Official press release:
Californian progressive death metal outfit, Arkaik, are set to unleash their third full-length via Unique Leader Records this Fall. Entitled Lucid Dawn, the ten-track magnum opus was engineered, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, WRVTH, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, and takes Arkaik’s multifaceted sound to an entirely new dimension, showcasing each musician’s creative potential and upping the proverbial ante of the brutality and technicality of their back catalog. With the addition of guitarists Miguel Esparza (ex-Hatriot) and Greg Paulson as additional composers, Lucid Dawn delivers a fresh approach to the band’s sound and the entire progressive death metal genre. As an added bonus, the album features guest appearances from death metal heavy weights, Trevor Strnad and Ryan Knight of The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as Bay Area live string quartet, Amaranth.
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’s Lucid Dawn will be released on October 30th, 2015 worldwide via Unique Leader Records. Preorders and audio lacerations to be disclosed in the coming weeks.
Lucid Dawn track listing:
2. “From The Void”
3. “Digital Shroud”
4. “That Which Lies Hidden”
5. “Awaken The I”
7. “Fusion Of Epochs”
8. “Lucid Dawn”
10 “Temple Aflame”
In conjunction with the release of Lucid Dawn, Arkaik will embark upon a near month-long headlining tour from October 16th through November 8th. The Lucid Revolution Tour will terrorize twenty four cities in eleven states with support from Bermuda and Enfold Darkness.
10/16 – Sacramento, CA | On The Y *
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
* = no Bermuda