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Behold The Arctopus - Biography




Behold... The Arctopus was formed by Colin Marston and Mike Lerner, who had been playing guitar together for over a year-and-a-half by the time they found a drummer. Their demo We Need a Drummer (on which a drum machine was used) was picked up by drummer Charlie Zeleny. Zeleny met Lerner and Marston and impressed the duo. He was immediately asked to join the band.

Behold... The Arctopus is currently signed to Black Market Activities for its first album, entitled Skullgrid, which was released on October 16th, 2007. The band went on tour with Genghis Tron and The Dillinger Escape Plan to support the album, but it was cut short by an injury of one of the members of The Dillinger Escape Plan. To help them recoup financial losses from that tour, Between the Buried and Me have taken the band on their current headlining tour, supported by August Burns Red.

On December 30, 2008 drummer Charlie Zeleny posted a statement on his MySpace page stating that after five years with Behold... The Arctopus, he would be leaving the group to focus on his career as a session musician.