The band was formed in the spring of 2010 in the picturesque ancient city of Lviv, the cultural capital of Ukraine.
The original line-up of the band included four members only – Yulian Mytsyk – founder of the band (vocals, guitars, bass), Andriy Kopylchak (drums, percussion), Oleksandr Yaremchuk (guitar), and Oleh Biblyi (keyboard). At the time Yulian was into making unique musical instruments from the poisonous plant called ‘hogweed’ and he couldn’t help but he was psyched about incorporating these enormous 3-metre long pipes into the activities of the newly-formed band.
The fellowship made the decision not to follow the usual well-worn path of vast majority of the bands, which play a mixture of folk, rock and metal, and search for their own unique sounding and look instead. VITER was chosen as the name of the band (‘viter’ stands for ‘wind’ in the Ukrainian language), a perfect symbol for breaking all the boundaries and limits.
The band soon recorded a four-song album entitled ‘Dzherelo’. At the time the band’s style would best be described as folk metal greatly influenced by gothics, post-rock, industrial and hogweed and received great listener support. The band soon presented self-shot music video for the title track ‘Dzherelo’. Photos reveal the band members with long epic hogweed pipes, shaking the listeners’ imagination and the birds around.