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  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Augury’s “Message Sonore” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Augury’s “Message Sonore” Playthrough

    Heavy metal monster Dominic “Forest” Lapointe is back with a new playthrough video. This time he demonstrates how to perform the bass line to “Message Sonore” by Augury. Lapointe is known for his fretless mastery but opts for a fretted six-string for the two-handed tapping heavy song. His lines provide countermelodies to the guitar riffs... »

  • Alex Canion: Bass Playthrough of Voyager’s “Ghost Mile”

    Alex Canion: Bass Playthrough of Voyager’s “Ghost Mile”

    Voyager’s Alex Canion gives us a closeup look at the bass line to the title track from the band’s 2017 album, Ghost Mile. Armed with a tone that will bite your face off, the bassist tears through the bass line with slapped notes for punctuation. “This song is deceptively hard to play live and it... »

  • Steve Di Giorgio: Bass Playthrough of Gone In April’s “As Hope Welcomes Death”

    Steve Di Giorgio: Bass Playthrough of Gone In April’s “As Hope Welcomes Death”

    Six-string fretless bass beast Steve Di Giorgio always brings the heat. Here’s his latest with a playthrough of “As Hope Welcomes Death” by Gone In April. Di Giorgio tears through the song, bringing serious tenacity to the low end. Be sure to check out the drum and bass breaks starting at 5:22. »

  • Jason Matthews: Liberty City

    Jason Matthews: Liberty City

    It has been a while since we featured a video by Jason Matthews. In this clip, Jason takes on a beast of a tune: Jaco Pastorius’ “Liberty City,” from Invitation. Jason says, “…in my opinion the best version of this tune. This has been stuck in my head almost constantly for the past 15 years... »

  • Mark Michell: Bass Playthrough of Tetrafusion’s “10,001”

    Mark Michell: Bass Playthrough of Tetrafusion’s “10,001”

    Tetrafusion has just released their latest album, Dreaming of Sleep, on Bandcamp. The prog-metal outfit is anchored by bassist Mark Michell, who released this playthrough video for the song “10,001” to show you how it’s done. Michell rips through the track with killer technique, slick tapping licks, and absolutely monster tone. Dreaming of Sleep is... »

  • Powafunk: Lost In Your Eyes (Bass & Drum Play-Along)

    Powafunk: Lost In Your Eyes (Bass & Drum Play-Along)

    Powafunk bassist Charlie Moreno sent me this video play-along video to their track, “Lost In Your Eyes.” “It’s the trickiest song on our record, so I decided to make a video of just Jeffe Otto and me playing it,” Moreno shared. »

  • Olivier Pinard: Cryptopsy’s “White Worms” Bass Playthrough

    Olivier Pinard: Cryptopsy’s “White Worms” Bass Playthrough

    Get ready for an aural assault: Olivier Pinard has released a new playthrough video for “White Worms” by Cryptopsy, and it’s super heavy. Pinard rips through the blazing tempo with incredible veracity and right hand technique. This playthrough is not for the faint of heart. »

  • Linus Klausenitzer: Obscura’s “Ten Sepiroth” Bass Playthrough

    Linus Klausenitzer: Obscura’s “Ten Sepiroth” Bass Playthrough

    Monster bassist Linus Klausenitzer is back with another insane playthrough from Obscura’s recent album, . This time he tackles “Ten Sepiroth” which balances between finger-busting riffs and awesome fretless fills. Luckily, the video focuses on his hands a lot to show his impressive technique. Be sure to check out the 3:16 mark for Klausenitzer’s melodic... »

  • 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. »

  • Linus Klausenitzer: Obscura’s “Akroasis” Bass Playthrough

    Linus Klausenitzer: Obscura’s “Akroasis” Bass Playthrough

    Buckle up: Obscura bassist Linus Klausenitzer has posted a new playthrough for the title track to the band’s latest album, . Armed with a seven-string fretless, the Klausenitzer tears it up with blazing sixteenth-note runs alongside melodic counter lines. For those wanting to try it for themselves, Obscura has a bass transcription book on their... »