Los Angeles based extreme metal masters, ABYSMAL DAWN, return with a massive display of refined brutality on their fourth full-length Obsolescence. Obsolescence will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records.
Beginning today, Obsolescence is available for pre-order from Relapse Records HERE and digitally via Bandcamp HERE. The album will be released on CD/LP/Digital/Deluxe Digital formats. The CD and digital releases include a bonus cover of Dissection's "Night's Blood" and the digital deluxe version includes demo recordings of every song on the album. A Relapse.com exclusive vinyl color is also available and includes a full color album cover poster. The devastating, otherworldly artwork was created by Pär Oloffson. (The Faceless, Spawn of Possession)
"I'm very happy to present a new ABYSMAL DAWN track after almost three years of waiting," commented vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott. "It's a heavy one, so get ready to bang your fucking head with the song on repeat until your neck won't move anymore!!!"
"Lyrically this one is about losing your idealism and becoming a cold, unfeeling shell of a human being, in order to survive our modern society. An inanimate object if you will; one without hope that has cut themselves off from emotion. Our experiences in this life can carve us into stone, but they can also desensitize us in the process. In short, this might be the most depressing song you ever wanted to circle pit too."
"We hope you enjoy 'Inanimate' and that you catch us on our tour with Deicide this fall. We'll also be playing a few headlining shows that we hope you'll cause chaos at as well. See you soon and cheers!"
In support of Obsolescence, ABYSMAL DAWN will be hitting the road with a handful of headline dates before joining up with Deicide. The headline shows start September 30th in Riverside, CA and go through October 5th in Nashville, TN. The tour with Deicide kicks off October 7th in West Springfield, VA and will run through October 28th in Dallas, TX.
The band has also announced a special listening party on September 28th at The Complex in Glendale, CA. This will be your chance to Obsolescene in its entirety before anyone else. There will also be raffles and giveaways as well as DJ sets from members of ABYSMAL DAWN. More info on the event is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/679228898838628.
ABYSMAL DAWN strikes the perfect balance between extreme songwriting and exceptional skill with an infectious blend of technical yet memorable riffs, throat shredding vocals, and crushing rhythms delivered with machine gun precision. With Obsolescence, ABYSMAL DAWN unleash a veritable beast of a record and the perfect example of what 21st century death metal should sound like. The album was produced by Mike Bear at Artisan Road and mixed and mastered by John Haddad (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia) at Trench Studios.
Obsolescence Track Listing:
1. Human Obsolescence
2. Perfecting Slavery (featuring Christian Muenzer)
4. Devouring the Essence of God (featuring Bobby Koelble)
5. One Percent Incomplete
6. Loathed in Life / Praised in Death
7. By My Demons
8. Laborem Morte Liberat Te
9. The Inevitable Return to Darkness
10. Night's Blood (DISSECTION cover)
ABYSMAL DAWN Headline Dates
9/30: Riverside, CA @ The Vibe
10/1: Las Cruces, NM @ Green Room
10/2: Amarillo, TX @ TBA
10/3:14 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
10/4:14 Fort Smith, AR @ Hero's
10/5: Nashville, TN @ The End
ABYSMAL DAWN W/ Deicide, Septicflesh, Inquisition, and Carach Angren
10/7: Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/8: Hartford, CT @ Webster
10/9: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/11: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
10/12: Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
10/13: Newport, KY @ Thompson House
10/14: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
10/15: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
10/16: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
10/17: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10/18: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
10/21: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/22: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
10/23: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
10/25: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
10/26: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
10/28: Dallas, TX @ Rail Club