I’m taking a breather from all of the concert tour and television postings since there have been so many of them lately to share the latest news from the American Death Metal band known as Abysmal Dawn who are moving on from Relapse Records and starting a new relationship with Season Of Mist Records. The full press release is below for you to peruse and then I will close up with some thoughts. Sink your teeth into this one.
The Press Release:
ABYSMAL DAWN have signed a multi-album deal with France-based Season of Mist Records.
“We’re very happy to be signed to such an awesome and respected label like Season of Mist,” says ABYSMAL DAWN. “The people there are all die-hard metalheads and we’re glad to be a part of such an enthusiastic and strong team. We also have a long-standing friendship with U.S. label manager Gordon Conrad, who originally signed us. Working with Gordon, Michael, and the other amazing people at the label was just a no-brainer. We’re very excited about the future of ABYSMAL DAWN these days, and judging by the new material that we’ve been working on, great things are to come.”
The members of ABYSMAL DAWN are currently ensconced at an undisclosed Los Angeles location, where they’re invoking the elder gods to power new material for their as-yet-untitled fifth full-length and follow-up to 2014’s ‘Obsolescence’. The Village Voice called Obsolescence “tirelessly inventive”, eventually crowning ABYSMAL DAWN the #1 spot on their 10 Best Metal Albums year-end list. Early samples of ABYSMAL DAWN’s Season of Mist debut demonstrate the trio’s newfound power, ingenuity, and songcraft. Certainly, ABYSMAL DAWN’s new opus picks up where ‘Obsolescence’ left off, but it promises so much more.
Formed in 2004, ABYSMAL DAWN quickly impressed on fan and band alike. The group’s three-song demo landed ABYSMAL DAWN a contract with Arizona-based Crash Music. Within a year, the group were holed up with engineer John Haddad (INTRONAUT, HIRAX) at Shiva Industries recording their debut, ‘From Ashes’. Released in 2006, ‘From Ashes’ was praised for its tactful balance of brutality, melody, and atmosphere, earning heavy praise from media outlets. Blabbermouth gushed, calling it, “irreproachably constructed.” Follow-up album, ‘Programmed to Consume’, again engineered by Haddad, was released in 2008 following a higher profile deal with Relapse Records. Immediately, the press heralded ‘Programmed to Consume’—“thinking man’s metal” said AllMusic.
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