Stuff’s really taking shape now, with five tracks in the can. We need to polish up but the stuff’s sounding good. Still us but a bit different – expect groove, trad, folk and blasts! (Also need a better heater in the jam room – we’re bobbing on a bit now you know).
After a hiatus of almost three years, Arendia are back together again and busy writing new material. Truth is, we never ‘split up’ just life got in the way for all of us and we put the band on hold until such a time that we could pick it up again.
We’ve already got the framework to three new tracks including an epic to rival even the mighty Barleycorn’s Lament! Expect the usual blend of black, thrash, metal, folk influences to contribute to a new release, which we hope to get down to recording at some point next year.
It’ll be a concept work and revisit some of the themes touched upon in the track Anglezarke from our second recording, but in much more depth, dealing with the tales surrounding our local beauty/wandering/walking/viewing/arsing about spot of the same name.
More details to follow soon!
Arendia have said farewell and hail to guitarist Ant, who has crossed the barren wastes (i.e Pennines) and defected to deepest, darkest Yorkshire (Sheffield to be precise). We’d like to wish him all the best and good luck for the future, and say thanks so much for his contribution and everything he brought to the band (especially white high-tops).
Arendia will continue to write material and record, when we can all find the time to meet up.
Edit… this is now well underway!
Devilution Festival 2011
The Boulevard, Wigan, Saturday, October 8
We’re on at 4pm, so get there early!