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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!"
Catch Abiotic live on the following dates: More...
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...
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.
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.
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.
The Barge To Hell is just days away from departure and final band announcements are being made. The cruise sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.
Just announced are Novembers Doom, Vital Remains, Brujeria and underground acts Abiotic, Zanthropya Ex, and Dark Sermon. The organizers also report that both the German and Canadian incarnations of Necronomicon will be in attendance.
With the announcement comes some bad news that Six Feet Under has had to cancel their appearance due to a scheduling conflict with their studio and needing to have their new album delivered in time.
You can still book a trip on the Barge To Hell.
The lineup is as follows: More...
Detroit, MI's Battlecross will embark on a short headlining tour with label mates Abiotic this December. Two of this year's breakout Metal Blade bands will embark on The Growing Pains Tour, stopping at various cities throughout the Midwest/southern US, including Des Moines, IA, Richmond, VA, Peoria, IL, and more.
The tour runs from December 8th through December 21st and will be one of your last chances to catch a metal show before everyone heads home for the holidays. The confirmed dates are listed below. Abiotic will be performing in support of new album "Symbiosis" (reviewed here).
Hiran Deraniyagala of Battlecross comments: "We're excited to hit the road with an up and coming band like Abiotic. We're stoked to team up with another new Metal Blade band and I feel both bands will bring in a new audience to the tour. Although this is a limited run, we hope that it gives everyone a taste of what Metal Blade plans for the future of Heavy Metal and we can't wait to rage with the midwest on this tour!" More...
Surfacing from the heart of South Florida, Miami's Abiotic will release debut album "Symbiosis" (reviewed here) on October 22nd via Metal Blade Records. In celebration of the album's release, Abiotichas teamed up with Total-Deathcore.com for an exclusive giveaway and song premiere.
Get all the details on the contest and a first listen to the premiere of the track "Facades" right here. The album's track listing is:
3. A Universal Plague
4. To Burgeon and Languish
6. Conquest of Gliese
7. The Singe
10. The Graze of Locusts More...
Abiotic has issued the following announcement about missing the band's previously scheduled appearance today at the "Bringin' It Back For The Kids" Fest in Florida:
"If you saw yesterday, you'll know that we've hit some serious and expensive van trouble in Georgia and will be missing today's show. We're really bummed about it and will do our best to make it up to everyone who was wanting to see us. That being said, we could really use your help to get our van fixed and get us home. Pick up some merch here and help us out. We'd really appreciate it!"
The band also previously commented yesterday:
"We regret to inform all of you that we wont be making it to the fest tomorrow. This may look like just a flat, but our rear break drum is broken and this thing is leaking fluid. Gotta wait until tomorrow morning to get it fixed. Being 11 hours away, there's no way for us to make it. Again, we apologize and we'll do our best to make it up to you!"
Surfacing from the heart of South Florida, Miami's Abiotic will release debut full-length album "Symbiosis" (reviewed here) on October 22nd via Metal Blade Records. Today GuitarWorld.com is hosting an exclusive premiere of another new track from "Symbiosis." Check out "Hegira" right here.
In support of the album, Abiotic is currently out on the road as part of the "Return to Chaos" tour with Sea of Treachery, Float Face Down, and The Burial. A complete list of dates can be found below. In addition the band has been confirmed play two dates in late October with label mates Six Feet Under, as well as an appearance at this year's "Everything is Bigger in Texas" Festival scheduled for December 22nd in San Antonio, TX.
The pit may be holy ground for metalheads, but that doesn't stop it from being site to some of the most ridiculous and sometimes violent antics from fellow heavy music lovers. Each week we share mosh pit stories from metal bands, and today we have the following story from Florida act Abiotic:
We've had our share of crazy pit stories, but one I will never forget happened when we played our first Desolation Fest in Englewood, Florida. I remember that we had some trouble before heading out to the show, so we arrived a bit late. All the kids looked like they had been waiting for a while, and they simply couldn't wait any longer for the show to continue.
We began to set up as quickly as possible. When we were ready to go, I remember my drummer giving us a queue, and just a few seconds into our first song, a kid gets kneed in the face. Everyone immediately got sucked into a huge brawl. The kid who got hit managed to get up and break free from the crowd. He took one of my drummers china cymbals, and he began to threaten everyone. This kid went utterly mental and said he was going to kill everyone's family. I don't want to sound harsh, but it was quite amusing.
Miami's Abiotic will release the new "Symbiosis" album on October 22nd via Metal Blade Records. You can listen to a new song off the album, titled "To Burgeon and Languish," at this location. Check back in again next Tuesday for more Pit Stories from metal bands. More...
Surfacing from the heart of South Florida, Miami's Abiotic will release the "Symbiosis" album on October 22nd via Metal Blade Records. Today Abiotic has revealed the album artwork, tracklisting, and released the first single from the debut album.
3. A Universal Plague
4. To Burgeon and Languish
6. Conquest of Gliese
7. The Singe
10. The Graze of Locusts
The first single from Symbiosis entitled "To Burgeon and Languish" is now available for streaming in the player below. Abiotic commented on the band's debut effort:
"This record will definitely show everyone what we're all about and we couldn't be more excited to release it! Sonic Assault Studios and Alan Douches did an amazing job on the production and the guest spots on it are top notch! We believe this record has something all metal lovers can enjoy!"
In support of the album, Abiotic will hit the road starting this September as a part of the "Return to Chaos" tour with Sea of Treachery, Float Face Down and The Burial. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...
Abiotic will be joining Upon A Burning Body, The Word Alive, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, and more for the upcoming Everything is Bigger in Texas Festival, which takes place on December 22nd, 2012 in San Antonio. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this coming Friday, August 31st. The promotional poster for the festival can also be viewed below. More...
As was recently announced, Florida technical death metal newcomers Abiotic will join forces with Sea of Treachery, Float Face Down, and The Burial for The Return to Chaos Tour. The tour begins next month on September 14th and runs all the way through October 14th.
News regarding Abiotic's full length debut will be announced shortly, with the most up-to-date information available at the band's Facebook profile here.
Guitarist John Matos adds: "We can't wait to finally shred up the west coast! We're excited to be hitting some cities and states that we've never been to before with some great bands! This is a tour no one should miss!"
Abiotic's video for "Vermosapian" can be seen below and fans interested in getting to the know the band further can subscribe to the Abiotic YouTube channel for more videos, including Q&A sessions with the band and tour updates. More...
The Burial has announced the band will be included on the "Return to Chaos Tour" with Sea of Treachery, Float Face Down, and Abiotic. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the currently announced dates are:
September 14th - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
September 15th - Wilmington, DE @ The Harmony Grange
September 16th - Fredericksburg, VA @ Kc's Music Alley
September 17th - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
September 18th - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
September 20th - Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
September 21st - Orlando, FL @ Bombshells Tavern
September 22nd - Metairie, LA @ The Cypress
September 23rd - Houston, TX @ Walters
September 24th - San Antonio, TX @ TBA
September 25th - Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
September 26th - El Paso, TX @ The Spot
September 27th - Albuquerque, NM @ Amped Theater
September 28th - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Underground
September 29th - Canoga Park, CA @ The Cobalt Cafe
September 30th - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
October 1st - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
October 2nd - Klamath Falls, OR @ The Shasta Grange
October 3rd - Tacoma, WA @ The Loch's
October 4th - Boise, ID @ The Venue
October 5th - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
October 6th - Denver, CO @ Ichi's Pit
October 7th - Wichita, KS @ The Sceneary
October 8th - St. Louis, MO @ TBA
October 9th - Barrington, IL @Penny Road Pub
October 10th - Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
October 11th - Jackson, MS @ TBA
October 12th - Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13 More...
Florida act Abiotic has issued the following announcement about canceling upcoming tour dates:
"We regret to inform you guys that we have been forced to cancel the rest of our appearances on the Live for Violence tour along with our dates with Dark Sermon.
"Our bass player Alex hurt his hand last night and doctors say he shouldn't touch his bass for two weeks. Those of you that know us know Alex is an integral part to our sound and our performance would not be the same with out him.
"We sincerely apologize and promise we will make it up to all of you! Alex will be good to go for Summer Slaughter at the end of the month! Thank you all for your understanding."
For further info on upcoming Abiotic tour dates, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.
South Florida's Abiotic, which signed to Metal Blade Records earlier this month, will be entering the studio on April 23rd following the Shredded To Pieces Tour, which kicked off yesterday in Orlando, FL.
The band will be recording at Sonica Assault Studios with producer Charles J and engineer Phil Pluskota. Art will done Daniel McBride. You can also catch Abiotic live on the following dates:
Shredded To Pieces Tour w/ King Conquer, Forty Winters, and In Reference To A Sinking Ship
04/16 New Smyrna Beach, FL Cornado Civic Center
04/17 Jacksonville, FL The Phoenix Taproom
04/18 Pensacola, FL Sluggo's
04/19 Cocoa, FL The 321 Local
04/20 Tarpon Springs, FL The Neptune Lounge
04/22 Lake Worth, FL The Speakeasy Lounge More...
Miami, FL newcomers, Abiotic, have become the newest addition to Metal Blade's roster with a newly signed, worldwide, multi-album deal. Metal Blade commented:
"Abiotic stormed onto the underground metal scene with the release of the 'A Universal Plague' EP in September of 2011. Since then, through word-of-mouth on-line and steady gigging in the South East, Abiotic has become one of the top bands to watch. Their music video for Vermosapien was released in January of 2012 and was viewed over 40,000 times within the first month of its release. The band has proven that they have the wherewithal to stand alongside the best and brightest in the technical death metal genre worldwide. Fans of Obscura, Veil of Maya, and Cannibal Corpse will immediately identify with their finely-honed technical attack."
Abiotic comments on the signing: "We can't express how amazing it is to be on the same label as some of our favorite bands and how great it feels to be working with one of the biggest labels in metal!"
Metal Blade also added, "It's rare to come across a band as well put together as Abiotic. The video for Vermosapien makes it immediately evident that this band has the chops, songs, work ethic, and live show to perform alongside any contemporary death metal act. We very much look forward to releasing this band's music to a worldwide audience later this year!"
Abiotic has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Florida act Abiotic has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates with Enfold Darkness:
"Here's that announcement we promised! We'll be hitting the road with Enfold Darkness, Vale of Pnath, and After the Spire! We can't fucking wait to shred it up with all these great bands. So far the confirmed dates on the tour are below. More dates TBA!"
5/12 - The Speak Easy Lake Wort, FL
5/14 - New Brookland Tavern in Columbia, SC
5/16 - Kingdom in Richmond, VA
5/17 - Dry Hill Community Center in Beckley, WV
5/18 - Peabody's in Cleveland, OH
5/19 - Camelot Hall in Portage, IN
5/20 - Mojoes in Joliet, IL More...
Florida's Abiotic has posted footage online of drummer Andres Hurtado warming up to the track "Vermosapien," which can be found below. Abiotic also recently released a full music video for "Vermosapien." Check out the video clip at this location.
Florida's Abiotic has posted a video clip online for the song "Vermosapien," which can be viewed below. "Vermosapien" is taken off the band's "A Universal Plague" EP. For more info on Abiotic, head over to the band's Facebook profile.