VÖ / OUT: 21.05.2021 #### ZGARD is a synonym for an “amulet” in the culture of the Huzuls, an ethno-cultural group who for centuries have inhabited the Carpathian mountains. ####
After already six released albums by the band ZGARD between the years 2012 and 2015, Yaromisl finished the recording of his seventh studio album entitled “Place of Power” in 2019. ZGARD created eight fascinating, Epic and Pagan Black Metal songs. With “Place of Power” the band has reached the next level in their band history and the album will be released in 2021 via Schwarzdorn Production.####
ZGARD is truly a remarkable phenomenon in the Ukrainian metal scene. Geographically located far from Ukraine’s music centres, like Kharkov and Kiev, Yaromisl managed to create his own unique style. Is it the nature of the Carpathians, or residence near the mountain Bogit, where a Zbruch Idol (9th-century Svetovid sculpture and one of very few monuments of pre-Christian Slavic beliefs) was located, which so influenced Yaromisl to create the music of ZGARD? Either way, the result speaks for itself!