Discover New Music is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your profile Close window

Fornost Arnor


Everyone’s tags

More tags


Founding member Greg Chivers established Fornost Arnor in November 2005. In January 2006, the recording of the first EP In Darkness We Rise commenced with the help of newly recruited members, York Street and Jeremy J. Elvin. The bands style, in the early days, was more akin to a traditional symphonic black metal sound. One show was performed with this line-up at the Colchester Arts Centre, with the addition of Jay Price performing drum duties and the EP was never officially released. Due to Greg’s relocation in 2006, the band temporally disbanded.

No further activity was to occur until June 2008, when Greg made contact with an old college friend and drummer, Ant Deane. The two of them set about writing material for a new full-length album, the band’s first under the Fornost Arnor name. The debut album had a more progressive, sound compared to earlier recordings, yet also retained some of the more extreme elements of the original incarnation of the band. After the core of the ‘as yet to be titled’ debut album had been written, Greg and Ant called upon the services of Will Hall (lead guitar), and Sam Austen (bass guitar, vocals), completing the new-look line-up, and allowing the recording of the debut album to commence. Their input would be influential in the unique sound of the album, due to their different backgrounds within the metal scene.

December 2008 saw the recording process of the debut album (entitled Escaping The Abyss) begin, with the help of Same Wale, who undertook the mixing, mastering and programming duties. Recording took approximately nine months to complete, with Elle Torry and Jon Phipps, in addition to Sam Wale, performing guest vocals on the album.

Top Albums

Listening Trend

429listeners all time
6,891scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a profile


Leave a comment. Log in to or sign up.

Top Listeners