SkullsnBones Showcase TACTUS’ Prog Tech Shredding In ‘Colossus’ Guitar Playthrough

SkullsnBones Showcase TACTUS’ Prog Tech Shredding In ‘Colossus’ Guitar Playthrough

New Album ‘Bending Light’ Out Now!

L-R: Tactus Current Lineup | Steve Parish (bass) | Ben MacLean (drums) | Jason McKnight (vocals) | Alec Dobbelsteyn (guitar) | Adrian Barnes (guitar & vocals)

Photo Credit: The Photo Ninja

Unleashing their debut full length ‘Bending Light’ on October 7th, Fredericton, New Brunswick five piece progressive metal band TACTUS have teamed up with to show fans the technical shredding behind their track ‘Colossus’ in their latest guitar playthrough, which can be viewed at the following link:

TACTUS‘Bending Light’ features ten outer limit prog tracks produced by the band with mixing and mastering by Jamie King (Between The Buried In Me, Paradise Lost, Scale The Summit) to follow their previously released EPs ‘ins(T)rumental’ (2015) and ‘T’ (2014) plus singles ‘Enigma’ and their metal cover of The Police’s ‘Roxanne’.

Bending Light – Album Stream –

The album is available for order on CD and digital download at the following links.


Regular Album Order:
Bandcamp Exclusive Version w/ instrumentals and complete guitar tablature:

1. Anamnesis (2:12)
2. Aurora (6:26)
3. Scimitar (4:08)
4. All Roads (4:06)
5. Feast or Famine (4:58)
6. Colossus (4:20)
7. Goliath (7:14)
8. Cardinal (4:20)
9. Red and Ivory (6:56)
10. King of the Sky (14:35)
Album Length: 59.21About:

Formed in 2011 as a jam project by three fellow music students, the group has gone on to release several singles and EPs independently, while having the opportunity to share the stage with great metal acts like Protest the Hero, Intervals, Black Crown Initiate, and Mandroid Echostar. The group pride themselves on their infusion of multiple musical styles into hard-hitting riffs, epic choruses, and technically intense passages. Soaring melodies, guttural growls, and destructive breakdowns flow into soft, slow, and pensive segments of jazz and rock. Their compositional method, where songs are conceived, written, transcribed, and edited before they are ever learned or rehearsed, adds a level of refinement and fluidity not always found in heavier music. The band do almost all of their engineering work themselves, but have also worked with several talented producers. Their first EP T (June 2014), comprised of four previously released singles and one new song, featured the mixing and mastering handiwork of Gino Bambino (Novallo) and Justin Hill (SikTh). Their single Resurface (December 2014) was handled by George Lever (Burials).

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