Arhat, the groove metal band from Kyiv, Ukraine, will release the debut album, named “Dead Life”. The album is marked by the band’s aggressive sound and oriental melodies. An interesting feature is female vocals, which can be heard in the songs “Mantra” and “Arhat”. Another interesting ingredient is percussion, which emphasizes the oriental elements in the sound of the band (the songs “Outcast” and “Arhat”). The musical fundament is mix of groove, death and hardcore.
When it comes to the lyrics, some of the songs (“Danger of Death”, “Outcast”, “Dead Life”, “Freedom”, “Maximalism”) are ironic reflection of our rough times, and the other ones, namely “Arhat”, “Stately Ruins” and “Mantra”, contain plots from mythology and history of oriental peoples.
The album will be available on leading streaming platforms, as well as on CD after December, 23.
Vocals – Alex Sitkoff
Guitar – Anton Skrebov
Bass – Anton Inov
Drums – Dmytro “La De Vill” Sychov
Ethnic vocals: Kapshuk Kateryna
Percussion: Petro Pavlovsky
Music: Anton Skrebov
Lyrics: Oleksandr Kharechko
Art: Dmytro Yurchenko
Recording, mixing and mastering Serhii Sershen
Drums recording: AVSound (Valery Likhachov)