Arkaik's coming album Nemethia is its first with ex-live Fallujah guitarist Greg Paulson and The Kennedy Veil drummer Gabe Seeber, and the music thus far has been awesome. Now the band has dropped a new track called "Order Of The Hierogon," which is not only nearly 10 minutes long and packed with sci-fi awesomeness, but also features Psycroptic guitarist Joe Haley!
"We really wanted to push our writing with this one, try some new things and challenge ourselves into making a massive track that explores the spectrum of our sound all in one song. We had the rare opportunity to work with Joe Haley from Psycroptic on a tasty guest solo and it came out better than we could have imagined.
As for the concept of the song as it relates to the story, Cyrix stumbles into a hidden territory called The City Of Secrets. He is introduced to a banished order of outsiders, mystics, sages, psychic warriors, historians, and oracles that preserve the lineage of knowledge contained within the 'Order Of The Hierogon.' Once welcomed into the inner circle of this mysterious group who seemed to have foreknowledge of his arrival, Cyrix is bestowed with mental and physical tools and training to make his passage through the Nexion Stargate, which takes place at the end of the album.
We created the word 'Hierogon' to describe a mystical navigation device that Cyrix inherits from his new allies. It is the ‘holy grail’ of the order. The Arkaik symbol you see in the beginning of this video is a visual representation of the Hierogon."
Nemethia is out this Friday, and you can pre-order it here.