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Adam “Nolly” Getgood: “Prayer Position” Bass Playthrough
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Adam “Nolly” Getgood: “Prayer Position” Bass Playthrough

We first featured Periphery’s Adam “Nolly” Getgood with an epic bass cam video for their song “Make Total Destroy“. Now Nolly is back with another face-melting run-through with the song “Prayer Position” from the band’s latest album, Periphery III: Select Difficulty. The bassist rips it up with an absolutely crushing tone that cuts perfectly on the song’s blazing unison lines....

That Funky Old Guy: Vulfpeck’s “Fugue State” Playthrough
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That Funky Old Guy: Vulfpeck’s “Fugue State” Playthrough

No Treble reader Zac Sebo sent us this video saying “I found this hilarious guy covering Vulfpeck and thought you’d like it. I bet it would go over well with all your fans.” We have no idea who That Funky Old Guy is (though we’re pretty sure he’s much younger than advertised). Still, this is a solid playthrough, and pretty...

Christian Sturgess: Brutai’s “Onyx” Bass Playthrough
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Christian Sturgess: Brutai’s “Onyx” Bass Playthrough

Brutai’s Christian Sturgess just released a playthrough video for their song “Onyx,” and it’ll melt your face. The song, which appears on their 2013 self-titled EP, features a killer bass part with intricate rhythms using slap, strumming, and three-finger techniques. The bassist’s snarling bass tone is also something to marvel. Sturgess gave the low down in the YouTube comments section....

Derek Blakley: Haji’s Kitchen Medley Bass Playthrough
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Derek Blakley: Haji’s Kitchen Medley Bass Playthrough

Our friend David Piggott shared this awesome clip of Haji’s Kitchen bassist Derek Blakley playing through a medley of his band’s tunes, and I’m glad he did. Blakley brings real tenacity to his bass lines. The clip was put together to show the “flashiest” parts in the songs as a demo to play at the NAMM Show. “This medley is...

Sean Malone: Cynic’s “Veil of Maya” Bass Playthrough
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Sean Malone: Cynic’s “Veil of Maya” Bass Playthrough

Sean Malone caught everyone’s attention on Cynic’s debut album Focus in 1993. The prog-metal album’s distinct sound came in part to the bassist’s furious fretless work. Malone’s time with Cynic didn’t last much longer after the album’s release, though he rejoined the band when they started back up in 2008. In 2014, he put out this instrumental play-through of the...

Evan Brewer: “Cause For Concern” Bass Playthrough
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Evan Brewer: “Cause For Concern” Bass Playthrough

Evan Brewer has released a bass playthrough for his song “Cause for Concern”, and it’s something you should be sitting down for. The track, which is featured on his album Your Itinerary, utilizes extended techniques to create a swirling sonic atmosphere. “This song has some of the harsher, heavier elements that are on the record,” Brewer told us in a...

Jared Smith: Archspire’s “Lucid Collective Somnambulation” Bass Playthrough
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Jared Smith: Archspire’s “Lucid Collective Somnambulation” Bass Playthrough

Technical death metal outfit Archspire recently filled out their lineup with the addition of bassist Jared Smith. The Vancouver-based group made the announcement on Facebook. “We are pleased to finally complete our lineup with the addition of Jared Smith on bass,” the band said in a statement. “He’s a monster musician with a killer writing style. We have already started...

Erlend Caspersen: Abhorrent’s “A Lightness of Mind” Playthrough
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Erlend Caspersen: Abhorrent’s “A Lightness of Mind” Playthrough

It’s time to get your face melted by Erlend Caspersen again. This time the monster bassist shows you how it’s done on the Abhorrent track “A Lightness of Mind”, which features unrelenting riffs and some satisfyingly dissonant bass chords. For those brave enough to attempt it, Caspersen has supplied the tabs on Dropbox. Fasten your seatbelts.

Ilja John Lappin: Bass Playthrough of The Hirsch Effekt’s “Bezoar”
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Ilja John Lappin: Bass Playthrough of The Hirsch Effekt’s “Bezoar”

I’ll admit I hadn’t heard of The Hirsch Effekt before watching this, but this video has put bassist Ilja John Lappin on my radar. His playthrough of “Bezoar” has an intensity that will put you on the edge of your seat. The song falls somewhere between technical death metal and prog-rock with a Latin-American-tinged interlude. Its intro is sure to...

Richard Hunter: Bass Playthrough of “Don” by Ship of Theseus
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Richard Hunter: Bass Playthrough of “Don” by Ship of Theseus

Bassist Richard Hunter has a new band called Ship of Theseus. To celebrate the group’s first single, Hunter sent us this impressive playthrough. “Don” is a progressive technical instrumental piece that features the bassist laying down the low end with a thick, gritty tone. Hunter builds the song up with blazing riffs, two-handed tapping, and slap to slyly change up...