ABYSMAL DAWN was joined by guest musicians Moyses Kolesne (KRISIUN) and Kragen Lum (HEATHEN, PROTOTYPE) during the recording of their forthcoming album Leveling The Plane of Existence. Kolesne provides a guitar solo on the track “Pixilated Ignorance” and Lum adds guitar solos on “Rapture Renowned” and the title track. Leveling The Plane of Existence, the follow-up 2008’s Programmed To Consume, has been set for a February 1st North American release date (February 7th – UK, February 11th – Germany, Benelux, February 14th – rest of EU) and is available for pre-order here <shop.relapse.com/store/product.aspx?ProductID=41804>.
ABYSMAL DAWN guitarist / vocalist Charles Elliott commented on the guest spots; “I had so many leads to lay down while trying to finish up lyrics etc., that I started thinking about who I’d love to have do some guest solos for us. I’ve known Moyses ever since we toured with KRISIUN in 2006 and I think he’s one of the most talented yet underrated guitarist in death metal. If you listen to the face melting lead that he laid down for us I think you’ll see what I mean. He recorded a trade off solo with me for the track ‘Pixilated Ignorance’, which is probably the fastest and most technical track on the record. His in your face style fit the song perfectly and I don’t think I could have picked a better song for him to play on.”
“I also had Kragen Lum from HEATHEN and PROTOTYPE come down to the studio, and lay down some trade offs with me on ‘Rapture Renowned’ and “Leveling…”. I’ve been a fan of his playing since I was a teenager so it was an honor to have him shred on our record. We share a lot of the same progressive influences when it comes to lead playing so his style fit the band like a glove. I highly recommend you check out his bands if you’re open minded and into progressive and thrash stuff.”
ABYSMAL DAWN recently posted a brief video clip taped during the recording of Leveling The Plane of Existence online now at this location <www.youtube.com/watch?v=06s3MrXY0LM>. The first of the in-studio videos includes an interview with ABYSMAL DAWN drummer Scott Fuller, insight on the band’s writing process, and a run-down of Fuller’s recording set-up. Additional studio footage will be posted shortly.
ABYSMAL DAWN will embark on the first North American tour in support of Leveling The Plane of Existence early next year. ABYSMAL DAWN will be teaming up with KATAKLYSM, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH and more for this four-week tour that will kick-off on February 24th in Cleveland, OH. The band will also be headlining a show tonight, December 10th, in Simi Valley, CA where they will be playing a host of new material and taping the performance for a DVD. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cites can be found below with more to be announced soon.
ABYSMAL DAWN is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, simply contact Betsey Cichoracki at Relapse Records via any of the means listed at the bottom of this message. Updated ABYSMAL DAWN news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com, the ABYSMAL DAWN MySpace: www.MySpace.com/AbysmalDawn and Facebook page <www.facebook.com/AbysmalDawn>.
ABYSMAL DAWN 2010 photo (credit: Shootie HG):
ABYSMAL DAWN tour dates:
Dec. 10 Simi Valley, CA 118 West
***All dates from February 24 thru March 20 w/ KATAKLYSM, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, more***
Feb. 24 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
Feb. 25 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
Feb. 26 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
Feb. 27 St. Paul, MN Station 4
Feb. 28 Winnipeg, MB Park Theatre
March 2 Edmonton, AB Starlite
March 3 Kelowna, BC Lake City Bowl
March 4 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
March 5 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
March 6 Portland, OR Branx
March 8 Hollywood, CA The Whisky
March 9 San Diego, CA Soma
March 11 Amarillo, TX El Cien
March 12 Ft. Worth, TX Ridglea Theatre
March 13 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
March 15 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
March 16 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
March 17 Springfield, VA Jaxx
March 18 Columbus, OH Alrosa Villa
March 19 Niagara Falls, NY Evening Star Music Hall
March 20 Montreal, QC Club Soda