OGHRE is a five-piece metal band from Riga, Latvia, founded in 2012. They experiment with the traditional metal sound and push its boundaries by blending sludge and progressive metal, as well as other influences. Their lyrics and music symbolically use the themes and metaphors of chemical elements that are essential to the existence of all life on Earth.
The band has released two full-length studio albums, GANA (2018) and grimt (2021), with both having been nominated for the Annual Latvian Music Recording Awards (Best Rock/Metal Album 2018 and Best Metal Album 2021). GANA was dedicated to oxygen and recounts humanity’s footprint on this planet, whilst grimt centered around hydrogen, conveying the idea of how we can obtain some semblance of balance with nature and within ourselves.