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ÅRABROT (Norway)
Ghold (UK)
Same Sex Dictator
+ special guests
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Årabrot is a Norwegian noise-rock band established in 2001, originally from Haugesund.
Since starting out in 2001, Årabrot's main core has been Kjetil Nernes (songwriter, guitar and vocals), and in recent years noise artist Stian Skagen (Electronics) has been a regular on-and-off member of the band. They have also collaborated with producers such as Billy Anderson (Melvins, Neurosis), Emil Nikolaisen (Serena-Maneesh) and Steve Albini (Nirvana, Big Black, High on Fire). The first three albums the were released on Norway Rat Records before they signed to their current home Fysisk Format with the I Rove EP[2]

In 2009 they were nominated in the metal category of the Norwegian award Spellemannprisen for the release The Brother Seed, which was produced by well-known musician and producer Steve Albini. Following this album, Arabrot spent time playing at unorthodox venues the succeeding years. For instance, they did live scores at silent film showings ("Faust" from 1926 in Trondheim, "Häxan" from 1922 at Øyafestivalen, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" from 1920 and "Die Nibelungen" from 1924 at Verdensteatret in Tromsø) and did commissioned work for the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.

Amidst these activities, Arabrot produced the exploratory EPs AbsoluteNegativism, I Rove and Mæsscr, two albums under the Nernes Skagen moniker, as well as two full-length albums: The Billy Anderson-produced double album REVENGE and Solar Anus, again featuring Steve Albini as a producer. For Solar Anus, they were nominated and subsequently won the Norwegian Grammy in the metal category. This album saw wide international appraisal, and was described by Drowned in Sound as "...ferocious, funny, colossal, guttural, hopeful and terrifying. It's a tidal wave of noise from few hands. Like its title, it's a contradiction, a dichotomy, a triumph. It shouldn't work, but it does, infinitely well. It's art from the lowest of sods. It's a fucking triumph."
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