is a Russian pagan metal band. Their lyrics are heavily influenced by Russian folklore and Slavic mythology, and their music incorporates several traditional Russian musical instruments. The name of the band "Arkona" refers to the last pagan Slavic city-castle. Their singer, also historian and songwriter, Maria "Masha Scream" Arkhipova, is one of relatively few successful female vocalists to sing in a death growl style, and to make it even better she dresses in actual wolf skin garb.
Formed in 2002 Arkona has quickly risen to the top ranks of Pagan metal bands. With 6 studio albums and several other releases, including their latest 10th anniversary live album release, "Decade Of Glory,"
Arkona knows how to bring epic to a whole new level. So much so that they were even featured in the popular US version of the TV show "The Office." Make sure to bring your drinking horn!