AVKRVST stream "anthem of forsaken hope" Arcane Clouds

(Image credit: Kristian Rangnes)

Mournful Norwegian prog rock quintet AVKRVST have streamed Arcane Clouds, the second single to be taken from the band's upcoming debut album The Approbation which will be released through InsideOut Music on June 16.

The Approbation is a concept album about a bleak soul who is left solely with his thoughts, isolated on a cabin deep into the dark forests, far away from civilisation and takes the listener though the thoughts of a man struggling towards the acceptance of death, being hauled into the abyss.

Arcane Clouds is the second single off the concept debut album The Approbation, and the anthem of forsaken hope," the band state. "An inner voice trying to convince you to fight back and keep your head above water, while the ghosts are hunting you down.” 

In keeping with the solitary dark theme, the whole album was written and recorded at a cabin in Alvdal in Norway during a rainy, cold autumn and winter. Throughout the album, the sounds of rain and train horns from afar can be heard, which are actual sounds recorded outside the cabin at night under the stars.

AVKRVST have previously released a video for The Pale Moon.

Pre-order The Approbation.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.