Lineup Revealed For 2018 Bay Area Death Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Bay Area Death Fest. The event will take place at Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music in Berkeley, CA on June 8-10, and it will include the following:

June 8: “The Devastation On The Nation Tour” feat. Aborted, Psycroptic, Disentomb, Ingested, Arkaik, Venom Prison, Vale Of Pnath, Signs Of The Swarm, and Behold The Desecration.

June 9: Decrepit Birth, Internal Bleeding, Thanatology, Splattered, Continuum (ex-Animosity), Atoll, I Am Destruction, Accidentally Murdered, and Asterion.

June 10: The Faceless (performing “Planetary Duality” in full), The Zenith Passage, Wolf King, Obliterate, Cyborg Octopus, The Undying, Throne Of Tyranny, Obastra, and Lost To The Void.


Dates Revealed For 2018 Devastation On The Nation Tour Feat. Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Etc.

The dates have officially been revealed for the 2018 Devastation On The Nation Tour. That trek will feature Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Venom Prison, Vale Of Pnath (5/25-6/08), and Signs Of The Swarm (6/08-6/23).

Tour Dates:

05/25 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
05/26 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
05/27 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks/Café Dekcuf
05/29 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
05/30 Detroit, MI – Harpos Concert Theatre
05/31 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/01 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
06/02 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
06/03 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
06/05 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
06/06 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/07 Portland, OR – The Analog Theater
06/08 Berkley, CA – Bay Area Death Fest
06/09 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
06/10 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
06/13 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
06/14 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
06/15 McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey
06/16 Houston, TX – Walters
06/17 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
06/20 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
06/21 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
06/22 Waterford, NY – Chrome
06/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater

Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Etc. Set For 2018 Devastation On The Nation Tour

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Devastation On The Nation Tour. The trek will feature Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Venom Prison, Vale Of Pnath (5/25-6/08), and Signs Of The Swarm (6/08-6/23). Dates will be announced on January 17.

Exhumed Announce 2017 Tour With Arkaik

Exhumed have announced a fall North American tour with Arkaik. The band will be out in support of their new album “Death Revenge” (out October 13).

Tour Dates:

11/15 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/16 Ventura, CA – The Garage
11/18 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
11/19 Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music
11/22 Houston, TX – White Oak
11/24 Atlanta, GA – Club 529
11/25 Johnson City, TN – Hideaway
11/26 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
11/27 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
11/28 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
11/29 Boston, MA – Sonia’s
11/30 Albany, NY – Fuzebox
12/01 Canton, OH – Buzzbin
12/02 Detroit, MI – Pike Room
12/03 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht
12/04 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
12/05 Chicago, IL – Reggies
12/06 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
12/07 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
12/08 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street

Arkaik Stream New Song “Order Of The Hierogon” Feat. Psycroptic’s Joe Haley

Arkaik are streaming a new track titled “Order Of The Hierogon.” This song features a guest solo from Psycroptic’s Joe Haley, and it will appear on their new album “Nemethia.” That effort will be released on September 29 via Unique Leader Records.

The band said the following:

“We really wanted to push our writing with this one, try some new things and challenge ourselves into making a massive track that explores the spectrum of our sound all in one song. We had the rare opportunity to work with Joe Haley from Psycroptic on a tasty guest solo and it came out better than we could have imagined.

As for the concept of the song as it relates to the story, Cyrix stumbles into a hidden territory called The City Of Secrets. He is introduced to a banished order of outsiders, mystics, sages, psychic warriors, historians, and oracles that preserve the lineage of knowledge contained within the ‘Order Of The Hierogon.’ Once welcomed into the inner circle of this mysterious group who seemed to have foreknowledge of his arrival, Cyrix is bestowed with mental and physical tools and training to make his passage through the Nexion Stargate, which takes place at the end of the album.

We created the word ‘Hierogon’ to describe a mystical navigation device that Cyrix inherits from his new allies. It is the ‘holy grail’ of the order. The Arkaik symbol you see in the beginning of this video is a visual representation of the Hierogon.”

Arkaik Stream New Song “Occultivation”, Reveal Details For New Album “Nemethia”

Arkaik are streaming a new track tilted “Occultivation.” This song is from their new album “Nemethia,” which will be released on September 29 via Unique Leader Records. That effort features drums from Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil), as well as the following guests: Psycroptic’s Joe Haley, Arde Ostowari (Burning The Masses), Craig Peters (ex-Arkaik) and Stephen Paulson (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra).

Jared Christianson said the following about the album:

“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!”

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.”

“Nemethia” Track Listing:

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”

Tour Dates with 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