Los Angeles Death Metal band Abysmal Dawn have announced a new EP, Nightmare Frontier for February 4, 2022 via Season of Mist, following on from their 2020 album, Phylogenesis. In conjunction with the news, the band has shared new single, “A Nightmare Slain,” along with a music video created by Guilherme Henriques.

Frontman/founding member Charles Elliott explains the origin of the music and the inspiration for the lyrics in his own pandemic gaming experiences:

“The music for this track was recorded for ‘Phylogenesis,’ but we left it off the record. We thought it was a great song but we felt it didn’t quite fit into the flow of that album. The music shows a bit more of a slightly progressive and melodic side of the band, which we may explore more in the future. The lyrics were written during the pandemic and are inspired by the lore of the video game ‘Bloodborne.

Now, we have a lot of songs filled with social commentary and introspective lyrics. When it came time to write the words for this one, I don’t think I could bring myself to focus any more on the misery or subjugation that we live in our day to day lives. Who needs another song of ‘COVID’ drivel or divisive politics at this point? Hopefully we can all agree on what I discovered while I was trapped at home for over a year; ‘Bloodborne’ is one of the greatest video games ever made. ‘Animal Crossing’ and ‘Mario Party’ fans should definitely check it out, along with the rest of the ‘soulsborne’ genre for a stress free good time… We hope you enjoy our song inspired by one of the most metal games ever made. Enjoy and see you on tour!” 

Like all their album covers, this art was created for Abysmal Dawn by Pär Olofsson

Abysmal Dawn will also be embarking on an extensive North American tour as direct support for OBSCURA at the start of 2022, which will kick off in San Diego, CA on February 3 and will conclude on March 23 in Fresno, CA.

ABYSMAL DAWN Tour Dates
A Valediction North America 2022
(w/ OBSCURA, VALE OF PNATH, + INTERLOPER)

02/03: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick [TICKETS]
02/04: Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater [TICKETS]
02/05: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 [TICKETS] **Hometown Show**
02/06: Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar [TICKETS]
02/07: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge [TICKETS]
02/08: Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater [TICKETS]
02/10: Oklahoma City, OK @ Whisky Nights [TICKETS]
02/11: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live [TICKETS]
02/12: Dallas, TX @ Amplified live [TICKETS]
02/13: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live [TICKETS]
02/14: New Orleans, LA @ Santos [TICKETS]
02/16: Orlando, FL @ The Haven [TICKETS]
02/17: West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street [TICKETS]
02/18: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum [TICKETS]
02/19: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell) [TICKETS]
02/20: Nashville, TN @ The Basement East [TICKETS]
02/21: Knoxville, TN @ Barley’s Knoxville [TICKETS]
02/22: Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 [TICKETS]
02/23: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage [TICKETS]
02/24: Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC [TICKETS]
02/25: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory [TICKETS]
02/26: Boston, MA @ Sonia [TICKETS]
02/27: Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground [TICKETS]
02/28: Quebec City, QB @ Imperial Bell [TICKETS]
03/01: Montreal, QB @ Les Foufounes Électriques [TICKETS]
03/02: Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s [TICKETS]
03/03: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace [TICKETS]
03/04: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall [TICKETS]
03/05: Pittsburg, PA @ Preserving Underground [TICKETS]
03/06: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre [TICKETS]
03/07: Louisville, LA @ Diamond Concert Hall [TICKETS]
03/08: Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary [TICKETS]
03/09: Chicago, IL @ Reggies [TICKETS]
03/10: Milwaukee, WI @ X-Ray [TICKETS]
03/11: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club [TICKETS]
03/12: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater [TICKETS]
03/14: Calgary, AB @ Dickens [TICKETS]
03/15: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room [TICKETS]
03/17: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater [TICKETS]
03/18: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon [TICKETS]
03/19: Portland, OR @ Dante’s [TICKETS]
03/21: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst 
03/22: Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater [TICKETS]
03/23: Fresno, CA @ Full Circle [TICKETS]