The buzz on the street in Northern Colorado is that there are a few ‘New Kids on the Block’. Were not talking about the queer 90’s band either, as they would end up blind, burned and blistered by the heavy drive and lyrics of the band that has been born and exorcised as ARCANIUM since February of this year. Arcanium is not exactly new, they’ve been around the local music scene for awhile through different successful bands. They like to consider themselves jokingly “a Super band of shi**y local music.”
The band says that they have gone through their party days, each has a couple bands under their belts and now they are ready to get professional. So without further adieu, I introduce to you the members of the band. We have Suffercate reaping the guitar, Seth dropping the lows on bass, Thommy Razor holding his fists to the drum, The Mystress haunting the back riffs on keyboard and last but certainly not least, Myster Sinn summoning the dead on vocals.
All five members feed off of each other and there is not one member who stands out more than another. This isn’t “Seth and the Arcanauts” or “Thommy Razor and the Magical Whiskers”. It’s Arcanium, and each member represents an important element for their survival. Earth, air, wind, fire and Thommy Razor and his wood (I’m talking about the drum sticks; get your minds out of the gutter).
Arcanium is no mistake, they would be considered more like fate. They have been brewing the demise for all of Northern Colorado since they were in high school. Thommy Razor, Seth and Myster Sinn have known each other for 13 years. The Mystress and Suffercate are new, but blend right into the pack and have completed their circle and insured their fate to be the next top metal band to come out of Colorado. As Thommy put it, “In all my travels and listens, some of the worlds best metal is here… fu**ing A (and the “A” here doesn’t stand for Accident).”
Arcanium owes their current success to the buzz they have created through their website (www.arcanium.info) and the helpful hands of Rapid Fire Entertainment and Auto Fate. Just where does Arcanium see themselves in the next few years? “Going all the way,” the band members resound in perfect harmony. “We want it all,” and by “all” they are talking about a record deal, concert headline, radio airtime and a Shitzu named “Fufee”. Okay, I lied about the record deal… err, make that the doggy.
What kind of music does the band consider themselves—well, they aren’t acid rock, techno metal, thrash or easy listening… They are pure and simple M-e-t-a-l folks and there is really no other way to put it, at least without a stream of foul language and a few slugs to the kidneys. “We are the mysterious people that give you the mysterious knowledge,” says Arcanium. With accessible, driving lyrics and thrashing riffs combined with an occasional mellow ambush of soft spoken horror, no song by Arcanium sounds the same and they have promised to keep it that way.
On June 23rd, the band slaughtered the audience at the Aggie Theater along with Cephalic Carnage, Auto Fate, Horse and Skinned. The few survivors of the show can expect to reemerge from hell only to find themselves seven floors lower into the depths at the Redfest 7 this August 11th through the doors of The Duke (in Windsor). The line-up is going to be huge, it will have Mourned by Flies, Hellstrum, Gajebradu, Do Unto Others, Immortal Dominion, Adam’s Ruin, The Mandrake and of course Arcanium on tap for the entire evening.
It will be B.Y.O.C. at the Duke this coming August and if you don’t have your own coffin; too bad, we ain’t sharing! See ya there…