Los Angeles death metallers ABYSMAL DAWN have entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to their 2011 release "Leveling The Plane Of Existence".
Comments ABYSMAL DAWN frontman Charles Elliott: "The time has finally come to exorcise the demons once again.
"It's been a while, but we'll be entering the studio very soon to begin recording the follow-up to 'Leveling The Plane Of Existence'.
"To be honest, I wasn't sure we could top that record at first. After a couple tracks into the demoing process, though, all my doubts were washed clean away.
"This is definitely a worthy successor, if not something even greater, and I'm sure fans will agree.
"We aren't always to most optimistic bunch, but in this case I think we'll make an exception.
"There's definitely some faster stuff here, as well as some super groovy and atmospheric material. It's slightly different, but as always with us, 'the riff' and song craft are what we tried to bring to the forefront here. All these songs were meant to pummel audiences in a live setting, and I think we've achieved that.
"We look forward to playing these on tour for you guys whenever the album comes out!
"We'll start recording drums at Trench Studios (EXHUMED, INTRONAUT) [in Corona, California] this weekend with John Haddad, then head over to Artisan Road Studios with Mike Bear to track everything else, before returning to Trench again to reamp everything. Once that's all done, we'll send it off to the good people at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH, SOILWORK, THE FORSAKEN) in Sweden to mix and master.
"Time to crush!"
ABYSMAL DAWN's "In Service Of Time" video can be seen below. The track comes off "Leveling The Plane Of Existence", which was released in February 2011 via Relapse Records.
On the creation of the dark and sinister new video, Charles Elliott said: "It was directed and edited by Robert Mestas, who won a contest a while back for making a video clip for our song 'My Own Savior'. He did such a great job with that track that we decided to give him a shot at making a full-fledged epic video for us. Being a self-financed production, though, I think at some point we all realized we'd bitten off a bit more than we could chew. Several favors we're called in and many plans would fall apart, causing the video to be delayed for a very long time. We have to say, though, the end result did turn out pretty amazing. It's a very dark dystopian piece, which you'd expect from us, with a nod to the classic silent German film 'Metropolis'."
Elliott previously stated about the "In Service Of Time" track: "Lyrically, the song is about trying not to repeat your same mistakes, and trying to find purpose in life in the time that you're given.
"When I was writing the lyrics, I was very inspired by the infectious mechanized rhythm of the song. I could visualize the gears of clocks ticking away and it got me thinking about my own mortality."