History Music / AbysmalDawn

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Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2003 by Charles Elliott (guitars, vocals), Jamie Boulanger (guitars), and Terry Barajas (drums), the band started off as a mostly studio-bound project due to their lack of a bassist and quickly released a demo the following year. Surprisingly, the demo proved to be fairly successful, and the band started to land opening gigs with various national acts. Full-length recording began late the following year, and the band drafted their old Inhuman Visions bandmate Mike Bear to play bass on the album, though he chose not to stick around. These sessions resulted in ''From Ashes'', which dropped in 2006 to positive reviews and led to multiple supporting slots with national acts, and acquiring Carlos Arriola as a full-time bassist certainly helped even more. Arriola did not last long, however, and was later replaced with Mike Cosio in 2007. Work began on a second full-length that same year; shortly after it was completed, the band inked a deal with Relapse Records and released ''Programmed to Consume'' as their major-label debut, leading to even more touring. Boulanger left that same year, however, and was quickly replaced by Ian Jekelis; in addition, Barajas left shortly after and was replaced by Ken Bedene for a short while as a live drummer until they could find a new full-timer, who they eventually found in 2010 in the form of Scott Fuller, which incidentally was the year that Jekelis left to focus on Abigail Williams. Undeterred, the band began work as a three-piece on a new album and eventually released ''Leveling the Plane of Existence'' in 2011. Cosio left shortly after, with Eliseo Garcia taking his place, while Andy Nelson was recruited as their new live guitarist and was eventually inducted as a full-time member. Tours with Origin and Cannibal Corpse followed, though the band settled down in late 2012 to write another full-length. That album, ''Obsolescence'', will hit in October of 2014.

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Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2003 by Charles Elliott (guitars, vocals), Jamie Boulanger (guitars), and Terry Barajas (drums), the band started off as a mostly studio-bound project due to their lack of a bassist and quickly released a demo the following year. Surprisingly, the demo proved to be fairly successful, and the band started to land opening gigs with various national acts. Full-length recording began late the following year, and the band drafted their old Inhuman Visions bandmate Mike Bear to play bass on the album, though he chose not to stick around. These sessions resulted in ''From Ashes'', which dropped in 2006 to positive reviews and led to multiple supporting slots with national acts, and acquiring Carlos Arriola as a full-time bassist certainly helped even more. Arriola did not last long, however, and was later replaced with Mike Cosio in 2007. Work began on a second full-length that same year; shortly after it was completed, the band inked a deal with Relapse Records and released ''Programmed to Consume'' as their major-label debut, leading to even more touring. Boulanger left that same year, however, and was quickly replaced by Ian Jekelis; in addition, Barajas left shortly after and was replaced by Ken Bedene for a short while as a live drummer until they could find a new full-timer, who they eventually found in 2010 in the form of Scott Fuller, which incidentally was the year that Jekelis left to focus on Abigail Williams. Undeterred, the band began work as a three-piece on a new album and eventually released ''Leveling the Plane of Existence'' in 2011. Cosio left shortly after, with Eliseo Garcia taking his place, while Andy Nelson was recruited as their new live guitarist and was eventually inducted as a full-time member. Tours with Origin and Cannibal Corpse followed, though the band settled down in late 2012 to write another full-length. That album, ''Obsolescence'', will hit in October of 2014. After several more scattered tours, Scott Fuller and Andy Nelson left at some point between 2015 and 2016; James Coppolino and Allan Marcus were drafted as live fill-ins. Coppolino has since been made full-time, but it remains to be seen whether the same will be true for Marcus or not. A new album is also slated for 2017.



* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: A minor case with Scott Fuller, who, in addition to playing in Abysmal Dawn, also plays in Annihilated, Incinerated Divinity, and Monte Pittman's backing band, in addition to being the mainman of Plaguereaper (where he plays all the instruments) and working as a producer and engineer.

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* AscendedExtra: James Coppolino.
* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: A minor case with Scott Fuller, who, Fuller when he was in addition to playing in Abysmal Dawn, the band, as he also plays in Annihilated, Incinerated Divinity, and Monte Pittman's backing band, in addition to being the mainman of Plaguereaper (where he plays all the instruments) and working as a producer and engineer.
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* SpecialGuest: Moyses Kolesne (Krisiun) did a guest solo on "Pixilated Ignorance", while Kragen Lum (Heathen, Prototype) delivered solos on "Raptured Renowned" and the title track of ''Leveling''. ''Obsolescence'' features guest spots from [[Music/SpawnOfPossession Christian]] [[Music/{{Obscura}} Muenzner]] and [[Music/{{Death}} Bobby Koelble]].

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* SpecialGuest: Moyses Kolesne (Krisiun) did a guest solo on "Pixilated Ignorance", while Kragen Lum (Heathen, Prototype) delivered solos on "Raptured Renowned" and the title track of ''Leveling''. ''Obsolescence'' features guest spots from [[Music/SpawnOfPossession Christian]] [[Music/{{Obscura}} Muenzner]] Music/ChristianMuenzner and [[Music/{{Death}} Bobby Koelble]].
1st Jan '15 3:57:52 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* BookEnds: ''Programmed to Consume'' opens with a creepy spoken word piece (courtesy of Sacha Dunable from Intronaut) over a noise backdrop that leads into the title track; if you listen to the end of "Walk the Path of Fire" closely, you'll realize that the noise passage that ends the song leads back into the beginning of the album.
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* GenreBusting: A mild case, as they blend death metal with tech death, melodic death, black metal, and thrash in a way that is hardly oblique but also makes further classification very difficult. They're not straight death metal, but what they are is up for debate.
16th Nov '14 8:39:10 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* NewSoundAlbum: Several:
** ''Programmed'' was darker, heavier, and had a heavier focus on atmosphere than ''From Ashes''.

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* NewSoundAlbum: Several:
Every single album has had a noticeable change in sound, which is apparently what Elliott goes for:
** ''Programmed'' was darker, heavier, and had a significantly heavier focus on atmosphere and less melody-driven than ''From Ashes''.


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** ''Obsolescence'' features noticeably more complex arrangements and has a strong undercurrent of black metal that colors the atmosphere.
15th Nov '14 8:36:20 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* BlackMetal: Certainly influenced by it, and elements of it have been popping up since ''Leveling the Plane of Existence''.



** A just plain bizarre song that is vaguely prog death-ish but doesn't even really qualify as that (The Sleeper Awakens)

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** A just plain bizarre song that is vaguely prog death-ish but doesn't even really qualify as that Melodic black metal (The Sleeper Awakens)



* MelodicDeathMetal: ''From Ashes'' bordered on this.

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* MelodicDeathMetal: ''From Ashes'' bordered on this.this, and they still dabble in it here and there.
* MetalBandMascot: The black hole that shows up in their album art.
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* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: A minor case with Scott Fuller, who, in addition to playing in Abysmal Dawn, also plays in Annihilated, Incinerated Divinity, and Monte Pittman's backing band, in addition to being the mainman of Plaguereaper (where he plays all the instruments) and working as a producer and engineer.
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Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2003 by Charles Elliott (guitars, vocals), Jamie Boulanger (guitars), and Terry Barajas (drums), the band started off as a mostly studio-bound project due to their lack of a bassist and quickly released a demo the following year. Surprisingly, the demo proved to be fairly successful, and the band started to land opening gigs with various national acts. Full-length recording began late the following year, and the band drafted their old Inhuman Visions bandmate Mike Bear to play bass on the album, though he chose not to stick around. These sessions resulted in ''From Ashes'', which dropped in 2006 to positive reviews and led to multiple supporting slots with national acts, and acquiring Carlos Arriola as a full-time bassist certainly helped even more. Arriola did not last long, however, and was later replaced with Mike Cosio in 2007. Work began on a second full-length that same year; shortly after it was completed, the band inked a deal with Relapse Records and released ''Programmed to Consume'' as their major-label debut, leading to even more touring. Boulanger left that same year, however, and was quickly replaced by Ian Jekelis; in addition, Barajas left shortly after and was replaced by Ken Bedene for a short while as a live drummer until they could find a new full-timer, who they eventually found in 2010 in the form of Scott Fuller, which incidentally was the year that Jekelis left to focus on Abigail Williams. Undeterred, the band began work as a three-piece on a new album and eventually released ''Leveling the Plane of Existence'' in 2011. Cosio left shortly after, with Eliseo Garcia taking his place, while Andy Nelson was recruited as their new live guitarist. Tours with Origin and Cannibal Corpse followed, though the band settled down in late 2012 to write another full-length. That album, ''Obsolescence'', will hit in October of 2014.

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Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2003 by Charles Elliott (guitars, vocals), Jamie Boulanger (guitars), and Terry Barajas (drums), the band started off as a mostly studio-bound project due to their lack of a bassist and quickly released a demo the following year. Surprisingly, the demo proved to be fairly successful, and the band started to land opening gigs with various national acts. Full-length recording began late the following year, and the band drafted their old Inhuman Visions bandmate Mike Bear to play bass on the album, though he chose not to stick around. These sessions resulted in ''From Ashes'', which dropped in 2006 to positive reviews and led to multiple supporting slots with national acts, and acquiring Carlos Arriola as a full-time bassist certainly helped even more. Arriola did not last long, however, and was later replaced with Mike Cosio in 2007. Work began on a second full-length that same year; shortly after it was completed, the band inked a deal with Relapse Records and released ''Programmed to Consume'' as their major-label debut, leading to even more touring. Boulanger left that same year, however, and was quickly replaced by Ian Jekelis; in addition, Barajas left shortly after and was replaced by Ken Bedene for a short while as a live drummer until they could find a new full-timer, who they eventually found in 2010 in the form of Scott Fuller, which incidentally was the year that Jekelis left to focus on Abigail Williams. Undeterred, the band began work as a three-piece on a new album and eventually released ''Leveling the Plane of Existence'' in 2011. Cosio left shortly after, with Eliseo Garcia taking his place, while Andy Nelson was recruited as their new live guitarist.guitarist and was eventually inducted as a full-time member. Tours with Origin and Cannibal Corpse followed, though the band settled down in late 2012 to write another full-length. That album, ''Obsolescence'', will hit in October of 2014.



* ApocalypseHow: A common lyrical theme, with "The Inevitable Return to Darkness" being one of the more in-depth explorations of the subject.



* DeathMetal

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* DeathMetalDeathMetal: Generally leans towards a Tampa Bay-esque style, but gladly includes elements of other genres as needed.


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* HumansAreBastards: Their main lyrical theme, albeit in a less overtly misanthropic fashion that focuses more on dehumanization and the general pointlessness of existence.
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* EpicRocking: "The Sleeper Awakens" (6:37), "The Inevitable Return to Darkness" (6:11), and "Night's Blood" (7:04).
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Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2003 by Charles Elliott (guitars, vocals), Jamie Boulanger (guitars), and Terry Barajas (drums), the band started off as a mostly studio-bound project due to their lack of a bassist and quickly released a demo the following year. Surprisingly, the demo proved to be fairly successful, and the band started to land opening gigs with various national acts. Full-length recording began late the following year, and the band drafted their old Inhuman Visions bandmate Mike Bear to play bass on the album, though he chose not to stick around. These sessions resulted in ''From Ashes'', which dropped in 2006 to positive reviews and led to multiple supporting slots with national acts, and acquiring Carlos Arriola as a full-time bassist certainly helped even more. Arriola did not last long, however, and was later replaced with Mike Cosio in 2007. Work began on a second full-length that same year; shortly after it was completed, the band inked a deal with Relapse Records and released ''Programmed to Consume'' as their major-label debut, leading to even more touring. Boulanger left that same year, however, and was quickly replaced by Ian Jekelis; in addition, Barajas left shortly after and was replaced by Ken Bedene for a short while as a live drummer until they could find a new full-timer, who they eventually found in 2010 in the form of Scott Fuller, which incidentally was the year that Jekelis left to focus on Abigail Williams. Undeterred, the band began work as a three-piece on a new album and eventually released ''Leveling the Plane of Existence'' in 2011. Cosio left shortly after, with Eliseo Garcia taking his place, while Andy Nelson was recruited as their new live guitarist. Tours with Origin and Cannibal Corpse followed, though the band settled down in late 2012 to write another full-length, which is expected to hit sometime around late 2013 or early 2014.

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Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2003 by Charles Elliott (guitars, vocals), Jamie Boulanger (guitars), and Terry Barajas (drums), the band started off as a mostly studio-bound project due to their lack of a bassist and quickly released a demo the following year. Surprisingly, the demo proved to be fairly successful, and the band started to land opening gigs with various national acts. Full-length recording began late the following year, and the band drafted their old Inhuman Visions bandmate Mike Bear to play bass on the album, though he chose not to stick around. These sessions resulted in ''From Ashes'', which dropped in 2006 to positive reviews and led to multiple supporting slots with national acts, and acquiring Carlos Arriola as a full-time bassist certainly helped even more. Arriola did not last long, however, and was later replaced with Mike Cosio in 2007. Work began on a second full-length that same year; shortly after it was completed, the band inked a deal with Relapse Records and released ''Programmed to Consume'' as their major-label debut, leading to even more touring. Boulanger left that same year, however, and was quickly replaced by Ian Jekelis; in addition, Barajas left shortly after and was replaced by Ken Bedene for a short while as a live drummer until they could find a new full-timer, who they eventually found in 2010 in the form of Scott Fuller, which incidentally was the year that Jekelis left to focus on Abigail Williams. Undeterred, the band began work as a three-piece on a new album and eventually released ''Leveling the Plane of Existence'' in 2011. Cosio left shortly after, with Eliseo Garcia taking his place, while Andy Nelson was recruited as their new live guitarist. Tours with Origin and Cannibal Corpse followed, though the band settled down in late 2012 to write another full-length, which is expected to full-length. That album, ''Obsolescence'', will hit sometime around late 2013 or early in October of 2014.



* ''Obsolescence'' (2014)



* CoverVersion: They have covered Dissection's "Night's Blood" on ''Obsolescence''.



* SpecialGuest: Moyses Kolesne (Krisiun) did a guest solo on "Pixilated Ignorance", while Kragen Lum (Heathen, Prototype) delivered solos on "Raptured Renowned" and the title track of ''Leveling''.

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* SpecialGuest: Moyses Kolesne (Krisiun) did a guest solo on "Pixilated Ignorance", while Kragen Lum (Heathen, Prototype) delivered solos on "Raptured Renowned" and the title track of ''Leveling''. ''Obsolescence'' features guest spots from [[Music/SpawnOfPossession Christian]] [[Music/{{Obscura}} Muenzner]] and [[Music/{{Death}} Bobby Koelble]].
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