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Nick Schendzielos: Bass Playthrough of Havok’s “Hang ’Em High”
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Nick Schendzielos: Bass Playthrough of Havok’s “Hang ’Em High”

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten a new Nick Schendzielos video, but this is totally worth the wait. The bassist tears through Havok’s “Hang ‘Em High” in this playthrough video.

Video Premiere: Linus Klausenitzer’s Bass Playthrough of Obscura’s “Diluvium”
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Video Premiere: Linus Klausenitzer’s Bass Playthrough of Obscura’s “Diluvium”

We’re proud to premiere a new playthrough video from Obscura bassist Linus Klausenitzer for the title track from their latest album. Diluvium, which is defined as a great oceanic flood, is the fourth and final part of their conceptual cycle. It is also their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. Klausenitzer’s 6/7-string fretless bass sound is an important...

Olivier Pinard: Cryptopsy’s “Fear His Displeasure” Bass Playthrough
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Olivier Pinard: Cryptopsy’s “Fear His Displeasure” Bass Playthrough

Cryptopsy have a new album coming out next week called The Book of Suffering – Tome II, and they’re gearing fans up for it with this killer guitar and bass playthrough of the song “Fear His Displeasure.” Bassist Olivier Pinard tears it up with a crushing tone. “On this recording I used my Spector Euro 5 LX with Elixir strings...

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Augury’s “Message Sonore” Playthrough
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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 while providing a running low...

Alex Canion: Bass Playthrough of Voyager’s “Ghost Mile”
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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 features a few different techniques;...

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

Mark Michell: Bass Playthrough of Tetrafusion’s “10,001”
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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 available now for download for...

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