is a Swedish
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-band from Alingsås
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. Their name is taken from the Sepultura
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album of the same name.
Arise was founded in 1996 in Alingsås (outside of Gothenburg
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, Sweden) under another name, but got the name Arise in 1998 when their first demo was released. Their third demo, Abducted Intelligence
, was recorded in Los Angered Recordings 2000 by Andy LaRoque, and became "demo recording of the month" in Swedish Close-Up
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Magazine. In 2001 the band was signed by Spinefarm Records
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and released their first full-length record, The Godly Work of Art
. The same year, the band was nominated to the Swedish Rockbjörnen
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award. Their second studio album, Kings of the Cloned Generation
, was released in 2003, and Spinefarm Records were bought by Universal Records
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during that time. Their third CD, The Beautiful New World
, was recorded and released in 2005.
In December 2005 Patrik Skoglöw and Erik Ljungqvist parted ways with Daniel Bugno and L-G Jonasson due to "musical differences." They were replaced by Patrik Johansson (vocals), Sternberg (guitars), and Kaj (bass guitar).
- Patrik Johansson - vocals
- Sternberg - guitar
- L-G Hakamo (formely Jonasson) - guitar
- Kai L - bass
- Daniel Bugno - Drums
- Abducted Intelligence (Demo, 2000)
- The Godly Work of Art (CD, Spinefarm, 2001)
- Kings of the Cloned Generation (CD, Spinefarm, 2003)
- The Beautiful New World (CD, Universal, 2005)
- The Reckoning (CD, Regain, 2009)