Arcturus are legend. Unparalleled in creativity, musicianship and artistic approach since their foundation days, mastermind Steinar "Sverd" Johnsen and his cosmic crew consisting of past and present members of bands like Ulver, Mayhem, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar and Ved Buens Ende have been dancing their very own tightrope between genius and madness ever since. With each of their releases being an interstellar journey of its own, and always ahead of their time, Arcturus can justifiably be labelled as the epitome of avant-garde metal.
Prophecy Productions feel honoured and are excited to welcome Arcturus to its artist roster and to accompany this milestone act on its upcoming enterprises. The first mutual work will be Arcturus' fifth full-length studio album, "Arcturian", which is scheduled for release on May 8th, 2015. Pre-order for all physical products (ltd. 2CD hardcover book, ltd. Gatefold LP, ltd. box sets, Digipak CD) is available now at en.prophecy.de/shop/arcturus-arcturian.html.
ICS Vortex on behalf of Arcturus says: "A new chapter, and a new prophetic partner...We are star tripping psyched to be releasing 'Arcturian' soon!"
Arcturus line-up 2015:
Simen "ICS Vortex" Hestnæs - vocals
Steinar "Sverd" Johnsen - keyboards
Knut Magne Valle - guitar
Hugh "Skoll" Mingay - bass
Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg – drums
Arcturus plan to make a short tour of European venues between 2nd - 10th May 2015. All dates will be announced next week via this website.
Further European club shows and festivals will be announced later in the year and the band will also perform at Maryland Deathfest, Maryland, USA on 23rd of May 2015 , with extra South American dates to be announced shortly.