Founded in 2015 by Jeffrey Fisher, New Orleans natives The Arbitrary stormed onto the progressive metal scene with a fresh sound and a driven mindset to bring their music to the masses. Borrowing from their influences in Intervals, ERRA, and Dream Theater, the instrumental group seamlessly traverses the world of contrast, often combining fierce, lowtuned guitars and ambient soundscapes.
“They deliver a high-octane, shred-worthy progressive metal sound that’s hard to deny. It’s easy to envision them in the same echelon as bands like Polyphia and Divine Realm,” says Mike Stahl of The Circle Pit, and this high-octane energy that The Arbitrary exudes is readily apparent in their live performances as well.
Following on the promise shown in their EPs Entropy and Identity, the band immediately immersed themselves in a heavy touring schedule and are slated to release their debut full-length record in 2020. “We’ve really only begun to find our niche as musicians, and the more experience we gain, the more we continue to learn how to efficiently channel our energy and improve our craft as we continue playing shows and releasing new material,” says Jeffrey Fisher. “In the end, the music is all that matters.”