THE BAND: Arcadea was born when drummer-vocalist Brann Dailor (Mastodon) teamed up with upside-down guitarist & keyboardist Core Atoms(Zruda) to create a synth-laden, progressive, heavy psych band. Adding guitarist Raheem Amlani (Withered) on synth, the three recorded their visionary,10 song synth odyssey at Orange Peel Studios in Atlanta, GA. Arcadea uses only keyboards in a unique blend of crushing, organic drums and psychedelic synthesizers. The music is at once electronic but not electronica, synthetic but not processed, heavy but not metal.The self-titled debut record was released via Relapse Records in June.
THE SONG: Download an exclusive track from Arcadea,"Gas Giant"
THE ALBUM: The album ARCADEA envisions a future 5 billion years from now, where the impending collision of galaxies creates a new order of planets. Where cold, distant moons pledge alliance to new suns and expanding gas giants implode into black holes. Ancient drones, forever adrift, record toxic tales of love between dying stars. Where lifeforms in suspended animation, dream among the ice rings of Saturn and cosmic war wages among gods and planets. It is in this universe that Arcadea reign supreme as the last surviving space wizards since the final extinction. Find out more about the album.
THE BEER: Whole in the Head is a freakin' hop bomb bursting with bright and juicy citrus aroma and flavors. Bright, multi-layered hop aroma and flavor blow up in your face, with just the right amount of hop bitterness to back it all up. Whole in the Head was the first imperial IPA we bottled at Gigantic way back in 2012. A Gigantic "Greatest Hits" beer, we made this version of Whole in the Head with the knowledge of Imperial IPAs we've gained over the past five years. We hope you love our improvements to the original.
label art by Tim Biskip