Progressive death metal faction, ARKAIK, will embark upon a fifteen-date US headlining tour this Summer. The Make America Shred Again Tour 2016 will run from July 2nd through July 24th. Support will be provided by Vale Of Pnath and Singularity with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
“We are beyond stoked to be hitting this road this July with the incredibly talented Vale Of Pnath and Singularity,” issues guitarist Greg Paulson. “This is a really special package given the technical and progressive nature of the music. All bands are releasing new music and have new albums to promote. We also have our most ambitious set list to date, spanning our previous two records and our newly released album Lucid Dawn.”
In the meantime, check out the band’s video for “The Temple Aflame” below.
ARKAIK w/ Vale Of Pnath, Singularity:
7/02/2016 Malone’s – Santa Ana, CA
7/04/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
7/06/2016 Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
7/10/2016 Korova – San Antonio, TX
7/11/2016 House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
7/12/2016 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
7/13/2016 Tomcats West – Fortworth, TX
7/15/2016 Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
7/16/2016 The Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
7/17/2016 WhySound – Logan, UT
7/21/2016 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
7/22/2016 Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
7/23/2016 The Haul – Grants Pass, OR
7/24/2016 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA
ARKAIK released their Lucid Dawn full-length last year via Unique Leader Records. The second installment in a series of concept albums, Lucid Dawn centers itself around Cyrix, a disillusioned character in a dystopian society. In Cyrix’ realm, 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. Musically and conceptually, 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,” that seamlessly carries its listeners on a visceral expedition through the depths of evil and beyond the threshold of mundane reality.
ARKAIK‘s Lucid Dawn was engineered, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, Wrvth, All Shall Perish et al.) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and is out now worldwide via Unique Leader Records. Order bundles are currently available at THIS LOCATION.
“ARKAIK manage to imbue fresh life into their brutal technical death metal through the sheer power of their writing.” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“Firmly entrenched in the technical death metal sound, ARKAIK show just how appealing the genre can be when approached from the right angles. There’s no gimmicks, no over-the-top guitar wankery, just crushing death metal with enough intricacy to blow your mind yet allow you to whistle that riff that got stuck in your head for the rest of your day.” – Dead Rhetoric
“…a head-spinning display of insectile tech-death frenzy – the kind of performance that somehow feels both machine-tight and berserk.” – No Clean Singing
“ARKAIK merge insane brutality and technicality with a modern death metal sensibility that allows them to reap the benefits of both styles. The combination of complexity and catchiness makes for songs that have both immediate appeal and longevity; the perfect combination…” – Wonderbox Metal
“As profound and groovy as tech gets…” – Sputnik Music
“A tech-death hurricane of musicianship heroics.” – The Sludgelord