ARK is a progressive metal band from Norway resulting from the friendship and musical collaboration of guitarist Tore Østby (Conception, DC Cooper, Giant's Playground, Redrum) and drummer John Macaluso (TNT, Riot, Spread Eagle, Alex Masi, Yngwie Malmsteen, Powermad), who later joined up with singer Jørn Lande to record two acclaimed albums.
Lande, Østby and Macaluso were joined by Randy Coven (Steve Vai, Steve Morse) on bass and Mats Olausson (Yngwie Malmsteen) on keyboards for their second effort.
ARK's self-titled debut album was released in 1999. Musically, the band explored many distinct themes and sounds such as flamenco inspired guitars to bass n' drums driven songs, with vocalist Lande proving popular with the audience. ARK quickly developed a strong cult following. The band's follow-up album, Burn the Sun, is considered to be an underground progressive metal landmark. Drawing from a variety of influences, from Dream Theater to Dio to Bjork, the band utilized ...
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- Country: Norway
- Genres: Progressive Metal
- Years: 1999 - 2001