ARCANE ANGELS FEST XIII-II
Saturday 16/09/2017 @ Kyttaro Live Club [Athens]
Arcane Angels proudly announces Ireland's PRIMORDIAL as headliners for the label's second festival edition, scheduled to take place on the 16th of September at Kyttaro Live Club in Athens. Acknowledged for their impeccable live performaces, Irish heroes will unleash their heathen metal in lands not unlike the kinds of ancient tragedies flowing through their Irish blood.
Likewise, ZEMIAL are well known to fans of the early ‘90’s scene, for their ever-changing sound and musical direction as well as for their rare and eclectic live performances. Their releases have encompassed Black and Thrash Metal, Epic Heavy Metal and Progressive Rock all under that identifiable ZEMIAL sound and style.
Norway's TAAKE is a name that needs no introduction, for being profoundly able to blend distinctive melodies with uncompromising Norwegian frost. The atmosphere of their live shows remains undeniably intense, with Hoest leading one of the best live acts as one of the most impressive frontmen in black metal history to date.
AGATUS belong to the first wave of black metal bands to emerge from Greece and consist of The Dark and Vorskaath - brothers and founding members. In this special occasion they will present The Eternalist live for the first timelive to an audience -a release voted amongst the best metal albums of 2016.
Austria's NAHTRUNAR is a name that needs no introduction to devotees of the dark arts. Their unique blend of esoteric existential black metal focuses not on hype but pure essence; and it is no mistake their masterful debut "Symbolismus" was intentionally AAR's first vinyl release.
In union, as well as a rare live occasion for the band's known standards, Portugal's BLACK CILICE bring their abrasive black metal mysticism, forged in the deepest of catacombs only the dead are aware of. Graves shall open and people will run in fear, that's for certain. For all existing witnesses speak about the highest quality underground metal can offer.
On the other hand, Belgium's ANCIENT RITES certainly return from the grave in some sense, taken into account they haven't played
a show in Greece in nearly two decade -despite their strong links to the old Greek black metal scene. Praised for their unique blend of 90s aesthetics, as well as high quality output, they are set to unleash a feast of diabolican serenades upon lands impatient for their return.
DIVINE ELEMENT is another story to unfold, the very first band of the multi-instrumentalist Ayloss of the space black metal entity of SPECTRAL LORE. Accompanied by Antonis (vox) and Hannes Grossmann (drums / studio duties) the band is at the verge of unleashing their second masterful full-length "Thaurachs of Borsu" and a work reminiscent of Primordial and late Rotting Christ (Theogonia / Aealo era).
NEFARIOUS SPIRIT is a different subject, the kind of black metal with the old "metal of death" feel. A live debut from musicians lurking in the shadows for years and involved in a number of different projects. After inviting them to AA fest, we are happy to let you know they incorporated Abyssus guitarist and stand now as a full band, instead of a two-persons project.
As you get, second AAR fest is forged according to more OLD-SCHOOL standards compared to its first edition -so better prepare youselves for it. More names, etc, TBA.
"Irish Heathen Wilderness"
"Pioneers of Greek Extremity"
"True Norwegian Black Metal"
"Greek Black Metal Mastery"
"Esoteric Existential Black Metal"
BLACK CILICE (Por)
"Abrasive Black Metal Mysticism"
"Archetypical Greek Black Metal"
DIVINE ELEMENT (Gre)
"Heathen Black Metal Combat"
NEFARIOUS SPIRIT (Gre)
"Evoking Metal of Death"
Label page - MLP out in 2017: