Moyses Kolesne (KRISIUN) and Kragen Lum (HEATHEN, PROTOTYPE) have recorded guest appearances on "Leveling The Plane Of Existence", the new album from Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN. 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" will be released in North America on February 1 via Relapse Records (February 7 in the U.K.; February 11 in Germany, Benelux; and February 14 in the rest of Europe). The drums for the follow-up 2008's "Programmed To Consume" were recorded at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (PHOBIA, INTRONAUT, HIRAX), with the rest of the instrumentation being produced and recorded by Mike Bear (ARTISAN, ex-PROTOTYPE) at Artisan Road Studios in Encino, California. The CD is being mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE, HATE ETERNAL) at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Commented ABYSMAL DAWN guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott: "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."
The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Leveling The Plane Of Existence", the new album from Los Angeles, California's ABYSMAL DAWN, can be viewed below. The clip 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.
"Leveling The Plane Of Existence" track listing:
01. The Age of Ruin
02. Pixilated Ignorance
03. In Service of Time
04. Rapture Renowned
05. Our Primitive Nature
06. Perpetual Dormancy
07. Leveling the Plane of Existence
08. Manufactured Humanity
09. My Own Savior
10. The Sleeper Awakens
The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Pär Olofsson (THE FACELESS, IMMORTAL) and can be viewed below.
ABYSMAL DAWN has announced the first North American tour in support of "Leveling The Plane of Existence" for early next year. The band will be team up with KATAKLYSM, ALL SHALL PERISH and DECREPIT BIRTH for a four-week trek that will kick off on February 24 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Photo credit: Shootie HG