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Blabbermouth reviews “I”

“Most likely, this band derives its namesake from the Roman general Flavius Arbogastes, aka Arbogast (said to have been birthed in barbarian lands), since their debut full-length I sounds like an entire garrison thrust into the heat of battle, complete … Continue reading


arbogast: Chicago Trio Prepares To Tour The Northeast US Next Week – Earsplit Compound

Chicago’s rampant trio arbogast is preparing for an upcoming East Coast run of tour dates in support of their diverse debut full-length, I, recently released by Nefarious Industries. A hometown show on April 1st begins the trek, followed by shows … Continue reading

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Decibel reviews “I”

“Seriously, how is this band not already signed, touring with (and blowing away) the likes of High on Fire and The Sword? The world is a cruel and unjust place…” – Decibel

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Chicago Reader reviews “I”

“…complex, engagingly brainy metal, driven by righteous political fury—the band reserves a special place in Hades for the rich and exploitative—and leavened with quiet, clean breaks whose breathing room really just sets up the next charge of jackhammer force.” – … Continue reading


Terrorizer reviews “I”

“It doesn’t usually help quoting a press release name-dropping bands the Chicago-based Arbogast played with, but in this case an exception can be made. Why? Because doing so could shed a light on the diversity of styles the band incorporate on their debut, on the masterful way with which the various strands are weaved into a complex yet cohesive metal thing, and also hint towards a certain density that is occasionally overbearing, impenetrable and disengaging; Bison BC, Gates of Slumber, Across Tundras, Goes Cube, Tidal Arms. Confused? Okay, then imagine At The Drive In meets Mastodon. But not yet as amazing as what that might sound like when their full potential is realised.” – Terrorizer


arbogast: Genre-Mangling Chicago Trio Prepares For Live Actions

Chicago-based arbogast’s off-kilter but seamless hybrid of extreme musical styles infiltrated the media at the turn of the year by way of a crushing debut album, simply entitled I. The trio’s slamming hooks and percussion are also fueled by sturdy … Continue reading

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The Members Of Arbogast Discuss Their New Album “I” – Metal Underground

Metal Underground chats with arbogast about their sound, their new record, and the upcoming video for “Forming the Flock”: Chicago’s arbogast is not the kind of band that engages in the conventional nature of metal. Their sound is hard to … Continue reading

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Sludgelord interviews arbogast

“Arbogast have released a stunning and outstanding album that should hopefully propel them amongst the elite of Sludge Metal as they have some major fucking talent that deserves to be heard on a bigger stage as possible.” Read on at … Continue reading


SSGmusic reviews “I”

“Arbogast introduces themselves with a record that harkens back to an age when metal, punk, and post-hardcore all lived comfortably together. Their debut album, I , is an excellent effort, and deserves much more recognition than it will get for … Continue reading