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Abiotic

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Below is our complete Abiotic news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Abiotic Recording New Album

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.

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Abiotic Announces Tour With Suffokate

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...

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Abiotic Announces "Tis The Season To Shred" Tour

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...

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Abiotic Posts Drum Cam Footage

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...

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Abiotic Posts New Song Rehearsal Clip

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's most recent album, "Symbiosis" (reviewed here) is available worldwide now. More...

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Abiotic Checks In With Tour Recap

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...

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Abiotic Recruits New Drummer

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...

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Abiotic Cancels Tonight's Show

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.

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Wretched Announces U.S. Tour With Abiotic

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...

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Dying Fetus To Tour With Exhumed, Devourment

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...

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Abiotic Adds More Live Shows

South Florida's Abiotic has a busy summer schedule ahead. In addition to previously announced dates with The Faceless, as well as being confirmed to open the July 29th Summer Slaughter show, Abiotic will join up with Within the Ruins for a string of dates this June. Fans can catch the bands together June 21-29 beginning in Henderson, NV and wrapping up at the Pennsylvania Deathbed Festival.

Abiotic was nominated as one of the best newcomers of 2012 in our year-end awards. The band also released debut full-length "Symbiosis (reviewed here) last year.

06/08 Columbus, GA Summer Side Show Festival
06/09 Johnson City, TN Mecca
06/11 Steger, IL Another Hole In The Wall

w/ The Faceless, Within the Ruins, Rings of Saturn
06/12 Columbus, OH Kobo Live *no Within the Ruins
06/13 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
06/15 Peoria, IL The Brass Rail
06/16 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon
06/17 Odessa, TX Far West Event Center
06/19 Tucson, AZ The Rock

w/ Within the Ruins
06/21 Henderson, NV Eagle Aerie Hall
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 More...

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Abiotic Announces New Tour Dates

Florida's Abiotic recently completed a trip to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, but won't be staying home for long. The technical death metal newcomers will be performing select dates in May and June.

In May, fans in the southeast can catch Abiotic with label mates Goatwhore, along with 3 Inches of Blood and Withered. In June, headlining shows beginning June 8th will lead the band up to four shows with The Faceless. These dates will run June 12th - 19th. Many more tour dates for 2013 are current being compiled and will be announced as they are confirmed.

w/ Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, Withered
05/10 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
05/11 Miami, FL Churchill's
05/12 Jacksonville, FL Roc Bar
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06/08 Columbus, GA Summer Side Show Festival
06/09 Johnson City, TN Mecca
06/12 Steger, IL Another Hole In The Wall

w/ The Faceless, Within the Ruins, Rings of Saturn
06/13 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
06/16 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon
06/17 Odessa, TX Far West Event Center
06/19 Tucson, AZ The Rock More...

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Abiotic To Miss Tonight's Show

Florida act Abiotic has checked in with the following statement about missing tonight's live show due to vehicle problems:

"We sincerely apologize to all of our fans and friends in Mississauga for being unable to make it to the show tonight. Our van is currently being repaired and we're stuck in Buffalo, NY.

"Please make sure to head out to the show and check out our boys in Dark Sermon and all of the sick locals on the bill!

"Montreal, we WILL be seeing you tomorrow!"

Abiotic was also nominated as one of the best newcomers of 2012 in our annual best-of awards. Remaining dates on the band's tour with Dark Sermon include: More...

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Abiotic Releases New Music Video

Abiotic, which was nominated as one of the best newcomers of 2012, has launched a new music video for "Facades." Check out the clip below, and Metal Blade Records also comments:

"Director Dan Drescher once again mirrored the band's cerebral sound with an equally cerebral concept. In the video, vocalist Ray Jimenez is kidnapped and subjected to an underground brainwashing experiment. Will he become mentally scarred? Will the rest of the band come to his rescue?

"Abiotic's Metalfest Invasion Tour kicks off this Friday in Georgia. The tour is with fellow up-and-coming act, Dark Sermon and includes the bands' performances at this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival at the Palladium in Worcester, MA." More...

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Abiotic Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Abiotic recently completed a music video for "Facades" with director Dan Drescher (fans will recall the band worked with Drescher for previous video, "Vermosapien"). The video will be completed soon, and the band has released a making-of to give fans a glimpse of the creative process. Check out the footage below.

Abiotic is among bands in a poll to open this year's The Summer Slaughter Tour. Fans can vote on the tour's opener at this location, with voting set to end on March 31st. More...

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NEM&HF Pre-Party Lineup Announced

Today the mosh pit instigators behind the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival are pleased to announce the official pre-party lineup.

Set to commence on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at the Palladium, the precursor to the 15th annual NEMHF takeover will feature performances by Revocation, A Life Once Lost, Fit For An Autopsy, The Greenery, To The Wind, Abiotic, NightBitch, Surrounded By Teeth and an unannounced special guest.

Additionally, NEMHF has added hardcore hooligans Code Orange Kids and crossover veterans Waking The Dead to the ever expanding bill. Check out the array of ticket packages and the full festival lineup right here.

As previously announced, official sponsors All In Merchandise are offering up a chance to win two three-day passes to this year’s event and ten t-shirts of your choice! To enter:

1. “Like” All In Merchandise and The New England Metal And Hardcore Fest on Facebook.

2. Send an email with your facebook ID to: NEMFCONTEST@gmail.com

The festival is celebrating its 15th Anniversary at the historic Worcester Palladium. The event takes place April 19th, 20th, and 21st with a special pre-fest party in the upstairs room at the Palladium on April 18th.

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Abiotic Shoots New Music Video

Florida's Abiotic (nominated as one of Metalunderground.coms best newcomers of 2012) has once again partnered with director Dan Drescher, who filmed the previous video "Vermosapien," to shoot a brand new clip for "Facades."

The video's release date is TBA, but Abiotic has posted several still images from the shooting via Facebook. Abiotic elaborates on the video:

"The shooting for a second music video with director Dan Drescher is wrapped up and we couldn't be more excited. We shot at two locations in Orlando, Florida and could not have asked for a better crew on the set. The song we'll be releasing the video for is "Facades" and Dan was definitely in the same mind set as we were in taking this video to the next level. Prepare yourselves for something insane!"

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Abiotic Announces Metalfest Invasion Tour

South Florida's Abiotic (nominated as one of the best newcomers of 2012 in our annual year-end awards) recently confirmed the band's performance at the 15th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival.

En route to the show, the band will be embarking on the Metalfest Invasion Tour with fellow up-and-comers Dark Sermon. The tour begins April 12th and wraps on April 27th. Abiotic will be performing at NEMHF on April 18th, and Dark Sermon will perform on April 21st. The rest of the shows with both bands are listed below.

April 12 Avondale Estates, GA @ Awaken the Ancient Stage
April 13 Columbia SC @ New Brookland Tavern
April 14 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
April 15 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
April 17 Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs
April 18 Worcester, MA @ Palladium NEMHF (Abiotic)
April 19 Mississauga, ON @ Rehearsal Factory
April 20 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
April 21 Worcester, MA @ Palladium NEMHF (Dark Sermon)
April 22 Albany, NY @ Bogie's
April 25 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
April 26 Douglasville, GA @ Seven Venue
April 27 Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13 More...

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Best Newcomers Of 2012 Explored

There are a slew of new heavy metal bands popping up across the globe covering just about every imaginable sound, and plenty more appearing on the horizon. Thanks to easy access to digital tools and online methods of music distribution the metal scene as a whole has an exploding population, and every year we try to keep up with the best new talent in our year-end “best of” awards.

To help get you acquainted with the best new metal out there, we’ll be briefly covering the bands nominated by our contributors for the “Best Newcomer” category of Metalunderground.com’s recent 2012 awards.

Content manager xFiruath nominated the following acts for best newcomer of 2012: Nothnegal, Dodecahedron, Ne Obliviscaris, Kuolemanlaakso, and Abiotic.

Nothnegal

Unless we’re talking about a newly created band consisting of already-established members of the scene or some form of supergroup, it isn’t often that a completely new act launches an absolutely stellar debut album. On its first full-length expedition, the Maldives act Nothnegal twisted together melodic death metal, industrial, and symphonic elements into something unique and refreshing. Even when throwing in a few tracks with clean singing the heaviness never lets up, and the story of man vs. machine works very well with the musical style.

Recognizing these rising stars of the metal scene, the members of the band were even given an award by their nation’s president. Luckily Nothnegal isn’t taking any down time and is already working on a new album, which will reportedly include traditional instruments from the Maldives. It’ll be interesting to see where the band goes with that sort of sound, as the “Decadence” album didn’t have even a trace of a folk metal vibe. There’s no doubt about it – this is a group to look out for in the coming year and beyond.

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Abiotic Performance Footage Available

Florida's technical death metal newcomers Abiotic recently performed at the Barge to Hell cruise, and also released the "Symbiosis" album (reviewed here) earlier this year.

Fan-filmed footage has now made its way online, courtesy of YouTube user The4cylinder, of Abiotic performing live in San Antonio, Texas on December 22nd at The White Rabbit Everything Bigger In Texas Festival. Check out the clips below.

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