Recorded at Hertz Studio in Poland with Wojtec and Slawek Wieslawski, released in January 2011 on NoiseArt Records, Israeli-German pagan/folk metal group ARAFEL offer their latest release, ‘For Battles Once Fought’, for free download here (MediaFire). Listen to the album's (“containing eight tracks filled with aggression and epic war atmosphere”) samples here or make use of YouTube. The album's artwork was created by artist Kris Verwimp.
ARAFEL (Hebrew for “fog”) was created in 1997 in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 1999, the band first recorded their Slavonic folk music-influenced brand of black metal in form of a four-song demo, ‘Skazki Starogo Lesa’ (Tales Of Ancient Forest), released on Latvian label Beverina. A concept album about national Russian hero Alexander Nevsky, (Grand Duke of Russia in the 13th century), ‘The Way Of Defender’, followed in 2003. ARAFEL was signed by Russian label Sound Age, on which they issued their second full-length, 2005's ‘Through The Flame Of The Ages’. The effort was distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by Twilight-Vertrieb. ARAFEL underwent serious lineup shifting from 2006 to 2009, when joined by Helge Stang, vocalist of the German Viking metal band EQUILIBRIUM.
ARAFEL features: Felius – guitar, Leshii – drums, Roman – bass, Nasha – violin and Helge - vocals