Årabrot

Årabrot is a norwegian Grammy winning noise rock band formed in Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway in 2001. In the early years the band was ridiculed and ignored by the press and glossy black metal establishment in their homeland, but Arabrot quietly built a reputation among music fans in Europe as a daring and uncompromising live band. Today, Årabrot is one of Europe's defining underground bands. Arabrot first recieved widespread recognition with the Steve Albini produced third album, The Brother Seed (2009). ...show more

Årabrot is a norwegian Grammy winning noise rock band formed in Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway in 2001. In the early years the band was ridiculed and ignored by the press and glossy black metal establishment in their homeland, but Arabrot quietly built a reputation among music fans in Europe as a daring and uncompromising live band. Today, Årabrot is one of Europe's defining underground bands. Arabrot first recieved widespread recognition with the Steve Albini produced third album, The Brother Seed (2009).

Following this album, Arabrot went into a creative blaze the succeeding years, performing movie soundtracks, art space happenings and collaborations. At the same Arabrot produced the exploratory EPs AbsoluteNegativism, I Rove and Mæsscr, two albums under the Nernes Skagen moniker, as well as two stand out albums: The gargantuan Billy Anderson-produced double album Revenge and the needle-sharp Steve Albini-produced Solar Anus. The latter won Arabrot a norwegian Grammy ("Spellemannspris") in the category "Best Metal" and recieved widespread praise: "As unsettling as a thunderstorm approaching a medieval battle" 8/10 NME "One of Europe's best heavy rock bands" 5/5 The Stool Pigeon Årabrot have been touring Europe several times each year since 2006 and the USA twice, sharing stage with bands like Black Cobra, Bison B.C., Qui, High on Fire, The Murder Junkies, dälek, Kylesa and also filling a spot at the SXSW-festival 09 and CMJ NYC 09. Arabrot's sixth album will be released via their long-time Fysisk Format in August 2013.

This album features collaborator Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh/4AD) on bass, recording and mixing duties as well as contributions from Lasse Marhaug (Jazkamer/Jazzkammer etc) and Erland Dahlen (Nils Petter Molvær/Madrugada) and a guest appearance from Kylesa's Laura Pleasants. www.arabrot.com Arabrot on Fysisk Format's roster page Album discography Arabrot CD/LP/MC (Fysisk Format 2013) Solar Anus CD/LP (Fysisk Format 2011) Revenge CD/LP (Fysisk Format 2010) The Brother Seed CD/LP (NorwayRat 2009, Fysisk Format 2010) Rep.Rep - CD/LP (Norway Rat 2006, Urquinaona Records 2010) Proposing a Pact with Jesus - CD (NorwayRat 2005) Singles/EP discography: Split with Rabbits 7" (Fysisk Format/ Eolian Records 2013) Mæsscr 12" (Fysisk Format 2012) Split with Okkultokrati LP (Fysisk Format 2011) Madonna Was A Whore 7" (NorwayRat 2011) The Wretched Child 7" (NorwayRat 2010) I Rove CD (2009 Fysisk Format) ABSOLUTENEGATIVISM EP (NorwayRat 2009) HGSD - 7" (Norway Rat 2007) Moneyshot - 7" (NorwayRat 2005) Rogues Gallery - 12" vinyl only (Safe as Milk 2003) Adding D to anger - 7" (Safe as Milk 2002). ...show less