According to Distrowatch this is a new release based on Artix. ArchBang’s webpage is its forum. Mr Green the AB developer seems to have given up on fighting the hacked init OpenRC system from Aur and switched the primary repositories of the system from Arch to Artix. For those that like openbox or i3 simplicity and a lean base this may be your distro. ArchBang has been around for a while, it is a known entity. For it to base their system to Artix on its second month of existence you know that Artix is not to be taken lightly. This snowball is picking up some momentum now. Hold on!