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Abysmal Dawn

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

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"The Big Shiny Prison" Available As Free PDF

Ryan Bartek has made his new book "The Big Shiny Prison" available as a free PDF download. The book can be found at this location. "The Big Shiny Prison" is an expose on various forms of underground music ranging from extreme metal to punk to rock. Interviews are included in the book with bands such as Cephalic Carnage, Pig Destroyer, and Abysmal Dawn. Bartek issued the following statement about the book:

"My name is Ryan Bartek. For the past 3 years I’ve sacrificed everything for the successful completion of this project. I spent a year on the road, another year completing & shopping it, and another year of total rejection. It is only karmically fitting that both the demise of magazine & book publishing come in one fell swoop.

"I was never in it for the money, nor the aspect of celebrity. I have spent an upwards of $10,000 on it, which I remark only to underline my absolute sincerity. No one would deny its quality -- but the raw nature of the work, as well as its excessive length, made it impossible to pigeon hole or successfully shop. Nothing quite like it has ever surfaced, at least not in the format I’ve undertaken.

"After this seemingly endless struggle, I have decided to offer it to the public domain. While I retain the copyright/trademark, I both encourage and support file sharing. It is my only wish that this manuscript be circulated & appreciated. Perhaps when all is said and done, someone might offer a physical print run."

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Abysmal Dawn Streaming New Demo Track

Los Angeles metallers Abysmal Dawn have posted a demo track of a new song they are working on via their MySpace page. The band is currently writing for the follow-up to their Relapse debut "Programmed To Consume" while searching for a new drummer.

Abysmal Dawn's vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott commented on the decision to preview new material so early: “We're really excited about this new track along with the other material we've been working on. It doesn’t have any vocals or leads put to it yet though, just guitars with a drum machine for people to get the basic idea. We thought we’d give everyone a small taste of what’s to come and show people what we’re currently looking for in a drummer. Plenty of capable drummers have shown interest in auditioning but we’re looking for someone that can take us a step further and play these new songs. Until we find the right person we’ll keep writing the most brutal and misanthropic metal imaginable.”

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Abysmal Dawn Seeks New Drummer

Los Angeles blackened-death metal band ABYSMAL DAWN recently returned home after an North American tour with GOATWHORE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DAATH and SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY.

Vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott provides a tour recap, “We’re back after a crazy 9 weeks on the road with GOATWHORE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DAATH and SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY! It was the longest tour we ever had the pleasure of being a part of and we had a fucking blast! We played a lot of places that we’d either never had the pleasure of playing or hadn’t played since 2006, and we had a great time bringing the metal to you fuckers. We want to thank all the people that came out to the shows a tore shit up, drank with us, smoked with us, hung out with us, let us crash at their houses, or were just plan down to earth metal maniacs. You guys made it worth while!” More...

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Abysmal Dawn Announces More Tour Dates

Los Angeles, CA's ABYSMAL DAWN has announced a number of regional tour dates for this fall in support of their new album "Programmed To Consume." These shows will see ABYSMAL DAWN supporting 3 INCHES OF BLOOD in Hollywood, and VEHEMENCE in Tempe and Hollywood.

Audio samples taken from "Programmed To Consume" can be heard online now via the band's MySpace. The first video from "Programmed To Consume," for the title track, is also online now at this location. More...

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Abigail Williams Cancels Remainder of Tour

Abigail Williams is currently winding down dates for the ongoing Conquered & Cursed Tour have to sit out the final week of dates due to sickness within the band. The nine-week tour has seen the band, alongside Goatwhore, Daath, Abysmal Dawn, and S.W.W.A.A.T.S. traveling the country all summer and the (swine?) flu has battled them the entire way. Several members have had to visit emergency rooms in the past week and are under doctor supervision to regain their strength. Touring in support of their full-length debut, "In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns," the band extends apologies to fans they will not see in having to cancel their final performances. More...

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Abysmal Dawn Post Behind The Scenes Tour Footage

Relapse Records band Abysmal Dawn has released their third video diary from the Relapse Contamination Tour, which you can see here.

The will also hit the road again next week for the massive “Conquer & Curse Tour 2009” alongside Goatwhore, Abigail Williams, Daath, and SWAATS. This nine-week North American tour will kick off on June 14th in western Pennsylvania. More...

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Daath Announce Summer Touring Plans

The Atlanta based quintet DÅÅTH recently unleashed a straight shot of pure, unfiltered American metal upon the masses with their new full-length album, The Concealers, which is garnering numerous rave reviews (see below). The group just completed a very successful month-long North American trek alongside Dragonforce and continues their touring onslaught throughout the summer touring the U.S. with Goatwhore, Abigail Williams, SWWAATS and Abysmal Dawn. Be sure to visit the bands official Myspace Page to view their complete touring itinerary.

DÅÅTH shot a video for the scathing new track, “Day Of Endless Light,” with director Robin Fuller (Ghost of a Thousand, Shaped By Fate) last month and click on the link below to for a sneak peak into the madness that awaits.

Eyal Levi (guitars) further comments: “DÅÅTH is definitely back. We just wrapped up our North American tour with Dragonfoce and Cynic. Now that the dust has settled we have, with proof and via memories, come to the conclusion that this was our best tour ever. On all fronts: crowd reaction, merch sales and new friendships. And any memories we’re too blacked out to remember were caught on film anyways! We have tons of amazing footage from this tour that we’ll be sharing with you guys for a while. Both bands are incredibly easy to tour with because they are composed of such great individuals. Like Kevin Talley was perplexed about, ‘Man, there are no douchebags on this tour! Usually there’s at least one.’ I couldn’t ask for a better tour to come back on after our seemingly centuries long break.

“Coming up in the world of DÅÅTH are quite a few badass and exciting things. First we have a video we’re about to release for ‘Day Of Endless Light.’ I’ve said in the past that I didn’t want us to create just another metal video with five dudes jamming in an abandoned building or warehouse. We wanted a video that was more of a visual work that just carried a dark and slick vibe and could be considered an animated work of art. Well, so far I personally have only seen 10 seconds of it and holy shit! It is definitely on the way to achieving the goal. Director Robin Fuller and art director Jorden Haley are the kind of people I need to always be working with.

“Also, there are some exciting tours in the works. In June and July we’ll be doing the ‘Conquer and Curse’ tour which features our brothers from Goathwore. I can’t say enough how much I admire and love this band. Headlining will be Abigail Williams and the first two bands will be Abysmal Dawn and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky. This tour is going to be a 180 from the Dragonforce tour and I’m excited for the different experience. We also just confirmed that we’re touring Europe with Chimaira, Unearth, and Throwdown this fall! I don’t need to explain why this is such an amazing tour but let me tell you, we are fucking STOKED to be a part of it! This also will be our second time through Europe with Unearth and can’t wait to share the road with those model human beings.”

The Concealers was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof and Mark Lewis (Trivium, All That Remains, Devildriver) and features unparalleled musicianship along with the extraordinary vocals of Sean Z.

Check out the teaser clip of the new DAATH music video here

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Abysmal Dawn Announces Extra Tour Dates

Los Angeles, CA’s Abysmal Dawn has announced more dates leading up to and concluding the “Conquer & Curse Tour 2009” dates. Abysmal Dawn will join Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky and Abigail Williams in mid-June for a run of dates in the eastern U.S. to meet up with Goatwhore and Daath for the “Conquer & Curse” tour followed by a string of dates home to Los Angeles, CA.

The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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Abigail Williams Announces North American Tour

Goatwhore and Abigail Williams have announced that they will be headlining the North American Conquer & Curse Tour alongside Daath, Abysmal Dawn, and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky.

The lineup is as follows:





Confirmed dates so far: More...

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Obscura Announces New 2009 Tour Dates

German technical death metal band Obscura have announced that they will be embarking on the Relapse Records Contamination Tour alongside Graves of Valor and Abysmal Dawn in April and May of 2009. The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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New Bands Confirmed For L.A. Murderfest 2009

The 2009 L.A. Murderfest will be taking place on May 9th and 10th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. The official L.A. Murderfest website has been updated with the following list of confirmed bands:


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Blood Red Throne To Tour US With Abysmal Dawn

Norwegian Blood Red Throne will embark on a US mini-tour in March. Support on the tour will come from American death metallers Abysmal Dawn.

The tour dates are as follows:

03/23 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
03/24 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
03/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
03/26 - San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
03/27 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
03/28 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
03/30 - Denver, CO @ BLueBird THeater
03/31 - Farmington, NM @ Gators

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Abysmal Dawn Announces Western US Tour with Sothis

Los Angeles, CA's ABYSMAL DAWN have announced that they will be joining forces with SOTHIS for a western US tour in December, dubbed the "Endless Wintour." This Metal Maniacs sponsored tour will kick-off on December 5th in Bakersfield, CA and will round out in Hollywood, CA on December 14th.

ABYSMAL DAWN are touring in support of their newly released Relapse debut "Programmed To Consume." The band has recently filmed the first video from the album, for title-track "Programmed To Consume." The video was shot in Los Angeles, CA with director Gary Smithson (TOMAHAWK, HIGH ON FIRE, GOATWHORE) and is expected to make its world premiere imminently. Still photos taken during the video shoot can be viewed now in the 'photos' section of the band's MySpace page. More...

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Abysmal Dawn Announces New Guitarist

Abysmal Dawn have issued the following post tour update:

"We're back from an extremely successful Relapse Contamination tour with MISERY INDEX and ORIGIN! After two blown tires, a new alternator, a major tune up, some trailer light rewiring and massive amounts of liquor consumed, we've made it back alive! We'd like to thank all the fans that came out to support us and all the cool people we met along the way. It was great touring with MISERY INDEX, ORIGIN and their crews and we hope our paths cross again in the near future!"

"In other news, after almost five years together ABYSMAL DAWN have parted ways with guitarist Jamie Boulanger. Currently Jamie has other priorities that he needs to take care of in his life, including his new baby girl. We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors." More...

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More Relapse Records Contamination Tour 2008 Dates

More dates have been announced for the 2008 installment of the Relapse Records Contamination Tour featuring ORIGIN, MISERY INDEX, and ABYSMAL DAWN. The MySpace Metal, Decibel Magazine, Sick Drummer, and XM Radio Liquid Metal sponsored tour kicks off on July 21st in St. Louis, MO.

ORIGIN recently released their new album, "Antithesis," to significant critical acclaim. The band has just returned home from their first-ever European headlining tour and has debuted their first video for Antithesis track "Finite" online via Headbanger's Blog (international / non-US viewers can view the video on YouTube). Tracks taken from Antithesis and a complete listing of ORIGIN tour dates can be found now via the band's MySpace: MySpace.com/Origin666.

Grindcore powerhouse MISERY INDEX recently completed work on their new full-length album, "Traitors." "Traitors" will see a September 30th North American release date (October 6th internationally). MISERY INDEX has also released a digital-only EP, "Dead Sam Walking," that features a recent collection of vinyl-only material and live tracks that can be accessed here. Studio updates and audio samples can be accessed via the band's official MySpace page.

ABYSMAL DAWN recently released their Relapse debut, "Programmed To Consume." Audio samples taken from "Programmed To Consume" and a listing of upcoming tour dates can be found via the band's MySpace page.

The Contamination Tour has been a label vehicle used to expose some of its newest and most exciting bands. Previous Contamination Tour alumni include MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, NEUROSIS, NILE, HIGH ON FIRE, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, COALESCE, DYSRHYTHMIA, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, and many more.

Here are the latest RELAPSE RECORDS CONTAMINATION TOUR 2008 dates, featuring ORIGIN, MISERY INDEX, and ABYSMAL DAWN: More...

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Abysmal Dawn's New Album Streaming Online

ABYSMAL DAWN’s brand new album and Relapse debut, "Programmed To Consume," is currently streaming in its entirety at this location, courtesy of Dutch website 3voor12.nl. ABYSMAL DAWN recorded "Programmed To Consume" last November with producer John Haddad (INTRONAUT, PHOBIA, EYES OF FIRE). The band has most recently returned home from their first U.S. tour in support of its release.

ABYSMAL DAWN will head back out on the road this Summer as they join label-mates ORIGIN and MISERY INDEX for the 2008 installment of the Relapse Records Contamination Tour. This tour kicks off on July 21st in St. Louis, MO. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.

Here are the latest Relapse Records Contamination Tour 2008 dates (and downloadable tour poster here), featuring ORIGIN, MISERY INDEX, and ABYSMAL DAWN: More...

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Origin/Misery Index Announce Tour

Origin has announced that they will be joining Abysmal Dawn and Misery Index for Relapse Records' "Contamination Tour 2008" this summer. Confirmed are as follows:

July 21 St. Louis, MO- Rockstar Nightclub
July 22 Fayetteville, AR- The OPO
July 25 Victoria, TX- Sun Valley Ranch
July 26 Austin, TX- Red 7
July 28 El Paso, TX- Chics
July 29 Farmington, NM- Gator's
July 30 Phoenix, AZ- Modified Arts
July 31 San Marcos, CA- Jumping Turtle
August 1 Hollywood, CA- Safari Sams
August 2 Oakland, CA- The Metro
August 3 Portland, OR- Satyricon
August 4 Roseburg, OR- Riversdale Grange
August 5 Seattle, WA- Studio Seven
August 7 Salt Lake City, UT- Club Vegas
August 8 Colorado Springs, CO- Black Sheep
August 9 Lawrence, KS- The Jackpot

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Abysmal Dawn Announce Tour

Abysmal Dawn has announced that they will be touring in support of their new album, "Programmed To Consume", starting in early June. The tour is being called the "Fusion Of Brutality" tour and will feature support from Victimas and Fields of Elysium. Also, Abysmal Dawn has recently posted a new track, "Walk The Path Of Fire", which has been taken from "Programmed To Consume" on their myspace: myspace.com/AbysmalDawn. Tour dates are as follows:

6/2/08 El Paso, TX United States @ Chic's Bar
6/3/08 Tucson, AZ United States @ Vaudeville Cabaret
6/4/08 Phoenix, AZ United States @ The Cell Block
6/5/08 San Diego, CA United States @ Jumping Turtle
6/7/08 Las Vegas, NV United States @ The Roc
6/8/08 San Francisco, CA United States @ Thee Parkside
6/9/08 Sacramento, CA United States @ On the Y
6/11/08 Salt Lake City, UT United States @ Avalon Theater
6/12/08 Colorado Springs, CO United States @ Union Station

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Abysmal Dawn Posts New Song, "Making Of" Video

ABYSMAL DAWN has posted another new song from their soon-to-be-released Relapse Records debut, "Programmed to Consume." You can check out the track "Cease to Comprehend" for a limited time on the band's MySpace page.

The Los Angeles based group will be celebrating the release of "Programmed to Consume" with a CD/Vinyl release show May 15th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. ABSYMAL DAWN will be performing the entire album as well as a few songs from their debut record "From Ashes." Also performing that night will be LETUM ASCENSUS, THE CAUTERIZED, DREAMING DEAD and ISOLATION INFAMY.

An e-card for "Programmed To Consume" is also available online.

"Programmed To Consume" was recorded last November with producer John Haddad (INTRONAUT, PHOBIA, EYES OF FIRE) and is scheduled for a May 13 North American release (May 17 internationally).

ABYSMAL DAWN has posted a "Making Of Programmed To Consume" video, featuring footage of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming release. More...

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Abysmal Dawn Post "Making-Of" Video Online

Los Angeles, CA’s ABYSMAL DAWN has posted a “Making Of" 'Programmed To Consume' video, highlighting the band’s time in the studio working on their forthcoming Relapse debut, at this location.

Programmed To Consume was recorded last November with producer John Haddad (INTRONAUT, PHOBIA, EYES OF FIRE) and is set for a May 13th North American release date, May 17th internationally with pre-orders being accepted now at this location.

Abysmal Dawn has also recently announced a May tour in support of Programmed To Consume’s release. This US tour alongside MONSTROSITY and GRAVE will begin on May 8th in Atlanta, GA and follows Abysmal Dawn’s April performances in Arizona and as part of the annual Los Angeles Murderfest. A listing of confirmed Abysmal Dawn tour dates follows with more to be announced soon. More...

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