Arvas started out as Örth as a one piece band in 1992/93, after experimenting with different musical approaches, main man V-Rex(x Ancient, Aeternus) was joined by Ares (Aeternus/Gorgoroth/Immortal) on bass and Grim (Gorgoroth/Immortal/Borknagar) on drums. This trio recorded Nocturno Inferno and released it by themselves in 1996.
It did obviously not go that well with the album as it was not distributed to a whole lot of people, but those who got hold of it will never let go of this gem.
Tragically Grim comitteted suicide in 1999 and the band split up and V-Rex released some demos and played with different bands until 2009 when he fired the band up again under the Arvas banner and has since then worked only with Arvas. Different musicians has been involved, and they are regarded as session members until furhter notice according to V-Rex.
The band released Blessed From Below…Ad Sathanas Noctum’ in 2009 and it was re-released by polish Odium Records in 2010. Arvas signed a two album deal with ATMF and released Into The Realm Of The Occult in the end of 2013.
Arvas 3rd fullength album ‘Black Satanic Mysticism’ will be released jan/Febr 2015 by ATMF.
Arvas also signed a deal with Swiss management and booking label Allegro Talent in February 2014.
Arvas is a force to be reckon with and the bands experience in performing their art is stunning, this is hardcore Black Metal with a touch of 80’s thrash metal to honor our heros from the past.
Arvas has shared stages with amongst others; 1349, Gehenna, Throne Of Kartasis, MongoNinja, Nocturnal Breed, Glittertind, Koldbrann, Dimesjion F3H, Deicide etc…
March 2013, the band embarked on a 10 day tour through the east european countries togheter with Deicide.
ARVAS anno 2014 is a five piece team:
V-Rex - Rhythm & Lead Guitar
Sturm - Rhythm Guitar
Snuff-X - Drums
Hexzaldre - Vocals
Kvalvaag - Bass
‘Blessed From Below’ & ‘Into The Realm Of The Occult’ are both available on Spotify by searching Arvas and the album name.