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A brand new is on the way!

The wait is almost over folks. Everything is almost ready for the launch of The Elite's new record, as well as a brand new New shirt designs, a fresh, professionally packaged redesign of the WW3 EP, and of course, Total Destruction, are all on the way! Stay tuned!

New Elite Total Destruction teaser available now!

Two new Elite Total Destruction teasers for your enjoyment!

Amazing things are happening behind the scenes, and the release of The Elite's Total Destruction album will be announced soon!! Stayed tuned!!
Be sure to head over to The Elite's FaceBook page and LIKE it to stay informed!


Happy Holidays!!

Whoa! The Chimaira Christmas 15 reunion show is almost here
! I know I'm getting excited...How about you?
Early in the new year, look out for news on the release date for The Elite's new album, Total Destruction! Also- release news about the debut album from my Fabulous Disaster project is right around the corner! Stay tuned, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and cheers!!


Well folks... The new album from The Elite

Mixed, mastered, and ready to jam! It's been a LONG time coming... and your tremendous patience has been appreciated. Now just a couple more steps as we prepare for the release campaign.  Many details to follow, so please spread the word, and keep your eyes and ears peeled!
TJ, Austin, and I are beyond excited to share this album with the world, and the pride we have in what we've created for you shines on every track. As I've said before, this album is like no other. It's unlike anything you've ever heard before, and we're confident that you're going to absolutely LOVE it!
Cheers and STAY TUNED!

Don't miss any of the new and exciting items over at my FOR SALE page!

Like my custom white Peavey XXX amp head, or the Pearl 6 piece drum kit used by every Chimaira drummer! It's got a ton of history! Find out more over at my FOR SALE page!!

Getting super close!  04/05/17

Thank goodness... I've had some time to work on The Elite record quite a bit lately, and man is it turning out great! If there's anything I can offer as reward for your patience, it's my guarantee that this album will be worth the wait. No one, has ever heard anything like this. And again, I can guarantee that.
I'm chipping away at multiple projects right now,... All of which I'm extremely proud of.  Being tied up in so many things is the main reason you rarely hear from me, and why nothing has been released in ages. But if it's any condolence, I think everything just might all hit at once. So like the old saying goes... "When it rains, it pours"... And I'm about to crack the sky. Keep them eyes and ears peeled!

Checkin' In  02/22/16

Man it seems like forever since I popped my head out to give a report. I guess the truth is, it HAS been forever. Like the great Dr. Dre said, "I've been in the lab with a pen and a pad". Or in my case...a guitar.
I work on music all day everyday, and to be able to do that, is amazing. Because I still need to make a living by helping other people create their music, (which again is amazing), I don't have as much free time as I'd like to work on my own music. And currently by "my own music", I mean the upcoming full length album from The Elite, titled, "Total Destruction", and my debut solo instrumental album featuring Andols Herrick, tentatively titled, "An Intolerance For Incompetence". Both albums are written and recorded, and are awaiting all of their creative final touches... Which I slowly and carefully apply, at every chance I get. Both albums will be worth the wait, and that comes with my guarantee. Details of their status and release are coming together and I'm just as anxious and excited to hear about them as you! Thanks again for your endless patience, and please continue to hang tight.
In the meantime, I thought I'd share some stuff from some of the artists I've been working with. All of it is really cool material, and of course, comes with my personal endorsement. My level of involvement on each project varies a bit, ranging from material I mixed, enhanced, and/or mastered, to songs that I performed guest solo's on, and even songs I co-wrote and played all of the guitars and bass on. I feel blessed to have so many of you out there that have been waiting to hear something from me, and I hope some killer riffs and soulful solo's can wet your whistle for a bit. Thanks again, and please browse through the descriptions below to learn more about some amazing  up and coming artists! Cheers

Fabulous Disaster

Matty Demko is a highly motivated singer/songwriter from right here in Cleveland, Ohio. For over a year now, Matty and I have been writing songs together for his project, Fabulous Disaster.  I'm handling all of the production duties, plus that's me on guitar and bass on every track.! Super cool grunge era type rock, with a sharp edge and a groovy mood. Check out Matty's YouTube Channel by clicking on his picture to the left. His debut full length album is almost complete, so keep checking back for freshly added material!

Arnold & Czech

My long time buddy Josh Necak (knee-check) and I have been working on tunes for a few months now. Josh is another killer Cleveland vocalist whom I work well with. So far we've completed one original titled, "Your Fate," which some of you may have already heard, and we've done a couple super cool covers. "Young Lust" from Pink Floyd, and "Creep" from Stone Temple Pilots. Click the image to the left to hear what we're doing! More originals are in the works, and maybe more covers!
JB Andrews

JB is a cool singer/songwriter/guitar player from Louisville, KY that I've been mixing new music for.  His debut album, "With A Vengeance" will be out soon! I mixed and co-produced all 13 tracks on the album, and they're fantastic! JB has a brand new lyric video up called "Witch Hunt", that I recommend you check out! I not only rip a cool solo on the track, but I also lend my voice in the form of a radio DJ skit. HA! Enjoy! Learn more by clicking on the image to the left.
Burial At Sea

Head banging at it's finest from Tampa, FL! I've been mixing tracks for Burial At Sea for about a year now, and their debut full length album is almost complete! Besides helping with the production, I'm also playing bass on every track, and also laid out a cool solo on their single, "Display of the Faceless". Check it out! Click the image to the left to hear tracks from Burial At Sea, and be sure to check them out on Facebook.
Destroy The Titan

Slick metalcore from Taylors, South Carolina! I had the pleasure of mixing and mastering this crushing EP, and it was extra special because it features Mr. Kevin Talley on the skins! Cool grooves, rad breakdowns, and ripping guitars! Be sure to give Destroy The Titan a listen on bandcamp, ReverbNation, and Facebook!
Once Flesh

Technically melodic death metal at it's finest from Cleveland, Ohio! I was lucky enough to meet up with these guys and produce, engineer, mix, and master their amazingly awesome debut EP! Really cool tunes with fantastic musicianship make for one heck of an introduction to the world of Once Flesh.
Recorded right here at RobArnoldWorld Studio, I'm really proud of this one! These guys are gonna make waves! Check em' out on bandcamp and Facebook.
Impending Lies

Awesome radio rock from Cleveland, Ohio! These guys are in the middle of doing big things! They recorded their incredible "Believe" EP with me at RobArnoldWorld Studio last summer, and it was a pleasure to work with them and help produce their music. Click the image to the left to hear their AMAZING cover of Journey's "Separate Ways"! I'm very proud to have been a part of this production and I must mention that, the other tracks on this record are also WELL worth the listen! Find out more on Facebook

Still Truckin'  02/24/15
Truth is, it's harder to put out records by yourself than it is with a team. So far what I've learned is, like so many things in life, it just takes longer than I expected. But as I always say and truly believe, the wait will be worth it in the end. Too little hours in the day prevent me from working on my own music more, and I can only chip away at it little by little. But twenty songs packed with killer riffs, solos, beats, beauty, and insanity are written and recorded… 10 for The Elite's new album, Total Destruction, and 10 for my debut solo album featuring Mr. Andols Herrick behind the kit! Both albums are in the post production process, and yes, have been stuck there for awhile. I know this update is long over due, and I beg for more of your patience as I continue to try and make my way through this gigantic and joyful process of transforming thoughts from my head into sounds for your ears.

Watch & listen to a new version of Chimaira's Cleansation! 11/04/14

Drummer Erik Schultek, vocalist JC Koszewski, and yours truly, recently recorded a section of a Chimaira classic, Cleansation!
The recording was made as part of an educational recording workshop/bootcamp presented by producer Eyal Levi, and hosted right here at my very own, RobArnoldWorld Recording Studio. Students were taught basic and advanced techniques in audio production. At the end of three days, we had produced what you can watch, listen to, and download, by clicking the image to the left.  And if you haven't already, check out this very interesting and informative podcast we made prior to the bootcamp... You can hear about what I've been up to, details about the workshop, and much much more!
<Click here to listen to the podcast>

Wanna hear something crazy?! 07/28/14

Check out this brand new mashup I made featuring The Elite, and Dr. Dre with Snoop Dogg!

While we're waiting to complete the new record, we've decided to have some fun with the instrumental version of our new song, "You're not Ready". And you know what?? Maybe you're not ready... But in case you are, please enjoy this classic gangster rap mashup.
Our boy Austin D. has been talking about marrying two great songs like this for as long as I've known him...So I'm glad to have finally made it happen for him! Cheers brother!

Still hard at work
:) 06/25/14

Mr. Andols Herrick and I are still hard at work on our instrumental record, which will be the first of my many solo records to come. Currently I'm recording the remaining guitars and bass for the album, while simultaneously mixing the tracks. After that we'll begin preparing a campaign that will allow us to get our music out into the world! The material is incredible, and the grooves are killer. It will be worth the wait! And thank you for your patience and loyal support!

*Work on The Elite will resume shortly! The album is around 75% complete. Sometimes the last stretch is the longest! Please stay with us and hang tight!

Merry Christmas from The Elite!

Check out a sweet preview of the new album from The Elite!
Tentatively titled, "Total Destruction", the new offering is set to hit sometime next year! Keep your eyes and ears peeled, and spread the word! Join the RobArnoldWorld mailing list to receive an mp3 of the preview via email! Enjoy!


Brand new MUSIC and T-SHIRTS are here from THE ELITE!  Check out the Christmas 2013 album teaser right here! And the long awaited WW3 EP shirts have finally arrived! Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming details, and please SPREAD THE WORD!   Download the WW3 EP..

View my crazy collection of tour passes! 10/30/13

 Over the past couple of weeks I've been posting samples of my extensive tour pass collection on my brand new  Facebook Page.  Click on the image to the left to view the collection in its entirety! This collection ranges from the year 2000, all the way up until 2009, and covers all of my touring with Chimaira around the globe. Soon I'll scan and upload the rest of my collection covering 2009-2012. There's bound to be some great ones in there! Enjoy!

Chimaira Live @ the Download Festival 2003 10/25/13

Recently I uploaded some never-before-seen footage of Chimaira performing live at the Download Festival in 2003. Mention of the three-part-series first appeared on my brand new  Facebook Page. Head over there and "Like" it, if ya do!

Click on the image to the right to watch the concert and remember to Subscribe to my Youtube Channel to hear about new videos first!

The Peavey 6505+.  How I get my tone... 10/11/13

"Hi Rob, I have a 6505+ and a Mesa 4x12 cabinet.
I wanted to know if you use the rhythm channel or
the lead channel for your main tone? I love the sound
of your riffs, but I just can't seem to dial it in right."

I get a lot of questions about the Peavey 6505 amps… Which channels and settings I use, and really about how it is I get my tone...
So I've gone ahead and described my settings in a brand new article. You can read all about it by clicking here.

Watch me perform the "Until The End Of Time" solo! 08/07/13
 Watch me perform the "Until The End Of Time" solo!

Click the image to the left to see me rock out my latest session solo for the band, "GILO".

You can listen to the song in its entirety below. And don't forget that I'm available to solo over your material too! For more information on that, as well as guitar lessons and much more, click here.

A sweet guest solo I did on an awesome track for the band, GILO!
I was brought on to tear up the fret board on, "Until The End Of Time" by GILO! Give it a listen, and check out their facebook page for more info. GILO Official Facebook Page

Here's a little clip from the new Elite! 06/30/13

Click on the image to the right to see Austin D' capturing some magic.  Hear some of our preliminary tones, and the sweet syncopation we're throwing down!

More content is on the way!!

And keep those West-Birds flying high!!
The Elite vocal sessions were a success! 06/29/13

Well after a long and productive month...
Tj and Austin have returned home to California, and I'll begin mixing all that we've worked on. I still have some solos to write and record, and things are coming along...  slowly but surely... and I promise the wait will be worth it in the end!

And as promised, a short teaser video in on the way! Check back in a day or two to hear some tones!

Hear me rip a solo on a new track from Barry The Mortician!

Right now The Elite are hard at work on our brand new full
length record! Guitars, drums, and bass have been laid down for 10 mind blowing tracks! Yes, your mind will be blown!

TJ is set to lay down the lead vocals when recording resumes in mid-May.  

A release is being planned for later in the year, and brand new Elite t-shirts and other apparel are on the way!

Keep checking back to hear about things as they're happening, And in the meantime, visit The Elite on  Twitter

Click here to find out more about The Elite

Youth Forgotten galore... 04/01/13

Youth Forgotten are days away from album completion!
Singer JC
Koszewski wrapped up his vocal sessions and everything is sounding great!

I've been busy producing and mixing the project, and mastering starts next week! The album sounds fantastic, and the songs are super catchy.

Bassist Jim LaMarca had this to say:

"I'm so excited for the world to hear this record. I'm very happy with how everything came together during the whole process, and I know that people are really going to love what they hear from this new Youth Forgotten shit."

More details, including an expected release date, are imminent.

Check out Youth Forgotten on Facebook

RobArnoldWorld Studio is live! 03/15/13

RobArnoldWorld Studio is up and running! Currently producing & mixing the debut Youth Forgotten full length! (Jim LaMarca)

Work resumes in May on the brand new full length offering from The Elite! Learn more about RobArnoldWorld Studio right here

An awesome surprise! 01/15/13

During the latest Elite session last fall, an awesome group of guys unexpectedly got together! Kevin was in town with Six Feet Under, and Andols dropped by to film some instructional content. Anyway, it was a rare chance for me to be with all three of my drummers simultaneously! Good times ensued! (no, we didn't have the chance to record any music... haha)

From left:
TJ Frost, Rob Arnold, Austin D (from sunny C), Kevin Talley, Andols Herrick
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