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virus466 ARNOCORPS
The Greatest Band Of All Time
virus466 (2014) CD - $12.00 - temp. unavailable | LP + DOWNLOAD - $14.00 | White Vinyl+d/l - $16.00
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Throughout the history of mankind, the stories most often told through song are those of great deeds and fantastic adventures. ArnoCorps carries on this grand tradition with their album "THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME".

The very principles of the action-adventure lifestyle have been defined in ArnoCorps' music since their arrival in the burgeoning San Francisco Bay Area music scene in 2001. Beyond the distinctively accented delivery of lead vocalist Holzfeuer, ArnoCorps' sound is defined by a unique band arrangement of "heroic symmetry". The two guitars of Vielmehr Klampfe and Inzo der Barrakuda are counterbalanced by the two basses of Der Wölf and Toten Adler, while the disciplined drumming of Gellend Adler provides the backbone of the band. The collective on-stage energy incites their crowds to join in the screaming of quotes from ancient lore, such as "Kill me now!", "Get your ass to Mars!", and "Stick around!".

Many listeners of this mighty tome claim to have experienced an increase muscle mass, a better understanding of life's mysteries, and feeling like "goddamn heroes". Now, let ArnoCorps tell you of the days of high adventure. Come on! Do it now!! What are you waiting for?!?

This stunning gatefold LP contains all of the heroic words of these ancient Austrian myths as well as a truly stunning vista of the highest, most heroic Austrian Alps!

Record collectors, PLEASE NOTE: There are only 500 WHITE VINYL copies pressed, and 300 of them will be sold by the band exclusively at their July 2014 UK dates. We have 80 of them to sell thru our mailorder. After these are gone, it's Ebony Only!

"Commando" Live in London:

"The beauty in Arnocorps is that their message is actually much deeper than their bombastic façade suggests. At face value, the group's album The Greatest Band of All Time seems to be 14 songs paying tribute to the classic period of Arnold Schwarzenegger cinema. There's a song about fighting a Predator. There's another that has the refrain "Get your ass to mars!" Another pays tribute to the great Barbarian God-king, Crom....

...Of course, the whole thing wouldn't work if the band wasn't so over the top (though if you asked them, they might say, "What's Over the Top?") As the music blasts through tune after tune, frontman Holzfeuer, in his wonderfully heavy Alpine accent, shouts out messages of encouragement like "Crush your enemies" and "He was the last action hero! He was full of machismo!" And when he shakes his fist at the fates with lines like "I'm here! Kill me now" it's that much more hilarious… and profound.

Some of these songs might seem reminiscent of the 1980's action flick, but that's only because they both espouse an ideal, a concept, that was created when Ancient Alpine man first picked up ash to paint on the wall. A "hero" or "shero" doesn't have to be some foreign, mythological thing from 3,000 years ago or on the silver screen. These tales are about you and me. The heavy metal in the background just makes it easier to get started working towards that ideal."
-John G.



1. "Arno Intro" (1:50)
2. "Predator" (3:27)
3. "True Lies" (2:22)
4. "Total Recall" (2:56)
5. "Commando" (3:17)
6. "Collateral Damage" (2:01)
7. "End of Days" (3:19)
8. "Sixth Day" (2:26)
9. "Running Man" (3:01)
10. "Raw Deal" (1:29)
11. "Eraser" (2:27)
12. "Crom (Strong on His Mountain)" (2:51)
13. "Wheel of Pain" (1:24)
14. "Terminator" (2:29)
15. "Last Action Hero" (3:52)

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