Saturday, April 28, 2007

Band Feature: Arkhon Infaustus

I’ve often mentioned having an interest in Japanese bands due to the quality and creativity of some of the bands coming from that country, but it seems I should start mentioning France as well. There seems to be a large output of creative high quality bands coming from there (such as Gojira, Deathspell Omega, and Anorexia Nervosa).

Cruising through Blabbermouth, I saw a post about a band I had never heard of, a French band Arkhon Infaustus about releasing their upcoming album sometime soon. I immediately went over to their MySpace page and found some pretty decent black/death styled songs.

One thing I’m surprised about with the genre of black/death is the creative directions people are taking it. There have been many bands playing standard versions of both black metal and death metal over the years (even splitting into sub-genres of each), but black/death seems to be opening a lot of doors. We’ve been fortunate not to have a slew of Behemoth or Zyklon clones come out.

Arkhon Infaustus will release “Orthodxyn” May 28 though Osmose, and will get North American distribution through Red Stream Inc.

Arkhon Infaustus
Arkhon Infaustus At MySpace
Arkhon Infaustus At Osmose
Arkhon Infaustus At Metal-Archives
Red Stream Inc.



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