One year after the first part of the Melmoth trilogy was released, the Swiss Black Metal band present “Triade II: Hemera“. On the successor and lyrical continuation of the first chapter, AARA display a mesmerizing mixture of progressive Black Metal sounds and melodic as well as mystical grandeur.
The album is praised highly by press and fans alike:
““Triade II: Hemera” is a real diamond in the rough. The production and the venomous violence is the rough, whilst the clever use of melody and the injection of elements like the Indian vocals, the choir, and even the Jewish shofar horn are the gems to be discovered if you are prepared to take a proper, detailed listen to this album.” (Man Of Much Metal)
“This is a band growing before our eyes and ears, and their exhilarating blend of Black Metal easily can capture you and take you away to a time and place you’ve never witnessed before.” (Meat Mead Metal)
The band is currently finalizing the third part of the trilogy. Composer Berg narrates:
“It is going to be a bit more traditionally Black Metal oriented than the first two parts, but still with a certain amount of typical AARA melodies. In a certain way, it also sums up all the parts of AARA. It is also simpler structured and not as experimental as “Triade II: Hemera“. But that is only our perception – ultimately everyone will have to decide for themselves.“
Switzerland’s AARA was founded in 2018 by vocalist Fluss and multi-instrumentalist Berg to create art highly influenced by atmospheric Black Metal. Sporting an epic, classical feel, their sweeping compositions aim to take the listener through the darkest alleys of human existence.
Soon after releasing their debut record “So fallen alle Tempel” in early 2019, AARA joined forces with Debemur Morti Productions, releasing their mosaic EP “Anthropozän” that same year.
Barely a year after their debut, AARA unveiled a new full-length record in April of 2020. A conceptual look into Europe’s Age of Enlightenment, “En Ergô Einai” sees AARA take their accomplished sound to new heights of mature artistic expression. Opened with a haunting acoustic intro courtesy of Vindsval (BLUT AUS NORD), “En Ergô Einai” is a triumph of fluid melodic euphoria and classical elegance, setting an even higher watermark in a bright, young discography. The third album and beginning of a trilogy, namely “Triade I: Eos“, was released in March 2021. In this epic and dramatic new work of art, AARA are interpreting the Gothic novel “Melmoth The Wanderer” (1820) of Irish writer Charles Robert Maturin.
Venturing forth into the next chapters of Maturin‘s work, AARA crafted the second part of their trilogy, “Triade II: Hemera“. The six tracks of brutally melodic, top-tier Black Metal will be released on May 13th, 2022. Recordings for the third and final album of the Melmoth trilogy have already begun.