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Abysmal Dawn Announce EP, Stream First Single


Los Angeles death metallers Absymal Dawn have announced that they’ll release a new four-song EP, Nightmare Frontier, on February 4.

You can check out the first single, “A Nightmare Slain,” below.

Says frontman Charles Elliott of the track:

“The music for this track was recorded for ‘Phylogenesis,’ but we left it off the record. We thought it was a great song but we felt it didn’t quite fit into the flow of that album. The music shows a bit more of a slightly progressive and melodic side of the band, which we may explore more in the future. The lyrics were written during the pandemic and are inspired by the lore of the video game ‘Bloodborne.’

“Now, we have a lot of songs filled with social commentary and introspective lyrics. When it came time to write the words for this one, I don’t think I could bring myself to focus any more on the misery or subjugation that we live in our day to day lives. Who needs another song of ‘COVID’ drivel or divisive politics at this point?

“Hopefully we can all agree on what I discovered while I was trapped at home for over a year; ‘Bloodborne‘ is one of the greatest video games ever made. ‘Animal Crossing‘ and ‘Mario Party‘ fans should definitely check it out, along with the rest of the ‘soulsborne’ genre for a stress free good time… We hope you enjoy our song inspired by one of the most metal games ever made. Enjoy and see you on tour!”

Nightmare Frontier Tracklist

  1. “A Nightmare Slain”
  2. “Blacken the Sky”
  3. “Behind Space”
  4. “Bewitched”

Abysmal Dawn will begin a tour with Obscura and Vale of Pnath in February. Dates are as follows:


02/03 San Diego – Brick by Brick [tickets]
02/04 Mesa – Nile Theater [tickets]
02/05 Los Angeles – 1720 [tickets]
02/06 Las Vegas – Backstage Bar [tickets]
02/07 Salt Lake City – Urban Lounge [tickets]
02/08 Denver – The Oriental Theater [tickets]
02/10 Oklahoma City – Whisky Nights [tickets]
02/11 Austin – Come and Take it Live [tickets]
02/12 Dallas – Amplified live [tickets]
02/13 Houston – Warehouse Live [tickets]
02/14 New Orleans – Santos [tickets]
02/16 Orlando – The Haven [tickets]
02/17 West Palm Beach – Respectables [tickets]
02/18 Tampa – The Orpheum [tickets]
02/19 Atlanta – Masquerade [tickets]
02/20 Nashville – The Basement East [tickets]
02/21 Knoxville – Barley’s Knoxville [tickets]
02/22 Virginia Beach – Elevation 27 [tickets]
02/23 Baltimore – Soundstage [tickets]
02/24 Harrisburg – HMAC [tickets]
02/25 Brooklyn – Knitting Factory [tickets]
02/26 Boston – Sonia [tickets]
02/27 Hartford – Webster Underground [tickets]
02/28 Quebec City – Imperial Bell [tickets]
03/01 Montreal – Foufounes [tickets]
03/02 Ottawa – Maverick’s [tickets]
03/03 Toronto – Lee’s Palace [tickets]
03/04 Rochester – Montage Music Hall [tickets]
03/05 Pittsburgh – Preserving Underground [tickets]
03/06 Indianapolis – Emerson Theatre [tickets]
03/07 Louisville – Diamon Concert Hall [tickets]
03/08 Detroit – The Sanctuary [tickets]
03/09 Chicago – Reggies [tickets]
03/10 Milwaukee – X-Ray [tickets]
03/11 St. Paul – Turf Club [tickets]
03/12 Winnipeg – Park Theater [tickets]
03/14 Calgary – Dickens [tickets]
03/15 Edmonton – Starlite Room [tickets]
03/17 Vancouver – Rickshaw Theater [tickets]
03/18 Seattle – El Corazon [tickets]
03/19 Portland – Dante’s [tickets]
03/21 Santa Cruz – The Catalyst [tickets]
03/22 Petaluma – Phoenix Theater [tickets]
03/23 Fresno – Full Circle [tickets]

[via The PRP]

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