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Behold the Arctopus will return to the west coast this August! Don't worry, this time we're bringing Mike Lerner on guitar. We're also bringing along our friends, the artistically unreasonable Imperial Triumphant! Get ready for it to smell like New York City. We will be playing a lot of new music from our forthcoming album (due out early next year) as well as some old stuff. West Coast Tour Dates: 8/2 - Portland, OR at Twilight 8/3 - Seattle, WA at Highline 8/4 - Chehalis, WA at McFiler's 8/6 - Eugene, OR at Old Nick’s 8/7 - Sacramento, CA at Blue Lamp 8/8 - San Francisco, CA at The Eagle 8/9 - Santa Cruz, CA at Catalyst Atrium 8/10 - San Diego, CA at Brick By Brick 8/11 - Los Angeles, CA at 5 Star Bar thanks to Nate Carson at Nanotear for booking: http://www.nanotear.com/
Colin Marston solo show this Saturday, May 25 at Issue Project Room! this will be the album release show for Colin and Eliane's new piano/noise album: Colin Marston and Eliane Gazzard: "Parallels of Infinite Perspect" (out May 24 on Iluso Records): https://ilusorecords.bandcamp.com/album/parallels-of-infinite-perspect SHOW INFO: May 25th at Issue Project Room (With Mario Diaz De Leon and Lea Bertucci Colin will be performing first, doing a 4-channel live mix of a condensed version of the album "Parallels of Infinite Perspect," followed by a duet with Mario Diaz De Leon: http://www.harvestworks.org/may-25-opening-concert-for-the-2019-new-york-electronic-art-festival/ https://ps-af.facebook.com/events/761703160897900/ http://www.harvestworks.org/may-25-colin-marston-opening-concert-for-the-2019-new-york-electronic-art-festival/ https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4220671 "Parallels of Infinite Perspect" will be available for purchase at the show, as well as Colin and Eliane's other band's new album: GLYPTOGLOSSIO: "YOTTAANNUMS IN THE BYSS" https://glyptoglossio.bandcamp.com/album/yottaannums-in-the-byss
OUT NOW: GLYPTOGLOSSIO, "YOTTAANNUMS IN THE BYSS" "The rolls royce of avant-garde metal." https://glyptoglossio.bandcamp.com/album/yottaannums-in-the-byss Nandor Nevai, Eliane Gazzard, Colin Marston. - limited edition of 65 cds: first 25 cds are $15 plus shipping. price will increase after. - unlimited edition of infinite downloads: $1000. - trying to sell recordings in 2019 is funny.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Cj-KBHt-8 coming in 2 weeks on cd and unaffordable download: "YOTTAANNUMS in the BYSS" the "highly" anticipated 2nd album from GLYPTOGLOSSIO (N. Nevai, Eliane Gazzard, Colin Marston). cyber-gnostik teknikal death
The show that almost didn't happen due to the Acheron closing! One of two concerts where all of Cognitive Emancipation was performed live as a trio. We played this show the day after recording these songs in the studio: https://youtu.be/C6-KPcQkWWM the new Behold the Arctopus album is 98% written. let's all collectively enjoy the mystery of that last unknown 2%.
ok here are answers to some question you may or may not have asked: yes, we are still a band. yes, mike lerner is still playing guitar in the band. yes, jason bauers is still playing drums in the band. yes, our tours of the east with Defeated Sanity, and of the west coast with no one were fantastic. yes, Defeated Sanity is the world's best band. yes, mike lerner unfortunately fell ill and was only able to play 1 of the 13 shows. yes, we still played all the rest of the shows with no guitar because that's how much we love music and love you. yes, mike is feeling much better now. yes, we have new music written (6 songs so far). yes, we've already recorded half a new album. yes, we plan on releasing a new record in 2019. yes, our newest material will continue to "ruin music" and make people upset all over the world. ok, stop asking me so many questions! the bandcamp merch page has been updated with 2 shirt designs from the tour: the timely "Make America Shred Again" World Tour of America shirt: https://beholdthearctopus.bandcamp.com/merch/make-america-shred-again-shirt and a redo of the Horrorscension album cover shirt, this time without stonehenge getting involved. white only, very good print: https://beholdthearctopus.bandcamp.com/merch/horrorscension-shirt i also updated quantities of the last few remaining skullgrid and tech shirts, and dvds: https://beholdthearctopus.bandcamp.com/merch here's a good video of the Arctopus duo (sans Lerner) playing brand new, new and old songs in Portland Oregon. yes, all these songs have guitar parts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJcFK70eh2Y&t=284s
Los Angeles! The gods can be kind, but they can also be cruel!!! We need a show on Friday, June 1st. Acceptable venues include - Freeway underpass - Backyard BBQ - Hot, stinky basement - Graduation ceremony/prom - Megachurch - Disneyland - Or any other suggestion... If you have a lead, please reach out to Nate and Colin [email protected] [email protected] We still have the following confirmed shows too! 6/2 Ventura, CA (Garage) 6/3 Oakland, CA (Elbo Room Jack London, Oakland --not the San Francisco location) 6/6 Seattle, WA (Highline) 6/7 Portland, OR (Twilight) 6/8 Sacramento, CA (Blue Lamp) 6/9 San Diego, CA (Brick By Brick) Thank you!
We will be joining our friends Defeated Sanity in battle this May as we bring to you new, old and ancient songs. 5/18 - Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose <-------Venue Change! 5/19 - Cleveland, OH Now That's Class 5/20 - Rochester, NY Bug Jar 5/21 - Boston, MA Middle East 5/22 - Providence, RI Alchemy 5/23 - Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar See you soon.
GRAB ‘EM BY THE ‘PUS AND MAKE AMERICA SHRED AGAIN! Ditch the turds on tv and get “Cognitive Emancipation” now! Available for CD Pre Order (ships early December) and Digital Download on Bandcamp! beholdthearctopus.bandcamp.com Also available, the last bits of merch and all our back catalog. Warmageddon NOW!
We have a new drummer, Jason Bauers, and a new album to be released this year! ...and this will be our only show for quite some time: July 19 @ The Well (moved from the Acheron which is unfortunately closing) Behold The Arctopus (first show with new drummer! new music no one wants to hear! annoyingly short set!) The Gate (tuba/upright electric bass/drums free and composed splatter doom) Dripping Ancience (Mick Barr and Mike Pride banjo and percussion) Vosnod (Eliane Gazzard's oppressively soothing ambience)
a message from Weasel Walter: HEY. i put out a new solo album today called "Fragments". It features previously unreleased recordings of compositions dating back from 1999 to present. 70 minutes of brutal prog in for people who dig the The Flying Luttenbachers' "Systems Emerge" and "Incarceration" albums, as well as "Horroscension" by Behold... The Arctopus. It's nuts and there's a lot of notes, painstakingly selected as you might surmise. If you buy the download, you get the 9 page PDF file with extensive liner notes and you help me keep the electricity on one more day. thanks https://weaselwalter.bandcamp.com/album/fragments
** Arctopus Update ** New year, new music, new drummer? We have amicably parted ways with the talented and busy Weasel Walter and now need YOU to be our drummer. Some things to consider… We notate our music, including drum parts. But we welcome changes to the written music that maintain the spirit of the composition, and add your own personal touch to the parts. We usually don’t rehearse a lot. If you live in NYC, we might get together a couple of times a month. If you live in Norway, even less. Realize that most learning will be done on your own and rehearsals are for usually for ironing out weird details and bringing up the tempos. The easier it is for you to learn parts on your own, the better fit you will be. That’s about it. Here’s an average looking drum part. If it makes sense to you, and you’re interested, tell us who you are and send us a video of your playing. We want to give anyone who’s really interested the chance to learn 2 new songs and convince us that you are the new drummer. Scale Hatin’
Hail to Odin and to those worthy souls who came out to endure in the wake of "Arctopus Goes West!" - another chapter in the epic tale of that which is BTA. We thank you and hope to meet again on this planet soon. Hail to Botanist for their courageous display of controlled musical chaos!! Many a fair maiden and strong lance swoon at their presence. 'Twas an amazing effort from a mighty ensemble. And a special shout out to the local township acts, our kindly friends and innkeepers, and to the devoted migrants who endured greatly to bear witness to our madness. Hail Hades! ...what's that? You want MORE good live music? Gather your horses and pack your carriages to cross the paths of Dysrhythmia and Zevious in November. "lend me your money and I will return with interest. lend me your ears and I will return with interesting" - me, just now.
TOUR UPDATE!!! 10.3 Brooklyn at The Archeron w/ Geryon, Child Abuse http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/361305/tfly 10.8 LA at The Joint https://www.facebook.com/events/513222622095191/ 10.9 San Luis Obispo at DIY SLO http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/466705 10.10 Sacramento at Press Club w/Plague Widow, Practice 10.11 Oakland at Metro w/Burmese http://holdmyticket.com/event/150158 10.12 Portland at Star Theater - Fall into Darkness fest w/Agalloch, Eight Bells https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fall-Into-Darkness-festival/141384714013 10.13 Seattle at Highline w/Lesbian, Space Bag http://www.ticketfly.com/event/359763-behold-arctopus-seattle/ 10.14 Vancouver BC at Biltmore Cabaret https://www.facebook.com/events/625794837453135/ Ticket Links
Greetings Fellow Citizens Of Arctopolis!! We have been cyborg-summoned to the mountains of the west and are returning once again to ruin many souls. Joining us on this pilgrimage are the mighty Botanist! Most dates are below and ticket info should be available soon. Come out and support nature! Tue 10/8 in LA at the Joint Wed 10/09 - TBD Thu 10/10 in Oakland at the Metro w/Embers Friday 10/11 - TBD Sat 10/12 in Portland at Star Theater w/Agalloch, Eight Bells - Fall Into Darkness festival Sun 10/13 in Seattle at the Highline Mon 10/14 in Vancouver BC at Biltmore