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 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)

Behold... The Arctopus Discography


Behold... The Arctopus Skullgrid (Album) Black Market Activities, Metal Blade Records US 2007 Sell This Version
Behold The Arctopus* Horrorscension (Album) Black Market Activities US 2012 Sell This Version
Hath5 Behold The Arctopus* Cognitive Emancipation(CD, Album) Hathenter Hath5 US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ess004 Behold... The Arctopus Arctopocalypse Now... Warmageddon Later(CD, Mini) Epicene Sound Systems ess004 US 2003 Sell This Version
Behold... The Arctopus Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning (EP) Troubleman Unlimited US 2005 Sell This Version
Orthrelm / Behold... The Arctopus Orthrelm / Behold... The Arctopus - Orthrelm / Behold... The Arctopus (EP) Crucial Blast UK 2006 Sell This Version


BMA 014-2, 3984-14582-2 Behold... The Arctopus Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning(CD, Comp, RM) Black Market Activities, Metal Blade Records BMA 014-2, 3984-14582-2 US 2006 Sell This Version


none Behold... The Arctopus Memphis 6-3-06(DVDr, DVD-V) s.l.a.p. none US 2007 Sell This Version