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Arcadia is a metal/hardcore band from Adelaide, South Australia.
Arcadia’s musical style is a mash-up of aggressive hard rock riffs, soaring guitar solos and bone crushing hardcore breakdowns. With a mix of both dirty screaming and clean melodic vocals, Arcadia creates its distinct Metalcore sound, a sound that draws from all four band members broad musical tastes and influences.
Arcadia draws their inspiration from the stylings of Australian Hardcore legends Parkway Drive and I Killed The Prom Queen, American Metal champions Metallica, Killswitch Engage, All That Remains and Trivium and British powerhouse Iron Maiden. The band takes great pride in drawing inspiration from their heroes to produce music that instantly draws people in. They do this with their thick melodic riffs and catchy chorus melodies, splicing that together with brutal, inventive technical breakdowns that even catch people with heavier musical tastes off guard. The final product is a sound that is not only soulful and melodic, but crushing and honest.
In the winter of 2009, Arcadia went into ‘Against The Grain Studio’ with a handful of songs to record their debut EP “From Ashes, We Rise”. Soon after its release, Arcadia played a string of shows taking their music and forcing it upon the Adelaide metal scene. Playing sets that displayed their constant high intensity, energetic, on stage antics, it wasn’t long before people started to take notice.
Arcadia is currently recording their debut full-length 'In Ruins', due for release late 2013 . With the release of this album, Arcadia intend to embark on an Australian National Tour to promote themselves, their music and to display their highly energetic live set.