The Arcane Order
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Danish melodic death metal act The Arcane Order, featuring Amaranthe/DragonLand drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen, is streaming the new track "Ahab." The song is taken from the upcoming third studio effort "Cult of None," which is set to drop on September 25th via Massacre Records.
The track list for "Cult of None" is:
2. Exo Reign
4. Void Maker
5. Waves of Trance
6. Faith Eater
8. Sun Grave More...
The Arcane Order has inked a record deal with Massacre Records, and the label had this to say:
"Everything began back in 2000, when TAO guitarist Flemming C. Lund (Invocator, ex-Autumn Leaves) formed the band which was called Scavenger back then.
"About 3 years later, everything began to take form when Flemming recruited fellow musicians bassist Boris Tandrup (I'll Be Damned, ex-Autumn Leaves) and drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen (Amaranthe, ex-HateSphere, ex-Mercenary).
"In May 2005, The Arcane Order finished recording a demo with vocalist Kasper Thomsen (ex-Raunchy), which then led to a deal with Metal Blade Records after the band's name Scavenger was changed to The Arcane Order.
"The band's debut 'The Machinery Of Oblivion' was nominated for best debut album at the Danish Metal Awards in late 2006. In April 2007, guitarist Kasper Kirkegaard (Slow Death Factory) was added to TAO's line-up. More...
The Arcane Order has posted a music video online for the track "Eruptions of Red," which is off the band's 2008 Metal Blade album "In the Wake of Collisions." The video clip can be viewed below.
SOILWORK drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who recently laid down the drum tracks on NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane's new solo album ("Praises To The War Machine"), has issued the following update:
"Right now I'm tearing up them drums with SOILWORK alongside THROWDOWN, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and WAR OF AGES just about everywhere in the U.S. Yessireee, the Scum Of The Earth Tour is a heavy-ass package to say the least! If you wanna feel that metal fist crack your skull, better get your tickets now on the SOILWORK website or MySpace — be fast while supplies last!
"And now for something quite exclusive and fancy: [Here] you can discover the artwork for the upcoming Warrel Dane album 'Praises To The War Machine'! This groovy slab of metal is due out on April 28th in Europe and May 13th in the U.S. on Century Media, and you can listen to the song 'Messenger' (featuring a guest appearance by shredmeister Jeff Loomis of NEVERMORE) on Warrel Dane's MySpace page. More...
THE ARCANE ORDER, the Danish band featuring vocalist Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) and guitarist Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES), has posted a new song, entitled "The Serpent Tower", on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off the band's forthcoming sophomore album, "In the Wake of Collisions", due in Europe on January 14 through Metal Blade Records.
Commented the group: "Picking which song we should release as the first track was EXTREMELY difficult since all the tracks on the new record have their own specialities and sound different."
"'The Serpent Tower' is, along with the opening song on the record, 'Death is Imminent', the most extreme song on the new record and shows THE ARCANE ORDER from a much more extreme and dark angle, than the case was on our debut. We chose this song because it carries elements of the other songs as well, and it has a great dark and cold feeling to it." More...
Danish modern thrashers THE ARCANE ORDER return after their debut The Machinery Of Oblivion with a record no one would have expected.
In The Wake Of Collisions is not the logical follow-up and it is not what people are used to in meaning of being a fan of the band. It's way beyond what the band once created. Improved instrumental skills and even more improved songwriting are what makes this record stand out.
Inspired by STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's complex compositions mixed with their Danish vibe and very own sound, The Arcane Order set out to release a hurricane of a modern thrash metal album!
Produced in the most brutal and crystal clear way by Jacob Hansen (NEAERA, VOLBEAT, HATESPHERE) at the infamous Hansen Studios, In The Wake Of Collisions will feature the following tracklisting: 'Death Is Imminent', 'Between Reason And Hubris', 'The Serpent Tower', 'Eruptions Of Red', 'When Oceans Become Deserts', 'Unleash The Tyrant', 'The Reaping Reverence', 'Sanctity Of Allegiance', 'Horizons Buried'.
In The Wake Of Collisions will be unleashed on January 11th (Germay, Austria, Switzerland, Italy)
and January 14th (Europe) through Metal Blade Records.
THE ARCANE ORDER, the Danish band featuring vocalist Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) and guitarist Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES), entered Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark in early September to begin recording its sophomore album, "In the Wake of Collisions", for an early 2008 release via Metal Blade Records. Lund has since issued the following update:
"'In the Wake of Collisions' is done! After having recorded the album at Hansen Studios with producer Jacob Hansen during September, Jacob Hansen spent a couple of weeks making fine adjustments and tuning up the album and now the album is finally done. We are stoked with the result, and hopefully you guys will be so to! The album came out really well and we are all proud and happy with the result!
"We should warn you guys though: This album is not the natural follow-up to 'The Machinery of Oblivion'. We always said we weren't interest in just making a new 'Machinery...' album, and we think the new album proves just that. We have evolved as a team, as a band, and you will be able to hear so on the new album. We think it's fair to say that we have found our own sound with the new album. You need to listen to the whole album, all the songs in a row, to understand what the new stuff is all about.
"So what does the new album sound like? Well, it's a bit hard to describe. The new stuff is less thrashy, but in some parts much more extreme, while some parts are really melodic and almost epic-sounding. There's tons of shredding, great drum and vocal work, so everyone should be pleased.
"We are still working on getting the artwork finished, which should be done soon. At the moment we are looking at a January/February release through Metal Blade."
"In the Wake of Collisions" will be a concept album and it will consist of the following songs (in no particular order):
02. The Serpent Tower
03. Eruptions of Red
04. Reason and Hubris
05. As Oceans Become Deserts
06. Death is Imminent
07. The Aftermath
08. Sanctity of Allegiance
09. As Sleep is Buried in Gold
10. Sentiment of Horror
THE ARCANE ORDER lineup:
Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) - Vocals
Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES) - Rhythm and Lead Guitar
Boris Tandrup (SUBMISSION, SLUGS, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES) - Bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen (SUBMISSION, SLUGS) - Drums
Kasper Kirkegaard (SUBMISSION) - Rhythm Guitar
THE ARCANE ORDER, the new Danish band featuring vocalist Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) and guitarist Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES), has issued the following update:
"First of all we are happy to announce that Kasper Kirkegaard [guitar] has joined our band on a permanent basis. Some of you might now Kasper from his work in SUBMISSION. Kasper has been helping us out ever since the first live jobs, and it seemed only natural to ask him to become a full-time member of our band. We are very happy to have Kasper on board — he's a hell of a dude and great guitar player! We are very much looking forward to kicking some more ass with him on board!
"In other news, our drummer Morten Løwe will be joining Greek/Swedish NIGHTRAGE as drummer on their upcoming tour with MNEMIC in May/June. This is a really great gig for Morten and luckily will in no way affect his work in THE ARCANE ORDER. When Morten returns from the tour we will start working and rehearsing on the new songs for our upcoming album to be recorded in September 2007 again with Jacob Hansen." More...
The demo track, titled "The Sanity Insane", by Denmark's The Arcane Order, featuring vocalist Kasper Thomsen (Raunchy) and guitarist Flemming C. Lund (Invocator, ex-Autumn Leaves), has been posted online at myspace.com/thearcaneorder.
The Arcane Order recently signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band is scheduled to record their debut album in the spring of 2006 with producer Jacob Hansen at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark. The CD will feature 8-9 tracks of blistering, intense and melodic thrash metal.
A demo version of the track "Breathe the Poison" can also be downloaded at this location.
Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Denmark's THE ARCANE ORDER.
"THE ARCANE ORDER's music sounds fresh, heavy, melodic and unique. The boys are skilled musicians and excellent songwriters. We are looking forward to a great collaboration with them and a fantastic album in spring 2006," says Metal Blade Europe spokesman Andreas R.
THE ARCANE ORDER was born in 2000 as SCAVENGER. Having previously played in the Danish melodic death metal band AUTUMN LEAVES, mainman Flemming C. Lund recruited his old friend five-stringer Boris Tandrup, also from AUTUMN LEAVES, to cover the bass lines. A drummer was found in the excellent young talent Morten Løwe Sørensen, also known for his work in the band SUBMISSION. This three-piece recorded a three-track promo during 2004/2005 entitled "Promo 2005", still under the name SCAVENGER. After months of promises the band was let down by a singer and forced to move on. They soon found RAUNCHY shouter Kasper Thomsen, who was very excited to join the band. After a year of delay the promo was finally released in June 2005, and shortly thereafter — having gained interest from numerous labels — a deal was secured with metal label giants Metal Blade Records. At the same time the band decided to change name from SCAVENGER to the more original THE ARCANE ORDER.
THE ARCANE ORDER's debut album will be recorded in the spring of 2006 with producer Jacob Hansen at Hansen studios and will feature 8-9 tracks of blistering, intense and melodic thrash metal performed by highly skilled musicians. In a live situation THE ARCANE ORDER will include a second guitarist to ensure maximum drive and power. Working songtitles include "The Machinery of Oblivion", "A Sevenfold Condemnation", "Failure" and "Black Horse Collision". A demo version of the track "Breathe the Poison" can be downloaded at this location.
Comments guitarist Flemming C. Lund: "We are very proud to announce that we have signed a deal with legendary Metal Blade Records! We are very excited about the deal, and to be able to release our upcoming album on one of the biggest and most respected metal labels ever! To be on the same label that released the first METALLICA songs, the first SLAYER albums and currently features great bands such as CANNIBAL CORPSE, BOLT THROWER, FATES WARNING etc. is a very big honour for us. Metal Blade has treated us very good so far and believes in us. We are looking forward to doing business with the Blade and know that our cooperation will crush for sure! 2006 will be the year of The Order!"
THE ARCANE ORDER lineup:
Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) - Vocals
Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES) - Rhythm and Lead guitar Boris Tandrup (SUBMISSION, Slugs, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES) - Bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen (SUBMISSION, SLUGS) - Drums