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Abiotic will be back on tour beginning September 4th: the Florida natives are heading out on a two week trek and will be joined by Reaping Asmodeia on shows beginning September 7th. More dates are still TBA, and the confirmed listing is below.
Abiotic released sophomore album "Casuistry" in April on Metal Blade Records. It cracked two of the Billboard charts and landed at #50 on the Current Hard Music Album Chart and #68 on the Billboard New Artist Chart.
09/04 Panama City, FL The A&M Theater
09/05 Houston, TX Walter's
09/06 Austin, TX The Hoodang Music Festival
09/07 Fort Worth, TX Tomcat's West
09/10 Des Moines, IA Lefty's Live Music
09/11 Milwaukee, WI The Borg Ward
09/12 Winnipeg, MB Zoo Cabaret
09/13 Edmonton, AB Mercury Room
09/14 Calgary, AB Nite Owl
09/15 Vancouver, BC Funky Winkerbeans More...
Abiotic released sophomore album "Casuistry" last week on Metal Blade Records. The critically acclaimed album cracked two of the Billboard Charts this week: clocking in at #50 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Album Chart and #68 on the Billboard New Artist Chart.
Check out the stream of "Cast into the Depths" below, featuring Dying Fetus front man John Gallagher on guest vocals.
In support of the album, the band is currently on an extensive North American tour. Abiotoic is heading out alongside Boris the Blade, Alterbeast and more. The tour stops tonight in Salt Lake City, UT and wraps up May 8th in San Francisco, CA. In addition to the dates with Boris the Blade, Abiotic will play an additional headline date on the way back home. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...
Come and Take It Productions founded Texas Independence Fest in 2008 as a way to bring fans of heavy music together and to celebrate Texas pride. This was my second time attending the annual event held in Austin, Texas. Last year I covered sets by Behemoth, 1349, Wayne Static and more. The previous year consisted of only a day, while this year was expanded to three days. Several vendors offered their goods and services for sale. One of these was Gibroni’s Texitalican Kitchen, which offered Tex-Mex meets Italian sandwiches. More...
Abiotic is set to release new album "Casuistry" this coming April 21st on Metal Blade Records. So far two blistering tracks from the band's sophomore release have been made available for streaming, and today another comes online.
As the band kicks off a North American tour, Abiotic has teamed up with Metal Sucks to premiere new single "Molecular Rematerialization." Give it a listen below.
Guitarist John Matos commented on the new track: "'Molecular Rematerialization' is one of my favorite songs off of 'Casuistry!' You get to hear Brent kill it in a drum solo and it has Alex's signature shredful bass runs. We'll be playing this one and tons more off of Casuistry on our upcoming tour with Boris the Blade and Alterbeast!" More...
Abiotic is set to release new album "Casuistry" on April 21st via Metal Blade Records. Today the band has teamed up with GuitarWorld.com to release a new video for the song "The Absence of Purity."
The track features a guest solo from Between the Buried and Me's Paul Waggoner, which the band had to learn after Waggoner tracked it in the studio. Check out the clip below.
In support of the album, the band will be hitting the road starting this April for an extensive North American tour. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...
South Florida's Abiotic will kick off a lengthy North American tour next month alongside Boris The Blade, Alterbeast, and more. The live assault will officially commence on April 15th in Memphis, Tennessee and coil its way through nearly two dozen cities, drawing to a close on May 8th in San Francisco, California.
The band will be touring in support of the "Casuistry" full-length, set to drop via Metal Blade Records next month on April 21st. See Abiotic live on these dates: More...
Abiotic is set to release devastating new album "Casuistry" this coming April 21st on Metal Blade Records, which follows the "Symbiosis" full-length (reviewed here).
In support of the album, the band will be hitting the road starting this April for an extensive North American tour. Abiotic s heading out alongside Boris the Blade, Alterbeast, and more. The tour kicks off April 12th and wraps up May 8th in San Francisco, CA.
In addition to the dates with Boris the Blade, Abiotic will play select headline dates leading up to the start of the tour and an additional headline date on the way back home. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...
Technical death metal juggernauts of Abiotic are streaming now also a new video for the track "Cast into the Depths" taken from their upcoming new album "Casuistry", which is set to drop April 21 via Metal Blade Records. Pre-order it HERE.
Check out now the new clip below.
South Florida's Abiotic emerged in 2010 with a flourish of riffs, solos, and technical breakdowns that culminated in the release of a debut EP in 2011.
"A Universal Plague" set the stage for the band's first few years of existence. What was immediately apparent: guitarists John Matos and Matt Mendez formed an absolutely lethal guitar duo, and bassist Alex Vasquez's finger style bass playing provided an athletic sounding low end that helped to vault Abiotic to the forefront of the underground touring circuit.
Abiotic then signed to Metal Blade Records and released debut album, "Symbiosis," which was followed by regional and national touring.
By the end of 2014, Abiotic had re-tooled the lineup by adding vocalist Travis Bartosek and drummer Brent Phillips. The quintet was more than ready to record sophomore full length, "Casuistry." The first song from "Casuistry" entitled "Cast into the Depths" - which features Dying Fetus front man John Gallagher on guest vocals - is available for streaming below. The new album will drop April 21st.
In the late summer of 2014, Abiotic ventured to Basement Recordings with acclaimed producer Jamie King. The collaboration would prove fruitful. Guitarist John Matos elaborates: "Working with Jamie was unlike any other studio experience we've had before. Tracking with someone who's produced bands like Between the Buried and Me, Wretched, and The Contortionist put our minds at ease and allowed us to put total trust in Jamie to achieve the sound we were looking for. It made the experience so comfortable and relaxed that we were really able to explore and create without boundaries. I think that's something that can be felt with this record." More...
Florida's technical death metal band Abiotic has been working on a new album at The Basement Recording in Winston-Salem, NC with producer Jamie King.
The band just posted a brief video snippet showcasing new material, which can be seen at Facebook here. Abiotic also comments:
"It's 2015. We have a new album just like we've been promising. The wait is ALMOST over for you to hear some new material. Here's John playing a snippet from a new one. Happy new year!"
This upcoming, as-yet-untitled release will follow 2012's "Symbiosis" album. Check out our review at this location.
Following the face-shredding, brain-melting, ear-destroying "Symbiosis" album (reviewed here), recording is currently underway for Abiotic's sophomore album at The Basement Recording in Winston-Salem, NC.
The band is working with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Human Abstract, Glass Casket, Last Chance to Reason) whose creative input will be an important facet on how these new songs take shape.
In a recent interview, guitarist John Matos explained: "Jamie King is the man and we can't wait to hear what he has in store for our sound. We wanted to be as prepared as possible so that we have that wiggle room to be creative during tracking. Being solid on how everything will go before hand leaves room to try new things and can take a record to the next level." The entire interview can be read now on heavyblogisheavy.com.
Abiotic's second album will be released in early 2015. New vocalist Travis Bartosek and drummer Brent Phillips have joined the lineup since the previous album, which is rounded out by the immensely talented guitarist duo of John Matos and Matt Mendez, along with bass phenom Alex Vazquez.
South Florida's Abiotic is currently wrapping up song writing for a second full-length album for Metal Blade Records, which will follow previous album "Symbiosis" (reviewed here).
But before the guys head into the studio, fans will have a chance to see them live on tour with Suffokate. Abiotic will be performing two brand new songs: "Believe the Unseen" and "Falling Into Obscurity." The "Murder without Motive Tour" also includes support from Aegaeon and As They Sleep.
Abiotic guitarist John Matos offers the following: "The Murder Without Motive tour is going to be one of the heaviest tours of the summer. We're overwhelmingly excited to reveal our new line up on this tour and to share a headlining set with Suffokate! We'll be show casing two new songs off of our upcoming sophomore album that we'll be recording in the fall and cannot wait to shred some old faces along with some new ones on this run!" More...
South Florida's Abiotic will be embarking on a short tour of the southeast in December. The "Tis the Season to Shred" tour will begin in Florida and spend a few days in Texas before visiting Oklahoma and Arkansas. The confirmed list of dates can be seen below, as well as on Facebook here.
12/09 Jacksonville, FL Atticus Bar w/ Volumes
12/10 Lake Charles, FL Center Stage
12/11 San Antonio, TX Fitzgerald's Live Music
12/12 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
12/13 Corpus Christi, TX Zero's
12/14 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats
12/15 Austin, TX Dirty Dog
12/17 Oklahoma City, OK Chameleon Room
12/18 Fayetteville, AR George's Majestic Lounge
12/21 Winter Park, FL The Haven Lounge More...
Abiotic has posted drum cam footage online, which can be found below, and the Florida technical death metal band also comments:
"We've just gotten back home from our tour with Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Waking the Cadaver, and Rivers of Nihil and we had a great time! We made some amazing friends this tour and can't thank the Dying Fetus guys, along with the entire tour package, enough for being such amazing dudes and making this tour our best one yet.
"We'd also (of course!) like to give a huge thanks to all of you that made this tour possible for us. All of you that have been following us since day one, that gave us a floor to crash on, put some food in our stomachs, picked up some merch and hung out with us! We love all of you and couldn't do any of it without you!
"We'll be back out in December, so keep an eye out for some headlining dates we'll be announcing soon! We'll be finishing up most of the writing for our second album this month while we're off, so expect to hear some new tunes soon! In the meantime, check out this sweet drum cam footage of Aaron Stechauner playing 'Perceptive Impurity' live in Poughkeepsie, NY! Spread the shred!" More...
Abiotic spent the last few weeks preparing for an upcoming Fall tour with death metal legends Dying Fetus.
In addition to usual tour preparations, the band has welcomed new vocalist Dickie Allen to the lineup. Allen, who previously fronted fellow Floridians Dealey Plaza, joins guitarists Johnathan Matos and Matt Mendez, along with bassist Alex Vazquez and the band's other recent addition, drummer Aaron Stechauner.
To warm fans up to the revamped lineup, Abiotic has released a clip of a brand new track, "Perceptive Impurity," recorded at a recent band rehearsal. Check it out below.
Guitarist Johnathan Matos comments on the addition of Dickie Allen to the lineup: "We couldn't be more excited to welcome such a talented individual into the band. We've never been stronger or more driven and everyone will be able to see that with a brand new song we'll be playing on the Dying Fetus run. Get ready for album two!"
Abiotic has checked in with the following post-tour recap and announcement about working on new material:
"Tour is officially over and we're already missing our brothers in Wretched, Rivers of Nihil, Allegaeon. If you haven't yet, please give these talented bands a listen and support hard working musicians!
"A huge thanks to those of you that came out to a show, bought some merch, gave us a floor to crash on, a place to shower, and for giving our new drummer, Aaron Stechauner, such a warm welcome!
"Now that we're home, we've got some new tunes and other things in the works while we prep for our next tour with Dying Fetus, Exhumed, and Devourment! We'll see you all soon!" More...
South Florida's Abiotic has a busy summer touring schedule ahead, beginning with an opening slot on The Summer Slaughter Tour in Lake Buena Vista, FL before meeting up with Wretched, Allegaeon, and Rivers of Nihil for tour dates throughout August.
Joining the band as its new drummer will be Aaron Stechauner, who has come in to replace Andres Hurtado. The band has spent the last few weeks rehearsing, and have a released a video of Stechauner performing "The Graze of Locusts." Check it out below.
Aaron Stechauner comments on joining Abiotic: "I'm excited beyond belief to have joined Abiotic. From the beginning everyone was extremely welcoming and jamming, as well as writing, has gone smoother than I ever could have hoped. I can't wait to continue on with this family and I'm sure that I am as enthusiastic as the rest of the guys are to share what we have planned to bring to our live and studio performances." More...
Florida technical death metal act Abiotic has checked in with the following announcement about missing tonight's tour date due to vehicle problems:
"We regret to inform that due to our current van trouble, we will not be able to make the show in Henderson, NV tonight. We really apologize, as the matter is out of our hands. The show is still going on with some amazing bands, headlined by the mighty Within the Ruins, so get your asses out there and support metal! Mesa, AZ we will be ready for you tomorrow!"
The remaining dates on the tour are as follows:
06/22 Mesa, AZ The Nile Theatre
06/23 Amarillo, TX The Wreckroom
06/24 Abilene, TX The Backroom w/ Impending Doom
06/25 Houston, TX Walters
06/26 Tupelo, MS Good Time Charlies
Pennsylvania Deathbed Festival w/ Impending Doom, Texas In July, Within The Ruins
06/29 Allentown, PA Maingate Nightclub
The Summer Slaughter Tour special appearance
07/29 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
You can also catch Abiotic on tour at the tail end of the summer with Wretched, Allegaeon, and Rivers of Nihil. Dates are available at this location.
Charlotte, NC's Wretched will be embarking on a headlining tour of the eastern and central U.S. this August. Joining the band on tour will be Metal Blade artists Abiotic, Allegaeon, and Rivers of Nihil.
The tour will begin on August 2nd in Winston-Salem, NC, and wraps up on August 31st in Lake Worth, FL. Wretched's latest album, "The Exodus of Autonomy," is available now via Victory Records.
08/02 Winson-Salem, NC Ziggy's Winston, Inc.
08/03 Newark, DE Mojo Main
08/04 Jeannete, PA Gators
08/06 Trenton , NJ Championships
08/07 Atco, NJ Devlin's Irish Pub
08/08 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
08/09 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
08/10 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
08/11 Westland, MI The Token Lounge
08/13 Joliet, IL Mojoes
08/14 Portage, IN Camelot Hall
08/17 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater - Studio B
08/19 St. Louis, MO Fubar
08/20 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
08/21 Houston, TX Scout Bar
08/22 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
08/23 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
08/24 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats West
08/25 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
08/26 Nashville, TN Exit/In
08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit
08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakesy More...
Death metal powerhouse Dying Fetus has announced a North American headline tour for this fall. The tour is presented by Metal Sucks and Converse and kicks off October 5th in Wilmington, NC, running through November 2nd in Springfield, VA.
The tour features support from label mates Exhumed and Devourment, as well as Waking the Cadaver (10/4-10/19), Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil (10/26-11/2).
Special VIP packages that include a general admission ticket, an exclusive Dying Fetus "herbal grinder," a meet and greet with the band, limited edition 20 Year Anniversary Poster, and VIP souvenir laminate will be available for purchase here. General admission tickets go on sale this Friday.
It has also been confirmed that Dying Fetus has re-signed with long time record label Relapse Records. The band commented on the signing:
"We have an addiction and have relapsed with Relapse Records. Relapse Records will remain your one stop shop for all things Dying Fetus. Re-signing with Relapse Records seemed like the right thing to do for the band as both Dying Fetus and Relapse Records have grown over the years. So our fans can look forward to more brutality from both parties."
The band will also return to Europe this summer. The tour begins July 24th in Slovenia and runs through August 18th in France. A full list of tour dates can be found below. More...