Thursday, February 28, 2013

arbogast: Genre-Mangling Chicago Trio Prepares For Live Actions

Chicago-based arbogast’s off-kilter but seamless hybrid of extreme musical styles infiltrated the media at the turn of the year by way of a crushing debut album, simply entitled I. The trio’s slamming hooks and percussion are also fueled by sturdy societal and political standpoints.

Following regional shows in support of the album over recent weeks, and while currently working on new videos to be released in the coming weeks, arbogast is actively setting up shows in their hometown and abroad. Having just confirmed a new set of dates on the East Coast this Spring, the outfit will take their chaotic, genresmashing tunes to new audiences throughout the Northeastern corner of the country in early April. In the meantime new Chicago shows are also confirmed; the band will share the stage with Behold... The Arctopus and Murmur in mid-March, and will also storm The Burlington with Guzzlemug and Arctic Sleep tonight, Thursday, February 28th.

Stay tuned for details on additional arbogast live actions to be confirmed and disbursed in the near future. In the meantime let the forty-three minutes of I infiltrate your auditory receptors

Also check out the trio whipping up arbogast blue cheese hot wing burgers smothered in veggie chili with seitan during a recent interrogation/beer drinking session via Brutally Delicious

arbogast’s influences encompass everything that is heavy, blending metal, thrash, hardcore, sludge and even old-school punk into an aggressively progressive haze that never veers too far into the pretentious. Their debut album I tackles a theme on the minds of many: the declining morals of a country where the middle class is being overthrown by the greed of the privileged. Recorded by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) at Bricktop Studios in Pilsen and mastered by Matt DeWine at Ukrainian Village’s Pieholden Suite Sound, founded by the late Jay Bennett (Wilco), I was released in December via New Jersey-based Nefarious Industries.

arbogast Live Actions:

2/28/2013 The Burlington - Chicago, IL w/ Guzzlemug, Arctic Sleep [info]

3/14/2013 The Ultra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Behold... The Arctopus, Murmur [

arbogast April East Coast Tour:

4/01/2013 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Everything Went Black [info]

4/03/2013 The Summit - Columbus, OH w/ Magazines, Prize The Doubt, Hondus [

4/04/2013 Kung Fu Neck Tie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Carved Up [info]

4/05/2013 Lit Lounge - New York, NY w/ Bangladeafy, In Musth, Obsolete [

4/06/2013 TBA - NJ w/ Wreaths, A Fucking Elephant

4/07/2013 Garfield Artworks - Pittsburgh, PA

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