Аркона

Аркона

Pagan Metal Folk Metal Russian Slavonic Pagan Metal Female Fronted Metal
Аркона (Arkona) is a Slavic folk metal band from Dolgoprudnyy, Russia, founded in 2002. In 2003 the band recorded their first demo at CDM-RECORDS studio: Rus'. In summer 2003 the band broke up and Masha formed a new collective boasting members from Rossomahaar and Butterfly Temple. With this line-up (and Lesiar as guest musician) the band released five albums. Masha remains the heart of the project, being responsible for the music, vocals (including grunting) and lyrics. The lyrics focus on the desired revival of Slavonic pagan religion, patriotism, ancestors, battles. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Vo Slavu Velikim
    Vo Slavu Velikim
  • Goi, Rode, Goi!
    Goi, Rode, Goi!
  • Lepta
    Lepta
  • Vozrozhdenie
    Vozrozhdenie
  • Slovo
    Slovo
  • Ot Serdtsa K Nebu
    Ot Serdtsa K Nebu
  • Goi, Rode, Goi!!!
    Goi, Rode, Goi!!!
  • Ot Serdca K Nebu
    Ot Serdca K Nebu
  • Yav
    Yav
  • Zhizn vo Slavu
    Zhizn vo Slavu
  • Stenka Na Stenku
    Stenka Na Stenku
  • Imperium
    Imperium
  • Vo slavu velikim!
    Vo slavu velikim!
  • Decade of Glory
    Decade of Glory
  • Jizn'vo slavu (Live...for the Glory) / Neizbezhnost' (Inevetibility)
    Jizn'vo slavu (Live...for the Glory) / Neizbezhnost' (Inevetibility)
  • Konstelacja Lodu
    Konstelacja Lodu
  • Nocturnal Arkonian Hordes
    Nocturnal Arkonian Hordes
  • An eternal Curse of the pagan Godz
    An eternal Curse of the pagan Godz
  • Wszechzlodowacenie
    Wszechzlodowacenie
  • Bogowie Zapomnienia
    Bogowie Zapomnienia
  • Poem Vmeste
    Poem Vmeste
  • Vozrozhdeniye
    Vozrozhdeniye
  • Zeta Reticuli (A Tale About Hatred And Total Enslavement)
    Zeta Reticuli (A Tale About Hatred And Total Enslavement)
  • От сердца к небу
    От сердца к небу
  • Stenka Na Stenku EP
    Stenka Na Stenku EP
  • Возрождение
    Возрождение
  • Raw Years 1993-95
    Raw Years 1993-95
  • Goi Rode Goi!
    Goi Rode Goi!
  • Goi, Rode, Goi
    Goi, Rode, Goi
  • Лепта
    Лепта
  • undefined
    undefined
  • Chaos.Ice.Fire
    Chaos.Ice.Fire
  • Holokaust Zniewolonych Mas / Diabolus Perfectus / Raise The Blasphemer
    Holokaust Zniewolonych Mas / Diabolus Perfectus / Raise The Blasphemer
  • Slovo (Snippet Promo Version)
    Slovo (Snippet Promo Version)
  • Слово
    Слово
  • W Szponach Wojennej Bestii
    W Szponach Wojennej Bestii
  • Chronicles Of Tyranny And Blood : Tribute To Graveland
    Chronicles Of Tyranny And Blood : Tribute To Graveland
  • Revival
    Revival
  • Гой, Роде, Гой!
    Гой, Роде, Гой!
  • Zeta Reticuli
    Zeta Reticuli
  • Arkona - Goi, Rode, Goi! (MP3 Album)
    Arkona - Goi, Rode, Goi! (MP3 Album)
  • Во славу великим!
    Во славу великим!
  • Îò ñåðäöà ê íåáó
    Îò ñåðäöà ê íåáó
  • Jizn'vo Slavu (Live...for The Glory) / Neizbezhnost'
    Jizn'vo Slavu (Live...for The Glory) / Neizbezhnost'
  • Стенка На Стенку
    Стенка На Стенку
  • Rus (Demo)
    Rus (Demo)
  • Zrodzony Z Ognia I Lodu / Mankind's Funeral
    Zrodzony Z Ognia I Lodu / Mankind's Funeral
  • Noch Velesova Digibook
    Noch Velesova Digibook

Аркона. Artist Bio

Аркона (Arkona) is a Slavic folk metal band from Dolgoprudnyy, Russia, founded in 2002. In 2003 the band recorded their first demo at CDM-RECORDS studio: Rus'. In summer 2003 the band broke up and Masha formed a new collective boasting members from Rossomahaar and Butterfly Temple. With this line-up (and Lesiar as guest musician) the band released five albums. Masha remains the heart of the project, being responsible for the music, vocals (including grunting) and lyrics.

The lyrics focus on the desired revival of Slavonic pagan religion, patriotism, ancestors, battles.
While the first two albums have clear keyboard parts, the latter two releases took a more folky approach, emphasizing the usage of instruments like the flute and accordion.

The temple fortress of Arkona, today called Jaromarsburg, was the religious centre of the Slavic Rani in the Early Middle Ages. The temple was dedicated to the deity Svantevit, who was depicted with four heads. The temple housed an important horse oracle in Slavic times, where the behaviour of a white stallion could decide peace or war (horse oracles have a long history in this region, being already attested in the writings of Tacitus).

Discography:
Аркона - Demo [Demo] - 2002
Аркона - Возрождение [full-length] - 2004
Аркона - Лепта [full-length] - 2004
Аркона - Во Славу Великим! [full-length] - 2005
Аркона - Жизнь Во Славу [Live] - 2006
Аркона - От Сердца к Небу [full-length] - 2007
Аркона - Ночь Велесова [DVD] - 2009
Аркона - Гой, Роде, Гой! [full-length] - 2009
Аркона - Стенка на Стенку [EP] - 2011
Аркона - Слово [full-length] - 2011


Current Line-Up:

Masha "Scream" Arhipova - Vocals (2002-present) (Nargathrond, ex-Ancestral Volkhves, ex-Slavery)
Ruslan "Kniaz" - Bass (2003-present) (Rossomahaar, Nargathrond, ex-Stonehenge)
Vlad "Artist" Sokolov - Drums, Keyboards (2003-present) (Lady Prowler, Rossomahaar, Santa Maria, Nargathrond, ex-Prichudliviy Zarodish)
Sergei "Lazar" - Guitars (2003-present) (Rossomahaar, Der Gerwelt, Nargathrond, ex-Katar, ex-Stonehenge)
Vladimir "Volk" - Flutes, Bagpipes (2009-present)


Former/Past Members:

Alexey "Lesiar" Agafonov - Vocals (Крамола, Невидь, ex-Sinly Dreams, ex-Winterwoman, ex-Butterfly Temple)
Evgenij Borzov - Bass (2002-2003)
Alexandr "Warlock" - Drums (2002-2003) (ex-Kartikeya)
Ilja Bogatyrev - Guitars (2002-2003)
Evgenij Knjazev - Guitars (2002-2003)
Olga Loginova - Keyboards (2002-2003)

Live musicians
Alexander Kozlovskiy - Cello (Session) (Крамола, ex-Melancholy)


Official Website - http://www.arkona-russia.com

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