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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...

Steve Di Giorgio: Bass Playthrough of Christos Nikolaou’s “Calling”
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Steve Di Giorgio: Bass Playthrough of Christos Nikolaou’s “Calling”

Steve DiGiorgio may be known for playing fretless in death metal bands, but he’s a very diverse musician. Check out this clip of the bassist tracking the song “Calling” by Mythodea in the studio. DiGiorgio lays down punchy, melodic bass lines with on a Rickenbacker to give the song some extra drive. The track is available for download from the...

Mike Poggione: Bass Playthrough of Doomsilla’s “Redlight Executioner”
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Mike Poggione: Bass Playthrough of Doomsilla’s “Redlight Executioner”

Mike Poggione is back with another death metal playthrough. This time the bassist tears through his band Doomsilla’s “Redlight Executioner” on his 7-string bass with lighting fast riffs and a biting tone. Warning: death metal vocals ahead.

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

Erlend Caspersen: Spawn of Possession’s “The Evangelist” Playthrough
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Erlend Caspersen: Spawn of Possession’s “The Evangelist” Playthrough

Buckle up your seat belts, because Erlend Caspersen’s latest playthrough is bound to knock you out of your seat. This time he shows how to play Spawn of Possession’s “The Evangelist” from the Swedish death metal band’s third album, Incurso. Caspersen delivers unrelenting riffs over the nearly ten minute song that will make you question the laws of physics. He...