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Abysmal Dawn

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

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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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Monstrosity Announce New Bassist, Ben Kuzay

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

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Monstrosity Announce US Headlining Tour Dates

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:

May
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

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Grave Plan US Tour with Monstrosity

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

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Lineup Finalized

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

FRONT STAGE
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15

MAIN STAGE
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...

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Abysmal Dawn Reveal New Album Details

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."

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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:
CONVERGE
THE RED CHORD
BARONESS
GENGHIS TRON
+ more TBA

Saturday, April 19th:
ENTOMBED
MASSACRE
REPULSION
VITAL REMAINS
MONSTROSITY
DEMIRICOUS
ANAL BLAST
IMPALED
MORGION
WACO JESUS
DENIAL FIEND
ABYSMAL DAWN
SCARECROW
RISE
+ more TBA

Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
CATTLE DECAPITATION
GHOUL
TRAP THEM
STRONG INTENTION
AT ALL COST
COMPLETE FAILURE
MAGRUDERGRIND
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CARDIAC ARREST
IVEBEENSHOT
POPULATION REDUCTION
THE_NETWORK
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
+ 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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