Arthemesia was a Finnish black metal band active between 1994 and 2010. The band derives their name from Artemisia absinthium, Latin for wormwood, thought to have many spiritual qualities. Their music mainly concerns a projection of the band’s philosophy, namely glorification of the occult and Satanism, but also nature and Shamanism.
The band was formed in 1994, originally under the name Celestial Agony, by vocalist Valtias Mustatuuli and guitarist Routa, but did not record their first demo until 1998, by which time the band included Jari “Arbaal” Mäenpää (guitar), Jukka-Pekka Miettinen (bass), and Oliver Fokin (drums).
The band’s first album, Devs Iratvs was compiled from several demos they had recorded prior to its release in 2001. A first proper studio album, ShamaNatahs, was released in 2004. Mäenpää left to form a new band named Wintersun that same year.
a.O.a. / 2009
1. Of the Owls, of the Wolves and of the Nature: Revisiting the Microcosm (pt. I)
2. Valkoinen Susi
5. The Noble Elements
6. Liber Omega (& The Macrocosm Manifest III)
a.O.a. is the second studio album of the Finnish black metal band Arthemesia. It was released in 2009 via Spikefarm Records.
Devs – Iratvs / 2001
1. Blade Circle
3. The Breeze of Grief
4. Draconis Infernvs
5. Ancestor of Magick
7. Heaven Ablaze
8. Celebration of the Heaven Lost
9. Whore of the Satan’s Night
Devs – Iratvs is the first album of the Finnish black metal band Arthemesia, released in 2001.
The album was recorded at Hellhole Studios in the winter of 2000, after which the band signed a record deal with Norwegian Native North Records. Devs – Iratvs was quickly sold out and was praised as one of the best symphonic black metal albums.
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