Behold... The Arctopus with special guests

Brick by Brick presents

Behold... The Arctopus with special guests

Atomic Ape, Fermentor, Fadrait

Sat · June 9, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$8 adv & $12 day of

This event is 21 and over

*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. After that, limited tickets will be available at the door.

Behold... The Arctopus
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".

Current Members
Mike Lerner - Guitar (2001-Present)
Colin Marston - Warr Guitar (2001-Present)
Jason Bauers - Drums (2016-Present)

Former Members
Charlie Zeleny - Drums (2003-2008)
Weasel Walter - Drums (2009-2015)
Atomic Ape
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.
Fermentor
Fermentor
Fadrait
Fadrait
Experimental/Progressive/Metal
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