original release date: 1/02/2010
Abstract Artimus is an American music composer and performer from the deep South currently living in Manhattan, New York. He was born Artimus Alexander Pace, June 21st, 1983, in Jacksonville, Florida, to his mother Susan and father Patrick Pace. At the time of his birth, Patrick was the drummer for the Jimmie Van Zant Band. After quitting the band, Patrick moved the family back to his home town of Mobile, Alabama. Much of Artimus's early life consisted of going to his father's rock shows as well as local and national concerts. As Artimus grew older, he started playing in different bands, most notably Fry Cook. After nearly ten years of Fry Cook, the band called it quits in 2006 due to unresolved issues. Artimus then formed Death Defying Dires, whose first show was as a supporting act for Gwar. Several successful shows were played and an EP was recorded, but after the other members quit to pursue the family life, Artimus had to devise a new plan. He went on to write and perform as a one man band with random musicians joining him over the years. In 2009, after the release of "God is Mad" he added a backing band and an extensive European and North American tour followed. Abstract Artimus has toured the US, Canada and Europe both as a one man band and with his backing band the Torture Children which consists of a revolving door of musicians. He is currently touring and writing music at a constant pace. He has released several albums independently and on various independent labels in the U.S. and Europe. His newest, "Barba de Dendritas" was released in early 2010 on Arizona based Liberal Squid Records. An extensive European and North American tour followed, as did with the 2009 release of "God is Mad". In January 2011 select AA albums were re released on Pace's own Dire Life Records. Abstract Artimus is currently working on his new full length album and has not announced a release date.