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Abysmal Dawn

Formed: 2003
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Abysmal Dawn Issues Recording Update

Abysmal Dawn has checked in with the following brief update about recording an upcoming album:

"Two years with the same lineup and halfway into the recording process of our new album; it was time to take a new group photo. Thank you John Anthony Photography for taking pictures of our 'boy band.'" More...

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Abysmal Dawn Enters The Studio

Los Angeles death metallers Abysmal Dawn have entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to the 2011 release "Leveling the Plane of Existence." Frontman Charles Elliot gave the lowdown on the recording process:

"The time has finally come to exorcise the demons once again. It's been a while but we'll be entering the studio very soon to begin recording the follow up to Leveling the Plane of Existence! To be honest, I wasn't sure we could top that record at first. After a couple tracks into the demoing process though all my doubts were washed clean away. This is definitely a worthy successor if not something even greater, and I'm sure fans will agree. We aren't always to most optimistic bunch but in this case I think we'll make an exception.

"There's definitely some faster stuff here, as well as some super groovy and atmospheric material. It's slightly different but as always with us, 'the riff' and song-craft are what we tried to bring to the forefront here. All these songs were meant to pummel audiences in a live setting, and I think we've achieved that. We look forward to playing these on tour for you guys whenever the album comes out! More...

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Abysmal Dawn Releases New Music Video

L.A.'s Abysmal Dawn posted a new music video for "In Service of Time." The song appears on the band's latest album "'Leveling the Plane of Existence," which is available now via Relapse Records (see review over at this location).

Check out the video here:

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Abysmal Dawn Posts Trailer For New Music Video

L.A.'s Abysmal Dawn posted a preview clip for the upcoming music video for "In Service of Time." The song appears on the band's latest album "'Leveling the Plane of Existence," which is available now via Relapse Records (see review over at this location).

Check out the preview clip here:

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Relapse Releases "Patlapse" Compilation Online

Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:

"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"

The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:

"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.

"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.

"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Exodus To Headline Slaughter By The Water

Slaughter By The Water 3 is pleased to announce the addition of the almighty Exodus as this year’s main stage headliner. The main stage will also include performances by Philm, Severed Fifth, Absu, Witchaven, Impaled, Autopsy, Fog of War, and Abysmal Dawn.

The Pier stage will include performances by Enemy In Peril, Desecrator, Necrosin, Hemotoxin, Ulysses, Siren, Scars of Envy and ZH. A video of Bay Area thrash legends Testament announcing Exodus as the headliners is online now and can be viewed below.

The third annual Slaughter By The Water event will take place on August 25th, 2012 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA. Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, Lock & Shock, Rock The Bike, Bay Area Rocks, Scion, Native American Health Center, Dunlop, Anchor Bay Tattoos, Ustream, and Expressions College, the event is hosted by Testament’s Chuck Billy, who recently sat down and recorded an intro video which can be viewed here.

Advance tickets for the main stage performances (general admission) are on sale now and are just $35.00. Tickets cost $45.00 at the door. Tickets are available at this location. Main stage performances begin at 5pm and go until 12:30am aboard the USS Hornet. More...

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Slaughter By The Water Details Revealed

The third annual Slaughter By The Water event will take place on August 25th, 2012 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA. Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, Lock & Shock, Rock The Bike, and more, the event is hosted by Testament’s Chuck Billy and includes performances by Philm, Severed Fifth, Absu, Witchaven, Impaled, Autopsy, Fog of War and Abysmal Dawn.

More announcements including the full line-up and headliner are coming soon. Chuck Billy recently sat down and recorded an intro video which can be viewed below.

Advance tickets for the main stage performances (general admission) are on sale now and are just $35.00. Tickets cost $45.00 at the door. Tickets are available here. Main stage performances begin at 5pm and go until 12:30am aboard the USS Hornet.

From noon to 9pm, access to the entire pier, which includes Pier Stage entertainment, food vendors and retailers, is FREE to the public. The pier stage is powered by Rock the Bike and the bands performing will be announced soon. More...

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Cannibal Corpse "Tortures" Nashville Audience

Cannibal Corpse is like a peanut butter & jelly sandwich if you think about it. I don’t mean literally, of course. The band has been around for 24 years with largely the same consistent sound. Every one of the records has been consistently outselling the one before it without the band ever selling out to be more commercially viable. The tours have been getting consistently longer due to worldwide demand. In all of these things, consistency is the staple. Cannibal Corpse has shown itself to be one of those universal constants like peanut butter & jelly, and both are widely accepted and can be mighty tasty if you’re in the mood for them.

As evidenced by the long line of black shirts seen up and down Elliston Place outside the Exit/In, Nashville, TN was having a Cannibal Corpse craving at the end of April. Fortunately for us, Cannibal Corpse just rolled into town with a few bands in tow: Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, and Arkaik. More...

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"The Big Shiny Prison" Re-Released For Free

Underground journalist Ryan Bartek has just re-released the book "The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)" as a free PDF Download. Featuring new cover art and a redesigned look, this new version finally does visual justice to the original.

The product of one year spent traveling the USA underground, "The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)" is a genre-bending work of nonfiction that is at once a road book and a journalistic expose on American counterculture as well.

In "The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)" Bartek makes it through 35 states, spends 600+ hours on Greyhounds while interviewing a variety of celebrities, musicians, journalists and travelers. Covering all forms of counterculture with a heavy emphasis on extreme metal & hardcore punk, “The Big Shiny Prison” refuses to become a stereotypical “music book.” It instead falls into the category of the autobiographical road novel using a relevant approach that appeals to both the average reader & the critical academia.

Originally released on 11/15/09, the book features interviews/appearances by DWARVES, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, MDC, Repulsion, Psyopus, Cephalic Carnage, Downtown Brown, HIMSA, Atheist, Foxy Shazam, STALAGGH, Absymal Dawn, Ludicra, The Angelic Process, AxCx & many more. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces U.S. Tour

U.S. death metal band Cannibal Corpse announced that the band will embark on a headline tour of the United States with Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn and Arkaik in support. The band is promoting the forthcoming release "Torture," which is scheduled for a North American release date of March 13, 2012 through Metal Blade Records.

Bassist Alex Webster commented on the tour: “We're psyched to hit the road with Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, and Arkaik in April! This is a full-on death metal tour that we know all of our fans will love. Prepare for an evening of relentless aural punishment!”

The confirmed dates of the tour are as follows:

CANNIBAL CORPSE U.S. Torture Tour 2012
w/ Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik

4/05/2012 Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL
4/06/2012 The Soapbox – Wilmington, NC
4/07/2012 Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC
4/08/2012 V Club Live – Huntington, WV
4/09/2012 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
4/10/2012 The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
4/12/2012 Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
4/13/2012 The Club At Water Street – Rochester, NY

4/14/2012 The Cincinnati Metal Fest @ Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH w/ CANNIBAL CORPSE, The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Exhumed, Skeletonwitch, Abysmal Dawn, Hour Of Pennance, Arkaik More...

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Abysmal Dawn Streaming Album Reissue

Los Angeles, CA death metal powerhouse Abysmal Dawn is currently streaming the remastered reissue of the band's debut album "From Ashes" in its entirety via Guitar World at this location.

The long out-of-print debut saw its reissue on January 17th, 2012 via Relapse Records. Originally released in 2006, the album features three bonus tracks and is available via Relapse Records here.

Abysmal Dawn recently debuted a brand new music video for the song “My Own Savior." The video was created by Rob Mestas as part of a fan video contest with Metal Injection.

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Abysmal Dawn Unveils Fan-Made Music Video

Abysmal Dawn has debuted a brand new music video for the song "My Own Savior" via Metal Injection. You can check out the clip below. The video was created by Rob Mensas as part of a fan video contest with the site. Charles Elliot of Abysmal Dawn had this to say about the winning video:

"What can we say other than this guy really impressed us with this video! The dark religious and industrial imagery of the clip fit the song and band perfectly and the look of it is just stunning. You even see the trademark Abysmal Dawn eclipse which was a nice touch as well. Great editing and post effects make this the winner by far. Truly proud to call this our official video. We're drinking and partying with this guy for sure when we see him on our tour with Obscura!"

Abysmal Dawn has the following upcoming tour dates with Obscura, Enfold Darkness, and Last Chance to Reason: More...

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Obscura Set to Kick-Off North American Tour

German metal quartet Obscura is set to embark on a Metalunderground.com-sponsored first ever North American headline tour in support of the band's latest album "Omnivium" (reviewed here). The tour will start November 4 in Wilmington, Delaware and run through Dec. 7 with support from label-mates ABYSMAL DAWN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON (select dates) and ENFOLD DARKNESS (select dates).

OBSCURA’s Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming tour: “We are glad to announce our very first headlining North American tour alongside Abysmal Dawn, Last Chance to Reason, and Enfold Darkness! For the upcoming shows we’ll have a full set out of material from all three albums including many tunes we have never played before live. See you on tour & blast on!"

Here are the latest Obscura tour dates with Abysmal Dawn, and openers Last Chance to Reason and Enfold Darkness on select dates (below):

Nov. 4 - Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13 w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 5 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre ( Metal Sucks Fest) w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 6 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 7 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 8 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 9 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 10 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 11 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 13 - Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’s Pub w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 14 - Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 15 - Calagary, AB @ The Distillery w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 16 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 17 - Portland, OR @ Branx w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 18 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 20 - San Fancisco, CA @ DNA Lounge w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 21 - Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 23 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 25 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre w/ Last Chance to Reason
Nov. 27 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee Theatre w/ Enfold Darkness
Nov. 28 - Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club w/ Enfold Darkness
Nov. 29 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit w/ Enfold Darkness
Nov. 30 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live w/ Enfold Darkness
Dec. 2 - Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda w/ Enfold Darkness
Dec. 3 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug w/ Enfold Darkness
Dec. 4 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live w/ Enfold Darkness
Dec. 5 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade w/ Enfold Darkness
Dec. 6 - Richmond, VA @ Kingdom w/ Enfold Darkness
Dec. 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/ Enfold Darkness

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Abysmal Dawn To Re-Issue "From Ashes"

Abysmal Dawn has announced an extensive North American tour as direct support to label-mates Obscura. The tour will start November 4th in Wilmington, Delaware and run through December 7 with additional support on select dates from Last Chance to Reason and Enfold Darkness.

Additionally, the Los Angeles based death metal band will re-issue its long out of print debut album, "From Ashes," on January 17th via Relapse Records. Originally released in 2006, the re-issue album will feature three bonus tracks and is available for pre-order now at this location.

The upcoming Abysmal Dawn tour dates are as follows:

Nov. 4 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
Nov. 5 New York, NY Gramercy Theater (as part of MetalsucksFest)
Nov. 6 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
Nov. 7 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
Nov. 8 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
Nov. 9 Joliet, IL Mojoe's
Nov. 10 St Paul, MN Station 4
Nov. 11 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
Nov. 13 Saskatoon, SK Louis' Pub
Nov. 14 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
Nov. 15 Calgary, AB The Distillery
Nov. 16 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Nov. 17 Portland, OR Branx
Nov. 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Nov. 20 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Nov. 21 Hollywood, CA Key Club
Nov. 23 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Nov. 25 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
Nov. 27 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater
Nov. 28 Dallas, TX The Rail Club
Nov. 29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Nov. 30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Dec. 2 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
Dec. 4 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
Dec. 5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Dec. 6 Richmond, VA Kingdom
Dec. 7 Baltimore, MD Sonar

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Obscura Announces North American Headline Tour

Obscura has announced the band's first ever North American headline tour in support of the latest album "Omnivium." The tour will start Nov. 4 in Wilmington, Delaware and run through Dec. 7 with support from label-mates Abysmal Dawn, Last Chance to Reason (on select dates), and Enfold Darkness (select dates). Dates are as follows:

Nov. 4 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
Nov. 5 New York, NY Gramercy Theater (as part of MetalsucksFest)
Nov. 6 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
Nov. 7 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
Nov. 8 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
Nov. 9 Joliet, IL Mojoe's
Nov. 10 St Paul, MN Station 4
Nov. 11 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
Nov. 13 Saskatoon, SK Louis' Pub
Nov. 14 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
Nov. 15 Calgary, AB The Distillery
Nov. 16 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Nov. 17 Portland, OR Branx
Nov. 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Nov. 20 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Nov. 21 Hollywood, CA Key Club
Nov. 23 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Nov. 25 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
Nov. 27 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater
Nov. 28 Dallas, TX The Rail Club
Nov. 29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Nov. 30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Dec. 2 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
Dec. 4 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
Dec. 5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Dec. 6 Richmond, VA Kingdom
Dec. 7 Baltimore, MD Sonar

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Bewilderbiest Changes Name, Posts New Song Online

New doom metal band, Bewilderbiest, featuring various members of other well known metal bands, has changed its name to Bereft. The band has also uploaded the song "Withered Efflorescence" to its new Facebook page for streaming.

"This will give everyone a taste of what this band is about; dark, depressing, doom," commented vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott. "Definitely different from what we do in our usual bands. It's heavy as hell and we're all really proud how the record and collaboration came out, and we hope people feel the same way."

"On this particular track Sacha and Derek D. worked together on the music while Derek R. and I worked on the lyrics. I've always envisioned vocal tradeoffs with Sacha on this one, ever since the demo he sent me years ago, so that's what you hear on the chorus."

"This project has been on the back burner since 2008, so we hope people enjoy finally listening to it as much as we do. Come check out our first show ever at The Handbag Factory this month in Los Angeles!"

Bereft is made up of Sacha Dunable on guitar (Intronaut, Graviton), Derek Donley on drums (National Sunday Law, Graviton), Charles Elliott on vocals and guitar (Abysmal Dawn) and Derek Rydquist on bass (ex-The Faceless).

The debut album from BEREFT was recorded and mixed by drummer Derek Donley. Mastering has handled by Brian Elliott (EXHUMED, DYING FETUS) at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL.

The band has one upcoming shows scheduled at the moment:

9/30 The Handbag Factory - Los Angeles, CA

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Hate Eternal/Origin July 3rd Show Moved

The July 3rd show of the Metalunderground.com sponsored Origin, Hate Eternal, Vital Remains and Abysmal Dawn tour has been moved to The Miramar Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All tickets for the Madison show will be honored. This is now an ALL AGES show.

Origin is currently on the road supporting their fifth studio album and Nuclear Blast debut, "Entity," which is out now in North America.

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Hate Eternal Remained Solid In Austin

A rush of cool air relieved my over-taxed pores when I entered Jackalopes. I walked past a girl wearing a Danzig shirt posing for a picture on top of a statue of a giant jackrabbit with horns—the fabled Jackalope. I not only sought shelter from the one-hundred-three-degree inferno that blazed outside, it helped me kill time before Emo’s opened its door a hour-and-a-half later.

While devouring one of the juiciest burgers in town, I noticed other metal heads wearing various death metal shirts entering the establishment. Located just a couple of blocks from the venue, the metal-friendly bar and grill catered to those awaiting the coming death metal onslaught.

In route to the bar, I noticed one of the more conspicuous fans on the other side of the street. Wearing corpse paint that may have been patterned from an old Satyricon or Gorgoroth photo, this fan’s black attire seemed in defiance of the sun’s powerful rays. I guess nobody told this guy he was going to a death metal show. Also, the heat surely streaked his makeup, most likely stinging his eyes. What he lacked in brains he made up for in dedication, though (even though this was a death metal show).

Three or four people stood near the touring vans outside the venue when I walked past Emo’s at around 6:30. The line grew to the front of the next venue when I returned at 7:30. Soon, the line grew to the end of the block—a good sign for the five bands due on stage. The venue opened close to its scheduled time of 8 PM. More...

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Hate Eternal Kicking Off North American Tour

Erik Rutan and co. will be joining fellow death metal legends Origin for a North American tour throughout June and July. The tour kicks off today in Austin, TX at Emo's and wraps up on July 14th in Orlando, FL at Firestone Live. This tour will be the first in Hate Eternal's North American campaign in support of the band's latest album, "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes." The tour is being presented by Decibel Magazine and Metal Injection in association with Sick Drummer, Scion, Laboga, and Choosing Death.

Erik Rutan comments, "The response to our new album 'Phoenix Amongst The Ashes' continues to be incredible, and we hope to see all you guys out on this U.S./Canadian tour. The show each night is gonna be awesome! Thanks so much for all your support. It is what keeps us strong!"

The dates are as follows:

Hate Eternal and Origin with Vital Remains & Abysmal Dawn
June 15 Austin, TX @ Emo's
June 16 Amarillo, TX @ Sorority House
June 17 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
June 19 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
June 20 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
June 21 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
June 22 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
June 24 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 25 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
June 26 Kelowna, BC @ The Sapphire
June 27 Calgary, AB @ The Distillery
June 28 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
June 30 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
July 1 Winnipeg, MB @ The Royal Albert
July 2 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
July 3 Madison, WI @ The Annex
July 5 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
July 6 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
July 7 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
July 8 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
July 9 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
July 10 New York, NY @ Santo's Party House
July 11 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
July 13 Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
July 14 Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live

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New Doom Metal Band, Bewilderbiest, Formed

A new doom band, Bewilderbiest, has been formed by various members of other well known metal bands. Bewilderbiest is made up of Sacha Dunable on guitar (Intronaut, Graviton), Derek Donley on drums (National Sunday Law, Graviton), Charles Elliott on vocals and guitar (Abysmal Dawn) and Derek Rydquist on bass (The Faceless). No music has been posted yet, but you can follow the band on Facebook for updates.

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