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Shamaatae founded ARCKANUM in 1992 as a band project, but decided to continue solo after the first demo, ''Demo-93''. The Swede had previously played drums in CONQUEST/GROTESQUE (which were to become AT THE GATES) and founded Death Metal band ABSORPTION with his brother Sataros, before renaming it DISENTERMENT. With ARCKANUM, Shamaatae turned musically to Black Metal again, while taking inspiration from Pan, anti-cosmic Satanism, Old Norse tradition, runic witchcraft and chaos Gnosticism. His sound draws inspiration from Black and Death Metal ... Read More

Shamaatae founded ARCKANUM in 1992 as a band project, but decided to continue solo after the first demo, ''Demo-93''. The Swede had previously played drums in CONQUEST/GROTESQUE (which were to become AT THE GATES) and founded Death Metal band ABSORPTION with his brother Sataros, before renaming it DISENTERMENT. With ARCKANUM, Shamaatae turned musically to Black Metal again, while taking inspiration from Pan, anti-cosmic Satanism, Old Norse tradition, runic witchcraft and chaos Gnosticism. His sound draws inspiration from Black and Death Metal with strong influences from the 80's. ARCKANUM's first albums ''Fran Marder'' (1995), ''Kostogher'' (1997) and ''Kampen'' (1998) as well as a host of EPs won Shamaatae a large following in the underground. ''ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ'' (2009) captured the attention of mainstream Metal media as well, which continued to praise ''Helvítismyrkr'' as the next step in the evolution of ARCKANUM. Now ''Fenris Kindir'' adds more elements to the formula that intelligently illuminate the trollish aspect of Shamaatae's work. In his case a ''troll'' does not stand for juvenile internet delinquents or the villains in children's books, but the dark beings of medieval folk tales. Thus the listener will be suddenly confronted by a surprisingly rocking undertone or a folklore fiddle cunningly embedded within a cold Black Metal rage. These are all fitting pieces within the musical puzzle that is ARCKANUM.

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