Vargsriket, originally founded in 1995 by guitarist GRYM and bassist DRAUG, stirred up the black metal underground at the beginning of the millennium. With the long out-of-print debut "Satanic Execution Commando Vargsriket DCLXVI CSBM", the triumvirate around Draug (PUNGENT STENCH, HOLLENTHON and others) released an underground classic at the beginning of the millennium. The raging Black Metal characterised by strong choruses from two equal vocalists, explosive rhythm guitars, distinctive lead bass and versatile drumming immediately set the band apart from the average. The result: excellent reviews of the self-produced album in the international underground. The limited edition of 500 copies has been sold out for years.
With their raw live shows and unapologetic attitude, the band played on numerous stages in and around Austria. VARGSRIKET has performed with most of the relevant scene greats such as MARDUK, IMPALED NAZARENE, DARK FUNERAL or BELPHEGOR. At the end of 2014, the band reunited with new drummer VXR for the anniversary edition of the Austrian Black Metal Force. VARGSRIKET played their first live show in almost 9 years in front of a sold-out Szene Wien. Shows at the equally sold-out "Black Metal Invasion VI", in Slovenia and a single show with the legendary DØDHEIMSGARD followed. Almost 20 years after the debut, the long-awaited second album "The Keys to His Blood" will see the light of day. Hater (MMXX) heralds the furious anthems that are to be unveiled. Witness the first strike of the hammer!