Six years after the release of their last full-length, Los Angeles’ death metal masters Abysmal Dawn have returned with their long-awaited fifth studio album, Phylogenesis. The record is due out on April 17 via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label. The album track-list can be found below. In conjunction with the album announcement, the band have shared the first single from the album, “Hedonistic.” The song and an accompanying visualizer made by Aimed and Framed can be found at THIS LOCATION
Abysmal Dawn comment: “So here we are, album number five, six years after the release of our last album! It took a long time to get here but I can say without a doubt, this one is worth the wait. We pushed the limits of all the musicians in this band and everyone is extremely proud. We finally get to release the first single today and can’t wait for you all to hear the whole thing.
“The album title Phylogenesis (fīlōˈjenəsəs) basically refers to an evolution of a species in biology. It could be applied to how we’ve evolved for the better as a band, but also how humanity has evolved for the worse. Lyrically the album became sort of concept album some what unintentionally. It deals a lot with things we encounter in our modern society and the maddening effect it has on the individual. ‘Hedonistic,’ in particular, is somewhat inspired by Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs and that true happiness lies in purpose, not material pursuits.
“Thank you to all our fans that have supported us in our absence and waited patiently. This album is for you just as much as it is for us. Truly, thank you from the bottom of our black hearts. We’ll see you on the road with Vader, Hideous Divinity and Vitriol soon and expect even more of us in 2020!”
‘Phylogenesis’ can be pre-ordered HERE.
1. Mundane Existence
2. The Path of The Totalitarian
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)
In addition to the album announcement, Abysmal Dawn will be hosting an exclusive listening party along with MMA Fighter/Pro Wrestler Josh Barnett 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.
Previously, Abysmal Dawn announced a North American tour in support of Vader. The trek kicks off on February 4. The full itinerary and ticket links are as follows:
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 TBA