ABIOTIC released their sophomore album Casuistry last week on Metal Blade Records. The critically acclaimed album cracked two of the Billboard Charts this week. Casuistry clocked in at #50 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Album Chart and #68 on the Billboard New Artist Chart.
Casuistry is available for purchase at http://www.metalblade.com/abiotic. While there be sure to check out the stream of “Cast into the Depths“, featuring Dying Fetus front man John Gallagher on guest vocals.
In support of the album, the band is currently on an extensive North American tour. ABIOTIC is heading out alongside Boris the Blade, Alterbeast and more. The tour stops tonight in Salt Lake City, UT and wraps up May 8th in San Francisco, CA. In addition to the dates with Boris the Blade, ABIOTIC will play an additional headline date on the way back home. A complete list of dates can be found below.
By the end of 2014, ABIOTIC had re-tooled their line up by adding vocalist Travis Bartosek and drummer Brent Phillips. In the late summer of 2014, ABIOTIC ventured to Basement Recordings with acclaimed producer Jamie King. The collaboration would prove fruitful. Guitarist John Matos elaborates: “Working with Jamie was unlike any other studio experience we’ve had before. Tracking with someone who’s produced bands like Between the Buried and Me, Wretched, and The Contortionist put our minds at ease and allowed us to put total trust in Jamie to achieve the sound we were looking for. It made the experience so comfortable and relaxed that we were really able to explore and create without boundaries. I think that’s something that can be felt with this record.“
An ABIOTIC record would not be complete without space-y leads and the bands brand of breakdowns. Leads were a major focus for the album. Seven of the nine tracks contain guitar solos from both John Matos and Matt Mendez. And, of course, Alex Vasquez’s bass flourishes can be heard throughout. There’s even a drum solo on “Molecular Rematerialization.”
A play through video for the song “The Absence of Purity” which features a guest solo from Between the Buried and Me’s Paul Waggoner can be viewed HERE. Guitarist John Matos had to learn the solo and will be playing it live on tour this month!
w/ Boris the Blade, Alterbeast
4/29: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
4/30: Pocatello, ID @ Green T
w/ Boris the Blade, Alterbeast, Lord of War
5/2: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
5/3: Salem, OR @ Duffy’s Hangar
5/5: San Jose, CA @ The Rockbar
5/6: Upland, CA @ The Grizzly Den
5/7: Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Studios
5/8: San Diego, CA @ Soma
ABIOTIC Headline Date:
5/9: Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
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