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Biography

SoundArcade is a band, formed in 2002 and hailing from Rīga, Latvia. Their music features influences ranging from Latvian music to structures of but is often heavier and more dream-like.

Many things have impacted on the band’s music, for instance medieval motives of paganism and Christianity and how it has blended into our culture ever since the Livonian Brothers of the Sword came to their home country in 12th century. Or in contrast - spaghetti westerns, as those were the only adventure movies Latvians could see as kids growing up in the former Soviet Union. The general style of the band dwells under such labels as , , , music and .

"The labels are always a bit trendsetting but in this case not too far off the truth," says the Finnish webzine, Overhookmusic.

Current lineup consists of:

Mārtiņš Ābols - vocals, keyboards;
Lauris Ābele - guitar;
Raitis Ābele - guitar;
Jānis Zāle - bass guitar;
Gints Spole - drums.

http://www.soundarcade.lv

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