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After been the drummer of the great black metal band Conquest/ Grotesque (which now is widely known) Shamaatae got into magick and Satanism. Satan was an interesting philosophy for him a while, but didn't bring all the aspects he was looking for. From the old fashion "Necronomicon" book to witchcraft to chaos theory, he ended up entangled in nature mysticism and old folklore. Shamaatae and his brothers (whom participates on songs like "Bęrghet" and "gangar for ražan vinder") have strolled deep forests, stood on mountains under the nights northern lights, sacrificed et cetera, in search for their true nature, realities and deities. And they found Pan - great god of nature. After years, shamaatae and Sataros started a death metal band called ABSORPTION. They went on for a while but never found the real sound (probably because they sucked, he.) The two black souls renamed the band to DISENTERMENT and found a new guitarist named Basse. The trio recorded a demo, which is unreleased to this day. They had around twenty gigs, with Unleashed and Unanimated to name a few. DISENTERMENT died in 1993.

During the ending process of DISENTERMENT Shamaatae got deep into black metal (again), and started a one-man project, ARCKANUM. 1992 Shamaatae was on his way into the climax of magickal worlds and had a new vision about which path he was born under, and he was very displeased with this world we're living in today. He wanted to create new thoughts for lost soldiers, to point out the direction, with his old gnarled hands, to a world of Chaos. Where Pan sits upon the throne and spread chaotic freedom to the free-thinking soldiers who do not accept to be controlled by others and not be able to rule over their own life. So Shamaatae started the band Arckanum to spread the message of Kaos.

First Shamaatae lone Sataros from Sartaros Grief and Loke Svarteld to join the band because he didn't think he could pull it through himself. But after the first demo "Demo-93", Shamaatae continued by himself. The only reason was that he was able to perform all the instruments, including vocals, by himself. And he recorded the second demo "Trulen" in 1994, which sold pretty good and it got some good words too.

Shamaatae likes it simple, fast, primitive and spiritually, he thinks he's from the medieval and fits better with the ancient tongue. Therefore he choose to write all of his lyrics in ancient Swedish. The music itself is some kind of Black/ Death Metal with lots of influences from the 80“s, when music was good! Shamaatae do not try to perform as complicated and professionally as possible, because he thinks that you don't have to do that to make your creations beautiful. Just listen to the music and sounds that echoes inside you, and if you are able to put it on paper, tabs and record it, it means that you are musically granted.
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Johan Lagher1992-Bass, drums, guitars, vocalsSee also Grotesque, Sorhin
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Loke Svarteld1992-1993Guitars
Sataros1992-1993Guitars, vocals
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Andreas StenViolinOn Kostogher.
Mattias PetterssonVocalsOn Fran Marder, Kostogher.
Peter TägtgrenVocalsOn Fran Marder.
Lena KlarströmVocalsOn Fran Marder, Kostogher, Kampen.
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1981KostogherAttic Records
1993Demo-93No label
1994TrulenNo label
1995Fran MarderNecropolis Records
1997KostogherNecropolis Records
1998KampenNecropolis Records
2001Boka Vm KaosCarnal Records
2003[split w/ Contamino]Carnal Records
2004[split w/ Svartsyn]Carnal Records
2004Arckanum (comp.)Carnal Records
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