Arcadia is a metal/hardcore band from Adelaide, South Australia.
The name Arcadia means a ‘region of simplicity and untouched quiet, a sort of utopia’. The ideas and impossibilities of such a place are what spawned the music of the band.
The question Arcadia poses is how can such a place exist? Their songs talk about many things that prevent this mythical world from existing. Topics like war, depression, substance abuse and confrontation form the meaning behind the bands music. Arcadia is a message that says ‘The world is not simple, and there’s no such thing as a perfect world’.
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.