ABYSMAL DAWN Embark on North American Tour Tomorrow, February 4

Los Angeles death metal masters ABYSMAL DAWN will be kicking off their North American tour tomorrow, February 4, in San Diego, CA. The band will be direct support for VADER. The full run of dates and ticket links can be found below.

ABYSMAL DAWN have previously announced their long-awaited fifth studio album, ‘Phylogenesis.’ The record is out on April 17 via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label. The album art and track-list can be found below. Listen to the first single, “Hedonistic,” below.

‘Phylogenesis’ can be pre-ordered HERE.

In addition to the album announcement and tour, ABYSMAL DAWN will be hosting an exclusive listening party along with MMA Fighter/Pro Wrestler Josh Barnett and Born for Burning on Thursday, April 16 at 10:00 P.M. at Cha Cha Lounge in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA. There will be chances to win an ESP guitar and Season of Mist swag. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. RSVP HERE.

American death metal masters Abysmal Dawn are back! After a six-year gap, the Los Angeles-based outfit and Season of Mist hereby present Phylogenesis. Not that Abysmal Dawn have laid low since the release of 2014’s lauded Obsolescence full-length. Far from it. They toured North America four times and hit Europe and South America for the first time. Meanwhile, founding member Charles Elliott opened his studio, Tastemaker Audio, to accelerate Abysmal Dawn’s own recording needs, as well to act as a bridge to other bands in need of a knowledgeable and relatable audio technician. But the road to Phylogenesis wasn’t an easy one. Besides work-horsing it throughout the U.S., Canada, Sweden, Germany, the UK, Brazil, Chile, and beyond in support of Obsolescence, Elliott and crew managed through some of the lowest points in Abysmal Dawn’s career. Internal strife, administrative burdens, musical differences, and motivation all had their various ways with the Californians. Yet, from the darkest depths, they prevailed, heralding a new chapter in the group’s storied history. Indeed, Phylogenesis is Abysmal Dawn’s rebirth!

“There was a brief period after doing two months of touring back-to-back in the U.S. and Europe in 2015 that I almost felt like calling it quits,” Abysmal Dawn’s Charles Elliott says. “It was our first time in Europe and I just had a hard time enjoying it. The band had grown, and I was a bit tired of having to handle most of the managerial aspects of what we do. The joy had been ripped from things and people weren’t getting along, and some people acted like they didn’t want to be there. But we went our separate ways with some of the members and all of a sudden, the band was fun again. They went on to other things and we’re probably all happier in the end. Sometimes, I feel it’s a miracle this album or band even still exists. I’ve avoided swearing on our records in the past, but the album’s opening line is actually, ‘Fuck you all!’ Maybe it’s primitive by our past lyrical standards but it’s genuine and it’s the most heartfelt, ‘Fuck you, we’re still here’ I could put on a record. I’m glad we stuck it out because I think this is our proudest moment so far.”

ABYSMAL DAWN North American Tour Dates
Supporting Vader (w/ Hideous Divinity and Vitriol)

02/04: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/05: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/06: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill [EVENT PAGE]
02/07: Austin, TX @ Come and take it Live! [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/08: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/09: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/11: Orlando, FL @ The Haven [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/12: Fayetteville, NC @ The Drunk Horse Pub [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/14: Brooklyn, NY @ The Warsaw [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/15: Manchester, NH @ Jewel Nightclub [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/16: Quebec City, QC @ Le D’Auteuil [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/17: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/18: Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/19: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/20: Chicago, IL @ Reggies [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/21: Minneapolis, MN @ Studio B @ Skyway Theatre [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/22: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/23: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/25: Seattle, WA @ Club Sur [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/26: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/27: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE]
02/28: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 [TICKETS // EVENT PAGE] **Hometown show**

ABYSMAL DAWN ‘Phylogenesis’ Listening Party:
04/16: Los Angeles, CA @ Cha Cha Lounge [EVENT PAGE]


1. Mundane Existence
2. The Path of The Totalitarian
3. Hedonistic
4. A Speck in The Fabric of Eternity
5. Coerced Evolution
6. True to The Blind
7. Soul-Sick Nation
8. The Lament Configuration
9. Flattening of Emotions (DEATH cover)


Charles Elliott: guitars, vocals
Eliseo Garcia: bass, additional vocals
James Coppolino: drums
Vito Petroni: guitars


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