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Behold...The Arctopus

Formed: 2003
From: New York City, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Behold...The Arctopus News

Below is our complete Behold...The Arctopus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Behold The Arctopus Streams New Song

Today Cvlt Nation presents the premiere of "Monolithic Destractions," another track off Behold The Arctopus' new album, "Horrorscension," which hits stores tomorrow, October 23rd, on Black Market Activities. Check out the song right here. You can also listen to the previously posted "Disintegore" below.

States Cvlt Nation: "Behold The Arctopus is the kind of band that will have even the robots of this world head banging to their own beat and stage diving into an unknown universe!"

The band's publicist also comments, "Featuring 12-string Warr guitarist Colin Marston (also of Gorguts, Krallice, and Dysrhythmia), guitarist Mike Lerner, and new drummer Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers), Behold The Arctopus are renowned for their complex, disjointed space-shred, all of which is composed in written form before ever being played." More...

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Behold The Arctopus Jam Footage Available

Metal Injection was invited to visit Behold The Arctopus at Thousand Caves Studio during rehearsal to catch the band run through three new songs off the upcoming release, "Horrorscension." The album is due out October 22nd, 2012.

Video of the jam session has now been posted online, and you can view footage of a new song below, or check out the other two clips through Metal Injection:

- Horrorsentience
- AnnihilvoreMore...

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Behold The Arctopus Streaming New Song

Invisible Oranges has presented the premiere of a new Behold The Arctopus track titled "Horrorsentience." Give the song a listen at this location. "Horrorsentience" is the almost (but not quite) title track off Behold The Arctopus' second full-length, "Horrorscension," set for an October 23rd release on Black Market Activities.

"Horrorscension" marks the debut of new Behold The Arctopus drummer Weasel Walter, a multi-instrumentalist known for his work under the name The Flying Luttenbachers and his widespread collaborations across the free jazz, noise, and metal genres. Walter joins founding members Colin Marston (12-string Warr guitar) and Mike Lerner (guitar). Marston is also a member of Krallice, Gorguts, and Dysrhythmia, as well as a recording engineer whose recent credits include Kayo Dot, Jarboe, and Altar of Plagues.

"Horrorscension" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Marston at his The Thousand Caves studio in Queens, NY. The cover art is by longtime collaborator Terry Grow. Pre-orders are now available right here.

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Behold The Arctopus Reveals New Album Details

Black Market Activities presents the return of Behold The Arctopus. Marking the start of a new era for the band, Behold The Arctopus' second full-length, "Horrorscension," is set for an October 23rd release. The following press release was issued about the album:

"In the five years since their last album, Skullgrid, much has transpired in the Behold The Arctopus camp. 12-string Warr guitarist Colin Marston expanded his musical outlets, founding avant-black metal band Krallice and joining progressive death metal legends Gorguts. In addition to his playing, Marston increased his output as a recording engineer, helping create albums for such artists as Kayo Dot, Orthrelm, Jarboe, and Altar of Plagues. Original drummer Charlie Zeleny dearted, to be replaced by the prolific Weasel Walter, renowned for his long-running band The Flying Luttenbachers and his widespread collaborations in the free jazz, noise, and metal genres.

"Horrorscension is the inaugural release of the new Behold The Arctopus lineup -- Marston, Walter, and unholy shredder Mike Lerner on guitar. (In the spirit of defining Horrorscension as the beginning of a new era for the band, the ellipsis ["..."] is being removed from the band name.) In crafting Horrorscension, Behold The Arctopus employed their signature method of composing the music in written form before ever playng it."

Marston elaborates: "Since our music is written down and then learned, like classical music, we're never actually building songs based on our playing ability. It's very different from jamming out a bunch of riffs." More...

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Behold...The Arctopus Parts Ways With Drummer

Behold...The Arctopus drummer Charlie Zeleny has issued the following update about quitting the band:

"Its been 5+ years of crazy music, amazing fans and good times but its definitely time for us to part ways. These days I've been really into developing my career as a Session Drummer live and in the studio and as a Drum Solo Artist. I'm also very excited to be working on some new projects with Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater and Terry Bozzio for the Drum Channel. I am excited to focus more on my own Online Drum Tracking business for artists all around the world which has already included Rudess, Blotted Science and Suspyre too. I wish the band the best of luck continuing on in the future without me and look forward to reconnecting with Arctopus fans on tour with other artists and bands soon, so stay tuned!"

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Genghis Tron Announce Start Of Tour And Dates

Genghis Tron is about to kick their European Headlining tour together with Behold the Arctopus in support of "Board up the house", released at the beginning of this year.

Additionally Genghis Tron is releasing five 12" remix records on five different record labels. The first of which was recently released via Temporary Residence featuring members of Pinback, Jesu, Zombi and Eluvium. Each volume will be limited to 1000, and will feature a select number of Genghis Tron songs taken from Board Up The House, pressed on coloured vinyl. Board Up The House cover artist, Jon Beasley, will also be providing each remix album with alternative artwork.


Updated Genghis Tron news / tour information will be made available via the Relapse Records website. More...

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Genghis Tron Announces More European Tour Dates

GENGHIS TRON, who are currently on tour across Canada as part of the Exclaim Magazine Aggressive Tendencies Tour 2008 alongside label-mates BARONESS, has recently announced more dates for their headlining European tour this fall. This tour will kick-off on October 28th in Berlin, Germany and will include support from BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS for the duration.

GENGHIS TRON will also headline two-week's worth of dates in the U.S. immediately following their current Canadian run. This tour will also include YIP YIP as well as CLIPD BEAKS and BLACK COBRA on various dates. A complete listing of GENGHIS TRON tour dates can be found below with more to be announced shortly.

GENGHIS TRON is touring in support of their critically acclaimed Relapse debut, "Board Up The House." The band is currently two volumes in of their five volume 12” remix series of "Board Up The House" tracks. A host of artists ranging from Rob Crow, Justin Broadrick, Scott Hull, Danny Lohner, Dntel, and more have contributed remixes for this limited edition series. For more information and audio samples, visit this MySpace page dedicated to the remix series.

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Genghis Tron Announces US and UK Headlining Tours

GENGHIS TRON has announced more Fall tour dates, including two headlining tours, in support of their acclaimed new album, "Board Up The House."

GENGHIS TRON's U.S. headlining tour will begin in early October, immediately following their cross-Canada tour with label-mates BARONESS. This headlining run will include support for YIP YIP as well as CLIPD BEAKS and BLACK COBRA on various dates.

Following, GENGHIS TRON will embark on their second headlining tour of the U.K. since the release of "Board Up The House." This tour will also include BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS as well as a special guest performer on the London date. A complete listing of confirmed GENGHIS TRON tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

Additionally, GENGHIS TRON has recently seen the release of the first "Board Up The House" remix album via Temporary Residence Ltd. Volume two of five of this 12" remix series is up for pre-order now at this location courtesy of Lovepump United. For more information on these limited edition remix albums as well as audio samples, visit MySpace.com/GenghisTronRemix.

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Krallice's Debut Album Available Online

The debut album heeding from the black metal vision of guitar wizard Mick Barr (Ocrilim, Orthrelm) and Colin Marston (Behold...The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Byla, Indricothere, etc.) is now available exclusively via the Profound Lore website a few weeks before its official release.

The Krallice debut album is a virulent vision from the twisted and unique minds of Barr and Marston. The band also features Bloody Panda drummer Lev Weinstein. Epic time-stretching hymns that take reference from Weakling's "Dead As Dreams," Burzum's "Hvis Lyset Tar Oss" masterpiece, Gorgoroth's "Antichrist," and Ulver's "Nattens Madrigal," while incorporating Barr and Marston's musical pedigree from their respective acts, Krallice has nevertheless created a distinct-sounding opus that helps to strengthen and augment the landscape of North American black metal.

The tracklisting for the Krallice album goes as follows:

1. Wretched Wisdom
2. Cnestorial
3. Molec Codices
4. Timehusk
5. Energy Chasms
6. Forgiveness In Rot

You can check out an MP3 of "Wretched Wisdom" on the MP3 section of Profound Lore's website.

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Intronaut, Behold...The Arctopus, MOTA Tour

Intronaut, Behold...The Arctopus, and Mouth Of The Architect will team up for a U.S. tour later this summer. Here are the latest tour dates:

8/1 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
8/2 Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
8/3 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's Coyote Cafe
8/4 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
8/5 Endicott, NY @ Downtown Quarterback
8/6 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
8/7 Providence, RI @ Living Room
8/8 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
8/9 Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records w/ Fight Amp
8/10 Washington, DC @ DC-9
8/11 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi
8/12 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
8/13 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
8/14 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
8/15 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
8/16 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
8/17 Metarie, LA @ High Ground
8/18 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
8/19 Fayetteville, AR @ OPO Downstairs
8/20 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
8/21 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
8/22 Austin, TX @ Red 7
8/23 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
8/25 Farmington, NM @ Gator's
8/26 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
8/27 Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
8/28 San Diego, CA @ Chaser's
8/29 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
8/30 Portland, OR @ Rotture
8/31 Roseburg, OR @ Riversdale Grange
9/1 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/3 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
9/4 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
9/5 St Louis, MO @ 2 Cents Plain
9/6 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
9/7 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club

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Behold... The Arctopus Announce More Tour Dates

BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS have revealed the following upcoming tour dates:

April 24 - New Haven, CT @ Cherry Street Station w/ Dead Child
April 25 - New York, NY @ T.B.A.
April 26 - New Paltz, NY @ The Rug Room w/ Dead Child
April 27 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Dead Child, Irepress
April 28 - Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13 w/ Dead Child, Irepress
April 30 - Burlington, VT @ 242 Main
May 6 - Sherbrook, QC @ Bar Le Magog w/ Yakuza
May 8 - Montreal, QC @ Katacomb w/ Yakuza
May 9 - Toronto, ON @ Savage Garden w/ Yakuza
May 10 - Sudbury, ON @ The Jubilee Centre w/ Yakuza
May 12 - Peterborough, ON @ The Underdog w/ Yakuza
May 13 - London, ON @ Call The Office w/ Yakuza
May 15 - St. Catherines, ON @ L3 w/ Yakuza
May 16 - Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe w/ Yakuza
May 17 - Windsor, ON @ Coach And Horses w/ Yakuza
May 24 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest VI)

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Yakuza Confirms More Tour Date, New Song Online

Chicago's YAKUZA has confirmed more dates on the band’s upcoming tour down to South By Southwest, featuring a showcase alongside Serj Tankian, and up the West Coast into Canada, culminating in a hometown show in April supporting Disfear. Additionally, the band has posted the track “Congestive Art Failure,” which joins the previously posted new tracks “Egocide” and Praying For Asteroids” on the band’s MySpace page.

YAKUZA continues to support the critically-acclaimed "Transmutations," which saw a summer 2007 release through Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to "Samsara," "Transmutations" was recorded with producer and multi-instrumentalist Sanford Parker (Rwake, Pelican, Minsk) in Chicago and has spawned a video for the track “Black Market Liver” which was directed by Sara Jean and is available online on YouTube.

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Behold...The Arctopus Reveal Tour Plans

BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS have posted the following update:

“Aside from the show with CANVAS SOLARIS and DYSRHYTHMIA coming up in March, and Maryland Deathfest in May, we are in the midst of planning 2 tours: in late April we will FINALLY head up to Canada! This tour will be with the mighty YAKUZA. And then in August we will do a full U.S. tour with the mighty INTRONAUT and the mighty MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT.

In other Colin Marston news, DYSRHYTHMIA will be hitting the road in June for the first time in what will be more than a year. This live assault will consist of all brand new songs! I’ve also started a black metal band with Mick Barr called KRALLICE. We are recording our first album in less than a week. Playing drums on the record will be the mighty Lev Weinstein of ASTOMATOUS and now BLOODY PANDA. The recording will be released on the mighty Profound Lore Records some time around August ‘08.”

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Gilead Media To Release Indricothere LP/CD

Indricothere, the studio-only solo project of current Behold... the Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, etc. member Colin Marston, will release their "Prehistoric Caves" album with Gilead Media. The effort was originally released by The Sacrosanct Opuscule in September as 100 hand-made CDRs. Gilead Media will be re-releasing the "instru-tech-death-metal" album as an LP (with included CD) on March 25th, 2008. You can check out some material from the record here.

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Nuclear Assault Added To Maryland Death Fest

NUCLEAR ASSAULT are the latest act confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Maryland Deathfest will take place May 23rd - 25th at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD.


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Behold…The Arctopus Release More Tour Dates

BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS have announced more dates for later this month to take place after their current tour with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME:

December 17 - Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
December 18 - Memphis, TN @ Black Lodge Microdome w/ Bruce Lamont
December 19 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
December 21 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory (tap bar)

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Kayo Dot Reveals More Album Details

Kayo Dot have announced the titles, tracks, and personnel info for their upcoming album to be released in the coming new year on Hydra Head Records. The album is called "Blue Lambency Downward" and it will include seven songs. a bonus outtake track was recorded and will be reserved for a bonus track later. The album tracklisting is as follows:

1. Blue Lambency Downward
2. Clelia Walking
3. Right Hand is the One I Want
4. The Sow Submits
5. The Awkward Windwheel
6. The Useless Ladder
7. Symmetrical Arizona

The album personnel is as follows:

Toby Driver - acoustic, electric, 12-string, baritone, and bass guitars, soprano clarinet, voice, piano, organ, gamelan instruments, analog synth, laptop mellotron
Mia Matsumiya - violin, voice

with guest musicians:

Charlie Zeleny (Behold... the Arctopus) - drumset
Skerik - tenor and baritone sax, vibraphone
Hans Teuber - soprano and bass clarinets, alto sax, flute
Dave Abramson (Diminished Men) - gamelan instruments & additional percussion
B.R.A.D. (ASVA, Master Musicians of Bukkake)- additional vocals
Randall Dunn - sound effects and synth design

The album was produced by Randall Dunn (Sunn0))), Boris, Earth, ASVA) and its release date and coinciding tour dates are set for mid-March 2008. The band will be posting audio samples sometime within the next few weeks.

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Behold... The Arctopus Update Tour Schedule

Brooklyn's experimental metal trio, BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS, have announced additional dates with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME on their current North American trek.

The updated tour itinerary is now as follows:

10 - Death By Audio - Brooklyn, NY
24 - The Downtown Quarterback - Endicott, NY
25 - The Khyber - Philadelphia, PA
26 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
29 - Music Farm - Charleston, SC
30 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg - FL
2 - The Social - Orlando, FL
4 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
5 - The Door - Dallas, TX
7 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
8 - Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA
9 - The Exit - Fresno, CA
10 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
12 - The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
13 - Grand Theatre - Lawerence, KS
14 - Pop's - Sauget, Illinois
15 - The Attic Club - Dayton, OH
16 - The Orange Peel - Ashville, NC
18 - Black Lodge - Memphis, Tennessee

24 - Maryland Death Fest - Baltimore, MD

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Behold...the Arctopus Announce More Shows

New York natives, Behold… the Arctopus will be hitting the road this November for a full US tour with Between the Buried and Me and August Burns Red. Behold...the Arctopus will also be playing a series of headlining shows both before and after the tour including a CD Release show on November 10th at Death by Audio in New York City.

Here are the latest Behold...the Arctopus tour dates:

11/10 Brooklyn, NY Death by Audio CD Release show with Stay Fucked
11/24 Endicott, NY Downtown Quarterback
11/25 Philadelphia, PA The Khyber with Cleric and Satanized
11/26 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

Tour with Between the Buried and Me and August Burns Red
11/29 Charleston, SC Music Farm
11/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
12/01 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
12/02 Orlando, FL The Social
12/04 Austin, TX Red Seven
12/05 Dallas, TX The Door
12/07 Tucson, AZ The Rock
12/08 Hollywood, CA The Knitting Factory
12/09 Fresno, CA The Exit
12/10 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
12/12 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
12/13 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
12/14 Sauget, IL Pop’s
12/15 Dayton, OH The Attic Club
12/16 Ashville, NC The Orange Peel
[end tour]

12/18 Memphis, TN Black Lodge with Bruce Lamont
5/24 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest

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Between The Buried And Me Announce Tour Dates

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, AUGUST BURNS RED, and BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS will team up for the following upcoming tour dates:

November 29 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
November 30 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
December 1 - St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
December 2 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
December 4 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
December 5 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
December 7 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
December 8 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
December 9 - Fresno, CA @ EXIT
December 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
December 12 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
December 13 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
December 14 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
December 15 - Dayton, OH @ The Attic Club
December 16 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

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