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Formed: 2002
From: Moscow, Russia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Arkona News

Below is our complete Arkona news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Arkona Issues Recording Update

After releasing the "Decade of Glory" live album, Arkona is now working on a studio full-length titled "Yav."

The band recently finished recording guitars and is now beginning work on vocals. Further details will be announced as they are available, and you can follow the recording process over at the band's Facebook profile here.

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More Bands Added To The Eindhoven Metal Meeting

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting will be taking place this December 12th - 14th, with full details available at the festival's website here.

Several new bands have now been announced, including Napalm Death, Carpathian Forest, Gothminister, Aborym, and the Monolith Deathcult. Check out the announcement clip below.

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Arkona Live Footage Available

Drugmetal.ru has posted a 13 minute video report from the latest Arkona show in Moscow, featuring parts of the performance and mini-interviews with the band's members in which they discuss an upcoming new album. Check out the clip below.

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Therion European Tour With Arkona Announced

This December the new tour dubbed "Rock Opera Unveiled" will hit Europe with Swedish symphonic masters Therion, Russian folk metal band Arkona, Italian symphonic metal band Sound Storm and gothic metal act The Devil. Dates are set to begin on December 6, 2013 in Krakow, Poland and end in Franfurt, Germany on the 22nd.

The dates are as follows (venues TBA):

Dec. 6th: Krakow, Poland
Dec. 7th: Warsaw, Poland
Dec. 8th: Wroclaw, Poland
Dec. 10th: Budapest, Hungary
Dec. 11th: Vienna, Austria
Dec. 12th: Brno, Czech Republic
Dec. 13th: Iena, Germany
Dec. 14th: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Dec. 15th: Lausanne, Switzerland
Dec. 17th: Romagnano, Italy
Dec. 18th: Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 19th: Paris, France
Dec. 20th: London, UK
Dec. 21st: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Dec. 22nd: Frankfurt, Germany More...

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Arkona Streaming Track From Live Album

Arkona will be releasing the “Decade of Glory” live album on February 22nd, 2013 via Napalm Records, and now the band has posted a track from the release online. Check out the song below, and Arkona also comments:

"Today is 11th birthday of Arkona and to support expectations of the album '10 Years of Glory,' we are uploading the first song, which was written for the band Arkona and which became a kind of anthem for many Slavs. It is the version with chorus and orchestra, it was recorded exactly a year ago at the Moscow show." More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal Posts Final Lineup

The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.

The complete lineup is as follows:

3 Inches of Blood
Anaal Nathrakh
Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ektomorf
Ensiferum
ETECC
Evergrey
Fatal Smile
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween
Helstar
Holy Grail
Immolation
In Flames
Inquisition
Kreator
Lacuna Coil
Lizzy Borden
Metal Church More...

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Arkona Posts "Slavsia, Rus´" Clip From New Live LP

Arkona posted a live video clip of the song "Slavasia, Rus'," which appears on the band's upcoming live album “Decade of Glory” live album. The release drops on February 22nd, 2013 via Napalm Records. The 2CD set was recorded during the band's 10th anniversary show in 2012.

Details and track listing for the release can be found over at this location.

Check out "Slavasia, Rus'" here:

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Band Lineup Announced For Darkness Rising Fest

This year's edition of the Serbian "Darkness Rising" festival will take place in Belgrade from May 30th - June 1st, 2013. The festival features 27 black metal bands from a variety of countries, with full details available at the festival's website here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Desaster (Germany)
Horna (Finland)
Enthroned (Belgium)
Behexen (Finland)
Infernal War (Poland)
Urfaust (Netherlands)
Sargeist (Finland)
Fides Inversa (Italy)
Inferno (Czech)
Frostmoon Eclipse (Italy)
Silva Nigra (Czech)
Arkona (Poland)
Sekhmet (Czech)
Somrak (Slovenia)
Handful Of Hate (Italy)
The One (Greece)
The True Endless (Italy)
Emptiness (Belgium)
Simargal (Serbia)
Ater Era (Slovenia)
Svartgren (Serbia)
Triumfall (Serbia)
Samrt (Serbia)
Terrörhammer (Serbia)
Prognan (Croatia)
Zloslut (Serbia) More...

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Paganfest Europe 2013 Trailer Posted

A trailer for the legendary Paganfest was posted for the 2013 tour featuring Alestorm, Arkona, Thyrfing and Ex Deo with Wolfchant and Varg on special extended shows. The confrimed dates are as follows:

28.02.2013 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
01.03.2013 DE - Wuerzburg, Posthalle *Extended*
02.03.2013 DE - Essen, Weststadthalle *Extended*
03.03.2013 NL - Eindhoven, Effenaar
04.03.2013 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
05.03.2013 CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl
06.03.2013 AT - Vienna, Szene
07.03.2013 DE - Berlin, K17
08.03.2013 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser *Extended*
09.03.2013 DE - Munich, Backstage *Extended*
10.03.2013 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle *Extended*

Check out the trailer here: More...

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Delain And Heidevolk Confirmed For 70K Tons Cruise

Promoters of the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, to be held from January 28, 2013 to February 1, 2013, have announced the addition of a Dutch two pack, symphonic metal band Delain and folk bank Heidevolk. Thirteen band are still left to be announced, but the updated lineup is as follows:

Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ensiferum
Evergrey
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween More...

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Arkona Streaming Live Track "Marena"

Russian folk metal band Arkona is streaming the new live track "Marena" (which originally appeared on the band's 2004 LP "Tribute") from the upcoming live LP "Decade of Glory." The release is due out on February 22nd, 2013 via Napalm Records.

The track listing for "Decade of Glory" is:

CD 1:

1. Az’
2. Arkaim
3. Ot Serdca K Nebu
4. Goi, Rode, Goi!
5. Leshiy
6. Zakliatie
7. Marena
8. Liki Bessmertnykh Bogov
9. Nevidal
10. Kolo Navi
11. Slav'sja, Rus'
12. Kupala i Kostroma
13. Odna
14. Sva
15. Kupalets
16. Katitsja Kolo More...

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Arkona Reveals "Decade Of Glory" Details

Arkona will be releasing the live album “Decade of Glory” on February 22nd, 2013 via Napalm Records. The 2CD set was recorded during the band's 10th anniversary show earlier this year. The track listing will be:

CD 1 [total time: 79:38]
01. Az’
02. Arkaim
03. Ot Serdca K Nebu
04. Goi, Rode, Goi!
05. Leshiy
06. Zakliatie
07. Marena
08. Liki Bessmertnykh Bogov
09. Nevidal
10. Kolo Navi
11. Slav'sja, Rus'
12. Kupala i Kostroma
13. Odna
14. Sva
15. Kupalets
16. Katitsja Kolo More...

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Paganfest 2013 Lineup Announced

The legendary Paganfest is ready for the next round in 2013 with headliner Alestorm. Also on the bill will be Arkona, Thyrfing, Ex Deo, Wolfchant, and Varg on special extended shows. The currently announced dates are as follows:

28.02.2013 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
01.03.2013 DE - Würzburg, Posthalle *Extended*
02.03.2013 DE - Essen, Weststadthalle *Extended*
04.03.2013 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
05.03.2013 CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl
07.03.2013 DE - Berlin, K17
08.03.2013 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser *Extended*
09.03.2013 DE - München, Backstage *Extended*
10.03.2013 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle *Extended* More...

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Darkest Era Joining Arkona For European Tour

Northern Irish Celtic-themed metal band Darkest Era will be joining Russian pagan metallers Arkona for their European tour kicking off the 27th of September in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Darkest Era comments: "We are delighted and very grateful that Arkona have been good enough to take us out with them and we're looking forward to finally playing songs off the album for folk metal fans right across Europe!"

27/09/12 – CZ – Ostrava – Samhain Fest
28/09/12 – CZ – Brno – Samhain Fest
29/09/12 – HU – Budapest – Club 202
30/09/12 – SK – Bratislava – Randal Club
01/10/12 – AT – Wien - Escape
02/10/12 – SI – Maribor – Pekama
07/10/12 – ES – Barcelona – Sala Mephisto
08/10/12 – ES – Madrid – Ritmo & Compas
09/10/12 – PT – Lisboa – Republica da Musica
10/10/12 – ES – Valencia – Rock City
13/10/12 – PL – Szczecin – Rock in Szczecin
14/10/12 – PL – Wroclaw – Firlej
15/10/12 – PL – Warsaw- Progresja

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Wintersun Posts Song Snippets In Heidenfest Clip

Finnish metal act Wintersun debuted clips from the upcoming "Time I" release via the new trailer for the upcoming Heidenfest 2012 tour. "Time I" (shown below) is scheduled for release on October 12th, 2012 (EU) and October 19th, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast with "Time II" expected in 2013.

The Heidenfest 2012 tour features Wintersun as headliners along with Korpiklaani, Varg, Trollfest, Krampus and special guests extended shows. Confirmed dates are as follows:

+ SPECIAL GUESTS at extended shows*
FINNTROLL + EISREGEN (DE Shows) + ARKONA (NL Shows)

19.10.2012 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *Extended Show*
20.10.2012 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *Extended Show*
21.10.2012 NL - Tilburg, 013 *Extended Show*
22.10.2012 CH - Pratteln, Z7
23.10.2012 CH -- Fribourg, Fri-Son ***NEW***
24.10.2012 IT - Bologna, Estragon
25.10.2012 AT - Wien, Gasometer
26.10.2012 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
27.10.2012 CZ - Prague, KD Vltavska
28.10.2012 PL - Krakow, Studio
29.10.2012 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
30.10.2012 DE - Berlin, Postbahnhof
31.10.2012 DE - Munich, Backstage
01.11.2012 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
02.11.2012 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall *Extended Show*
03.11.2012 DE - Giessen, Hessenhallen *Extended Show*
04.11.2012 BE - Antwerp, Trix

Check out the trailer and new Wintersun song sound bytes here: More...

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Arkona Performance Footage Available

Superskum has uploaded new footage of Arkona performing live in Denver on April 13th, 2012. Check out the clips below to see the band playing "Slavsia, Rus" and "Stenka na Stenku." You can also catch Arkona live on the upcoming Extreme fest in July, with full details available here.

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Extremefest 2012 Confirmed For July

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.

5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

Cannibal Corpse
Exodus
Suicide Silence
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
Marduk
Asphyx
Nasum
Suffocation
Eisregen
All Shall Perish
Carnifex
Arkona
Origin
Suicidal Angels
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Deströyer 666
Cephalic Carnage
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Helrunar
Wormed
Trollfest
Inquisition
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Aborted
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Nexus Inferis
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Severe Torture
Hellish Crossfire
Condemned
Eis
Gama Bomb
Helheim
Disavowed
Farsot
Riger
Malignancy
Hellsaw
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Rompeprop
Benighted
Agrypnie
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Ingested
Wormrot
Rectal Smegma
Dawn of Disease
Spasm
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...

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Paganfest Destroys The Palladium

There are few places I would rather see an event like Paganfest more than at The Palldium in Worcester. It is currently the venue in which I see the majority of great metal event pass through the Northeast. Needless to say, when I found out long ago that the great hall (which would have been more fitting the lineup here) would remain empty as Pirates and Vikings would be facing off in the dreaded upstairs portion, my heart was heavy. For one, the sweat soaked sardine fest that would come is not conducive to a man my size who generally enjoys a four foot warzone to avoid striking any of my metal brothers with lumbering limbs and no sense of balance. Secondly, even though I would witness my first live exposure to Alestorm and Turisas, two of many personal favorites, I would not actually hear OR see the event properly. The sound in the upstairs portion is absolutely unfixable no matter what the venue does and the stage is at least three feet lower. Unless you plow your way through the crowd of men, women and children leaving a trail of destruction behind to get to the front, photography with any camera is an epic fail. Even if you are that lucky, the frighteningly horrible house lighting rig showers the bands in merely blood red. So was the night that awaited me. But alas, the crowd was entertaining enough, the beer doth flow and above all the four main acts were there. For metal, we do most anything. More...

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Forgotten Tomb Confirmed For Extremefest 2012

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the following dates:

5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

The organizers of Extremefest have now issued the following announcement about confirming Forgotten Tomb and Ultrawurscht:

"Forgotten Tomb been around since 1999 and the Italians have caused quite a stir in the black and dark metal underground! 'Songs To Leave' (2002) or 'Love`s Burial Ground' (2004) are rightfully considered milestones of melancholic dark metal that the fourpiece infuses with doom and black metal elements. In 2011, Forgotten Tomb released their most recent effort 'Under Saturn Retrograde' and fans can look forward to one of the rare appearances of the Italians at the Austrian and German editions of Extremefest!

"It´s all about the sausage with Bavarian / Austrian act Ultrawurscht! Their highly explosive mixture of death metal, grind and hardcore – or simply 'Wurschtcore' – will one day conquer the world, and if you had the chance to check out albums such as 'Cheese Ass Built My Hot Dog' you`ll agree! Mixing metal and sausages should be declared a form of art anyway, so slap some wieners on the grill before checking out Ultrawurscht`s exclusive set at the Austrian edition of the Extremefest 2012!"

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Turisas Posts Paganfest III North America Trailer

Finnish symphonic metal band Turisas posted a trailer for the upcoming Paganfest III North America tour, which starts next week on March 29, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. The festival also features Alestorm, Arkona and Huntress. Ex Deo was recently forced to cancel its participation.

Check out the trailer here:

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