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Hailing from New York City, Behold… The Arctopus are a 3-piece band that pushes the absolute extremes of technical and rhythmic complexity. The band currently consists of Mike Lerner and Colin Marston, after the recent departure of the band's original drummer Charlie Zeleny. On November 25, 2009, Weasel Walter announced that he was moving to New York City to join the band on drums and will be writing "new, more extreme material from scratch."

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  • Avatar for HeavenDuff
    People arguing that there is a structure under the cluster-fuck of this band are the best. I've been into brutal and technical stuff for ages now, and I still don't know why I should dig deeper and deeper in this shit to try and make sense of it. Sure, you can tell us that they play scales, respect their time signature and stuff. But technicality like this is just plain fucking boring, so who gives a shit anyway...
  • Avatar for RC-Plorer
    waitidontunders, thank you...
  • Avatar for waitidontunders
    New drummer and two new songs (although one was from the Metal Injection videos) and
  • Avatar for roadkillfacepnt
    if anyone's thirsting for a new BtA album you should definitely check out the new Krallice, it's got lots of Arctopus vibes going on
  • Avatar for Peace_Sells86
    Such a shit band.
  • Avatar for roadkillfacepnt
    Horrorscension is so fucking slept on
  • Avatar for DDevilized
  • Avatar for Sanity_Theorist
    In retrospect, this band still isn't as extreme as fucking Viraemia haha
  • Avatar for AlefInfini
    I'm actually a bit surprised at how many people who liked the band's earlier stuff find Horrorscension too overboard, because that's actually the most musically concise and focused record they've made in some ways. Sure, its faster, wilder, and denser, but I think they've matured enough musically to give individual parts more time to breathe (though I love their earlier material too, my main gripe with some of it was that many exciting parts that seemed to have growing potential rarely lasted more than a few seconds at a time). "Monolithic Destractions" and "Deluge of Sores" are especially some of the band's more straightforward material, but without losing that signature Arctopus charm. :3 It's my favorite of theirs so far, and arguably a milestone in technical/metallic/"avant-garde" music. My hope is that Behold the Arctopus will eventually make a record combining the density, focus, and breathing room of Horrorscension with the more exploratory structures of Skullgrid.
  • Avatar for pervavor
    check out the sawtooth grin and clocal kiss if you're looking for something similar to psyopus. If you like b...ta you'd possibly like colin marston's other projects - indricothere, dysrhythmia, and krallice.

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