Arvas, formerly known as Örth, is a Norwegian black metal band formed in Bergen in 1993 by V-Rex.

He recorded two demos “Countless Souls at Dawn” and “I Am Thy Grief”, and a split album with Hordagaard titled “Dawn of Satan/Uncle Satan”, which was released by Azermedoth Records.

The band’s first official full length album was “Blessed from Below – Ad Sathanas Noctum” released by Odium Rec in 2009, and re-issue by Satanic Art Media in 2016. Their second and third album “Into The Realm Of The Occult” and “Black Satanic Mysticism” was released November 2013 & March 2015 by Italian label ATMF Records.

The music is very much in the extreme metal landscape but has it roots in the original thrash metal from early eighties. With a touch of an old school black metal approach you have all that Arvas is about musically.

Arvas has shared stages with bands like Throne Of Kartasis, Urgehal, 1349, Nocturnal Breed etc. In March 2013 Arvas toured the European countries supporting Deicide on their ‘End Of The World Tour’ and in 2016 they did the “Black Satanic Mysticism Tour’’ & Kings of Black Metal Festival 2016 and many more.

Facts about “’Black Path”

The wait is over and Arvas is to release their new album „Black Path“ on March 24, 2017 and it is time for; uncompromising and unique black, death/thrash metal!

There are catchy songs like „Ferocious Stigma“, and this high-black/thrash metal track „Unhallowed Grace“ as well as Arvas very own version of „EVIL“ by Mercyful Fate and much more.

Hellbangers worldwide will see that it was worth the wait.

– Recorded, produced and mixed by V-Rex at Equinox Starlite Studios in Kristiansand, Norway.

– Mastered by Dan Swanö (Dissection, Dark Funeral, Opeth, Marduk, Edge of Sanity etc.) at Unisound Studio, Germany/Sweden.


V-Rex: Guitars

Sturm: Guitars

Snuff-X: Drums

ColdBound: Vocals

Session member: Bass






“Black Path” – Album, 2017





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