23:28 - !J.O.O.E.! Yeah, dissonance for the sake of it is a problem. I think that Devouring Star album released this year was the ultimate example of that.
23:26 - Zaphod Oh, right. I also meant that one :P Never listened to their first one.
23:24 - !J.O.O.E.! Oh wait, I mean second Abyssal. First was decent, but didn't blow me away.
23:24 - Zaphod Yeah true, it's become really popular. I usually only appreciate dissonance if it's not dissonant for the sake of being dissonant.
23:21 - !J.O.O.E.! Sabaton? Piss off :P Yeah I loved the first Abyssal, but back then it was pretty fresh. Dissonant Omega Nord seems to find its way into every band right now though, so I'm a bit sick of it. The new Pyramids is an exception though.
23:20 - Zaphod Maybe you should try Sabaton. Also, I thought you loved the first Abyssal. (I actually like the new one better)
23:19 - Bad English I didnt copy past then I did type ;p SB is not official
Arcturus just released their first new album in a decade, Arcturian. The bonus disc (only available with the book edition and the box set) of the avantgarde metallers new opus features a row of remixes of album tracks. To get an idea, just listen to this creepy alternative version of "Archer" created by Schwadorf (Sun Of The Sleepless, Empyrium, The Vision Bleak), now available below. How do you like this version of the song?
Brutal Assault 2015 promises to be a veritable feast for fans of all kinds of metal. The festival is taking place in Czech Republic in Jaroměř from 05-08 August 2015 and despite its long list of bands confirmed so far, the organizers continue to announce big names. The latest confirmations include cult black metal act Mayhem, avantgarde metallers Arcturus, Dødheimsgard, Blood Red Throne, Ad Nauseam, Atari Teenage Riot, Hed PE, Perturbator and Sebkha-Chott.
After unveiling the new song "The Arcturian Sign", avantgarde metal giants Arcturus have shared more material from Arcturian today. Yes, you get to hear a lot more from their impending and much-anticipated new album today. The 14-minute clip contains excerpts of all album tracks. Just click play on the video below and enjoy the music from this peculiar Norwegian band.
Arcturus just released a new single from their coming album Arcturian, called "The Arcturian Sign". So why don't you give it a listen and judge for yourself? Fans have been waiting for years for new music from the Norwegian avantgarde metallers and finally here it is. Stop what you are doing! What are your impressions of "The Arcturian Sign"?
Now that they are releasing their first album in ten years, called Arcturian, Arcturus will also embark on the band's first European tour in a decade. Prepare yourself for this live avantgarde spectacle with none other than Vulture Industries supporting and more special guests to be announced. The first part of this European tour is happening in May, around the time the new opus will be released.
Hold on to your hat because Arcturus just announced their new album! Yes, ten years after the release of Sideshow Symphonies, they are releasing Arcturian on May 8th. Prophecy Productions feel honoured and are excited to welcome Arcturus to its artist roster as well. This also means that the new album details are out in the open. Feast your eyes on it below. It is finally happening folks!
A short update from the Norwegian avantgarde metallers Arcturus has been released. According to the band's official Facebook page, they have now finished their new album, 10 years after their last full-length, Sideshow Symphonies, was released. The release date for the new album is not yet revealed but possibly will be announced soon. It's finally happening!
Classic avantgarde Norwegian black metal band Arcturus has released their entire live album Shipwrecked In Oslo for streaming. This is the first official live audio publication by the band and their first release in eight years. The album comes from their 2005 Sonic Solstice performance in Oslo, which was originally released on DVD. It has been edited and remastered for CD and vinyl release through Finnish label Blood Music with a June 3rd release date.
A small new update suggests that the new Arcturus album is coming together these days. Last year, Hellhammer laid down the drum tracks for the album, and recently the official Facebook page for the band posted a short update: "Recording vocals". Short but good news! We'll just have to wait for more updates then. Fans have been waiting for a long time since the band's last album Sideshow Symphonies came out in 2005 already.
Apparently, Arcturus fans can expect a blessing from the band as ICS Vortex's official Facebook page has hinted that a new Arcturus album is in the works and it is expected to be released in the fall of 2013, almost 8 years after their latest effort Sideshow Symphonies. This comes after the band had confirmed that they were working on several new songs and expected to enter the studio next year. The band also posted a new banner on their official Facebook page to build up the suspense.
Arcturus has unfortunately cancelled their appearence at ProgPower USA. Ihsahn will replace them.
The band issued the following statement: "Arcturus still suffer from hibernation sickness, and due to outdated parts we deeply regret to inform you: we are canceling Progpower USA. This lack of maintenance is entirely our own fault, and sincere apologies go out to the promoter and all ticket holders, especially those of you who had planned to travel far..."
ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston seems just as confused by the statement as everyone else: "I have no idea what the hell that statement means. I'm not going to try and figure it out either, as I have wasted enough time and effort on that "band" already. In the meantime, I would like to personally thank Ihsahn for taking the slot. His professionalism in this situation is greatly appreciated."
After being dissed by Dimmu Borgir last weekend - Link] - vocalist Simen "ICS Vortex" Hestnæs' webmaster has revealed the man's future plans:
"I think that now is the right time to post some news on the future music plans of ICS Vortex.
Simen will have a meeting with Lamented Souls in mid September to plan a new release and a few gigs in Norway. There is another meeting also planned with Arcturus members to discuss about the future of the band and a possible reunite. Nothing's for certain yet but keep visiting back the page as more announcements will take place about Simen's projects in the very near future!"
In a shock development, Avantgarde metallers Arcturus have decided to disband after a highly successful tour of Australia.
Local tour promoters Just Say Rock Productions broke the news to patrons of the concerts via e-Mail, stating their reasons: "The band just thought that the time was right, the moment had come and that due to their tour of Australia being so successful they wanted to go out on top... their Australian tour was one of their greatest highlights and they rated their Melbourne show as one of their all time memorable all round events."
Bravewords.com reported that, in response to a question asked by Australian fan Vanessa at the band's MySpace page, Arcturus drummer Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg (Dimmu Borgir, Mayhem) responded with the following:
The following message has been posted on the Season Of Mist Website:
We're sorry to announce that Arcturus' bassist Hugh Mingay recently had a motorcycle accident. He's going to be well, but has to rest for several weeks because a vertebra has been affected. Consequently, the three Norwegian shows scheduled this week had to be cancelled. We all wish Hugh to recover soon.