Arkaen was formed in the East Bay in 2016 to save the world with avant-garde, progressive, alternative, metal music. Since then, Arkaen has released an EP (Arkaen, 2017), and has played several shows around Northern California, sharing stages with former members of world-renouned bands such as Scoprions, AC/DC, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, or Iced Earth. Arkaen’s music has been described as “extremely tight and technically proficient (…) heavy riffs, compelling vocals and rhythm section to die for” (Progradar, 2017), drinking from influences like Porcupine Tree or Tool. Currently, Arkaen is finalizing the recordings of their first full length album, to be released in the Fall of 2018.
Arkaen’s line up comprises founding members Eli Remas (drums), Garey Rickher (lead guitar and synths), Joey Nuñez (rhythm guitar), and Uri Nieto (vocals and synths); and bassist Michael Barney.