Abysmal Dawn reveal new EP, share first single + music video

Los Angeles death metal titans Abysmal Dawn will be releasing a new EP, ‘Nightmare Frontier,’ on February 4, 2022 via Season of Mist! Tracklisting, artwork, and additional details can be found below. In conjunction with the release, the band is now sharing their brand new single, “A Nightmare Slain,” along with a music video that was created by Guilherme Henriques! Listen and watch at THIS LOCATION [embedded below].

Abysmal Dawn frontman/founding member Charles Elliott comments, “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!

Pre-orders for ‘Nightmare Frontier’ are now live HERE. The single and EP can be pre-saved across all streaming services HERE.

Moreover, Abysmal Dawn will be embarking on an extensive North American tour as direct support for OBSCURA at the start of next year! The trek will kick off in San Diego, CA on February 3 and will conclude on March 23 in Fresno, CA! Tickets are on sale NOW!

‘Nightmare Frontier’ follows up 2020’s critically-acclaimed album, ‘Phylogenesis.’ The album was named one of the best albums of 2020 by Metal Injection, Metal Insider (#7), Teeth of the Divine, Cursed Zine, and more! In addition, drummer James Coppolino is listed as one of Sick Drummer Magazine’s favorite drummers of 2020 and the band’s song “Soul Sick Nation” was among Loudwire’s “66 Best Metal Songs of 2020.”

‘Nightmare Frontier’ was mixed and mastered by Charles Elliott at Tastemaker Audio. Drums were engineered by John Haddad at Trench Studios, while tracking for all instruments was handled by Elliott.

01. A Nightmare Slain (4:43)
02. Blacken The Sky (4:15)
03. Behind Space (3:37)
04. Bewitched (6:43)
Total running time: 00:19:20

Abysmal Dawn Tour Dates
A Valediction North America 2022
(w/ Obscura, Vale of Pnath, + Interloper)

2/03/2022 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick [TIX]
2/04/2022 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
2/05/2022 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
2/06/2022 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
2/07/2022 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
2/08/2022 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
2/10/2022 Oklahoma City. OK – Whisky Nights
2/11/2022 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
2/12/2022 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
2/13/2022 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
2/14/2022 New Orleans, LA – Santos
2/16/2022 Orlando. FL – The Haven
2/17/2022 West Palm Beach. FL – Respectable
2/18/2022 Tampa, OR – The Orpheum
2/19/2022 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade [TIX]
2/20/2022 Nashville, TN – The Basement East [TIX]
2/21/2022 Knoxville, TN – Batley’s Knoxville
2/22/2022 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27 [TIX]
2/23/2022 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage [TIX]
2/24/2022 Harrisburg. PA – HMAC
2/25/2022 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory [TIX]
2/26/2022 Boston, MA – Sonia [TIX]
2/27/2022 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
2/28/2022 Quebec City, Canada – Imperial Bell
3/01/2022 Montreal, Canada – Foufounes
3/02/2022 Ottawa, Canada – Maverick’s
3/03/2022 Toronto, Canada – Lee’s Palace
3/04/2022 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
3/05/2022 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
3/06/2022 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
3/07/2022 Louisville, KY – Diamon Concert Hall [TIX]
3/08/2022 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary [TIX]
3/09/2022 Chicago, IL – Reggies
3/10/2022 Milwaukee, MN – X-Ray
3/11/2022 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
3/12/2022 Winnipeg, Canada – Park Theater
3/14/2022 Calgary, Canada – Dickens
3/15/2022 Edmonton, Canada – Starlite Room [TIX]
3/17/2022 Vancouver, Canada – Rickshaw Theater
3/18/2022 Seattle,WA – El Corazon
3/19/2022 Portland, OR – Dante’s [TIX]
3/21/2022 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
3/22/2022 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater
3/23/2022 Fresno, CA – Full Circle

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

Guest Musicians: Orchestral arrangement on “Behind Space” by Craig Peters (Destroying the Devoid, Deeds of Flesh)

Recording Studio:
Tastemaker Audio, Los Angeles, CA (USA) – everything excl. drums
Trench Studios, California (USA) – drums

Production, mixing, mastering, + sound engineer:
Charles Elliott @ Tastemaker Audio
Additional drum engineering by John Haddad @ Trench Studios

Cover Art:
Pär Olofsson

Artist photo by Rodrigo Fredes
Press release courtesy of Season of Mist

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