ÅRABROT is a Norwegian noise-rock band established in 2001, originally from Haugesund. Since the beginning, the outfit’s main core has been Kjetil Nernes (songwriter, guitar, vocals), and in recent years, noise artist Stian Skagen (electronics) has been an on-and-off member of the band. They have also collaborated with producers such as Billy Anderson (Melvins, Neurosis), Emil Nikolaisen (Serena-Maneesh) and Steve Albini (Nirvana, Big Black, High On Fire). The first three albums were released on Norway Rat Records before they signed to their current home Fysisk Format with the I Rove EP. In 2009, ÅRABROT was nominated in the metal category of the Norwegian award Spellemannprisen for the release The Brother Seed , which was produced by well-known musician and producer Steve Albini. Following this album, the band spent time playing at unorthodox venues the succeeding years, including live scores at silent film showings ("Faust” from 1926 in Trondheim, “Häxan” from 1922 at Øyafestivalen, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” from 1920 and “Die Nibelungen” from 1924 at Verdensteatret in Tromsø) and did commissioned work for the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.