric Black Metal in its purest form. Features amazing guitar solos by Wortherax (TWILIGHTFALL, ex-NOKTURNAL MORTUM) and keyboards by maestro Saturious (ex-NOKTURNAL MORTUM). Re-pressed by Svarga Music in 2015 - remixed, remastered and with a new artwork.

Album: "Wisdom of Centuries"

Style: Black Metal

Recorded: 2012

Released: 2012 (CD)


Fifth album

Full of creativity, versatile songwriting, and the thundering punch of metal makes this record bound to gather some attention.

Sputnik Music (International, English, 4/5), March 2009 about "Mysticism"

Album of the month! Deliver an album universally powerful and beautiful, nature-inspired and nature-glorifying. (USA, English, 91/100), February 2009 about "Mysticism"

KHORS are something of a supergroup, featuring past and present members of Astrofaes and Hate Forest among others ...  "Mysticism" then, offers plenty of meat to the veteran while also acting as a sound starting point for virgin of the ex-Soviet Bloc's grim delights.

Terrorizer (UK, English, 7.5/10), May 2008 about "Mysticism"

Pleasant, and addictive, opus of brilliant atmospheric Black Metal.

Metal Crypt (USA, English, 5/5), February 2009 about "Mysticism"
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