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ARKAN give the title of their third album ' Sofia ' and the plan will be released 23 May 2014

Melodic Death Metaller from French 'Arkan' through the label 'Season Of Mist Records' recently has announced about the album soon to be released on May 2014.  The Album was titled ' Sofia ' and ready to be released by the label Season Of Mist Records' that plan will be circulated globally on 23 May and 27 May 2014 in North America.  'Sofia' was recorded at studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden started in November 2013.

Following the statements from vocalis 'Sarah Layssac' regarding the concept of this album.  “From my point of view, ‘Sofia’ has multiple meanings. From pain to revolution, the struggles end with the quietness of a heartbeat and ‘Sofia’ slides from sadness to peace. While ‘Salam’ was an open-minded concept-album, ‘Sofia’ deals more with the sad side of our histories.”.

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A whirlwind of Arabic percussion and the magical sound of ancient oriental string instruments lead into a crushing riff of deadly electric guitars.  Thus opens "Salam" ("Peace") the second album of 'Arkan' – a Parisian Metal band founded by Foued Moukid in the year 2005.

The former drummer of the late 'The Old Dead Tree' raised 'Arkan' with a clear vision in mind: to amalgamate melodic Death Metal with Oriental traditions, whose roots reach deep down into the ethnic sounds of Algeria and Morocco and into these young musicians. Their debut "Hilal" (2008) received high praise for its originality and mature songwriting. Now "Salam" witnesses 'Arkan' reaching an even higher level of mastery. The sounds of East and West, the melodies of North and South are expertly woven together into colourful song textures.

Florent Jannier's deep growls now find their beautiful counterpart in the haunting clear voice of Sarah Layssac, who already supported the band on tour.   'Arkan' give true meaning to the term Oriental Death Metal. The excellent production by Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir)in Studio Fredman and a gripping guest appearance of Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land) provide the perfect finish for this masterpiece. Experience the mystical force of the Maghreb ('Place of Sunset') clad in the strength of modern Metal. 

ARKAN 2014
Florent : Extreme vocals
Foued : Drums, percussions & Backing Vocals
Mus : Guitars, Acoustic Guitars & Oud
Samir : Bass
Sarah : Female vocals

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