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Abysmal Dawn

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

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Abysmal Dawn Streaming New Track

Los Angeles based extreme metal band Abysmal Dawn returns with a massive display of refined brutality on fourth full-length "Obsolescence."

"Obsolescence" will be released October 27th in North America via Relapse Records and features artwork created by Pär Oloffson.

So far only one song from "Obsolescence" has been made available, but today that changes. Abysmal Dawn presents the second song titled "The Inevitable Return to Darkness," which can be heard below.

Front man Charles Elliot comments on the new song and upcoming tour: "Here's another new song for you guys right before we head out on our North American tour! It's the fast and epic closer to our new album 'Obsolescence", and it even features some vocal trade-offs with our bass player Eliseo for a change. We hope you all enjoy the brutality and beauty in this one. See you the road soon!" More...

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Abysmal Dawn Posts Second Studio Video

Los Angeles based extreme metal band Abysmal Dawn returns with a massive display of refined brutality on fourth full-length "Obsolescence," due for release on October 28th in North America via Relapse Records.

Throughout the recording of "Obsolescence," Abysmal Dawn shot a series of videos documenting the process. Today the second video in the series showcasing the guitars is available for viewing below, courtesy of Metal Injection.

In support of "Obsolescence," Abysmal Dawn will be hitting the road with a handful of headline dates before joining up with Deicide. The headline shows start September 30th in Riverside, CA and go through October 5th in Nashville, TN. The tour with Deicide kicks off October 7th in West Springfield, VA and will run through October 28th in Dallas, TX.

The band has also announced a special listening party on September 28th at The Complex in Glendale, CA. This will be your chance to hear "Obsolescen"e in its entirety before anyone else. There will also be raffles and giveaways as well as DJ sets from members of Abysmal Dawn. More info on the event is available at this location. The album's track listing is:

1. Human Obsolescence
2. Perfecting Slavery (featuring Christian Muenzer)
3. Inanimate
4. Devouring the Essence of God (featuring Bobby Koelble)
5. One Percent Incomplete
6. Loathed in Life / Praised in Death
7. By My Demons
8. Laborem Morte Liberat Te
9. The Inevitable Return to Darkness
Bonus Track:
10. Night's Blood (Dissection cover) More...

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Abysmal Dawn Posts New Album Studio Video

The first studio report filmed during the making of Abysmal Dawn's "Obsolescence" is now online and can be seen below.

"Obsolescence" will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Human Obsolescence
2. Perfecting Slavery (featuring Christian Muenzer)
3. Inanimate (streaming here)
4. Devouring the Essence of God (featuring Bobby Koelble)
5. One Percent Incomplete
6. Loathed in Life / Praised in Death
7. By My Demons
8. Laborem Morte Liberat Te
9. The Inevitable Return to Darkness
Bonus Track:
10. Night's Blood (Dissection cover)

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Abysmal Dawn Streaming New Song

Los Angeles based extreme metal band Abysmal Dawn returns with a massive display of refined brutality on fourth full-length "Obsolescence."

"Obsolescence" will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. The album is up for pre-order at this location.

Today the first full song from "Obsolescence" has been released. Check out a stream of the song "Inanimate" below.

"I'm very happy to present a new Abysmal Dawn track after almost three years of waiting," commented vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott. "It's a heavy one, so get ready to bang your fucking head with the song on repeat until your neck won't move anymore!!!

"Lyrically this one is about losing your idealism and becoming a cold, unfeeling shell of a human being, in order to survive our modern society. An inanimate object if you will; one without hope that has cut themselves off from emotion. Our experiences in this life can carve us into stone, but they can also desensitize us in the process. In short, this might be the most depressing song you ever wanted to circle pit too.

"We hope you enjoy 'Inanimate' and that you catch us on our tour with Deicide this fall. We'll also be playing a few headlining shows that we hope you'll cause chaos at as well. See you soon and cheers!" More...

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Inquisition And Abysmal Dawn Added To Deicide Tour

After it was revealed that Marduk will actually NOT be joining the "In The Minds of Evil Tour," the full lineup for the trek has now been revealed to feature these bands:

Deicide
Septicflesh
Inquisition
Abysmal Dawn
Carach Angren

The currently announced dates are as follows, with a few more to still be added: More...

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Abysmal Dawn Reveals New Album

Modern death metal band Abysmal Dawn returns with a massive display of refined brutality on fourth full-length "Obsolescence."

"Obsolescence" will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. Pre-orders for Obsolescence will be available shortly, with the album out in CD, LP and digital formats.

The album was produced by Mike Bear at Artisan Road and mixed and mastered by John Haddad at Trench Studios. Today the artwork by Par Oloffson (The Faceless, Spawn of Possession) and the track listing for "Obsolescence" have been revealed and can be seen below. Front man Charles Elliott comments:

"Three years have passed since the release of 'Leveling the Plane of Existence', and it's high-time we released another slab of epic, bludgeoning death metal. This album took over a year and a half to come to fruition between writing and recording, and I think the blood sweat and tears definitely show in the final work of art.

"The title of the record is inspired by the term 'planned obsolescence,' and is applied to all of mankind. In business terms, it means to manufacture a product that's made to breakdown after a certain amount of time, so that it can be replaced. People. Societies, governments and religions all have an expiration date for their usefulness in this world; they break down and are replaced just like any other commodity. If you follow the band, you know that dehumanization is a running theme with us, and you'll be relieved to know we aren't singing about rainbows, puppies and the girl next-door on this one.

"I also have to say, it was a great pleasure of mine to have our friend and amazing guitarist, Christian Muenzer, lay down a guest solo on a track. My teenage guitar hero Bobby Koelble shreds on a song as well, making it the only metal album I can think of that he played on since 'Symbolic'! That in itself is a huge honor for me.

"We even did a cover song of Dissection's 'Night's Blood' that I think everyone will enjoy. We tried hard to obtain the integrity and vibe of the original and I think we achieved that. It's the first cover we ever recorded. So we made sure we did it right! More...

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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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