Arvas, formerly known as the black metal band Örth, is a Norwegian extreme metal band formed in Bergen in 1993 by V-Rex. The band formally changed its name to Arvas in 2000.
Arvas plays a form of fine mix of different genres in the extreme metal; where thrash, death and black metal is perfectly put together as one in a sonic delight of the pure intense and the most honest approach.
Their live show is powerful, dark and energetic. They’ve also shared stages with bands like Throne Of Kartasis, Urgehal, 1349, The Ruins Of Beverast, Saturnian Mist, Inferno, Nocturnal Breed, Primordial, Archgoat, Acherontas and many more.
Asbjorn Perversus is a 2-man project that started up after Perversus did a split-release with his other band Niekinti, and Black Pyre. This is where he met Asbjorn from Black pyre and asked him if he would be interested in doing this project with him. Asbjorn said yes and they went ahead and produced a trial-track called “Sermon of Demonology”. Over the course of the 2020 lockdown in UK,and 2021, they finished “In Nomine de Malum”. Translated to ‘in the name of that which was evil’.
The band describes their music as war-torn black metal, inspired by bands like of Carpathian Forest, early Immortal, early Mayhem, Satanic Warmaster, Horna, Sargeist, Nattefrost and the whole 90’s scene of black metal.
ANCESTRAL LEGACY first started as a symphonic extreme metal band around 1995, as Permafrost. Initially, the music was inspired by extreme metal such as Dissection, Unanimated, Darkthrone and Wolves. The band changed its name to Ancestral Legacy in 1999 and became more symphonic. The band transformed into a more gothic sounding dark/doom metal band, with some subtle progressive elements, featuring both male growls as well as clean female vocals.
Witchbreed was created by the hands of Ares (bass) and Ricardo Dikk (guitar), and is considered one of Portugal’s best kept metal secret.
Later joined by Ruby Roque as vocalist, the first and primal band formation was completed. With the increasing demand for live shows Witchbreed added Filipe Sousa (guitar) and Tiago “Hollow” Lopes (drums) and became ready to present a complete live show of seductive and fierce aggressiveness. .
Witchbreed’s live show took critics and audiences by surprise due to their dark energy and furious performance. Such performances have established Witchbreed as a genuine and unexpected groundbreaking band in the current Metal scene.