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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...
Long-running Florida-based death metallers MONSTROSITY have tapped bassist Ben Kuzay for their upcoming tours. MONSTROSITY will also have former bassist Kelly Conlon make a special guest appearance during the band's show in Boston on Thursday, March 27. Kelly will sit in on a couple of tracks off 1999's "In Dark Purity".
VITAL REMAINS and MONSTROSITY "Icons Of The Apocalypse" tour dates are as follows:
Mar. 26 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
Mar. 27 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East
Mar. 28 - Buffalo, NY @ Michalina's
Mar. 29 - Kenosha, WI @ UW Parkside (MONSTROSITY only w/ MACABRE)
Mar. 30 - Superior, WI @ Tyomies (MONSTROSITY only)
Mar. 31 - Cleveland, OH @ Jigsaw
Apr. 01 - Bowling Green, OH @ Howards Club H
Apr. 02 - Lansing, MI @ Macs
Apr. 03 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuks
Apr. 04 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
Apr. 05 - South Bend, IN @ Elvas
Apr. 06 - Indianapolis, IN @ Zanies Too
Apr. 07 - Nashville,TN @ The Muse
Apr. 08 - Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
Apr. 09 - Tulsa, OK @ Otherside
Apr. 10 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Apr. 11 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Apr. 12 - Ogden, UT @ Kamikazes
Apr. 13 - Portland, OR @ Rock n Roll Pizza
Apr. 14 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
Apr. 15 - Petaluma,CA @ Phoenix Theater
Apr. 16 - Reno, NV @ Island Oasis
Apr. 17 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cats
Apr. 18 - Fresno, CA @ Exit
Apr. 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory (LA Murderfest)
Apr. 20 - Farmington, NM @ Gators
Apr. 21 - Albuquerque,NM @ The Compound
Apr. 22 - El Paso, TX @ Chics
Apr. 23 - Austin,TX @ Red 7
Apr. 24 - Versailles, Kentucky @Skyborne Studios
Apr. 25 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Apr. 26 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium (New England Metal and HC Fest)
Apr. 27 - Yonkers, NY @ The Haunt
MONSTROSITY with GRAVE, ABYSMAL DAWN, STRONG INTENTION:
May 08 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 09 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (with OBITUARY, DYING FETUS)
May 10 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
May 11 - Orlando, FL @ The Haven
May 12 - New Orleans, LA @ The Bar
May 13 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
May 14 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
May 15 - Milwuakee, WI @ TBA
May 16 - South Bend, IN @ Elvas
May 17 - Lansing, MI @ Macs
May 18 - Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
May 19 - Iowa City, IA @ Picador
May 20 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies
May 22 - Cleveland, OH @ Jigsaw
May 23 - Allentown, PA @ Sterling
May 24 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
May 25 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Steppin Out
May 26 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
May 28 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
May 30 - Providence, RI @ Club Hell
May 31 - Albany, NY @ Upper Deck
MONSTROSITY have announced a headline tour with support coming from GRAVE, ABYSMAL DAWN, and STRONG INTENTION. There is some confusion, however, as Grave announced the same dates as 20th Anniversary headline shows with Monstrosity as support. Stay tuned for clarification.
In any case dates are as follows:
8 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
9 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero (with OBITUARY and DYING FETUS)
10 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug
11 - Orlando, FL - The Haven
13 - Nashville, TN - The Muse
14 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
15 - Milwuakee, WI - Vnuks
16 - Lansing, MI - Macs
17 - South Bend, IN - Elvas
20 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
22 - Cleveland, OH - Jigsaw
23 - Allentown, PA - Sterling
26 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
28 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
30 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will embark on a 20th-anniversary U.S. tour in May. Support on the trek will come from MONSTROSITY, ABYSMAL DAWN and STRONG INTENTION.
So far the following dates have been announced:
May 08 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 09 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (w/ OBITUARY, DYING FETUS, ORIGIN)
May 26 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
May 28 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:
Friday, April 18th
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15
Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??
Saturday, April 19th More...
Los Angeles based extreme metallers ABYSMAL DAWN have revealed the final artwork and track listing for their Relapse Records debut, "Programmed to Consume". The cover by Pär Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, WINDS OF PLAGUE) can be viewed at this location can now be viewed at the band's MySpace page.
"Programmed to Consume" track listing:
01. Programmed to Consume
02. Compulsory Resurrection
03. Twilight's Fallen
04. Grotesque Modern Art
05. A Remission of Life
06. The Descent
07. Aeon Aomegas
08. Cease to Comprehend
09. Walk the Path of Fire
ABYSMAL DAWN recently posted two new songs — "Programmed to Consume" and "Compulsory Resurrection" — on its MySpace page.
ABYSMAL DAWN's forthcoming sophomore album was produced by John Haddad (INTRONAUT, PHOBIA, EYES OF FIRE).
"Programmed to Consume" is set for release on May 13 (North America) and May 17 (rest of world) via Relapse Records.
Commented ABYSMAL DAWN's Charles Elliott: "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. 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."
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.
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:
THE RED CHORD
+ more TBA
Saturday, April 19th:
+ more TBA
Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
AT ALL COST
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
+ more TBA
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.
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...
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.
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 email@example.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!"
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.
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...
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!"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or myspace.com/abysmaldawn.
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.
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
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...
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
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.