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Band members:
Kim Do Su (Guitar&Vocal)
Cho Samuel (Lead Guitar)
Park Mie Sun (Bass)
Jung Young Shin (Drums)

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


-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


-Performance at 2008 Korea Live Music Festival in October

-Touring Japan’s five cities (Tokyo, Osaka and others) in October

Asia Tour
(Japan/Hongkong/Tiwan )

– Graveworm Live In Korea Join Play


-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

Korean black metal band Oathean announced fundraising for their 6th album and international tour.

Korean black metal band Oathean announced fundraising for their 6th album and international tour.

Korean metal lovers probable know this band quite well. And when anybody asks for the example of Korean death metal or black metal band usually the name Oathean is the answer. Oathean (or 오딘) was formed in 1993 and has a long story of representing Korean metal scene stepping from death metal to black and...
Asian Metal Festival 2013 rescheduled  to June

Asian Metal Festival 2013 rescheduled to June

The Asian Metal Festival originally set to be held on the 30th and 31st of March in Seoul and Busan has been postponed to 1st and 2nd of June. However, several bands are still scheduled to play “The Beasts of The East” on the 30th of March as a promotional show for Asian Metal Festival...