Arhat presents a new single, named “Symbols” which will be included in the second conceptual album of the band. The new album will be about initiation in the High Lore and mysteries in the Ancient Egypt. Or more precisely, a path one had to endure to become initiated in this Lore. Those who wanted to become initiated had to fulfil numerous tasks and overcome a lot of challenges. Each challenge was a marker of intellectual level and psychological stamina of a candidate. Those who failed the challenge with symbols were denied in passage to higher levels of the Lore. Every candidate had only one try.
In our album, which will be released soon, we will follow the candidate along the whole path of his Initiation and try to learn the lessons which this path can open to us.
Voice – Oleksiy Sitkoff.
Guitar – Anton Skrebov.
Guitar – Pavlo Chepelev.
Bass – Anton Inov.
Drums – Ivan Semenchuk.
Percussion recording – Ivan Semenchuk.
Music – Anton Skrebov.
Arranging – Arhat.
Lyrics – Oleksandr Kharechko.
Mixing and Mastering – Dmytro Kim.
Reamping: Morton Studio.
Drum Recording: Bright Sound Studio.
Cover: Viktor Gudkov. https://www.instagram.com/gvvraccoon/
“Arhat” is a groove metal project from Kyiv. The band was formed in 2017 and consists of experienced musicians. In a short time, the band wrote and rehearsed initial material. These songs made up the concert program. The themes of the songs balance between the harsh reality of society and oriental mythology. The compositions of the group are characterized by melody and quality.
In January 2018, Arhat released the demo, titled “Mantra”. To support the debut release, the band held several concerts in different Ukrainian cities. On June 17, 2018, the single “Stately ruins” was presented. The track has a characteristic aggressive sound with the addition of oriental melodies, especially noticeable in solo guitar parts. In the summer of 2018, the band took part in the anniversary Black Sea metal festival. In autumn 2018, Arhat played in such Ukrainian cities as Ternopil, Kremenchug, Vinnytsia, Zhovti Vody and Kherson.
In summer 2019, the band participates in the United Metal Festival (Belarus, Rechitsa). On December 23, 2020, the band released their debut full-length album “Dead life”. On May 5, 2021, Arhat released a music video for the song “Freedom” from their debut album. In June 4, 2022, Arhat will perform at the festival Rockstadt Extreme Metal Festival 2022 in Romania where it will share the stage with such bands as Lamb of god, Carcass, Cradle of Filth, Behemoth and others.