"Arsenic Tea Party" is an avant-garde metal experience. It's frenetic, and utilizes a wide array of musical influences. The music is simple, but filled with hooks...
It is comprised of two veteran musicians, and more than a hint of levity:
- Richard Cynic on Keys, Drum programming, guitar, and vocals.
- Ronz on Guitar and Bass.
Back in 2019, I was loathe to find a name for this new project. It was a typical day at work - breathing in plastic fumes; lamenting all the horrible choices that got me trapped in that place, and taking quick glances around at all the sad faces that belonged to all the other damned souls...
I took a final glance at the tote I was currently filling with parts, and marked upon its color. Arsenic Green. My reverie then brought me to the tea I had set at my workstation. Arsenic Tea. Heh.
I don't know, nor am I inclined to care where the "Party" came from - but came it did. Arsenic Tea Party.
After work, nearly every night, I returned to my home in Flint, and worked on what was to become our first self-titled album. I proudly affixed the name to this project, and got a band together. The rest is history.