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Behold... The Arctopus Nov 14, 2018
Colin and Jason 2018 Summer recording session
Behold... The Arctopus Nov 14, 2018
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
Behold... The Arctopus May 28, 2018
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!
Behold... The Arctopus May 09, 2018
On May 23rd (two weeks from today), we join Defeated Sanity, Scaphism, and Aeviterne (with members of Flourishing, Castevet, and Artificial Brain) at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. See you soon.
Behold... The Arctopus Apr 24, 2018
Vernal winds have shifted westward... 6/1 Los Angeles, CA (TBD) 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)
Behold... The Arctopus Jan 05, 2018
Updated Poster! Note the Pittsburgh venue change.
Behold... The Arctopus Jan 04, 2018
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.
Behold... The Arctopus Sep 19, 2017
The air chills... the unheard sounds coagulate... the northeast remembers... MMXVIII... a time when sanity may face its greatest defeat...
Behold... The Arctopus Nov 09, 2016
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!
Behold... The Arctopus Sep 30, 2016
News: The air is crisp. The winds are shifting, and the stars are rotating. "Cognitive Emancipation" is coming... Until then, take in the breeze with our fellow Colin, Eliane, and Nondor glyptoglossio.bandcamp.com
Behold... The Arctopus Sep 30, 2016
Behold... The Arctopus's cover photo
Behold... The Arctopus Sep 30, 2016
Behold... The Arctopus
Behold... The Arctopus Jul 12, 2016
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)
Behold... The Arctopus Mar 11, 2015
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
Behold... The Arctopus Jan 28, 2015
** 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’
Behold... The Arctopus Oct 17, 2013
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.
Behold... The Arctopus Oct 11, 2013
tonite we're at oakland metro with botanist and burmese!
Behold... The Arctopus Sep 13, 2013
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
Behold... The Arctopus Aug 29, 2013
REPOST - UPDATED DATES!!! Tue 10/8 in LA at the Joint Wed 10/09 - TBD Thu 10/10 - TBD Friday 10/11 in Oakland at the Metro w/Embers 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
Behold... The Arctopus Aug 28, 2013
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
Behold... The Arctopus Aug 13, 2013
We will soon be announcing our October West Coast tour dates. Our set will include everything from "Horroscension" (except "Putrefucktion") plus two new ones and a special surprise. Come out and support us, please, because we got some sikkkk overhead to do this jaunt. We will be touring with the bizarre black metal band Botanist. See you there!
Behold... The Arctopus Jul 31, 2013
HELLO! If you were an insanely awesome human circa 2001-2003 and you happened to download a certain demo song from mp3.com from a certain band looking for a drummer, we'd love to acquire that certain track... for... no... reason... at......all. Ok? :-)
Behold... The Arctopus May 15, 2013
Arctupdates!!! 1) We have some merch that has NEVER BEEN ONLINE BEFORE that is NOW ONLINE. We're talkin' some T's and some 12" horrorscension wax. Ya' feel? Peep dat sheeet over at: http://beholdthearctopus.bandcamp.com 2) Regrettably, Colin has decided to retire from music altogether... just kidding. Machine Marston has just self released his latest Indricothere album aptly titled "II." Peeps, ya gots to peep that sheeet. (hint... copy and paste the link below) http://indricothere.bandcamp.com All hail technical vegetarian dinosaur metal!!!
Behold... The Arctopus May 05, 2013
a clip from our most recent, and probably last show for a long time: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/behold-the-arctopus-live-at-saint-vitus-bar-mar-22nd-2013
Behold... The Arctopus Apr 27, 2013
this summer and fall we're not really going to be playing shows, but rather, we're going to try to learn as much new material as we can. we hope that's more than 2 songs, but with us, ya never know. we do what we can.