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Abacinate Recording New Material

Jersey death metal devils Abacinate have burst back onto the scene after a year-long hiatus following the tragic death of singer Jason 'Plunger' Sica. After securing the services of new vocalist Ruben Ratliff, of Jersey death/slam band NJDots, Abacinate closed out 2012 with a string of shows in New Jersey and Boston with the likes of Dehumanized, Dying Fetus, Dysentery, Malignancy, Without Remorse, and Cognitive.

With the band firing on all cylinders again and new material for the follow-up to 2011's "Genesis" in the works, Abacinate has announced its addition to the 2013 Philthadelphia Infest on March 16th and 17th, which will take place at Gunners Run. Appearing alongside Abacinate will be Master, Devourment, Cannabis Corpse, Brutal Truth, Phobia and many more. For details, visit the Philtadelphia Infest Event Page. Abacinate is scheduled to perform on Sunday, March 17th.

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Abacinate Performance Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of U.S. death metal act Abacinate performing the song "Extension Cord 17" in Atco, NJ on December 29th, 2012. The band also commented: "Here's a little clip from the show Saturday night. Thanks to Frankie of Landmine for the footage!"

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Abacinate Recruits Original Vocalist

New Jersey devils Abacinate have made their triumphant return after a year-long hiatus following the tragic loss of vocalist Jason "Plunger" Sica. Rejoined by original vocalist Ian Neal, who appeared on the band's full-length debut, "Ruination," Abacinate is picking up right where it left off over a year ago.

Denied the opportunity to tour in support of the last album, "Genesis," which was released earlier this year, Abacinate is currently planning on hitting the road in the spring of next year. The band is also currently writing new material in preparation for a third full-length, which is expected to be released sometime in 2012.

Abacinate also has the following upcoming live appearances:

Oct. 21 - East Of The Wall CD Release Show @ The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ w/ East of the Wall
Oct. 22 - New Jersey Deathfest - The Irish - Kearny, NJ w/ Internal Bleeding, Dehumanized
Nov. 5 - Nag Hamadi CD Release Show @ Freehold VFW - Freehold, NJ w/ Nag Hamadi

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"NYC Sucks, Volume 2" Released For Free Download

Volume 2 of "NYC Sucks," the completely free compilation that MetalSucks.net has put together, is now available for download and streaming here. The free download contains high-quality 320kbps MP3s, as well as a PDF of digital liner notes with information about all the bands.

Here's the tracklisting for "NYC Sucks, Volume 2":

1. Wetnurse – “Not Your Choice”
2. Tombs – “The Great Silence”
3. Moth Eater – “Aftermath”
4. Hull – “Healer”
5. The Austerity Program – “Song 6?
6. Defeatist – “Dawn of No Light”
7. Goes Cube – “Year of the Human”
8. Krallice – “Autochthon”
9. Empyreon – “Beyond Perception”
10. Abacinate – “The Bundy Curse”
11. IKILLYA – “Godsize”
12. Atakke – “Fight Makes Right”
13. The Ghost in Black and White – “Restraint Impalement”

Volume 1, featuring fourteen more great bands and songs, is still available for free download here.

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MetalSucks Announces Free Compilations

MetalSucks.net has announced two free compilations coming early next year, featuring underground bands from the ever growing New York City metal scene. Entitled "NYC Sucks," Volume 1 will contain 14 songs by as many bands and will be released on January 18th. Volume 2, containing 13 tracks, will be released on February 22nd. Both compilations will be available for download on MetalSucks, will contain high-quality 320kbps MP3s, and will include a PDF of digital liner notes with information about all the bands.

Here are the bands featured on volumes 1 and 2:

Volume 1: (Jan 18)
1. East of the Wall
2. Made out of Babies
3. Tiger Flowers
4. Black Anvil
5. Naam
6. Batillus
7. Meek is Murder
8. The Binary Code
9. Castevet
10. Hung
11. Wizardry
12. Pyrrhon
13. Mutant Supremacy
14. Incendiary

Volume 2: (Feb 22)
1. Wetnurse
2. Tombs
3. Moth Eater
4. Hull
5. The Austerity Program
6. Defeatist
7. Goes Cube
8. Krallice
9. Empyreon
10. Abacinate
11. ikillya
12. Atakke
13. The Ghost in Black and White

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Abacinate Vocalist Jason Sica Passes Away

Keansburg, New Jersey grind metallers Abacinate have released the following statement in regards to the passing of the band's vocalist Jason "Plunger" Sica. The band commented by saying:

"ABACINATE is incredibly sad to announce that on Tuesday morning, September 28th 2010, our vocalist Jason 'Plunger' Sica, 25, was found dead. He died at the home of one of his friends, in his hometown of Edison, New Jersey.

"Jason was a dear friend and a true brother to all of us. He was an amazing talent, a loving personality, and a true gentleman with a heart of gold. The remaining members of ABACINATE are deeply, deeply saddened by his loss.

"Before his untimely demise, Jay was immortalized on our most recent recording. It is the first and only recording that will actually be released with Jay performing the vocal duties for ABACINATE. The album, set to be released in late 2010, is dedicated to Jay and all of his loved ones.

"Although Jay was only a member of the ABACINATE roster for about one year, we soared to new heights together, and experienced much success and prosperity that we had yet to achieve in the prior years of our existence as a band. Jay had the pleasure of doing two U.S. tours, many festivals, and an LP with us during his short run. We are very proud and honored that we were such a huge part of his life.

"As of right now, ABACINATE plans on taking a short hiatus in order to collect our thoughts and get through this terrible time in a healthy way. We will having a benefit show for Jay somewhere in NJ in the upcoming months in order to raise funds for his family, and to say goodbye to him with the rest of the music community in a proper way. Details for this benefit show will be provided as we solidify the plans.

"Jay's family and all of us here at the ABACINATE camp would like to express our appreciation to anyone and everyone who reached out to us during this difficult time to extend their sympathy. All the friends we have made on the road, the bands, and the fans have been so kind and loving. For that, we cannot thank you enough.

"Our thoughts, wishes, and deepest sympathy go out to Jay's family every moment of every day.

"Rest in peace, Jay. You will NEVER be forgotten. Thank you for letting us be a part of your life.

"We love you, Plunger.

"R.I.P. Jason Sica 3/14/85 - 9/28/10 Forever in our hearts."

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Abacinate Announces New Lineup

New Jersey's Abacinate has issued the following update regarding their new lineup:

"After a long harsh year of several lineup changes, near death experiences, minimal touring, losing a lot of money, a six month hiatus, and nearly breaking up the band forever, Abacinate is finally back on its feet in 2010."

"We are pleased to announce that we have a new full lineup. Abacinate welcomes two new members Jason Sica on Vocals and Dan Higgins on guitar, along with original members Justin Spaeth, Todd Stern and Matt Babulski."

"As we are in the process of tracking pre-production demos, we continue to write new music for our next full length record. We are excited to announce that we will start tracking our next full length record at the Machine Shop in late June 2010 with Producer/Engineer Will Putney. Following the recording, we will embark on a US tour during the month of August. The summer tour dates and info will be posted once everything is confirmed." More...

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Abacinate Seeking New Vocalist

The guys in ABACINATE have announced they're looking for a new vocalist with the following post:

"It is not an easy job... The person we are seeking should meet the following requirements:

· Must be at least 18/older

· Must be able to practice in Keansburg, NJ twice a week

· Must be willing to tour & play out-of-state shows/weekenders

· Must have experience fronting a metal band (including good stage presence, good communication/networking skills)

· Must be willing and able to participate in all behind-the-scenes band activities (ie. song writing sessions, pre production and recording sessions, any type of press related situations like radio interviews, or photo shoots)

· Must have reliable source of transportation (with valid drivers lisence)

· Must have reliable source of income (we have monthly band bills)

o the studio that we rent isn’t free

o the van/trailer that transports us and our gear to and from shows isn’t free

· Must be able to keep up with our music style

"If you are interested in trying out and meet all the above requirements, please contact us with a message, or email: abacinatenj@hotmail.com and we will discuss further details."

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