Arcturus - Reunion In The Making?


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!"

Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Arcturus
 
Posted: 01.09.2009 by Thryce


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02.09.2009 - 01:25
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
Oh fuck that is possibly good news, i got into the band too late (just after they toured Australia), and id love to see them live.

REUNITE!!!!
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02.09.2009 - 01:35
AnGina--
Dark Phoenix
Arcturus with ICS Vortex, now that's the Arcturus I like : and I think he's off way better without the jerks in DB (sorry Enthroned Darkness Tiumphant, I cherish you with all my heart, but gosh I hate Shagrath nowadays....).
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02.09.2009 - 02:02
Eddie Misery
That...would be fucking AWESOME! I would love to see Arcturus together again.
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02.09.2009 - 02:05
Ulv
I would die for a new Arcturus album!!!.... INCREDIBLE NEWS!!!!
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02.09.2009 - 02:14
Nerevarine
The f*** best news of the f***** whole yeari! I'd give ANYTHING to see Arcturus play live (and for a new album, even if I don't think they can do better than Masquerade, Sham or Aspera Hiems)
(And by the way, I thing Vortex , even if he's not as good as Garm on vocals, does the job quite well)
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02.09.2009 - 02:28
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.09.2009 at 20:07

It would be a shame if Arcturus reunited with Vortex. Cause their last album where Vortex did all the vocals was their worst by far. Totally forgettable.
Now, if we could go back to the times of The Sham Mirrors or La Masquerade INfernale vocalwise now thta would be great. Garm is vastly superior to Vortex.

Well I REALLY like Vortex's voice, much more than Garm's, but I do agree with saying that The Sham Mirrors and La MasquaradeInfernale are ay better than Sideshow Symphonies. BTW, Vortex did sing too on the Masquarade album, to great effect (The Chaos Path) so maybe we'll have a reunion with both?
Oh, and I'm not sure that Vortex wrote the music on Sideshow... so the blame is on Nagash I think or whatever his name was at the time, as he used to write most of the stuff.

Also, let's hope that the chorus of cheers around Arcturus will :
1) let them realize they'd better reunite and put on some good stuff
2) put a little shame on Dimmu's side
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"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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02.09.2009 - 09:33
Dangerboner
:D
If Garm isn't going to be a part of it, then I don't care about a reunion.
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02.09.2009 - 10:28
Shankao
Arcturus quits on the top. Great album, world tour and DVD.

Anyway, I wish they reunite because they are one of the best metal bands!!
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02.09.2009 - 10:45
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Written by Galar on 01.09.2009 at 22:33

Omgomgomgomg YES

Althought its not certian...

OH MY FUCKIN GOD

it'll happen. this is Vortex's retaliation band, a god seed of sorts
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Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

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02.09.2009 - 10:46
Nerevarine
Written by Darkside Momo on 02.09.2009 at 02:28

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.09.2009 at 20:07

It would be a shame if Arcturus reunited with Vortex. Cause their last album where Vortex did all the vocals was their worst by far. Totally forgettable.
Now, if we could go back to the times of The Sham Mirrors or La Masquerade INfernale vocalwise now thta would be great. Garm is vastly superior to Vortex.

Well I REALLY like Vortex's voice, much more than Garm's, but I do agree with saying that The Sham Mirrors and La MasquaradeInfernale are ay better than Sideshow Symphonies. BTW, Vortex did sing too on the Masquarade album, to great effect (The Chaos Path) so maybe we'll have a reunion with both?
Oh, and I'm not sure that Vortex wrote the music on Sideshow... so the blame is on Nagash I think or whatever his name was at the time, as he used to write most of the stuff.

Also, let's hope that the chorus of cheers around Arcturus will :
1) let them realize they'd better reunite and put on some good stuff
2) put a little shame on Dimmu's side

I think it's Steinar Sverd who composed all the music
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02.09.2009 - 12:24
Black_Handed
A village idiot
Written by Darkside Momo on 02.09.2009 at 02:28

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.09.2009 at 20:07

It would be a shame if Arcturus reunited with Vortex. Cause their last album where Vortex did all the vocals was their worst by far. Totally forgettable.
Now, if we could go back to the times of The Sham Mirrors or La Masquerade INfernale vocalwise now thta would be great. Garm is vastly superior to Vortex.

Well I REALLY like Vortex's voice, much more than Garm's, but I do agree with saying that The Sham Mirrors and La MasquaradeInfernale are ay better than Sideshow Symphonies. BTW, Vortex did sing too on the Masquarade album, to great effect (The Chaos Path) so maybe we'll have a reunion with both?
Oh, and I'm not sure that Vortex wrote the music on Sideshow... so the blame is on Nagash I think or whatever his name was at the time, as he used to write most of the stuff.

Also, let's hope that the chorus of cheers around Arcturus will :
1) let them realize they'd better reunite and put on some good stuff
2) put a little shame on Dimmu's side


my idea exactly! i want garm AND vortex.
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02.09.2009 - 15:20
Damned-In-Black
Awesome news. Exactly what I hoped for (Lamented Souls material too) when I saw the split from Dimmu.
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02.09.2009 - 18:03
Atlanteous
Oh yes!!! It is a very good news!! For more of 2 years i have been waiting for this news!!!! It is the best decision for their fans and for Vortex because Arcturus have a large future unlike to dimmu.
It is a good day!!!
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02.09.2009 - 18:19
Odium
PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
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03.09.2009 - 00:00
Galar
Wicked Mung
Written by LeChron James on 02.09.2009 at 10:45

Written by Galar on 01.09.2009 at 22:33

Omgomgomgomg YES

Althought its not certian...

OH MY FUCKIN GOD

it'll happen. this is Vortex's retaliation band, a god seed of sorts

yea except arcturus>godseed
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03.09.2009 - 05:41
Deamonpainter
Account deleted
Yes, please let this happen!

Regardless of whether Garm is in it or not, it's still Arcturus.
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03.09.2009 - 13:07
Shadowcross
The Summoner
So much more enthusiasm for the possibility of a future Arcturus release than Dimmu!
I wonder if Hellhammer would break ranks and play his jazz kit on such an album
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04.09.2009 - 17:03
BobMoron
Holy SHIT! That would be awesome.
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04.09.2009 - 17:22
TheAmazingP
As many others put it,

omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgo
mgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgom
gomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg!!!!
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04.09.2009 - 17:29
TheAmazingP
Written by Dangerboner on 02.09.2009 at 09:33

If Garm isn't going to be a part of it, then I don't care about a reunion.


Oh come on man. We're talking about Steinar Sverd's music here. This is the highlight of Arcturus.
Don't get me wrong, Garm is a god. However Hestnaes is pretty good too and he doesn't bother me much since the core of the band's still intact.
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05.09.2009 - 05:31
FRIENDSHIP
I LOVE ARCTURUS! Maybe it's a good thing that Hestnaes is liberated from Dimmu Borgir
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Keeping up the killing,

Dylan
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05.09.2009 - 19:45
Joey Filth
Yeah. I personally thought Garm was a key highlight of the band's sound, apart from Sverd.
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06.09.2009 - 14:54
TheAmazingP
Written by FRIENDSHIP on 05.09.2009 at 05:31

I LOVE ARCTURUS! Maybe it's a good thing that Hestnaes is liberated from Dimmu Borgir


Ofcourse it is! He was one of the reasons why Arcturus disbanded. It's only natural that he should to the same in retaliation to DB.

Anyway, apparently we should thank him, because without him Arcturus maybe wouldn't be revived.
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26.09.2009 - 04:17
blametheadmin
Account deleted
I do want to see Arcturus reunite and I do believe that many of us miss the band. In my humble opinion, Arcturus is one of the best bands that ever emerged from Norway. Hestnaes counts with my support.
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20.09.2010 - 12:29
Netherlander
Account deleted
ICS Vortex confirmed an Arcturus reunion show at ProgPower USA 2011 Festival. In addiction, Vortex also said "Beloved freaks! ProgPower USA 2011 will host the first Arcturus concert in 5 years. This is our first performance in the United States, and since we're all retarded, probably the last.

From Arcturus Wikipedia Page.
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20.09.2010 - 13:43
InnerSelf
proofread free
Empyrium and now Arcturus this year keeps geting better "aside from the metal musicians massacre"
the last effort by the band was outstanding and had a great impact on me , hope they will move in the same direction if they did reunite and release something totally unpredictable .
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10.11.2010 - 23:47
hanfsud
Arcturus will play their next gig in september 2011 in USA!
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11.01.2011 - 01:55
Jiri
They'd better have Garm or another person that isn't that joke from Dimmu Borgir on vocals.
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12.04.2011 - 06:41
XV535Virago
I can barely wait for their reunion .
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