|The band "Arkona" was founded in 2002. The original line-up was with Masha Scream (vocal), Evgenij Knjazev (guitar), Evgenij Borzov (bass), Ilja Bogatyrev (guitar), Alexandr (drums), Olga Loginova (keybords). In the begining of 2003 the band recorded their first demo at CDM-RECORDS studio. In the summer pf 2003 Masha parted with the other musicians.
Her friends from other bands: "Butterfly Temple" (Les'jar) and "Rossomahaar" (Sergej "Lazar", Ruslan "Kniaz", Vlad "Artist") succored Masha and together they recorded the debut album "Vozrozhdenie" ("Revival"). This album was recorded in best traditions of Pagan Metal. Six months later the band with the same line-up recorded the second album "Lepta" ("Mite"). The third album "Vo Slavu Velikim" ("In Honour of the Greats") is already recorded and was released in September 2005 on label Sound Age. In 2006 Arkona released the live album "Zhizn Vo Slavu" and a DVD with the same name. The DVD is free for download at their official site.
Taken from: http://arkona.heavymusic.ru/
With credits to Metal Storm member Golden Wing for the translation from Russian.