Exhumed From The Past: ARADIS

Aradis

For everyone who saw ARADIS playing live on stage, there is no doubt they were at the time one of the best bands coming from Puerto Montt city, located in southern Chile. ARADIS was a Doom/Death metal entity with some Black influences. Strongly inspired by bands like TIAMAT, PARADISE LOST, MY DYING BRIDETORMENTOR (Hun), among others, the band was formed in the mid of 1997.

The classic line-up included Patricio Inostroza (known as Azael) on vocals, Cristian Cárcamo (currently in SATANIC RIPPER, HALLUX VALGUS, ex-MORTINATVM) on drums, David Briones (currently in SON IN CURSE, THE BLACK HARVEST, ex-REGNUM ET MORTEM) and Jaime Aros (currently in REGNUM ET MORTEM) on guitars, Jorge Campos on bass guitar and Héctor Rubio (currently in REGNUM ET MORTEM, ex-TEMPLE) on keyboards. Other members who participated in this project were Víctor Low (currently in DEMONIC RAGE, RUINED, FUNERAL CHANT, ex-INFERNAL SLAUGHTER, ex-WARFARE) on keyboards and Francisco on guitars and bass.

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Morbid Metal V flyer (2000). ARADIS shared stage with IN MORTIS, BURNING FLESH, WARFARE, DISTORTION, among others.

The style was characterized by the use of mid-tempo guitars and acoustic interludes, melodic arrangements on keyboards, guttural vocals and some double kicks here and there on drums. The band composed around 9 songs and just recorded two of these songs: “My Dark” and “The Rebellion” but was never released. Other titles were “Dark Souls”, “Endless Tempest” and “Black Death Butterflies”.

Early 2000 the band worked on a demo recording with Walter Tölg (currently in HETROERTZEN, SAPIENTIA, ex-HHAHDA, ex-HORNS, ex-VERBIMUS, etc.) in Puerto Varas city, 16 kilometers away to the north of Puerto Montt but, for different reasons it was never finished despite the interest showed by the extreme metal scene, fanzines and labels at the time.

ARADIS participated of the classic Morbid Metal shows in their hometown, played some shows in Osorno, Valdivia, Punta Arenas and Temuco and shared stage with bands as TEMPLE, BLACK MOON, DORSO, BEWITCHED, HETROERTZEN, INQUISICIÓN, TORTURER, EPSILON, RETRAL, UNDERCROFT, VICTIMIZED, BURNING FLESH, IN MORTIS, etc.

ARADIS demise occurred in 2002 and after that, some members have tried to reform the band with a different musical direction with no success. The only ARADIS recordings you can find today is some old videos on YouTube performing some original songs and cover tunes live on stage.

*Thanks to David Briones for the information provided.

PROFOUND GRAVE/OCCULT PANTHEON SPLIT CD OUT NOW

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Immortal Chaos Ascends, the awaited split CD by Chilean Black and Death Metal acts PROFOUND GRAVE and OCCULT PANTHEON, is now out via Ex Nihilo Music. This new release has 10 tracks in almost 33 minutes of uncompromised and suffocating extreme metal made in the south of the world.

PROFOUND GRAVE was formed in Puerto Montt city and the current line-up is Grave on guitars, O.E. Orravan on drums, Profanus on bass and Satran Xul on vocals.

OCCULT PANTHEON was formed in Maullín -about 70 kilometers away from Puerto Montt- and the current line-up is Owlhell on bass, O.E. Orravan on drums/vocals and Conqueror on guitars.

This new production will be distributed by Ex Nihilo Music in Canada, the US and Europe. In Chile will be available via both bands and Putrid Prods. Now you can purchase this brutal piece of Chilean extreme metal directly via Ex Nihilo Music BigCartel site.

Profound Grave/Occult Pantheon split CD out soon!


caratula-splitImmortal Chaos Ascend is the title of the upcoming split CD from Chilean black and death metal acts PROFOUND GRAVE and OCCULT PANTHEON, production to be released by Ex Nihilo Music early 2017. All the music is already recorded and includes 10 tracks, 5 for each band.

PROFOUND GRAVE was formed in Puerto Montt city –hometown of acts like Demonic Rage, Horrifying, and Satanic Ripper, among others- and the current line-up is Grave on guitars, O.E. Orravan on drums, Profanus on bass and Satran Xul on vocals. PROFOUND GRAVE is strongly influenced by Darkthrone, Marduk, Grand Belial’s Key, among others.

While OCCULT PANTHEON was formed in Maullín, about 70 kilometers away from Puerto Montt, and the current line-up is integrated by Owlhell on bass, O.E. Orravan on drums/vocals and Conqueror on guitars. OCCULT PANTHEON is inspired by acts like Autopsy, Incantation, Death, Morgoth, among others.

Immortal Chaos Ascend will be distributed by Ex Nihilo Music in Canada and the U.S. Check out the tracklist below.

PROFOUND GRAVE

01.- Intro.

02.- Black Bread For A Black Season.

03.- Derange Temple Manifestation.

04.- Universal Cadaver Of Yahweh.

05.- Outro.

OCCULT PANTHEON

06.- Traveling Through The Arcane XIII.

07.- I’ve Arrived At Charon Port (Omega).

08.- Sailing Through The Sea Of Realities.

09.- (Alpha) To The End Of The Beginning.

10.- Across The Portal.

Welcome to Ex Nihilo Music!

Ex Nihilo Music is an underground independent extreme metal label based in Puerto Montt, Chile. Our main mission is to produce and distribute Chilean metal.

Ex Nihilo Music es un sello underground de metal extremo con sede en Puerto Montt, Chile. Nuestra principal misión es producir y distribuir metal chileno.

Contact/Contacto: infoexnihilo@gmail.com