Arx Atrata play black metal with atmospheric and ambient aspects. Inspired by bands like Coldworld, Winterfylleth, Agalloch, Paysage d’Hiver, and Fen, several years of writing and recording saw debut album ‘Oblivion’ being released in 2013 to critical acclaim. A second full-length album ‘Spiritus In Terra’ followed in 2016. Work on a third album is ongoing.
Back in December 2013 our album Oblivion was released. This cover art was made by MoonRing Design and the abstract blending of a nature theme with a starry sky reflects some of the themes in that album, especially the cold vastness of the natural world and of what lies beyond it.
Sherwood Forest is an important location in English history and legend, serving as inspiration for the 3rd song on the previous album. Although greatly reduced in size since medieval times, the ancient woodland still exists today in several locations north of Nottingham.
The writing process for this album has been slower than anticipated, but the result should be worth the wait. The music is 90% complete, with themes and lyrics underway. The final stages of recording should be taking place during the autumn.
Listen to Oblivion and Spiritus In Terra via Bandcamp.com.