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Abysmal Dawn Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Abysmal Dawn.
“Obsolescence” is the fourth album released by modern death metal group Abysmal Dawn. Released in late October via Relapse Records, the album offers more than mere DM brutality and speed. The album reveals elements of black metal made obvious by the band’s cover of Dissection’s “Night’s Blood.” The band’s technical abilities recall Nile, while its use of melody and rhythm bring to mind Hypocrisy. Overall, the album’s European feel makes it almost seem out of place in America. Americans love Euro style death metal, though, and the band has received its largest contingent of fans opening for Deicide.
During the last night of their tour guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott joined me in the alleyway behind Dirty Dog bar in Austin, Texas, the preferred area for interviews at said club. In the following interview, Elliott discusses the tour, which also featured Septicflesh, Inquisition and Carach Angren, and recounts writing and recording “Obsolescence.” More...
Abysmal Dawn is currently on the road for a Metalunderground.com sponsored tour, slaughtering the masses with its own breed of death metal alongside other genre heavyweights Hate Eternal, Origin, and Vital Remains. As the band continues its trek across North America, front man Charles Elliot took out some time from the madness of touring to discuss the shows so far and how the crowds have reacted to each of the performing bands.
In the interview below you can find Charles' thoughts as he delves into the writing process for the band's latest album "Leveling the Plane of Existence," Abysmal Dawn's plans for upcoming material, the controversial new Morbid Angel album, and his new band Bewilderbiest. More...