Arcturus (2)

Members of Arcturus (2): Øyvind Hægeland, Carl August Tidemann, Dag F. Gravem, Hugh Stephen James Mingay, Jan Axel Von Blomberg, Knut Magne Valle, Kristoffer Rygg, Marius Vold, Simen Hestnæs, Steinar Sverd Johnsen, Tomas Haugen, Tore Moren
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/arcturusnorway

Discography of Arcturus (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Disguised Masters 13 Audio 1999-07-05 Jester Records
2 The Sham Mirrors 7 Audio 2002
3 La Masquerade Infernale 9 Audio 1997-10-27
4 Aspera Hiems Symfonia 8 Audio 1997 Ancient Lore Creations
5 Aspera Hiems Symfonia / Constellation / My Angel 20 Audio 2002 Candlelight Records
6 Aspera Hiems Symfonia 8 Audio 1996 Century Black
7 Aspera Hiems Symfonia 10 Audio 1996 Ancient Lore Creations
8 Aspera Hiems Symfonia, Constellation And My Angel 20 Audio 2002
9 Reconstellation 8 Audio Not On Label
10 The Sham Mirrors 7 Audio 2002-04-22 The End Records
11 Aspera Hiems Symfonia / Constellation / My Angel 16 Audio 2002 Candlelight Records USA
12 La Masquerade Infernale 10 Audio 1997 Music For Nations
13 La Masquerade Infernale 8 Audio 1997 Music For Nations
14 Sideshow Symphonies 9 Audio 2005-09-19 Season Of Mist
15 My Angel 2 Audio 1991 Putrefaction Records
16 The Sham Mirrors 7 Audio 2002-04-22 Ad Astra Enterprises
17 Sideshow Symphonies 9 Audio 2005 Back On Black
18 Constellation 4 Audio 1994 Nocturnal Art Productions
19 La Masquerade Infernale 8 Audio 2003 Candlelight Records
20 My Angel 2 Audio 1997 Black Hearts Records
21 La Masquerade Infernale 8 Audio 2005 Candlelight Records USA
22 Sideshow Symphonies 9 Audio 2005 Back On Black
23 My Angel 2 Audio 2009 Templo De Artes Negros
24 Sideshow Symphonies 9 Audio 2006 CD-Maximum
25 The Sham Mirrors 7 Audio 2002 Prophecy Productions
26 La Masquerade Infernale 9 Audio 1997
27 Constellation 8 Audio 1997 Nocturnal Art Productions
28 Reconstellation 8 Audio 1998 Not On Label (Arcturus)
29 Live In Kristiansand 10 Audio 2004 Astral Records (2)
30 The Sham Mirrors 9 Audio 2002 Mystic Production
31 Aspera Hiems Symfonia / Reconstellation 18 Audio Agat Company Ltd.
32 Sideshow Symphonies 9 Audio 2005 Season Of Mist
33 La Masquerade Infernale 8 Audio 1997 Mystic Production
34 Shipwrecked In Oslo 25 Audio 2006 Season Of Mist
35 Aspera Hiems Symfonia / Constellation / My Angel 20 Audio 2005 Candlelight Records USA
36 The Sham Mirrors 7 Audio 2002 Ad Astra Enterprises
37 Constellation 13 Audio 2012 Kyrck Productions
38 Constellation 13 Audio 2012 Kyrck Productions
39 My Angel 2 Audio 1991 Putrefaction Records
40 My Angel 2 Audio 1991 Putrefaction Records
41 Sideshow Symphonies 9 Audio 2005 Somber Music
42 Constellation 13 Audio 2012 Kyrck Productions
43 The Sham Mirrors / Disguised Masters: Vol.2 14 Audio AGAT Company Ltd.
44 Aspera Hiems Symfonia 8 Audio 1996-06-03 Ancient Lore Creations
45 Disguised Masters 13 Audio 1999-07-05 Jester Records
46 La Masquerade Infernale / Disguised Masters Vol.1 15 Audio Agat Company Ltd.
47 La Masquerade Infernale 8 Audio 1997 Angel's Of Hell Records
48 The Sham Mirrors 7 Audio 2002-04-22 The End Records
49 La Masquerade Infernale 9 Audio
50 Disguised Masters 12 Audio Mystic Production


Arcturus was formed in Norway in 1987 by Sverd (keyboards, guitar) and Hellhammer (drums) of Mayhem. They were later joined by Marius Vold (vocals). They were formed in 1986 originally as a Death Metal band called Mortem and they released "Slow Death" as a self-produced demo and as a 7" EP (on the Putrefaction label) in 1987. In 1990 they changed name to Arcturus and later they also changed style to Black Metal. They also released another 7" EP, which was their real official debut, named "My Angel", and released in 1991. Marius Vold left after the release.

They later recruited Garm (vocals) of Ulver and Samoth (guitar) of Emperor. Together they recorded the MCD "Constellation" on Nocturnal Art Productions, which was released in 1994. After the release Samoth had to leave the band because he got arrested (Church burnings). Two new members were brought into the band, Skoll (bass) of Ved Buens Ende and Carl August Tidemann (guitar) of Tritonus and Winds. In 1995 they recorded their debut album "Aspera Hiems Symfonia".

Carl August Tidemann left the band and was replaced by Knut M. Valle. With a new member they recorded their second full-length, "La Masquerade Infernale", and released it in 1997. A compilation cd followed in 1999, "Disguised Masters". Skoll left the band and was replaced by Dag F. Gravem. In 2002 they released "The Sham Mirrors". The album also featured Ihsahn of Emperor and Mathias Eick as additional musicians. In 2003 Garm left the band to focus on his record label and other projects. He was replaced by Øyvind Hægeland (Manitou, Lunaris, Spiral Architect).

In 2005 they released their last studio album "Sideshow Symphonies" and in 2006 the live DVD "Shipwrecked in Oslo".

On April 16, 2007, it was announced that the band would be breaking up, and more details were revealed in an official statement released on the band's website on April 17th, where the band confirmed the split.


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