We are 'Arida Vortex' power metal band from Moscow, Russia.
'Arida Vortex' was created on April 25, 1998 in Moscow. The band was bearing the name 'Vortex' until November 2002. It performed Power-Heavy-Speed metal with both English and Russian texts.
The band's name was changed in November 2002 for 'Arida Vortex' under which the band has been performing afterwards. The first album 'Evil Sorcery' was released on a label 'CD-Maximum' in spring 2003. By some critics it was then referred to as one of the best Russian releases of 2003 in this genre.
The band started working on the second album in 2004 both performing live gigs and recording at the same time. It was released in May 2006 under the title 'Flames of Sunset' on the label 'CD-Maximum'.
The musicians started composing music for the next album in August 2006. They kept on performing and participated in annual Moscow RAGE CONVENTION with Viktor Smolsky and Peter Vagner as special guests.
The third album 'Invisible Tension' turned out on September 30, 2011 .
The band presented their fourth album 'Аве Рок' (which could be translated in English as 'Ave,Rock" or 'Hail to Rock') on May 31, 2013. The album texts were written in Russian to express gratitude to Russian fans. At present an English version on the basis of 'Аве Рок' album is ready for release, title song in this album has English version too, it is "Hail to Rock!". There are couple of absolutely new songs along with the English versions of already known songs. The band is also working on a new full format English album that will include 10 tracks, all songs based on single concept. The promo version of the title track is available on the Internet since early 2014.
In the last 2013 and early 2014 there were changes in the band line-up.
All of our currently released albums are available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify distribution networks.