SARKE To Release New Album In September

Friday, 12th July 2013

SARKE, the Norwegian black metal crew featuring present and former members of SATYRICON, DARKTHRONE, and KHOLD, will release its third album, Aruagint, on September 20 via Indie Recordings. The album was once again recorded at H-10 Productions studios in Oslo with producer Lars Erik Westby.

Says the band: “Our music is inspired by the great ’70’s rock bands, ’80’s speed metal bands and ’90’s black metal bands. Put this together with the creative mind of the band and your get pure dark rock music sounding is clear, raw and honest.”

Originally a one-man band, SARKE today consists of founder Thomas “Sarke” Bergli (KHOLD, TULUS, ex-OLD MAN’S CHILD), Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE), Steinar Gundersen (SATYRICON, SPIRAL ARCHITECT), Anders Hunstad (EL CACO, AUTOPULVER) and Asgeir Mickelson (SPIRAL ARCHITECT, ex-BORKNAGAR).

Their previous releases, Vorunah (2009) and Oldarhian (2011), both received critical acclaim for their mesmerizing sounds taking the listener on a journey through dark and soothing soundscapes inspired by legends like MAYHEM, SLAYER, DARKTHRONE, CELTIC FROST, BLACK SABBATH, CANDLEMASS, DEATH, MOTÖRHEAD and KREATOR.

Aruagint features nine tracks of “pure death rock madness.” It combines metal, death, black and punk music, but wrapped in a ’70s rock veil.

Aruagint track listing:

1. Jaunt of the Obsessed
2. Jodau Aura
3. Ugly
4. Strange Pungent Odyssey
5. Walls of Ru
6. Salvation
7. Skeleton Sand
8. Icon Usurper
9. Rabid Hunger


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