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Abysmal Dawn

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

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More Info Released For Los Angeles Murderfest

Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!

Daniel Dismal, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…

“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”

Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.

Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketweb. To keep up to date with the festival please visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com for up to date information.

Friday, April 18th - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) - $60 (Only available in advance)

Friday, April 18th:
+ more TBA

Saturday, April 19th:
+ more TBA

Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
+ more TBA

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Abysmal Dawn Post New Songs Online

Los Angeles’ ABYSMAL DAWN have posted two new tracks off their forthcoming new album, Programmed To Consume, online at their official MySpace page for your listening pleasure.

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Abysmal Dawn Currently Mixing New Album

Abysmal Dawn issue the following update on their Myspace page:

"We've been in and out of John Haddad's (INTRONAUT, EYES OF FIRE) new studio since November and things are finally starting to come together."

"Following a bit of downtime finishing up some lyrics, vocals were tracked a few days after December 25th. After about six hours of intense screaming and growling my voice gave out and I had to come back two days latter to track the rest. All that punishment was worth it though, because I'm very confident that these are the sickest vocals I've put to tape yet! We even had our friend Jacob from RECIPROCAL come in and do some guest vocals on the track 'Twilight's Fallen.' Some very sick sounds will meet all your ears soon indeed!"

"Everyone played their hearts out on this album and I think you can feel the intensity in all our performances. The mixing process is close to done and we can't believe how heavy this one is sounding! Quite frankly, we feel this album is ABYSMAL DAWN's best yet and will destroy "From Ashes" by far! Maybe it's just us though, so we'll let you be the judge." More...

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Abysmal Dawn Offers Recording Update

Vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott of the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band ABYSMAL DAWN has issued the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the group's sophomore release:

"Just a quick update to let everyone know that things have been coming along quite nicely with the recording of our second record. We recently finished tracking all the guitars, bass and drums at John Haddad's (Eyes of Fire, Intronaut) new studio in Corona, CA and it's sounding amazing so far! Some rough mixing has already begun and the tracks already sound better than "From Ashes!"

"Vocals should be recorded in about a month's time at which point we'll start shopping the material for a new label and start playing some more shows again. We filmed a ton of footage while we were recording and we hope to have some of it up for you to check out soon."

ABYSMAL DAWN recently parted ways former label Crash Music Inc. The group's debut album, "From Ashes," was released in April 2006. It was engineered, mixed and mastered by John Haddad at Shiva Industries. The band toured in support of that album last fall alongside SIX FEET UNDER, KRISIUN and DECAPITATED. ABYSMAL DAWN has also played with reunited black metal legends EMPEROR and IMMORTAL.

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Abysmal Dawn Sever Ties with Crash Music, Inc.

Abysmal Dawn issue the following update on their Myspace page:

"ABYSMAL DAWN will no longer be working with Crash Music, Inc. Rather than go into the laundry list of dirty details, lets just say "it didn't work out" and we are looking forward to finding a new home. We are currently looking for a label that is interested in supporting our upcoming full-length as well as possibly reissuing 'From Ashes.' All interested parties please feel free to contact us at abysmaldawn@gmail.com. We start recording our new record on November 2nd with engineer John Haddad (INTRONAUT, EYES OF FIRE) and we promise you all this album will be our vengeance!"

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Abysmal Dawn Enters The Studio, Gives Update

Vocalist/guitarist, Charles Elliott, of the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band ABYSMAL DAWN, recently offered an update on the progress of their upcoming sophomore release:

"We're running a little behind schedule, but we'll be entering John Haddad's (EYES OF FIRE, INTRONAUT) new studio in Corona, CA on November 2nd to start churning out some punishing new tunes. Lately we've been rehearsing like mad men trying to get everything perfect. The songs are a bit more challenging to say the least but we wouldn't have it any other way! A lot of the newer material is in the 250 bpm range and we may even push it further if we're feeling crazy enough haha! Expect some faster stuff as well as some slightly longer epic songs this time around. We've been shredding away trying to write some jaw dropping leads for you guys as well. When it's all laid down to tape hopefully we turn a few heads and gain a few more fans in the process. I think it's pretty safe to say that this one is going to top "From Ashes" but we'll let you be the judge of that. Wish us luck!"

ABYSMAL DAWN's debut album, "From Ashes", was released in April 2006 via Crash Music Inc. It was engineered, mixed and mastered by John Haddad at Shiva Industries. The band toured in support of that album
this past fall alongside SIX FEET UNDER, KRISIUN and DECAPITATED. ABYSMAL DAWN has also played with reunited black metal legends EMPEROR and IMMORTAL.

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Abysmal Dawn Post FPE-TV Visit Video Online

The Los Angeles based extreme metal band, ABYSMAL DAWN, recently visited the FPE-TV studios in Burbank, CA to show off some of their carpal tunnel inducing riffs. Footage of guitarists Charles Elliott and Jamie Boulanger performing the song "Servants to Their Knees," as well as a few new riffs, can now be viewed on YouTube.

ABYSMAL DAWN will enter the studio this year to begin recording the as-yet-untitled follow-up to "From Ashes". An early 2008 release is expected.

ABYSMAL DAWN's debut album, "From Ashes", was released in April 2006 via Crash Music Inc. It was engineered, mixed and mastered by John Haddad at Shiva Industries. The band toured in support of that album this past Fall alongside SIX FEET UNDER, KRISIUN and DECAPITATED. ABYSMAL DAWN has also most notably and recently played with reunited legends EMPEROR and IMMORTAL. More...

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Abysmal Dawn Announce New Bassist

Abysmal Dawn post the following update on their myspace page:

"We'd like to thank everyone that came out to the Los Angeles Murderfest this past weekend. It was an honor playing for all of you and it was well worth taking the short break from writing.

As most of you noticed that night we now have a new bass player in our ranks, Mr. Mike Cosio (Grave Desecration, ex-Excretion, etc.)! We've been working with him for the past month and after his outstanding performance this weekend it's finally official.

Now that we've gotten playing live out of our system for a while, it's time to climb back into our shells and continue writing. Our only scheduled performance at the moment is the recently added Emperor reunion show, on June 3rd at the Key Club in Hollywood. We feel very privileged to be supporting such a legendary entity and hope you will come out and show your support for some black/death metal art!"

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Abysmal Dawn Parts w/ Bassist, Seeks Replacement

Abysmal Dawn has parted ways with bassist Carlos Arriola. The band states: "The split was mainly due to personal reasons on his part and was in no way on bad terms. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and hope that our paths cross again sometime in the future. Take care brother!"

"Meanwhile, we are currently looking for dedicated bass playing individuals in the Los Angeles area with gear, a job, transportation and who are above all else willing to tour! If you are not from the Los Angeles area please know that fame and fortune does not immediately await you here. We are a new band with lots more work to do and anyone that joins will be expected to do it out of a labor of love with hopes of a bigger future. All interested parties please contact abysmaldawn@gmail.com or myspace.com/abysmaldawn.

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Dismember, Grave and Absymal Dawn Tour Cancelled

Abysmal Dawn's Charles Elliott has sent in the following update regarding the cancellation of the Dismember and Grave tour that they were scheduled to be part of:

"For whatever reasons our tour with Dismember and Grave has been cancelled. This situation is completely out of our control and we hope that people understand and come out to support us next time. Words cannot express how frustrate we feel at the moment after taking this tour on such short notice. We would like to thank Mike Bear (Artisan) for offering to fill in for Carlos on this tour at the last minute. As many of you know he played bass on "From Ashes" and would have done an amazing job. The first date of the tour will still take place at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood on December 1st. The lineup for the night will be Abysmal Dawn, Coffin Texts, Letum Ascensus, Nema and Unsanctified. Tickets are only $8 for the night and if you bought tickets in advance you can come down to the show for either a partial or full refund."

This announcement comes not long after The Absence dropped off the Entombed, Dismember, and Grave tour "because of several unresolved problems" with their booking agent.

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Abysmal Dawn Added To West Coast Dismember Tour

ABYSMAL DAWN have been added to the West Coast DISMEMBER/GRAVE tour. The band commented "It is a pleasure to be touring with two legends of the genre, especially when they have provided such a great source of inspiration to us over the years. We're looking forward to hitting the road again after our highly successful trek with SIX FEET UNDER, KRISIUN and DECAPITATED. Hopefully we'll see some familiar faces real soon!"

Here are the Dismember, Grave and Abysmal Dawn tour dates:

12/01 Knitting Factory – Hollywood, CA
12/02 Bourbon Street – Concord, CA
12/03 Domino Room – Bend, OR
12/04 Rock N Roll Pizza – Portland, OR
12/05 Richards On Richards – Vancouver, BC
12/06 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
12/07 Grove Street – Boise, ID
12/08 Kamikaze's – Ogden, UT
12/09 Hubba's – Denver, CO
12/10 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/11 Cain's Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
12/12 Chic's – El Paso, TX
12/13 Clubhouse – Phoenix, AZ
12/14 El Patio Ole Caribe – Mexicali, MEX
12/15 Showcase Theater – Corona, CA
12/16 The Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA

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Krisiun Speak About Upcoming U.S. Tour

Brazil’s Krisiun prepare to once again assault the U.S. Supporting this year’s incendiary new album, AssassiNation (MP3’s available here), vocalist/bassist Alex Camargo sent this message to fans, "We in Krisiun would like say thanks to our North American death metal brothers for the great support through the years. Due to the great response we had to our latest album, we are coming back for another U.S. tour in September. This time around we are going to be direct support... which means that we are gonna have more time to play a longer set. Six Feet Under is going to be the headlining band plus Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation and Abysmal Dawn are on the bill too; a fuckin’ brutal tour. We hope to see all you death metal maniacs, without you we are nothing.”

Having toured North America earlier this year with The Monsters Of Chaos Tour (Morbid Angel, Behemoth and Despised Icon), Krisiun released the AssassiNation CD and Live Armageddon DVD on February 26.

KRISIUN tour dates with Six Feet Under, Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation, Abysmal Dawn are as follows: More...

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Krisiun, Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation Tour

Six Feet Under, Krisiun, Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation, and Abysmal Dawn will be touring together this fall. The following tour dates have been confirmed thus far:

9/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
9/13 St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
9/15 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
9/16 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
9/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Key Club
9/22 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
9/23 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
9/25 Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
9/26 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/29 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom VA
9/30 Aurora, CO @ Iliff Park Saloon
10/01 Omaha, NE @ The Rock
10/03 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
10/06 Somerville, MA @ Goodtimes Emporium
10/07 Manchester, NH @ Mark's Place
10/08 New York, NY @ BB King's

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CA Metalfest Moves, More Abysmal Dawn Tour Plans

The California Metalfest has been moved once again, this time to Club 740 (www.club740la.com) in Los Angeles. Abysmal Dawn is currently scheduled to perform on May 14th alongside such acts as Suffocation, Darkest Hour, Animosity, Decrepit Birth and Disgorge.

In other Abysmal Dawn news, the official European release date for "From Ashes" has been set for June 30th.

Finally, Abysmal Dawn will be touring this Fall alongside Six Feet Under, Krisiun, Decapitated and Cattle Decapitation. "We feel very honored to be playing alongside such other prestigious bands all over the United States. We go on first every night so be sure to get there early! Dates will be posted as we receive them."

"From Ashes" was released in North America on April 4th 2006 via Crash Music Inc.

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Six Feet Under to Tour with Krisiun

Six Feet Under, Krisiun, Cattle Decapitation, Decapitated, and Abysmal Dawn will be teaming up for a North American tour later this year. The first confirmed dates are as follows:

September 12 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
October 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

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Abysmal Dawn Added to California Metalfest

Abysmal Dawn have sent the following update:

"Just a quick update on what's going on in the world of Abysmal Dawn. We're gearing up for the release of "From Ashes" which will be hitting stores on April 4th. We have a few shows planned around the release as well as a mini-tour with Asesino in June. More details on that as info comes in. We were recently added to the California Metalfest, which should be an amazing experience for sure. We feel honored to be playing alongside such great bands as Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrophagist and Arsis to name a few among many killer acts. Here's a list of shows we have lined up so far (more to come):

4/01 N. Hollywood, CA – Studio S
4/13 Jerry's – Bakersfield, CA (w/Full Blown Chaos, The Classic Struggle)
5/07 The Whisky A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA (w/Goatwhore)
5/13 NOS Event Center – San Bernardino, CA (California Metalfest)
6/06 The Pound – San Francisco, CA (w/Asesino)
6/08 The Galaxy – Santa Ana, CA (w/Asesino)

You can download two tracks from their upcoming effort at the band's MySpace page.

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Abysmal Dawn Announce Permanent Bassist

Abysmal Dawn have sent the following announcement about their new bassist:

"ABYSMAL DAWN is very excited to announce that after two years of searching, we have finally happened upon a fulltime bass player in the form of Carlos Arriola (ex-Savagery). All those who witnessed his first show with us this weekend can attest that he was well worth the wait."

"For those of you who missed out, you can see him and his amazing wind milling and tapping skills in action on February 19th at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA. ABYSMAL DAWN will be performing alongside death metal legends Suffocation and brutal tech-death gods Decrepit Birth. All those interested in discount tickets may contact ABYSMAL DAWN directly at abysmaldawn@gmail.com."

"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Mike Bear (Artisan) for all the hard work he put into ABYSMAL DAWN these past six months. He held down the bottom end until we found a fulltime member and helped greatly in the pre-production of "From Ashes." His tremendous technique can be heard on our upcoming debut (the before mentioned "From Ashes") scheduled for release on April 4th via Crash Music. Advanced tracks from the album maybe heard at www.myspace.com/abysmaldawn."

ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISIONS, recently signed to Crash Music, who will release their recently completed debut effort "From Ashes."

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Abysmal Dawn Sign To Crash Music

Crash Music, Inc. has announced the signing of ABYSMAL DAWN, the Los Angeles-based extreme metal band featuring former members of RISE and INHUMAN VISIONS.

According to a press release, ABYSMAL DAWN "plays aggressive modern death that combines some of the best elements of both black and thrash metal. The band seamlessly blends the catchiness and technicality of early '90s American death, with ample doses of atmosphere, melody and the brutality of their contemporaries."

Commented the band: "We are very excited to be working with Crash Music. They are one of the few labels in this industry still supporting premium extreme acts and it's an honor to be working with them. We know that there is still plenty of hard work that lies ahead but we say, bring it on!"

ABYSMAL DAWN's debut album, "From Ashes", is scheduled for release on April 4. The CD was engineered, mixed and mastered by John Haddad (EYES OF FIRE, PHOBIA, INTRONAUT) at Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, CA. Here's the final track listing of "From Ashes":

1. Impending Doom (Instrumental)
2. In the Hands of Death
3. Blacken the Sky
4. Servants to Their Knees
5. Wicked Impulse
6. Solitude's Demise
7. State of Mind
8. Salting the Earth
9. Crown Desire

Advanced tracks from the CD and additional info may be found on their MySpace page or their official web site.

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Abysmal Dawn Finish Album, Seek Label

Abysmal Dawn, an extreme metal band from Los Angeles featuring former Rise and Inhuman Visions members, has just put the finishing touches on their debut release entitled "From Ashes." The group is currently looking for a record company to release the album. The following update was recently given on their site:

"Our gig with Exodus at the Galaxy went great! Thanks to all the crazy fans in the pit area who were fucking things up and even the ones banging their heads towards the back. You made it a killer experience as always! Also, a very special thanks is in order for Jacob from Gatekeeper and Elizabeth Schall for all their extra help at this show. Things wouldn't have run as smoothly as they did without you.

We have just finished recording and mixing our debut release entitled "From Ashes." The album was engineered, mixed and mastered by John Haddad (Eyes of Fire, Phobia, Intronaut) at Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, CA. We have to say it came out heavy as hell and we're positive it will rip your face right fucking off! If you don't believe us check out four new songs from the album, as well as the cover art, at the following location myspace.com/abysmaldawn. Here's the final track listing: More...

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