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Genres Metalcore, groove metal
Years active 2008−?
Labels E1 Music
Associated acts Fear Factory, Threat Signal
Members Jon Howard
Christian Olde Wolbers
Raymond Herrera
Pat Kavanagh

Arkaea is a metal band formed in 2008 featuring members from Threat Signal and Fear Factory.


The band was formed by Christian Olde Wolbers and Raymond Herrera (formerly of Fear Factory) who had recorded a demo for a new band. They sent the demo to Threat Signal vocalist Jon Howard and Arkaea was spawned. They tried to obtain Sam Rivers for bassist, who was all for it but then decided to back down due to location. Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne then offered his services for the album but it was felt it would be too difficult for another bassist to replicate his unique basslines live as he could not tour due to Mudvayne commitments. After some time spent searching for the perfect bassist, another Threat Signal member, Pat Kavanagh, was finally chosen. Their debut entitled Years in the Darkness was set to be released on March 3, then March 10[1] but was not released until July 14, 2009,[2] selling roughly 980 units in its first week.[3] Half of the songs that appear on the album were originally intended to be for a possible new Fear Factory album. In addition to a 5-minute-long sampler. the band posted the opening track "Locust" on their Myspace.

Despite releasing a short pre-production demo in 2012 and promising a new album later that year, the band have not been publicly active since.



Title Release date Label
Years in the Darkness July 14, 2009
July 20, 2009
E1 Music (North America)
Century Media Records (Europe)


  1. ^ "ARKAEA: Video Footage Of Live Debut Available". Retrieved 2011-12-10. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "ARKAEA: 'Years In The Darkness' First-Week Sales Revealed". Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 

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