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Arkaik Set September Release For New Album “Nemethia”, Stream “Occultivation”


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Arkaik have announced a September 29th release date for their new album, “Nemethia“, via Unique Leader Records. Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Suffocation) produced, engineered and mixed the effort, which sports studio drumming from Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil).

Guest appearances from Psycroptic guitarist Joe Haley, former Burning The Masses guitarist/vocalist Arde Ostowari, ex-Arkaik guitarist and Stephen Paulson of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. The album will continue the theme of their previous releases with their protagonist Cryix returning. Vocalist Jared Christianson commented:

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“This album fully sets the stage and builds on the story we started developing two albums ago with Cyrix and Metamorphignition. We’ve begun weaving together our own mythos of synchronicity and symbolism to encapsulate and distill the journey of the alchemist through the gnostic dream. It attempts to reveal through storytelling and allegory that we can experience real freedom and discover the inner treasures that guide us to who, what, and where we want to be, if we are willing to pull back the veil of lies blinding us from the truth of our nature.

If I could sum up everything we’ve done so far, my personal journey and our message as a band in three words it would be the lyric ‘pain to power’ from the song ‘Telegnosis.’ To me, it’s about transmuting your struggles into strengths and refining your personal power and will. I really enjoyed making this album and hope people dig it!”

Guitarist Greg Paulson added:

“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.”

A new track from the album titled “Occultivation” is available below. The album will run as follows:

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01 – “Occultivation
02 – “Of Violence And Pestilence Born
03 – “Order Of The Hierogon
04 – “Dweller On The Threshold
05 – “Futile State
06 – “The Eupnean Relic
07 – “Lifting Amnesia
08 – “Telegnosis
09 – “Nexion Stargate

The band will headline the following tour later this year with support from Alterbeast and Inanimate Existence:

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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