STREAMING: Abysmal Dawn "Night's Blood"

Highly proficient, super-classy death metal is rarity these days. That's why Abysmal Dawn's new album, Obsolescence, should be on your radar. It's probably not, but we'll do our part to change that. Forged in the great fire pits of Los Angeles and informed by a wide range of great artists, Obsolescence, immediately makes its mark. From opener "Human Obsolescence" through closing cover, "Night's Blood", Abysmal Dawn inspire and awe. It's as if they were meant for death metal and death metal for them. So, it's an absolute honor that we get to premiere Abysmal Dawn's cover of Dissection's "Night's Blood".

“Scott and I were sitting around in-between tracking drums for our new album Obsolescence and throwing ideas back and forth about songs we should cover," says guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott. "Amidst the smoke and beer bottles was the Dissection Live in Stockholm DVD playing in the background. That’s when lightning struck and Scott had the brilliant idea to cover ‘Night’s Blood’.”

“I for one was really happy to cover a Dissection track because their music meant so much to me when I was growing up. I must have listened to Storm of the Light’s Bane a million times, just sitting in the dark with headphones on when I was younger (fucking moody teenager, I know). The vibe on that record is just pure evil, and the production captures their cold atmospheric sound perfectly.”

“I was also glad to do something slightly out of the confines of what we’d normally do and to make it our own. We could have covered a Death song for example but people probably would expect that of us a bit more. It strangely works really well within the context of our album I feel too.”

“It was a last minute decision but the whole band did their homework and it turned out awesome in the end. We tried to maintain the essence of the track while maybe making it a bit faster and heavier, and I think we succeeded. It still gives me chills and great childhood memories whenever I listen to it. Enjoy!”

OK, time for "Night haunts and evil lurks in every corner"...

** Abysmal Dawn's new album, Obsolescence, is out now on Relapse Records. It's available HERE in CD and vinyl formats, plus a sweet blue splatter limited edition vinyl (HERE).

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