It should come as no surprise that the pioneers of Action-Adventure Hardcore Rock and Roll claim to be “The Greatest Band of All Time”. Since their 2001 arrival in the burgeoning San Francisco Bay Area music scene, ArnoCorps has paved a steady, disciplined and often destructive path to ensure that all those who bear witness to their live Action Adventure Audio Assault agree with their ballsy assertion.
Initially, one might perceive ArnoCorps as merely a group of five highly-trained militant Austrian action-rock heroes. Big mistake. The motivation behind the band is far too complex to be defined by such superficial characteristics. Inspired by the ancient heroic lore and mythology of the Austrian Alpine communities, the content of ArnoCorps music carries on their homeland's sacred tradition of telling stories of great deeds and fantastic adventures through song. With powerful anthems including Terminator, Commando, Predator and Total Recall, the band has been singularly responsible for restoring integrity to the many Austrian tales that have been bastardized for cinematic exploitation in big-budget Hollywood blockbusters.
ArnoCorps' explosive live performances don't depend on pyrotechnics or props to create excitement. Although known for hurling audience members record distances and bending steel microphone stands as displays of physical strength, there is no need to fear ArnoCorps; they are a rescue team, not assassins. ArnoCorps performances have evolved to the point where attendees are no longer merely observers, but willing participants in a life-changing event. Many audience members claim to leave with increased muscle mass, a better understanding of life's mysteries and feeling like “goddamn heroes.”
After the release of their album "The Greatest Band Of All Time" on Great Britain's Anticulture Records, ArnoCorps conducted headline tours of the UK and Ireland in 2006 and 2008. These tours amassed critical acclaim by the British press, including a perfect 10 out of 10 rating from the BBC. Upon ArnoCorps' return to California, their local popularity grew even further, being awarded “Best San Francisco Rock Band” in the 2008 SF Weekly Reader's Poll Awards.