"One of Ireland's best emerging DIY creators" - Cobra Promotions

Thriving on creating bold, genre defiant music with the sole purpose of converting negativity and mental struggles into positive energy, Rex Arcum is a fully independent Rap Rock artist from Cork, Ireland. With the release of his debut album "Origins" in 2022 and a collaborative EP "COMPOUND" in 2023 Rex Arcum started to turn heads and bring together fans of rap/hip-hop and rock/metal throughout Ireland, the U.K. and beyond. Rex Arcum's music fits perfectly in the libraries of fans of acts like Linkin Park, Grandson and Zero 9:36. 


Newest Release

"Corruption's Last Victim"

As seen on Spotify’s “Misfits 2.0”, DiscoverNu and Bored City.

After setting Ireland’s underground alight in 2023 with over 360,000 Spotify streams and placements on RTE.ie, NOTION, Nialler9 and Spotify’s Misfits 2.0. Cork’s Rex Arcum returns with his most unfiltered and confidently aggressive release to date. Rex Arcum is certainly an artist to watch in 2024.

"Corruption's Last Victim" by Rex Arcum is out now.

  • York Calling

    "Currently lighting up Ireland's underground scene and it's easy to see why"

  • The Independent Spirits

    "A must listen for fans of rap rock"


    "A release that will surely propel Rex and Syano to the fore front of Ireland's budding music scene" - NOTION on Rex Arcum & Syano's collaborative EP "COMPOUND"

  • Also Featured on:

    RTÉ, Golden Plec, Nialler9, The Cork Independent, Echo Live, Soundsphere Magazine, Landon Buford, Global Money World, The word is Bond, Dusty Organ, Roadie Music, Underground n' Proud, Shellshocked Radio, Last Day Deaf, Jesea Lee's New & Loud Rock Tracks, Yellow & Black, NotBad.ie + More



Rex Arcum has had numerous placements on Misfits 2.0, New Music Friday U.K., Shockwave, An Alternative Future, Alternative Ireland + more.


Rex Arcum released his debut album "Origins" in 2022 and was followed by a remix EP featuring a host of artists including Brody, Andrew Southworth, MNERVA, Keeper and Processor. Origins received over 150,000 streams within 12 months. In 2023 Rex Arcum teamed up with Cork based hip-hop artist Syano to release "COMPOUND" a 4-track EP which received has received over 75,000 streams, had a sold-out release show and was featured in numerous press outlets including Nialler 9, Golden Plec, NOTION and RTE.ie.

Radio Play - 

Rex Arcum's single "LOTTO BOY" received airplay on Cork's RedFM, Dublin's Near FM and over 120 international radio stations.


Sharing the stage with drummer Ciaran Nevin, bassist Chris La Motte and newly joined guitarist Mia Brophy, Rex Arcum is quickly becoming known for his explosive and memorable live performances. Since playing his debut show at Legends, Edinburgh in August 2022, Rex Arcum has played numerous shows to successfully engage both rap/hip-hop and rock/metal audiences. Shows include Absent Emo Night and Absent Hip-Hop night in the Cellar Bar - Galway, Cork Rising 2023 in Cyprus Avenue - Cork, Outkastz in The Workman’s Cellar - Dublin and a sold-out headline show in Fred Zeppelin’s, Cork.

Interested in booking a live performance? Please see live performance footage, tech specs and contact info below.


Live Performance Footage

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