Abysmal Dawn Share Cover Of Candlemass’ “Bewitched”

Abysmal Dawn have released a cover of Candlemass‘ “Bewitched.” The track is available as a flexi-disc in the new issue of New Noise Magazine and it can be streamed below. Charlies Elliot commented:

“We had some extra time in the studio, and we wanted to do something people weren’t expecting at all. No one expects me to do a lot of clean vocals or expects us to be influenced by a doom metal band with operatic vocals, but we definitely are. I think people were surprised, but we played it for a couple of people and they liked it, so we decided to go for it.”

Abysmal Dawn Announce Virtual Listening Party For New Album “Phylogenesis”

Abysmal Dawn will be releasing their new album “Phylogenesis” on April 17, but before that the band will be hosting a virtual listening party. The event will take place on YouTube tomorrow (April 14) and it will include a full stream of the record as well as a Q&A with the group. Abysmal Dawn commented:

“Unfortunately, our listening parties in NYC and Los Angeles had to be cancelled for obvious and understandable reasons. To try and make up for it, we’ll be hosting a live stream of our new album and virtual Q&A with the band on Tuesday. So if you’re going a little stir crazy, let’s listen to some metal and have a bit of fun.”

Abysmal Dawn Premiere New Song “Soul-Sick Nation”

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!”

Abysmal Dawn Premiere New Song “Hedonistic”, Reveal Details For New Album “Phylogenesis”

Abysmal Dawn have premiered a new song titled “Hedonistic.” This track is from the band’s new album “Phylogenesis,” which will be released on April 17.

“Phylogenesis” Track Listing:

01. “Mundane Existence”
02. “The Path Of The Totalitarian”
03. “Hedonistic”
04. “A Speck In The Fabric Of Eternity”
05. “Coerced Evolution”
06. “True To The Blind”
07. “Soul-Sick Nation”
08. “The Lament Configuration”
09. “Flattening Of Emotions” (Death cover)

The group said the following about the new record:

“So here we are, album number five, six years after the release of our last album! It took a long time to get here but I can say without a doubt, this one is worth the wait. We pushed the limits of all the musicians in this band and everyone is extremely proud. We finally get to release the first single today and can’t wait for you all to hear the whole thing.

The album title Phylogenesis (fīlōˈjenəsəs) basically refers to an evolution of a species in biology. It could be applied to how we’ve evolved for the better as a band, but also how humanity has evolved for the worse. Lyrically the album became sort of concept album some what unintentionally.

It deals a lot with things we encounter in our modern society and the maddening effect it has on the individual. ‘Hedonistic,’ in particular, is somewhat inspired by Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs and that true happiness lies in purpose, not material pursuits.

Thank you to all our fans that have supported us in our absence and waited patiently. This album is for you just as much as it is for us. Truly, thank you from the bottom of our black hearts. We’ll see you on the road with Vader, Hideous Divinity and Vitriol soon and expect even more of us in 2020!”

A “Phylogenesis” listening party featuring MMA/wrestler Josh Barnett will be held at the Cha Cha Lounge in Los Angeles, CA on April 16.

Abysmal Dawn Sign With Season Of Mist

Abysmal Dawn have signed a new deal with Season Of Mist. They said the following about that:

“We’re very happy to be signed to such an awesome and respected label like Season Of Mist. 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.”

Abysmal Dawn Welcome New Drummer James Coppolino

Abysmal Dawn have announced that they have officially welcomed drummer James Coppolino to the band. They said the following:

“Please welcome our new drummer, James Coppolino. He toured with us recently with Cannibal Corpse, Obituary and Cryptopsy, and he recently drank shitty tequila out of the biggest most metal shot glass we could find. We like him.”

Abysmal Dawn Announce 2016 Headlining Dates

Abysmal Dawn have announced some North American headlining dates. These shows will take place around their upcoming tour with Cannibal Corpse, Obituary and Cryptopsy.

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Tour Dates:

02/06 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS (feat. Enforcer, Warbringer, Cauldron & Exmortus)
02/08 El Paso, TX – Mesa Music Hall
02/10 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
02/17 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
02/22 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter Lounge
03/06 Bend, OR – Third Street Pub
03/21 Panama City, FL – A&M Theater

Abysmal Dawn Release “Perfecting Slavery” Performance Video

Abysmal Dawn have released a performance video for their song “Perfecting Slavery,” via Guitar World. This song is from the band’s latest album, Obsolescence, which is in stores now.

Check out the video: