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Latest Arkheth News

Below is our complete Arkheth 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.

Arkheth Details Upcoming New Album

Tells the band's label: "Good things take time. It was a challenge to find an equally outrageous artwork for the music of Australian black metal entity Arkheth. We're pleased with the results. The music of Arkheth is unlike any other - they're experimental in their own way without owing too much to any band per se. Listen to the creepy song in full below."

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Lineup Announced For Armageddon Festival

As was previously announced, the Black Mass Festival in Sydney was canceled after protests by a religious organization. Seance Records has now issued the following announcement about resurrecting the show as the Armageddon Festival:

"From the ashes of Black Mass festival Armageddon Festival rises like the phoenix to unite Australia’s black metal underground and as a testament to the rights of artists to freely express their full artistic views without censorship or opposition.

"Australia’s black metal & extreme metal forces join once more in the ultimate union of musical black metal art over two huge nights in Sydney. They make no excuses for their ideologies nor the creation of extreme noise but only stand obstinate in the face of those who would challenge their musical freedom.

"Friday night will begin the blackening of souls at The Bald Faced Stag Hotel. Pestilential Shadows burning with ire shall reunite for an exclusive live performance on the dawn of their fourth album soon to be unleashed! Another truly rare performance ensuing shall be that of Arkheth who have risen to new heights of Neo Classical, Symphonic Black Metal composition on their recent opus, ‘IX & I’. A true gem of the AUBM underground, Arkheth states that this shall be their last show for all eternity.

"Naetu from Perth join the libations with their dark misanthropy alongside Sydney’s Bleakwood, who featuring members of Ironwood will be making their live debut which is not to be missed! Friday Night celebrations will be closed by an exclusive & secret guest performance which shall only be revealed to those eyes who bear witness to what shall come. More...

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Drowning The Light To Play Armageddon Fest

Drowning the Light has announced its only Australian live show of 2011 will take place at Sydney's Armageddon Fest, which occurs on February 4th and 5th, 2011. The currently announced lineup for the festival is as follows:

February 4th -The Bald Faced Stag Hotel
Pestilential Shadows

February 5th - The Factory Theatre
Drowning the Light
Erebus Enthroned

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Arkheth Signs To Obsidian Records

Australian black metal band Akheth recently signed a record deal with Obsidian Records

To many, the face of Arkheth was reduced to ashes after BloodLust 2004. As a live entity they had ceased to be and all contact with the metal community was lost, until now.

The band continued to write, however, and between 2003 and 2007, ten songs where painstakingly written to make over two hours of material for a double CD release, titled, "IX& I: The Quintessence Ov Algaresh."

A return to the live front in Canberra, June 2008, signaled the resurgence of Arkheth. The march has continued with further shows in Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.

Currently in the mastering phase, "IX & I: The Quintessence Ov Algaresh" is planned for release through Obsidian Records first quarter 2009.

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