Originally a one-man band, SARKE today sports a lineup founder Thomas Bergli aka Sarke (Khold, Tulus, ex-Old Man’s Child), Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone) Steinar Gundersen (Satyricon, Spiral Architect), Anders Hunstad (El Caco, Autopulver) and Asgeir Mickelson (Spiral Architect, ex-Borknagar).
Their previous releases Vorunah (2009) and Oldarhinan (2011) both received critical acclaim for their mesmerizing sounds taking the listener on a journey through dark and soothing soundscapes inspired by legends like Mayhem, Slayer, Darkthrone, Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Death, Motorhead and Kreator.
For their third record the band is gearing up as "Aruagint" displays 9 tracks of pure death rock madness. It combines metal, death, black and punk music, but vrapped in a 70's rock veil. Recorded in the old fashioned way, they still follow the original plan. "Make it dark, epic and groovy." "Aruagint" was recorded yet again at H-10 productions studios in Oslo with producer Lars ErikWestby.
"Our music is inspired by the great 70's rock bands, 80's speed metal bands and 90`s black metal bands. Put this together with the creative mind of the band and your get pure dark rock music sounding is clear, raw and honest." - Sarke