The by now established band in the metal scene Arvas is now preparing their second cd.
3 years after the debut "Ad Satanas Noctum..." whitch didn't quite get the attention it deserved considering it was 
a great debut album. Even though the main musicians are experienced & have been into the music scene for years. 

V-Rex is the engine behind it all and Fordervelse does the drums.
There has been several members in and out,but it seems like the mentioned ones are the permanent members.

I decided to have a talk with the main man V-Rex about the new album & the future.

You have now recorded your 2nd album,what can we expect & is there any working title so far?

-Well the music is quite different compared to the first album, obviously because we have developed even more over these three years both as musicians and myself as composer. Like the last album all songs are made in good advance before even planning any recordings of the songs.. 

These new songs are made right after the release of  the ''Blessed'' album. I made a pre production and that was it, they are all composed within a weeks time, and I haven't really been listening to these songs since I did the pre prod. 

The main difference from the last album is that the music is more catchy and very intense and fast, there are alot of different influences from the eighties thrash era etc. 

So this time the press will have something to compare us to, on the ''Blessed' Album where they couldn't. 

At the same time this is something unique in the genre and there are no bands in Norway who plays this kind of metal today, so hopefully fans of the genre will like this. 

The Working title now is ''Upon A Throne Of Satanic Worship''

I know you've had several members during the career,who contributes on this record,is it only you and Fordervelse?

- There has been some line up changes over the years now for sure, but they were only live members and not permanently involved in Arvas in any other way. 

This time we have a new live line up, and this time they all are playing on the album. So it has been pretty exiting having the whole band feeling again. 

But as always, me and fordervelse are the only permanent fulltime members in Arvas.

Did the recording process go as planned?

- Yes, all has been going as planned, however some delays in the process and unexpected problems has occured though.

One thing I've always wondered ,does the name Arvas mean anything special,how did you come up with it?

- The name does not mean anything at all, I just came up with the name and liked the sound of it and that's it really.

Do you have any plans to promote the new album with gigs,have you found a steady line up to play live?

- We are going to do some gigs as soon as the album is released, when and where is not quite confirmed yet.

Is all the material written by you,or does the other members contribute with something?

- All the material is as usual composed by me, and me alone. Fordervelse has arranged the drum tracks.

Nowadays when arists earn less money since the internet came & all along with it, what motivates you to continue your work?

- Motivation comes from our fans and those who appreciate what we do. We are nothing without them, this is all for the fans.

What's you favorite/most memorable highlight during the career?

You also do the vocals on the excellent swedish act Dødsfall witch is soon available with their second album,
can you tell us a bit about that?

- Dødsfall is a project I do vocals for and I really like the music the main man is creating, it is fresh and inspiring to work with. 
I only write lyrics and sings. It is always interesting and positive for an artist to work with different projects beside any main band. 

Cheers V-Rex.

Thank you for the good answers & good luck with the band & projects in the future!

Arvas will play live in Drammen Norway 22.07.12 Click HERE for more info


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Brume d'Automne - Brume d'Automne

Brume d'Automne is: Athros : Guitars, bass, drums Nordet : Guitars, vocals
Release date : 12 /06/2012 on SEPULCHRAL PRODUCTION
This Canadian band witch means Autumn Mist in English is new to me even though they started up in 2003. They have one full length "Fiers et Victorieux" 2 splits & and a demo behind them. I have never heard any of it so I 've got nothing to compare to,( not that this band can be compared to anyone else than themselves )but the first thing that strikes me is the sound witch is raw & suits the music well. It's somewhat chaotic in a good way,like listening to a live record. There are some good riffs in here & sometimes synth to make it even better. It's mostly raw black metal with you get here with harsh & ugly vocals as it should be! I have to admit that the more I listen to this record the better it gets,it's so far away from what you hear everyday & I really enjoy the "live" sounding tracks,it sounds like they went in studio and just recorded it all in one take almost. And by all means yes! This is a very good release if you get used to the raw & ugly sound you'll hear some beautiful compositions along the way. These guys knows how to make their metal raw as fuck and at the same time very listenable. The only negative thing about this is the folkish elements & singing witch don't fit in at all in my opinion & the vocals is a bit over-used & at times annoying at times. If you're not familiar with this band I advice you to check 'em out as they are on to something unique going on and as said is not comparable to any other band I've heard!
Tracklist :
Tels des Béliers Traditionnelle 4 L'esprit du Courant Rouge Souvenir d'Antan Le Lieu de la Vengeance Moé, j'me Souviens! Saint Eustache - Traditionnelle 5 Quand les Corbeaux Crient leur Hain

Mortal Infinity - District Destruction

Mortal Infinity - District Destruction To be released 15.06.2012 on Digital Media Records. These guys are heavily influenced by Kreator,Destruction,Slayer but that does no harm cause the opening track starts of with a banging tune that actually makes me want to bang my head. It's hard,fast & aggressive without beeing to serious. The album as a whole has a pure thrash attitude,hard hitting in your face vocals,blended with great riffs & the good old thrash spirit. Nine tracks is what you get here & it's worth every penny cause the melodies are mainly over 5 minutes long. Just listen to "At Dawn Of Death" witch is a brilliant example of what this band is capable of,some awesome tempo changes & surprises in that tune. And as the album spins it builds up with one great melody after another. This is an album every metal head should have the collection. It's also alot of energy in this album alongside with extremely well written tracks ,I often tend to get bored while listening to albums but this is so full of surprises & undpredictable in many ways it's hard to stop listen. But if you want quality look no further cause this is a masterpiece in my ears! With "District Destruction" they don' have to prove anything,they have proven it all & this is a fist in the face of the many so called thrash bands out there. Look no further,this is what it's all about & if you're local record dealer don't have this one?..Well,kill him!
Tracklist : Intro Thrill to Kill, At Dawn of Death, Wake of Devastation, Retribution, District Destruction, Condemned Rising, Radical Response, Sound of Brutality

Check 'em out on Facebook Press contact : Clawhammer PR

                                                    Live at Metal-Fest Austria 2012 

Grave Desecrator - Deathspells Rising

As soon as this starts spinning I'm drawn into a cold realm with harsh vocals,cold & grim sounding black metal is what you get here. They have existed since 1998 but this sounds like 89-91 in my opinion. The first thing I notice here is the great sound on this record,it's not the overproduced mainstream shit you hear today. It feels like listening to a live recording compared to many other releases today. They manage to produce some awesome riffs & melodies witch makes me wonder what the fuck I just put on for some reason. Along with some insane synth parts besides the tracks this is a killer for sure. You just gotta love the drum parts especially on certain tracks here. This release is like eighties meets ninghties black metal in a cold atmopsphere. The tracks are mosly fast,but the record varies troughout.. You'll either love it ot hate it! I have to admit that it can be noisy at times but in this case I enjoy it. Great record along with a neat cover,nothing more to say really. It's ugly it's in your face!.. Lean back or bang your head! titles are available on CD at:,, CM Distro, Omega Mailorder,, Best Buy, FYE, HMV, Barnes & Noble and all fine metal retailers Gravarson 2012