Fan-filmed video footage of SARKE's performance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival — which was held July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany — can be viewed below (courtesy of "bisounours666").
SARKE is the Norwegian band featuring Sarke (KHOLD, TULUS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, SENSA ANIMA) and Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE). The group's debut album, "Vorunah", was released in April via Indie Recordings.
SARKE's lineup is completed by Asgeir Mickelson (SPIRAL ARCHITECT, THORNBOUND, BORKNAGAR), Cyrus (SUSPERIA) and Anders Hunstad (EL CACO, AUTOPULVER, MORTEN ABEL).
SARKE was joined on stage at Wacken Open Air by Tom Gabriel Fischer (CELTIC FROST, HELLHAMMER) for a performance of the CELTIC FROST classic "Dethroned Emperor".
An e-card for "Vorunah" featuring audio samples of the entire album can be found at this location.
SARKE might sound like a new name, and in fact it is, but this grim story has more pages than one first might think.
Formed in 2008 by its namesake Sarke, who has spread his angry art through KHOLD, TULUS, OLD MAN'S CHILD and SENSA ANIMA, SARKE is a mesmerizing journey through dark and soothing soundscapes, inspired by legends like MAYHEM, SLAYER, DARKTHRONE, CELTIC FROST, BLACK SABBATH, CANDLEMASS, DEATH, MOTÖRHEAD and KREATOR.
For this musical quest, Sarke wanted to create music that has inspired him since he got into the extreme metal scene, and thus Nocturno Culto from the mighty DARKTHRONE was brought on board, making the core of the project complete.
All music and lyrics are written by Sarke, but adding Nocturno's legendary voice to these songs, has without a doubt added another dimension to the grimness.
"Vorunah" was recorded in November 2008, and even though the album was recorded in old-fashioned '70s style to get the true vibe of the music.
"Vorunah" was produced by Sarke with Lars-Erik Westby.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/sarkeofficial.