ABYSMAL DAWN, SOTHIS: Tour Dates Announced

ABYSMAL DAWN will join forces with fellow Los Angeles, California-based band SOTHIS for a western U.S. tour in December, dubbed the Endless Wintour. The trek will kick off on December 5 in Bakersfield, California and will wrap on December 14 in Hollywood.

The dates are as follows:

Dec. 05 - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry’s Pizza
Dec. 06 - S. Lake Tahoe, NV - Whisky Dicks
Dec. 07 - Sacramento, CA - On The Y
Dec. 08 - Portland, OR - Satyricon
Dec. 10 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
Dec. 11 - San Marcos, CA - Jumping Turtle
Dec. 12 - Tempe, AZ – [to be announced]
Dec. 14 - Hollywood, CA - Knitting Factory

ABYSMAL DAWN recently finished filming the first video for its new album "Programmed to Consume". The clip, for the CD's title track, was shot in the band's hometown with director Gary Smithson (TOMAHAWK, HIGH ON FIRE, GOATWHORE).

Still images from the video shoot can be viewed on the band's MySpace page.

ABYSMAL DAWN's Relapse Records debut, "Programmed to Consume", came out in May. An e-card for the CD can be accessed at this location.

"Programmed to Consume" was recorded last November with producer John Haddad (INTRONAUT, PHOBIA, EYES OF FIRE).

SOTHIS recently filmed a video for the title track of its new album, "De Oppresso Liber". The clip was shot in Los Angeles with director Joe Suarez, who has previously worked with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, AS I LAY DYING and EVANESCENCE, among others.

Founding member Dross (drums) says of "De Oppresso Liber", "If you are into aggressive, polished black metal that is well executed then you're going to love 'De Oppresso Liber'. We've been able to capture some incredible performances and couple them with some very talented engineers. We wanted to make a record that we would be genuinely proud of and we've accomplished that."

A fixture on the Los Angeles area, SOTHIS released through independent channels its four-song mini-album in late 2004. A regional tour was set up with performances throughout the Southwest; the shows inspiring two limited-release DVDs that capture the band's impressive stage personnae.

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