Disarming Arctica

Disarming Arctica


Disarming Arctica is an alternative rock / post hardcore band from Long Island, New York. Disarming Arctica successfully combine elements from several music scenes, taking cue from their hardcore and metal roots and seamlessly fuse ambient and hardhitting melodies.


Disarming Arctica is an alternative rock / post hardcore band hailing from the south shores of Long Island, New York. While most bands from the Long Islandarea are overshadowed by the tremendously influential local legends (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, From Autumn To Ashes, etc), Disarming Arctica have made a name for themselves by successfully combining elements from several music scenes. Disarming Arctica take cue from their hardcore and metal roots and seamlessly fuse ambient and hard‐hitting melodies.
Vocalist, Michael Assip and guitarists Adam Hecht and Thomas Colello first worked together in the melodic hardcore band The Rescue. The Rescue released several EPs and built a large local following, playing with the leading national club touring acts between 2003 and 2005 before completing a northeast tour with Solid State recording artists He Is Legend and Rise Records recording artists Still Life Projector. In late 2005 The Rescue officially disbanded.
About two years later in 2007, Disarming Arctica was formed by Michael Assip and Adam Hecht to explore areas of music that their former band never could.
With the addition of Ken Pryor on bass guitar and Josh Hecht on drums, Disarming Arctica immediately began to play shows locally, opening for national acts such as The Almost, The Distance, The Forecast, Forgive Durden, From Autumn To Ashes, and I Am The Avalanche within the first two months of being a band. During this time, the band had recorded a four song demo with former band mate, Thomas Colello, that began circulating the internet, local shows, and local radio developing a growing following for the band.
By the winter of 2008, Disarming Arctica completed their first tour, playing shows down the east coast and into the mid west. The band continued to play out
while refining and rewriting their current songs and creating new material. After filling in live for a string of shows over the summer of 2008, Thomas Colello
officially joined the band to solidify the lineup.
Shortly thereafter, the band recorded their self‐produced debut EP “We’re Always Watching You” which is a culmination of the band’s relentless work ethic and creative energy. The six‐song EP blends straight‐forward rock with complex and textured melodies. While the EP is at times heavy and other times poppy, Disarming Arctica’s purely original sound, laced with subtle electronic undertones,
leaves the listener with something to hold onto. With their diverse and unique sound, Disarming Arctica is poised to take their place among Long Island’s greats.


Disarming Arctica - "We're Always Watching You" EP

Tracks streaming on myspace.com, purevolume.com, etc

Regular radio airplay on 94.3fm, 90.3fm, and other local and internet radio shows.

Set List

Current live set (30 minutes) :
Live Sample into opening
The Great Northern
Marie Antoinette
Instrumental Interlude
The Signal
Wake Up Now