"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2003
From: Montreal, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Arapacis News

Below is our complete Arapacis 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.

AraPacis Announces New Album

Following last year's "A Disturbing Awakening" release, AraPacis has now announced an upcoming new album titled "System Deceive." The band comments:

"So here we go, a breakdown and the cover of the next album 'System Deceive\ (art by the very talented Emilio Arostegui)! About 2-3 months to completion of recording. Left to go: drums for one song, and a bunch of other instruments for The Unknown. Then vocals!

"This album will be more guitar-oriented with less keyboards which will be there for mood effects more than up front. We are so very excited about it all, especially the fabulous work by the solid rhythm section of John Gallagher and Marc Retson!

"The album will be in memory of our friend and guest keyboard player Guy LeBlanc 1960-2015." More...

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AraPacis Finishes New Album

AraPacis just wrapped up recording a new album, titled "A Disturbing Awakening," which is due to be released this coming Winter.

The band has also posted a pre-mix version of the new song "Sorrow of a Lost War." Give it a listen at the band's website here.

Photos from the recording studio are available at Facebook, and the recording lineup is as follows:

Shelle Macpherson - vocals
Jerry Fielden - guitars, bass, back vocals
Mathieu Roy - drums
Leonardo Fagelli - keyboards

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Canuck Metal Vol. 2 Compilation Available For Free

This Canada Day, in honour of the country and its vast amount of metal acts, the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada (H.M.M.A.C.) and LoudTrax.com announced the release of Canuck Metal Vol. 2, a free download compilation, part of a series to showcase Canada’s up and coming head banging talent.

The compilation can be downloaded at this location. Please use the promo code: HMMAC

The track listing is as follows:

1. Arapacis - End of The Line (5:50)
2. Crisis Kings - Glutton (3:24)
3. Forbidden Sin - Man Down(4:12)
4. Hollow - Sunriser (4:41)
5. Hymnosis - How Dare You (5:16)
6. Makaria - Spire (3:57)
7. Nephelium - Merciless Annihilation (6:18)
8. Project Mars - Don't Hold Back (4:30)
9. Sanktuary - Raise the Flag (4:25)
10. The New Jacobin Club - My Smile (2:37)
11. The Void - If We Can't Beat 'Em (Detour 'Em!) (1:23)
12. Trainwreck Architect - Dream Pariah (3:34)
13. Tribune - The Succubus (3:15)
14. Wolven Ancestry - The Animistic Awakening (5:59) More...

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AraPacis Recording New Album

Canada's AraPacis have issued the following update about working on a new album and parting ways with their drummer:

"We started working on our 3rd album, with 4 songs written and in various stages of recording. Expect some cool guest appearances on this album!!! On the way, we lost our drummer Pedro Osorio, then Dave Arpin joined us and had to leave due to personal problems so we are still looking for a drummer! And we have a new mailing list if you would like to subscribe, the old one is gone."

Sample AraPacis tracks can be heard at the band's MySpace page.

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AraPacis, Ancestral Legacy Sign To Femme Metal

Femme Metal Records has announced the signing of Montreal, Quebec's AraPacis and Norwegian gothic/black metal band Ancestral Legacy.

AraPacis is currently recording their second album, which will be released sometime in spring 2009. In the meantime, you can check them out on their MySpace page.

Ancestral Legacy is working on their debut album, which will be released soon (date to be determined). You can check out a bunch of their songs here.

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CBC Radio 3 Launches First Full Metal Podcast

Canada's CBC Radio 3 has launched the first Full Metal Podcast, hosted by Lisa Christiansen. The podcast features new music from Arapacis, Bison, Cursed, Cryptopsy, Derelict, Divinity, Forty Birds, Gross Misconduct, Penetrator, Protest the Hero, Rammer and Sequoia.

"We play a lot of great music here at Radio 3, and for one radio station we do play an unbelievable number of different genres, from hip hop to folk; electronica to pop and hard rock. But there is one genre that is sadly under-represented - metal.

"But not anymore. Today marks the first Full Metal Podcast for CBC Radio 3. And I couldn't be more um, filled with unholy joy.

"For the past few months a crack team of producers and one eager host, have listened to literally hours of metal tunes from our collection here at New Music Canada. We then sought out the opinions of a few serious metal heads and created this podcast.

"You'll hear music from Protest the Hero, Cursed, Bison, and Cryptopsy. I check in with a touring Cam Pipes of 3 Inches of Blood and ponder the why behind Montreal's metal capital of North America status with legendary drummer Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy.

"It's a cross-country journey through some of the hardest and loudest music being made in Canada today, and it's all in one easy to enjoy package. So kick back and get ready and watch where you bang that head. Neck injuries are not covered by Radio 3."

To listen to the podcast, visit CBC Radio 3.

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