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Arcturus Rumored To Have Split Up

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Rumors are running rampant that Norwegian extreme metal band ARCTURUS has decided to call it quits following the completion of its recent Australian tour. According to unconfirmed reports from fans that attended ARCTURUS' March 31 concert in Melbourne, ARCTURUS vocalist Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex, DIMMU BORGIR, ex-BORKNAGAR, LAMENTED SOULS) announced from the stage that the gig was to be the band's last.

An Australian ARCTURUS fan by the name of Vanessa posted on the band's official MySpace page an e-mail that she claims to have received from the group's drummer Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg (also of DIMMU BORGIR and MAYHEM) confirming the breakup. In the e-mail, Hellhammer purportedly wrote, "Yes, we are splitting up. There is no more time for all of us as everyone [is] extremely busy. But there has been some killer 16 years or so. See you next time with MAYHEM or DIMMU, and those bands [are] not likely split up any time soon."

ARCTURUS has yet to issue an official statement confirming the breakup.

ARCTURUS' latest album, "Sideshow Symphonies", was released in September 2005 via Season of Mist.

Source: Blabbermouth

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RememberMetal?'s avatar

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

Not a belated April fools prank folks, this genuinely sucks....

Dimmu keeps Hellhammer and Vortex bogged down. Sverd is the creative force, so I"m sure he'll find an outlet elsewhere. I don't know jack about the other guys (I think they're new and fairly low profile but I could be wrong....I only have Mirrors and Symphonies.)

It's a shame really, They're earlier material is held in high regard but I've never gotten around to picking it up.

Now Playing: Arcturus - "Star Crossed" R.I.P.

# Apr 15, 2007 @ 11:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Rue writes:

Deathbringer....you started something when you declared April 'National Disbandment' month! Something like 2 or 3 bands have announced they were going on hiatus or splitting since you made that joke...or prophecy.

# Apr 16, 2007 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

WHO ISNT BREAKING UP NOW...hahah...f*** i love vortex and hellhammer...ohh well...
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# Apr 16, 2007 @ 1:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

This would be #5 of all the headline-worthy ones we've reported. There mighthave been others I can't think of offhand.

# Apr 16, 2007 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

and we still have half the month left....

Now Playing: Behemoth - "The Reign of Shemsu-Hor"

# Apr 16, 2007 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. sarah smith writes:

did dimmu borgir breaking up is truth is them not things too .

# Apr 16, 2007 @ 10:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

sara smith your comment makes no f***ing sence...seriously...fix it...

# Apr 17, 2007 @ 2:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. i_KILL_u writes:

GOOD JOB DEATHBRINGER!! YOU PUT BAD VOODOO ON ALL THE GOOD BANDS WHEN YOU SAID THAT!! WATCH ARCH ENEMY WILL BE NEXT CUZ OF YOU!!! GOSH DAMNIT!

# Apr 17, 2007 @ 11:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. i_KILL_u writes:

if these are april fools jokes i will seriously cry.

# Apr 17, 2007 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. I Will Kll You 'CuaSe i WannA 666 writes:

Yeah all these bandS are dUm anD sux dIx sO i'm glade that they are spliting Up becuase theY are reAlly Shi'ite
i U are f***ed that you suX
i will kill you f*** metal bands are f***ed is f***ed

All Hail Satan

# Apr 18, 2007 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. i_KILL_u writes:

nobody cares you f***ing ignorant son of a b****.

# Apr 18, 2007 @ 10:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. i_KILL_u writes:

gosh dammit if ya dont have anything to say about the article then shut the f*** up. i like arcturus, you apparently don't, so just shut your mother f***ing mouth,

# Apr 18, 2007 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. the antihippy writes:

so its official, they have split up.

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 3:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. TwiggyRainenceJr. writes:

noooooooooooooooooooooooooo splitting up we luv u (lol)

# Apr 20, 2007 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. amongthedead writes:

It is a shame that they are splitting, but as long as Dimmu stays in the game, I think it'll be alright, and I wont cry myself to sleep tonight.
Now Playing: SYL, "You Suck"

# Apr 24, 2007 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. RAPE-ME!!! writes:

HOW DO U STOP A DOG FROM HUMPING UR LEG???

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. RAPE-ME!!! writes:

U PICK IT UP AND $UCK ITS D!CK!!!

# Apr 25, 2007 @ 12:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. rape you all writes:

fukk off

# Apr 30, 2007 @ 8:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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