Oathean


Oathean
Bak Yong-Hee (Bass), Kim Do-Su (Vocals, Guitar Holymarsh, ex-Kalpa), Lim Ji-Nah (Vocals Mad Fret), Lee Hee-Doo (Guitar Hunter's Moon), Bak Jong-Ho (Drums Sunoi), Yong-Hee Park (Bass), Namaah (Drums), Park Yong Lee (Bass), Gu Hae Ryung (Keyboard), Hye-Ryung Koo (Keyboard), Jae Ryun Park (Drums), Woon Kim (Drums), Lee Jun Hyuk (Guitar)

Biography 1993 : Korean metal band Oathean first formed as Odin, a death metal band with Min-Su Kim (vox & b), Do-su Kim (g), Sung-Hwan Song (g), and Lee Soo-Hyung (dr).

(Min-su Kim is Do-su Kim's older brother) 1996 : The original Odin broke up in 1996. Do-su Kim joined Kalpa, the legendary Korean true black metal band whose ranks included drummer Namaah who later went on to form Sad Legend 1997 : Do-su Kim reformed Odin with a whole new line-up and took over the vocal duties.

The name of the band was changed to Oathean to reflect the change in music style to a melodic black metal band with traditional Korean influences. 1998 : Oathean released their 1st album Eyes of Tremendous Sorrow on the now defunct Korean Indie label.

2001 : Oathean added a keyboardist (Hae-ryung Gu) and they released their 2nd album, Ten Days in Lachrymation on Jusin Productions. Jusin is the first and only extreme music label in Korea, established and run by Do-su Kim.

2002 : Participated in Busan International Rock Festival, on the same stage with Cannibal Corpse, Dimension Zero, Royal Hunt, Sinergy, Devin Townsend, and Kreator. 2003 : Oathean released a compilation album called The Last Deperate 10 Years as Ever as the band had played for 10 years so far.

2004 : Opened for Dark Tranquillity's first show in Korea in August and they released their 3rd album Fading Away into the Grave of Nothingness. Oathean toured Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, and Yokkaichi) right after releasing it.

2005 : Oathean toured Osaka, Nagoya, Yokkaichi in Japan. Having signed a deal with US label The End Records, Fading Away Into the Grave of Nothingness was released in North America by that label.

Back in Korea, the 1st album was re-released together with a new EP of songs, As A Solitary Tree Against The Sky. 2006 -Guest appearance in the solo show of the leading band in Japan's metal scene, United (which gained much approval of Oathean since it was a guest appearance of a Korean band in a big Japanese band's Japan tour. -Performance at Korea Live Music Festival in October 2007 -Present drummer Jongho Park joined -Performance at Taiwan's rock festival, Formoz Rock Festival -Performance at Dongducheon Rock Festival 2008 -Performance at Asia Metal Festival in March -Performance at Dongducheon Rock Festival's Main Stage in July -4th full-length release in August -4th album release solo show on August 31st at Rolling Hall -Portal website Naver picks Oathean's 4th album as This Week's Album in the second week of September 2008 -Performance at 2008 Korea Live Music Festival in October -Touring Japan's five cities (Tokyo, Osaka and others) in October 2009 Asia Tour (Japan/Hongkong/Tiwan ) 2010 - Graveworm Live In Korea Join Play 2011 -Naplam Death Korea Tour Join Play -Indonesia Metal Festiva Rock in solo(Join: Death Angel / Kataklysmy) **Discography ** Oathean (demo) - 1997 Eyes Of Tremendous Sorrow (1st album) - 1997 When All Memories Are Shattered (demo) - 2000 Ten Days In Lachrymation (2nd album) - 2001 The Last Desperate 10 Years as Ever (compilation) - 2003 Fading Away Into the Grave of Nothingness (3rd album) - 2004 The Eyes of Tremendous Sorrow + As A Solitary Tree Against The Sky (1st album reissue + new EP) - 2005 Regarding All the Sadness of the World(4Th Album)-2008 Oathean (5th Album ) 2010 .

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