This Friday, February 12th, recently re-emerged technical death metal outfit Abiotic will drop their highly anticipated third full-length, Ikigai, 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 Decibel Magazine to launch an early album stream of Ikigai.
You can check out Abiotic – Ikigai HERE
“After releasing their debut EP in 2011, the stateside-based team of highly trained tech-death musicians known as Abiotic went on to release two full-length albums, and tour extensively, before falling unexpectedly quiet some time in 2016. Now Abiotic returns after five years, just as abruptly as they left. Like a warrior returning from training in seclusion under a master so mysterious as to be mythological, Abiotic reemerge from the mists with an achievement of staggering heaviness and incredible daring.”
Abiotic – Ikigai Pre-orders
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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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