Brick by Brick presents
Behold... The Arctopus with special guests
Atomic Ape, Fermentor, Fadrait
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Behold... The Arctopus
American instrumental metal trio formed in 2001 and based in New York.
The group began as a duo of Colin Marston (playing the Warr guitar) and Mike Lerner (guitar) with a drum machine. They released a 2-song digital demo on MP3.com entitled "We Need A Drummer" before drummer Charlie Zeleny joined them in early 2003 and released a few EPs between 2003 and 2006 before signing to Metal Blade and releasing their debut full-length "Skullgrid" in 2007.
On December 30th 2008, drummer Charlie Zeleny stated that after 5 years with the group, he was leaving to focus on his career as a studio musician. In early 2009, Weasel Walter was announced Zeleny's replacement and the group headed in a more aggressive direction with their 2nd full-length "Horrorscension" released in 2012.
On January 27, 2015 the band announced that they had amicably parted ways with Weasel Walter and were searching for a new drummer. The band announced on July 12, 2016 that they had found their new drummer, Jason Bauers, and later that year released a new album "Cognitive Emancipation".
Mike Lerner - Guitar (2001-Present)
Colin Marston - Warr Guitar (2001-Present)
Jason Bauers - Drums (2016-Present)
Charlie Zeleny - Drums (2003-2008)
Weasel Walter - Drums (2009-2015)
Traversing surf-rock sounds, avant-rock, rhythmic complexities, jazz improvisations, and folk melodies, Atomic Ape is a musical amalgam of the utmost rarity. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Jason Schimmel—having honed his craft in Estradasphere, Secret Chiefs 3, Orange Tulip Conspiracy, and others—leads this ever-shifting ensemble with energy, melody, layers, and dynamics as only he can.
Like a soundtrack to an imaginary spy thriller, Atomic Ape offers a journey to a wild world where prog rock meets exotica, metal, Eastern European motifs, and avant-garde sensibilities. Heavily orchestrated, odd-metered, and highly animated, this melodic mutation splices dexterous musicianship with expert songcraft.
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