Arhat – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist you?

A: Hello! We are an Arhat. Groove-death-metal band from Ukraine, Kyiv.


PD: Tell us the brief history yourself.

A: We formed in 2017. All musicians already had experience of playing and performing in other bands. We wanted to play something powerful and heavy. As a result, we chose such directions as Groove and Death.

Two years ago we recorded a DEMO and started working on a full-length album.

In 2018 we released the single Stately Ruins. The single helped us shape the overall sound of the future album.

Also we were giving concerts in different cities of Ukraine.

We attended two metal festivals – Black Sea Metal Festival in 2018 and United Metal Festival (Belarus) in 2019.

December 23, 2020 – We release our debut album Dead Life.

PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

A: Over the last couple of years of our active performances, we have seen that young bands have appeared that play groove or death. It’s awesome)


PD: What are you dreams and goals?

A: We have a daring dream – Wacken Open Air)

PD: Who writes your songs, what they about?

A: The music is written by Anton Skrebov (guitar). We are working on the final arrangement with the whole group.

Alexandr Kharechko is our songwriter. All lyrics are his creation.

In this album all songs are united by social themes. The main idea that we want to express with this work sounds like this: people have not changed their essence. They remained a cruel and greedy herd, just like thousands of years ago.

We sincerely admire those who are true to themselves. We urge you to seek your calling and remain yourself.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

A: We just do concerts that we would like to come to ourselves. We form a community of like-minded people. We are trying to unite people listening to heavy music.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

A: This is a great way to learn about new bands. Many bands post their music for advertising.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

A: We are making plans to work at new album in 2021 year. We are now at the stage of writing music. It will be a little different from the first. I can not reveal all the secrets)


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

A: This is mainly a pandemic situation. It is difficult to plan something. Many concert venues are being closed. This is most troubling.


PD: What is your proudest moment of music?

A: The biggest pride is the release of our debut album. We worked hard on it. We hope the fans will enjoy it.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

A: We are currently working on a clip. We chose the song “Freedom”. In modern realities, it seems to us the most relevant.


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

A: The album will be released on December 23rd on major music platforms. Such as: iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Bandcamp, Deezer, Soundcloud.

Arhat links:
Band/Artist location – Kiev Ukraine
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