Thursday, December 13, 2012

After four years, Ithaca gets its wish!  This Sunday, December 21st, 2012 at The Haunt, BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS will perform their only show outside of Brooklyn this year and their first upstate NY show since 2008.

For those unfamiliar with the band, take a listen to their latest technical devastation:

The technical instrumental trio from Brooklyn play music inspired by both metal and 20th century classical with emphasis on dissonance, polyrhythms, and jazz-like elements.

Founded by Colin Marston (Krallice, Dysrhythmia, Gorguts) and Mike Lerner in 2001 and quickly became known as one of the most forward thinking and technical bands in the underground extreme metal community, being mentioned in the same breath as Cynic, Gorguts, Meshuggah, Voivod, and touring with the likes of Between The Buried and Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Genghis Tron.

In 2009, the legendary Weasel Walter, composer and multi-instrumentalist most well-known for his work with The Flying Luttenbachers and the ugExplode imprint, joined BTA after original drummer Charles Zeleny left he group.

Behold... The Arctopus are perhaps most well-known for Colin Marston's use of a 12-string Warr guitar - a 12 string instrument played primarily by tapping that covers the range of guitar and bass.

Direct support for this Ithaca Underground 2012 finale comes from Rochester's SULACO (featuring Erik Burke of Brutal Truth / ex-Lethargy) and their brutal, jazzy, technical metal mastery. Their first Ithaca appearance since 2011 BIG DAY IN.

Ithaca's own bassoon-driven prog of BRIAN!, who will be entering Pyramid Sound Studio at the end of 2012 for their first record with Willie B. on percussion, take up the middle slot.

Syracuse's grind trio (featuring HEX Records head Ryan Canavan) DIALYSIS return after their scathing set with Phobia at The Space earlier this year and a brand new act from Gabe & Peter of Mouth To Mouth To Mouth and Keenan of Beach Parade will kick things off with their math-rock/punk tunes under the moniker of YAKBAK.

Get there early and don't miss out on this all ages show!

$10 | all ages | 6PM doors | bands start at 7PM