Abysmal Dawn have premiered a new song titled “Soul-Sick Nation.” This track is from the band’s new album “Phylogenesis,” which will be released on April 17.
Charles Elliot commented:
“This is a super heavy and groovy one. It’s the first time we’ve used 7 string guitars and the first time we’ve tuned to A standard. Lyrically the song deals with inner demons and the mental health epidemic. Something that has touched so many people in my life, including myself.
On a more uplifting note, the song features three ripping solos. One from our very own Vito Petroni (solo #2), and two from Fredrik Folkare (solos #1 and #2) of Unleashed and Firespawn!
It was a great honor to have Fredrik play on our record; he’s an absolute beast of player. We played some shows in South America in late 2018, and asked him to play on our record after a night of drinking probably too much Pisco. So happy it worked out because he laid down something truly special. Enjoy!”
In other news, the band have also revealed that they have recorded a cover of Candlemass‘ “Bewitched” for a flexi disc that will be included with the issue of New Noise magazine. Elliot said the following about that:
“We’re incredibly honored to be on the cover of New Noise Magazine. In all my years doing this, I think this is the first time we’ve been given the prime cover slot of any publication. I’m really happy to see all the excitement around the release of Phylogenesis and all the positive feedback we’ve been getting so far. It makes me proud after all the hard work that was put into this record.
So, as an added bonus, New Noise is putting out our cover version of the doom metal classic, “Bewitched” by Candlemass. We had some free time in the studio while putting together Phylogenesis and decided to do something totally out of the box for us. I don’t think many of our fans would think Candlemass are an influence of ours but they are. It’s nowhere near the realm of tech-death or brutal death metal but Nightfall is one of my favorite albums and it’s an amazing record!
Now the biggest shocker here is that I laid down some melodic vocals for this one. I don’t pretend to be Messiah Marcolin but I gave it my best. I tried to maintain my own voice while paying tribute to the overall vibe of the original.
I wasn’t sure I could do it at first, but after showing the track to some friends and having the rest of the band excited about it, we decided we weren’t making total asses of ourselves. It’s a fun track and I think Vito killed it on the lead as well. Enjoy!”