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Knjaz Varggoth
Also known asYevhen Hapon
Born (1974-07-30) July 30, 1974 (age 47)
GenresBlack metal, Pagan metal
Years active1991–present
Osmose Productions
No Colours Records
The End Records
Nuclear Blast
Associated actsNokturnal Mortum
Mistigo Varggoth Darkestra
Aryan Terrorism

Yevhen Hapon (Ukrainian: Євген Гапон), also spelt Eugeny Gapon and Ievgen Gapon, better known by his stage name Knjaz Varggoth, is one of the foremost figures in Eastern Europe black metal.[1] Though he has been involved with numerous music projects and bands (Aryan Terrorism, Mistigo Varggoth Darkestra, Lucifugum as a guest musician in 1997, Вече and more), he is most well known for being the lead vocalist and guitarist for the controversial Ukrainian black metal band Nokturnal Mortum.

Nokturnal Mortum gained their reputation performing symphonic black metal with elements of Ukrainian and Slavic folk music and for being a part of the eastern European NSBM scene.

Another side project done by Varggoth is the ambient/black metal project Mistigo Varggoth Darkestra formed in 1994. The most famous album of this project, The Key To The Gates Of The Apocalypse, is most likely known particularly due to its long runtime (one 72-minute track) and combination of dark ambient and fast black metal.

Knjaz Varggoth also formed the Neo-Nazi hatecore group Aryan Terrorism.


Bands (In order of formation)


Crystaline Darkness

Mistigo Varggoth Darkestra

Nokturnal Mortum

Aryan terrorism




Live Member


  1. ^ Figuring: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases. 2008-11-26. ISBN 9780546705508.