Arabs in Aspic hail from Trondheim, Norway. Their music is firmly rooted in the classic sounds of the early 70's hard rock/prog period wi8th Hammond, Mellotron, Rhodes and hard guitars and drums and no fear of 3 part vocal harmonies
The band is led by Jostine Smeby (guitar and vocals as well as lyrics) who initially brought the project together in 1997. In 2006 they went by Arabs in Aspic II droping the II in 2012 and returning the name Arab in Aspic.
Cover artist Julia Proszowska Lund is also considered a member of the band, and has painted and drawn all album covers, reflecting the music on each release.
With their 2020 release, Madness and Magic, the band have added a 5th member, percussionist Alessandro G. Elide.