Abiotic will be back on tour beginning September 4th! The Florida natives heading out on a two week trek and will be joined by Reaping Asmodeia on shows beginning September 7th. More dates are still TBA, and the confirmed listing is below. Follow facebook.com/abioticfl for updates.
Abiotic released their sophomore album Casuistry in April on Metal Blade Records. It cracked two of the Billboard Charts and landed at #50 on the Current Hard Music Album Chart and #68 on the Billboard New Artist Chart. Casuistry is available for purchase HERE. While there be sure to check out the stream of “Cast into the Depths”, featuring Dying Fetus front man John Gallagher on guest vocals.
09/04 Panama City, FL The A&M Theater
09/05 Houston, TX Walter’s
09/06 Austin, TX The Hoodang Music Festival
09/07 Fort Worth, TX Tomcat’s West
09/10 Des Moines, IA Lefty’s Live Music
09/11 Milwaukee, WI The Borg Ward
09/12 Winnipeg, MB Zoo Cabaret
09/13 Edmonton, AB Mercury Room
09/14 Calgary, AB Nite Owl
09/15 Vancouver, BC Funky Winkerbeans
In 2014, Abiotic re-tooled their line up by adding vocalist Travis Bartosek and drummer Brent Phillips. In the late summer of 2014, the band 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 band’s brand of tech-savvy breakdowns. Leads were a major focus for the album, in fact, 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.