Arabrot

Arabrot (Årabrot) is a Norwegian noise-rock band established in 2001, originally from Haugesund, but with a current creative base in Djura.

Arabrot's lyricism includes macabre renditions of classic works like the Bible and Dante's Inferno and philosophical themes derived from the historical avant-garde. The band also draw inspiration from the existentialism of Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre; the surrealism of Georges Bataille and Comte de Lautréamont; the eroticism of Henry Miller and Marquis de Sade; the romantic writings of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edgar Allan Poe and Thomas de Quincey; mystic thinkers such as Aleister Crowley and Jorge Luis Borges, oppositionals like Federico García Lorca and the Norwegian contrarian Jens Bjørneboe.

Musically, the band cite Death in June, Melvins, Lee Hazlewood, The Birthday Party and Swans as their main sources of inspiration.