ARCADIA was formed in 1996. The first demo tape, entitled "War of Silence", dates back to March 1998 when it met with a favorable reception from the specialized press and got the band two deals for two national cd compilations: "Into the Underground Vol. 3" (Mariano Fontaine's Whiplash Prod.) and "Italian Experience Vol. 2" (P.O.E. Records).
The band started playing gigs around in small and big Italian clubs to promote their demo. After the bassist replacement in June 1999, they entered the studio to record the promo cd "Trust". The three cd tracks reveal the true value of the band and its modern, violent, full-impact sound.
To support the new album the band organized a mini-tour in January 2000 with dates all over Italy and several shows in the most famous metal clubs.