Status Symbols

by Arbiter

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    This EP download features both lyric videos of our status update songs, plus some of the pictures from our 2012 Easter Egg Hunt, and other social media-related Arbiter content!

      $1 USD  or more




In mid-2013, we had a hilariously genius idea (as always) to start posting social media status updates in breakdown form and via short lyric video.

These status updates marked the beginning of our long "silent era", where we would do a lot of things backstage, but nothing significant would get released from us until early 2016. Needless to say, the status update songs and lyric videos didn't last for long. Only 2 days, in fact.

However, now our "Status Symbols" EP—originally meant to be a full album detailing the chronology of an entire album writing process (God what a cool idea)—has been assembled and made available for download here on our Bandcamp or as a back-catalog item for Alpha Core members!

Short as it may be, we hope you enjoy the idea we had and the short-lived exploration of it.


released May 1, 2013

Connor Arbiter - Song Writing, Lyric Writing, Guitar Recording, Vocal Recording
Arbiter - Mixing and Mastering
Alan Follette - Lyric Videos, Mixing and Mastering



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Arbiter Traverse City, Michigan

We are Arbiter, and after 8 years in a band together, we are entering our "third era"—this time, we're making a video game, and our new album will be the soundtrack for it. Join the Alpha Core here on our Bandcamp to see the development process from the inside out—and get all of Arbiter's content all at once. ... more

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Track Name: Status Quo
Hey guys!

From now on our statuses will be in breakdown form.
It's about the music, so why do we sit around talking about nothing?
Subscribe to this new channel, add our Facebook page to your favorites.
One by one, there's more to come,
So get steaked and share this beastly shit with your friends.
Track Name: False Start
One, two, three, ...

We've started on our third album,
Lately things have kind of been tough,
Endlessly crawling through the darkness,
Not the happiest of times for us...

So we hope you like dark, angry, heavy fucking music.
There is no escape...
This will be the heaviest Arbiter has ever been.