Releasing their second album Black Is The Colour in 2013, Arven is taking the next step to become a leading band in the genre of Melodic Metal! The band's five girls and drummer Till show a darker and harder side of their music, than was presented on their debut album, Music Of Light, yet still producing strong catchy melodies and atmospheric passages.
Arven's musicians come from various musical backgrounds and bring many different influences to their performances resulting in the band's unique sound, which appeals to a broad audience -, not only metal and rock fans, but also fans of folk or classical music. Still, there's one thing that runs like a common thread through Arven's compositions: the unconditional passion for melodic metal!
On her long-time quest to find female musicians who can bring her songs to life, guitarist Anastasia found the University trained guitarist Ines and piano player Elena, the classically trained singer Carina with the already experienced metal bass player Lisa. Drummer Till completed the band and has been responsible for timing and rhythm ever since. Starting at the beginning of 2007, the Frankfurt band has played many live shows rocking stages all over Germany and neighboring countries.
Arven blend together heavy guitar riffs and thundering double bass with enchanting nightingale-like vocals together with orchestral sounds. Classical and Folk elements with masterful piano playing meet catchy metal music. So it might be, that the quiet of a grand piano intro is destroyed by roaring guitars or that choirs and flutes cheerfully compete with fast metal-riffs to delight the listeners ear.
Arven released their first Demo CD in 2008, which sold out in a very short time. In September 2011 the initial demo was followed by the first official Album Music Of Light, released by German label Massacre Records. Since then Arven have been successfully playing numerous live-shows in Germany and other European countries while gaining a lot of new fans and followers.
Arven's second official album Black Is The Colour was recorded, mixed and mastered at the basement studio by Markus Teske and released in August 2013, entering German album charts at number 65 shortly afterwards.