Recently re-emerged technical death metal outfit Abiotic are back with their third full-length, Ikigai. Set for release on Friday, February 12th, 2021 via The Artisan Era.
While going on hiatus does not necessarily mean a group’s best days are behind them, often this rings true, yet Abiotic eagerly buck that trend with their finest effort yet on Ikigai. Abiotic states, “We also leaned on some classical and eastern style instrumentation, along with some progressive and jazzy elements.”
Ikigai also boasts numerous killer guest spots from musicians such as Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Chaney Crabb (Entheos), Brandon Ellis (The Black Dahlia Murder), Scott Carstairs (Fallujah), Jared Smith (Archspire), and Jonathan Carpenter (ex-The Contortionist). Abiotic have dug deep and hit a new apex and the end result of their evolution is astounding on Ikigai.
Today the band partnered with Toilet Ov Hell to premiere “Grief Eater, Tear Drinker” which features guest vocals from former The Contortionist vocalist Jonathan Carpenter. The launch of today’s single is paired with an eye-popping music video that is bound to blow you away.
You can check out Abiotic – “Grief Eater, Tear Drinker” HERE
Toilet Ov Hell comments
“This song is everything I like in technical death metal. It’s intermittently heavy and soaring with mystical, mysterious melodies, driven by lightning instrumental work (plus a wonderful guest spot from vocalist Jonathan Carpenter), a dense composition yet easy to follow with new details unfolding on subsequent listens. It carries trace elements of Arkaik and Rivers of Nihil, but as a whole, it’s another thing entirely. Between this, “Souvenir of Skin,” and “Smoldered,” Ikigai is shaping up to be an incredibly exciting release.”
Pre-orders for Abiotic – Ikigai are now live
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Abiotic – Ikigai Line-Up
Travis Bartosek – Vocals (ex-Vale of Pnath live)
John Matos – Guitar
Matt Mendez – Guitar
Killian Duarte – Bass (Scale the Summit, ex-Felix Martin)
Tony Lusk-Simone – Drums, Backup Vocals (Pathogenic, Mimesis)
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