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Arkaik Tap The Black Dahlia Murder Members On New Album, Reveal Tour With Bermuda & Enfold Darkness


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Arkaik‘s third full-length album “Lucid Dawn” will feature guest turns from The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Trevor Strnad (vocals) and Ryan Knight (guitars), as well as strings from Amaranth. Producer Zack Ohren (Suffocation, All Shall Perish) oversaw this latest release, which the band laid down at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. As for the continuing conceptual theme of the album, I’ll let the press release do the talking:

Lucid Dawn” is the second installment in a series of concept albums revolving around Cyrix, a disillusioned character in a dystopian society. In Cyrix’s world, dreaming is systematically controlled by a tyrannical ruler named Khaal-Li-Phar and his army of dark shamans, where people are forced to build monuments to the tyrant to stifle their imaginations and inhibit their ability to achieve a multi-dimensional existence. “Lucid Dawn” is a death metal take on American mythologist, writer and lecturer, Joseph Campbell’s monomyth, and the beginning of Cyrix’s “Hero’s Journey.” Musically and conceptually, Lucid Dawn carries the listener on a visceral exhibition through the depths of evil and beyond the threshold of mundane reality.”

Arkaik - Lucid Dawn

01 – “Intro
02 – “From The Void
03 – “Digital Shroud
04 – “That Which Lies Hidden
05 – “Awaken The I
06 – “Fleshwalkers
07 – “Fusion Of Epochs
08 – “Lucid Dawn
09 – “Conjuring
10 – “Temple Aflame

Lucid Dawn” will be released October 30th on Unique Leader. The group will also head out on the ‘Lucid Revolution Tour‘ with Bermuda and Enfold Darkness, playing the following cities:

10/16 Sacramento, CA – On The Y (no Bermuda)
10/17 Bend, OR – The Third Street Pub
10/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/19 Spokane, WA – The Pin!
10/20 Boise, ID – The Shredder
10/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Karmikazees
10/22 Denver, CO – Trailside Saloon
10/23 Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley
10/25 San Antonio, TX – The Korova
10/26 Corpus Christ, TX – House Of Rock
10/27 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
10/28 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
10/29 San Angelo, TX – YaYas
10/30 Albuquerque, NM – Blu Phoenix
10/31 Bisbee, AZ – The Quarry
11/01 Scottsdale, AZ – The Rogue
11/02 Anaheim, CA – Doll Hut
11/03 San Bernardino, CA – Elks Lodge
11/04 Los Angeles, CA – Five Star bar
11/05 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/06 Fresno, CA – Chinatown Youth Center
11/07 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dicks
11/08 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge

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