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Below is our complete Abdullah 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.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
The music section of Cleveland.com has reported that Abdullah is breaking up. Their final show will be Saturday, January 17 at The Jigsaw Saloon & Stage. An excerpt from the article follows:
After a decade together, local act Abdullah is somewhere between calling it quits and taking a long hiatus in order to allow Jeff Shirilla to concentrate on new project This is Antarctica. Abdullah -- Shirilla, Alan Seibert (guitar), Aaron Dallison (guitar), Ed Stephens (bass) and Kevin Latchaw (drums) -- has planned a farewell show this weekend. "Yeah, I didn't want to make too much hubbub about it," Shirilla said. "We're all kind of involved in different projects now, so we thought it would be a good idea to put Abdullah on hold for a while. We had a good run and it just seems like we've been in a little bit of a rut, so why not have one last bash. I'm ready to move forward with a new band. It's different in that it's a lot mellower. We're trying to revive the whole shoegazing sound from the '90s like My Bloody Valentine. It has an ambient, laidback feel but at the same time it still has pretty crushingly heavy parts. So it's a pretty unique sound and it carries over the same somber, melodic vibe of Abdullah. It's just not as rocking out."
Read the full article at Cleveland.com.
You can check out a number of new tracks from Cleveland’s ABDULLAH online over at their official MySpace page.
New Jersey`s doom masters Solace hit the road for the first time since last years crushing performance at SHoD. The band was sidelined for some time due to drummer Kenny Lund`s battle with cancer last year. Back to being healthy, the band has been busy working on new material for their upcoming Meteor City release, A.D., and getting out on the road and doing what they do best. Also planned for this summer are tours of the southeast and a jaunt out to the west coast and back.
List of tour dates includes: More...
Five of Cleveland's top metal bands performed a concert on Monday, February 7 to benefit college radio station WJCU. The bands performing are: SOULLESS (Cleveland's undisputed death metal kings!), DESTRUCTOR ('80s power/thrash metal underground legends), ABDULLAH (stoner Doom Metal), AMPS II ELEVEN (MOTÖRHEAD meets the MC5 - revved-up rust belt rumble) and BLACK TRINITY (unholy Norwegian-style black metal). The concert will take place at Cleveland's newest club, the House of Blues. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to WJCU to help fund a recently approved power increase.
Cleveland is fortunate enough to be home to four powerful college radio stations - WJCU (John Carroll University), WCSB (Cleveland State University), WRUW (Case Western Reserve University) and WBWC (Baldwin Wallace College). The stations all work together to offer a steady weekly dose of heavy metal programming both online and to the Northeast Ohio listening audience. Cleveland's college radio scene is well-known throughout the music industry as being the best in the country.
Dillinger Escape Plan, Meshuggah, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, Keelhaul, Dog Fashion Disco and Abdullah are among those bands featured on the Melvins tribute album 'We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins'. This should be released next May by Fractured Transmitter Record Co.
ABDULLAH have issued the following report:
“We're proud to announce that Abdullah was voted Best Cleveland Metal Band in the Scene Magazine 2004 Music Awards. We were happy enough that Scene invited us out to play live at the awards ceremony (which was headlined by SEVENDUST and a few other national bands?), but to win this award as well blew our minds.”
You can read a review on the event here.