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Birth Place: Norway
Years Active: 1987–2007
Genres: Avant-Garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal

Arcturus is a metal band formed in Norway in 1987 under the name Mortem. In 1990, the band changed their name to Arcturus (meaning ''Bear Guardian''), after the Behenian fixed star Arcturus. The band released four official full-length albums. Arcturus has experimented throughout their career, extracting influences and incorporating elements from all over the musical spectrum including black metal and classical music, but the band was rooted as a metal outfit. On April 16, 2007, it was announced that the band would be breaking up, and more details were revealed in an official statement released on the band's website on April 17. The official statement was written by all of the band members, c... Continue Bio >>

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