Their debut 13 track album, Years in the Darkness (2009), featured tracks originally destined for a new Fear Factory album. In its first week, the album sold 980 copies, but remained panned by critics.
Beginning in January 2009, Arkaea toured heavily through the US Europe, continuing to tour through November 2010; the highlight of the tour being their appearance at 2009's Germany Wacken Open Air.
Despite releasing a short pre-production demo in 2012 and promising a new album later that year, the band has not been publicly active since. In 2011, Olde Wolbers moved on to Beowülf; Herrera took up entrepreneurial ventures. In December 2019, Wolbers stated in an Instagram post that he had started working on a new Arkaea album, but also noted that Herrera would be "too busy" to contribute.