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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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Kampen CD

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Arckanum
Kampen CD
Debemur Morti Productions

"Put simply, "Kampen" is ARCKANUM's magnum opus, and yet another certifiable Black Metal classic. Originally released in 1998, ARCKANUM laid bare all that came before and all that was to come: woodland mysticism, ancient bloodpacts, the groan of time echoing terror throughout the souls of those who don't heed the call of chaos. From wild, widescreen wanderlust to the pulsating grit of proto-Black Metal, "Kampen" ranges the vast experience - and even vaster hinterlands of the imagination - of mainman Shamaatae's psyche. And now, with exclusively remastered sound courtesy of Andy Classen, those hinterlands become vaster, the maw of chaos opening even wider."

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