Koen B. : Arsantiqva (or Ancient Art) is a band from Brooklyn, New York that debuts with ‘Scavengers’, which is out on regular CD, digipack CD, black vinyl LP, splatter vinyl LP and as an ultra-limited box set. Visit Mors Lucerna’s webpage or Arsantiqva’s webpage to choose your weapons and you must obey me because this is really great shit. The band was formed in 2009 by Diktator (guitars / keyboards) and Haeor (bass) and their first and only demo ‘IXIXIX’ was released in 2012.
The recording line-up included Diktator, Haeor, Ajax7 (drums) and Conqueror (vocals). ‘Scavengers’ is an album that takes you back to the golden and decisive era of blackened death metal (or deadened black metal) when Unanimated, Desultory, Dark Funeral, Necrophobic, Lord Belial, Dissection, Eucharist and similar artists created top notch albums. Mind you, Arsantiqva aren’t copycatting aforementioned bands but they managed to exhume the sound and fury of the Nineties with an extremely attractive debut album. Hail and kill!