A R K M
A R K M
ARKM is an experimental metal band from Hong Kong that came together in October 2018. The band's name was inspired by Arkham Asylum (Batman) in terms of the sick, twisted, dark and distorted world that of which is reflected in the band's lyrics and songs.
Genre inspirations of the band consists of Progressive rock/metal, Industrial metal, nu-metal, hardcore, deathcore, mathcore, grindcore, post rock and electronica with a touch of ambience.
The band consists of lead vocalist, Allison Gentry (previous vocalist of Prayforme); lead guitarist and previous member of Parallel Horizons, Samirze Kong (AXIOM); rhythm guitarist, vocals and synth, JR Gabuya, also founding member of BlackNightRedSky; bassist and vocals, Bryan Mendoza; and JM Inot (Oi Squad, 0.4) on drums. Two of the latter having also been part of BlackNightRedSky.
Lyrical and song Inspiration themes are largely centred around the darker shades of ourselves that most people are afraid to explore - ranging from artificial love, self-delusion, confabulation, erotomania, betrayal, deceit, regret, corporate and societal expectations and derangement. In the end, trying to better understand ourselves and embrace the darkness is learning to live with it instead of denying it. After all, darkness is half of ourselves.
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