Arcana Coelestia

Arcana Coelestia
LS (Fx Visthia, ex-Neravendetta), MZ (Guitar, Bass, Programming Absentia Lunae, Aphonic Threnody, Locus Mortis, Urna), RM (Vocals), PV (Drums Locus Mortis, Catagramma Lepta, Tregenda, ex-Letame), Kostas (Keyboard), Sephrenel (Bass session member), Thorns (Drums session member)

Arcana Coelestia came to life during the Summer of 2005 as a funeral doom and black metal band.

After a first demo recording, the band decided to re-record all of the tracks for a first EP titled "Ubi Secreta Colunt" of which concept was based on August Strindberg and his mentor Emanuel Swedenborg's life. The next album "Le Mirage De L'Ideal" released during the Spring of 2009, as for the first EP, focused on the Romanticism and Decadentism's epoque but finding this time inspiration from Baudelaire's poetry.

Compared to the first EP the new LP moved onto slower funeral doom oriented drum patterns yet holding on the melancholic and decadent sounds which have been the band's trademark. In 2010 the band started the recording process of the third album "Nomas".

Unfortunately due to the two musicians' personal issues the recordings delayed four years time. In order to complete the recordings the band was forced to change momentaneously LS (former singer) with RM who already played with MZ in their other bands Urna, Aphonic Threnody and Dea Marica.

The band moved back onto the black metal roots but still holding steady on the dreamy soundscapes of "Le Mirage De L'Ideal". "Nomas" is goin to be released during the Autumn of 2014 and it's going to mark a new mutation into the band's sound due to the various changes in the line up which has seen PV-1 (Locus Mortis, Catagramma Lepta) on drums, Ivan Zara (Void Of Silence) on guitars and Kostas Panagiotou (Pantheist, Landskap, ex-Aphonic Threnody, Wijlen Wij, etc) on keys..