Arkaik's debut album, “Reflections Within Dissonance” (2010),
displayed a unique marriage of superior craftsmanship and a forward-thinking
promise rarely seen in a band that young. Their sophomore album,
“Metamorphignition” (2012) built on their progressive and adventurous
predilections and aimed to transcend the boundaries of “Technical Death
Metal” even as it revels in the sub-genre's wanton brutality.
The band's founder Jared Christianson (vocals) has pooled an
immensely talented core of musicians around the band in its over 10 years of
progression, including emerging drum phenom Nathan Bigelow (Singularity),
Canadian bass prodigy Riley Christensen, and a powerful duo of creative and
technically adept guitarists, Cris Portugal (Enslave The Creation, Claymore)
and Alex Haddad (Nullingroots, Dessiderium).
After releasing 4 albums worldwide and touring North America with
some of the biggest names in death metal including The Black Dahlia Murder,
Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Aborted, Exhumed, Archspire and Psycroptic to
name a few, Arkaik began garnering an enthusiastic fanbase and pushing
their sound forward into new conceptual and stylistic realms. As they look
forward with ever-increasing determination, Arkaik continues to seek out new
boundaries of extremity and creativity – and annihilate them.
Jared Christianson - Vocals
Nathan Bigelow - Drums
Cris Portugal - Guitar
Alex Haddad - Guitar