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" 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.
"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.
Commented ABYSMAL DAWN guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott: "After a series of setbacks, illness, and going through a world of shit in our personal lives, we had no choice but to make this record our revenge and the defining moment for ABYSMAL DAWN. We've had the finished mixes for about a week now and everyone that has heard it has been just blown away. We can already tell that this will be the record that the band will become known for. It's a very varied, extreme, technical, and melodic record and I can promise you that no one will be disappointed."
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