Jan Axel Blomberg



Arcturus - Arcturian

Arcturian is the fifth studio album by the Norwegian avant-garde metal band Arcturus. It was released on May 8, 2015 and was the first album by the band in ten years. The album features Simen “ICS Vortex” Hestnæs as the principal vocalist. The first single for the album, “The Arcturian Sign”, was released on March […]


Arcturus - Constellation

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La Masquerade Infernale

Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale

La Masquerade Infernale (the title meaning “the infernal masquerade” in French) is a 1997 album by Arcturus. Released by Misanthropy Records, the album is a huge step away from the slow, doom-influenced melodic black metal of Aspera Hiems Symfonia. The album has a dark sound to it, featuring heavy use of synthesizers and samples, often […]

The Sham Mirrors

Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors

The Sham Mirrors is a departure from the band’s previous albums; it features a much more modern, “outer space”-influenced sound, as opposed to the classical music-inspired layered melodies of 1997’s La Masquerade Infernale, and contains elements of trip-hop, ambient music and electronica in addition to the band’s typical heavy and black metal sound. Lyrically, the […]

Aspera Hiems Symfonia

Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia

Aspera Hiems Symfonia is the debut studio album by Norwegian avant-garde metal band Arcturus. This was the only black metal album Arcturus released, though it still contains many of the experimental elements that are seen in their following albums, which shifted into the genres of avant-garde and progressive metal. Four songs are re-recorded versions of […]

Sideshow Symphonies

Arcturus - Sideshow Symphonies

Sideshow Symphonies is an album by the Norwegian avant-garde metal band Arcturus. It was released on September 19, 2005. It is the first to feature Simen “ICS Vortex” Hestnæs as the principal vocalist and Tore Moren as second guitarist, as well as the first Arcturus album released by Season of Mist. It marks yet another […]