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3.84 | 79 ratings | 3 reviews | 20% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection

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Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Arcturian Sign (5:08)
2. Crashland (4:08)
3. Angst (4:26)
4. Warp (3:51)
5. Game Over (5:57)
6. Demon (3:27)
7. Pale (5:10)
8. The Journey (4:14)
9. Archer (5:36)
10. Bane (5:50)

Total time 47:47

Line-up / Musicians

- Simen "ICS Vortex" Hestnaes / vocals, piano & synth (4)
- Knut Magne Valle / guitars, horn & backing vocals (1,8), synth (1,2,8,10), sounds (2,8,10)
- Steinar (Sverd) Johnsen / keyboards
- Hugh "Skoll" Mingay / bass, backing vocals (1,8)
- Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg / drums, backing vocals (8)

- Sebastian Grouchot / violin
- Atle Gundersen / gong (2,10)

Releases information

Artwork: Costin Chioreanu

LP Prophecy Productions ‎- PRO 175 LP (2015, Germany)

CD Prophecy Productions ‎- PRO 175 (2015, Germany)

Other editions:
- limited 2CD hardcover book (18x18 cm, 48 pages) incl. additional artwork and bonus CD feat. exclusive remixes of album tracks
- Box set incl. 2CD hardcover book, gatefold vinyl, bonus LP feat. remixes, poster and certificate
- Box set with the same content as the "regular" box set plus an exclusive vinyl test pressing

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ARCTURUS Arcturian ratings distribution

(79 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(48%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (1%)

ARCTURUS Arcturian reviews

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Review by Warthur
4 stars Arcturus took a decade off of creating studio albums after Sideshow Symphonies and have returned with this, a pretty solid new release which, though it lacks any fully-fledged epics (with all the song lengths at less than six minutes), still offers a confection of progressive-minded metal with symphonic and black metal touches, with the inclusion of (unless my ears deceive me) an actual string section really allowing them to bring their symphonic aspect to the fore. Sebastian Grouchot guests on violin and adds a nicely melancholic touch to pieces such as Crashland.

Like the preceding Sideshow Symphonies, this does not feel like as striking and groundbreaking a release as any of their first three studio albums (up to and including the classic Sham Mirrors). Still, if you loved those you will probably enjoy this, and even if other musicians have caught up with the far-out territory of Arcturus, Arcturian is still a nicely polished example of this sort of black-about-the-edges progressive metal.

Latest members reviews

4 stars What a nice surprise! When I first came in contact with arcturus it was through the extraordinary song "nightmare heaven" of the album "the sham mirrors". back then I didnt really understand this kind of music as I was not aware of the concept of prog or avant-garde. When I later got the albu ... (read more)

Report this review (#1445403) | Posted by Mind_Drive | Monday, July 27, 2015 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Looks like that this (2015) year is a year of long-awaited (and sometimes unexpected) comebacks. Subterranean Masquerade, Anekdoten, FNM... It is a very good tendency. But enough of this. Today's topic is a brand new Arcturus's album ARCTURIAN ' first studio work since 2005. Almost 10 years ... (read more)

Report this review (#1417991) | Posted by gothicelk | Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Review Permanlink

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