Arkan - Biography




Arkan born in May 2005 from the meeting between Abder (former member of Dawn of Decline) and Foued (former member of The Old Dead Tree) with a common goal: to mix metal in the broadest sense and oriental music, a harmonious musical journey between the south and north. To support them, Mus and Samir (former members of Worth, an Algerian band of Death Metal) and Florent (former member of Whisper-X) joined them. Quickly they released their first auto produced mini CD: "Burning Flesh".

For several months, the band climbed on stage to promote their first work with many bands (Decapitated, Dagoba, No Return or Hacride) in major venues (Scene Bastille, La Maroquinerie, Le Batofar and The Forum). At the same time Arkan was preparing their first studio CD, pushing the elements of "Burning Flesh" to their limits: metal riffs with arabic moods with more aggressive parts, more exotic atmospheric climax and careful integration of various oriental instruments like Oûd, Tabla or Bouzouki) and traditional oriental male and female voices.

The album "Hilal", produced by Fredrik Nordström at the famous Studio Fredman and mastered at Hansen Studio by Jacob Hansen, shows a sharp production, skillfully putting forward the different colours and moods of the work. The band has released its album in collaboration with Season Of Mist and Evil Campbell Design. Nowadays, the band are touring with bands like Orphaned Land or Suidakra, possibly looking to work in a new studio album soon.