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  • Bass of the Week: Marc Chicoine Dominic “Forest” Lapointe 6-String Bass

    Bass of the Week: Marc Chicoine Dominic “Forest” Lapointe 6-String Bass

    I’m always astounded by the bass work of Dominic “Forest” Lapointe. His refined technique and raw emotion always come through in his bass lines. I’m also stunned by his basses, which is why this week we’re checking out his six-string left-handed signature bass built by luthier Marc Chicoine. Based around Quebec, Chicoine has been building... »

  • First Fragment: Le Serment de Tsion

    First Fragment: Le Serment de Tsion

    First Fragment, featuring bass monster Dominic “Forest” Lapointe, has just released a new music video for their song “Le Serment de Tsion”, and it’s brutal. Lapointe kills it with a biting tone and insane chops to add extra fire to the track. »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: First Fragment’s “Gula” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: First Fragment’s “Gula” Playthrough

    I hope you’re sitting down for this one. Dominic “Forest” Lapointe’s playthrough for his band First Fragment’s song “Gula” is killer. Originally recorded by Vincent Savary, the song kicks off with a monster fretless tapping line before jumping into a supportive role. Lapointe’s left hand technique and musicality are just incredible. »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: B.A.R.F.’s “Leader” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: B.A.R.F.’s “Leader” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe is one of my favorite metal bassists. His unique bass lines bring out his voice in the music and his killer chops make it impressive to watch. Here’s a great clip of Lapointe tearing through “Leader” by B.A.R.F. Although he typically plays fretless, his monster playing translates perfectly to a fretted six-string.... »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Magnitude of Thoughts” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Magnitude of Thoughts” Playthrough

    Bass monster Dominic “Forest” Lapointe is one of my favorite metal bassists, so I was pumped to see his latest playthrough. This time he tears through the title track to Teramobil’s latest album, . Lapointe utilizes his awesome fingerstyle playing with some gnarly chordal work, bends and tapping thrown in for good measure. »

  • Jeff Hughell Feels the Heat on New Album

    Jeff Hughell Feels the Heat on New Album

    Jeff Hughell, known for his seven-string bass work in the technical metal scene, has released his third solo record, Trinidad Scorpion Hallucinations. The album’s title references a super-hot variety of pepper and the music, from Hughell, who also plays with the band Six Feet Under, is described as being similarly searing. While Hughell is the... »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Temporaly Recompressed Pulse” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Temporaly Recompressed Pulse” Playthrough

    Here’s another jaw-dropping playthrough by Dominic “Forest” Lapointe. The bassist burns it up on Teramobil’s “Temporaly Recompressed Pulse” with lightning fast riffs and creative two-handed tapping. The track comes from the band’s Multispectral Supercontinuum EP, but Lapointe tells us Teramobil is working on a full album. »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Molecular Spectrometry” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Molecular Spectrometry” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe‘s playing never ceases to amaze me. Today’s featured video is the bassist’s latest face-melting playthrough for the song “Molecular Spectrometry” from his instrumental technical metal band Teramobil. Not one to simply play roots, Lapointe’s lines are a great example of a bass player taking the lead while still supporting the song. He... »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Beyond Creation’s “Elusive Reverence” Bass Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Beyond Creation’s “Elusive Reverence” Bass Playthrough

    Technical Death Metal band Beyond Creation is getting ready to release their sophomore album, Earthborn Evolution, and bassist Dominic “Forest” Lapointe has dished up a bass playthrough of the first track from the album, “Elusive Reverence.” The left-handed, six-string fretless player tears through the track with deceptive ease. Rather than lay on root notes or... »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Death’s “Nothing is Everything” Bass Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Death’s “Nothing is Everything” Bass Playthrough

    Every time I watch a video by Dominic “Forest” Lapointe, it’s sure to blow me away. This one is no exception. Here’s the fretless 6-stringer playing through “Nothing is Everything” by Death. The track comes from their 1993 album Individual Though Patterns, which was originally played by fellow fretless metal player Steve DiGiorgio. »