Arx Atrata play melancholic black metal with atmospheric and ambient aspects.
“Frozen beauty and lavish texture” – Zero Tolerance magazine
“Razor-sharp melodicism” – Metal Hammer magazine
Inspired by bands like Coldworld, Winterfylleth, Agalloch, Paysage d’Hiver, and Fen, several years of writing and recording saw debut album ‘Oblivion’ being released in 2013, its blend of harsh vocals and uncompromising black metal riffs with prominent harmonies and lush synths drawing critical acclaim from print and online press.
Follow-ups ‘Spiritus In Terra’ (2016) and ‘The Path Untravelled’ (2019) cemented Arx Atrata’s position at the top of the UK atmospheric black metal scene, and 2021’s split release ‘The Warrior Cycle’ with fellow Nottingham act Bleakwinter Shrine saw Arx Atrata taking a short but fruitful diversion into instrumental territories.
Pre-production for the fourth full-length record is underway.