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ARKAIK's "Occultivation" Is Ridiculous, Album Features Ex-BURNING THE MASSES & PSYCROPTIC Guitarists

Plus a tour with Inanimate Existence and Alterbeast!

Plus a tour with Inanimate Existence and Alterbeast!

A new Arkaik album is something get excited about all by itself, though the list of guests the band has for it is just as thrilling. Arkaik will release Nemethia on September 29, which will feature ex-Arkaik guitarist Craig Peters, guitarist Joe Haley of Psycroptic, ex-Burning The Masses guitarist Arde Ostowari, and Arkaik guitarist Greg Paulson's father, bassoonist Stephen Paulson of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. The album was also drummer on by Gabe Seeber from The Kennedy Veil!

Here's what Greg Paulson had to say about the record.

This is the most involved I’ve been on an Arkaik record so far. The songs are more thought out and meticulously crafted. I wanted to retain the sonic brutality Arkaik is known for, while introducing new elements to further expand on the band’s sound. I incorporated greater symphonic instrumentation throughout the record and utilized my classical background to add more depth and dynamics to the arrangements.

The album is overall more complex, I even added some harmonized vocals to blend with Jared‘s voice, making for some interesting layered textures. This is sure to be the most unique Arkaik album to date. I’m really proud of what we created and hope people enjoy it.

Check out the song below, get the dates for Arkaik's upcoming tour with Alterbeast and Inanimate Existence (who we just premiered a song from as well) below, and pre-order the album here.

09/08 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp Sacramento
09/09 Kingsburg, CA – Bullfrog’s
09/10 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
09/11 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/12 Mesa, AZ – Club Red Mesa
09/14 Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall
09/15 McAllen, TX – Sofies SS Saloon
09/16 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
09/17 Shreveport, LA – Bushnookies
09/19 Lafayette, LA – The District
09/20 Pensacola, FL – Handlebar
09/21 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
09/22 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
09/23 Augusta, GA – Iron Heights
09/24 Nashville, TN – The End
09/26 Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
09/27 Chesapeake, VA – Riffhouse Pub
09/28 Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
09/29 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
09/30 Louisville, KY – Louisville Death Fest
10/01 Chicago, IL – Reggies
10/02 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
10/04 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
10/05 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
10/06 Henderson, NV – Eagles Aerie Hall
10/07 Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater

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