ARKAIK Rip “Occultivation” To Shreds In This Exclusive Bass Playthrough

New Arkaik bassist Riley Christensen demonstrates the extreme chops it takes to perform extreme metal in this exclusive bass playthrough for the band’s punishing track “Occultivation” from their album Nemethia.

Riley says of the video:

“I’m immensely stoked to be a part of the Arkaik lineup! I have a really good feeling that my musical influences will work well for Arkaik and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for the future of this band. For gear, I use a Warwick German made pro series 5 string thumb bass with Dunlop super bright strings. For my amp, I’ll be using a Darkglass Microtubes 900w on stage and for recording.”

Catch the band on the Devastation on the Nation tour w/Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Venom Prison, Vale of Pnath, and Signs of the Swarm:

6/5 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
6/6 Everett, Wa @ Tony V’s Garage
6/7 Portland, Or @ Analog Theater
6/8 Berkley, Ca @ Bay Area Death Fest
6/9 Los Angeles, Ca @ 1720
6/10 Mesa, Az @ Club Red
6/13 Fort Worth, Tx @ Tomcat’s West
6/14 Austin, Tx @ Come and Take It Live
6/15 McAllen, Tx @ Yerberia Cultura
6/16 Houston, Tx @ Houston Underground
6/17 Atlanta, Ga @ The Masquerade
6/20 Durham, Nc @ Motorco Music Hall
6/21 Baltimore, Md @ Soundstage
6/22 Waterford, Ny @ Chrome
6/23 Pittsburgh, Pa @ Rex Theater

Physical copies or digital copies of Nemethia are available now.

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