The Brazilian progressive death metal act ABSTRACTED – whose sound blends the blistering technicality of acts such as Obscura and Edge of Sanity with moments evoking the melodic side of bands such as Opeth and Fates Warning – have signed with M-Theory Audio. The quintet’s debut full-length, “Atma Conflux,” will be released worldwide later this year. In the meantime, a small sample of the group’s scintillating sound can be experienced by viewing the visualizer video for their latest single, “Decree of Sunlight,” at https://youtu.be/msJX0ZQzeiM. The song features a guest vocal appearance from Mike Semesky (Raunchy, Interloper), and is also available for streaming/download at https://abstractedmetal.bandcamp.com.
Says the band, “We are very humbled and equally excited to announce that we are now part of M-Theory’s amazing roster of artists. It’s a huge achievement to find people to work with us that really like what we are doing. We are setting things up for a new release later this year, and we can assure you that the wait will be worth it! We’ve been working on this album for four years now and have a critical mass of proggy mayhem to deliver, so stay tuned.”
“The first single, ‘Decree of Sunlight,’ is very melodic with some heavy tech/death-ish vibes in the middle that has become a huge part of Abstracted’s way of writing. The song also features a guest vocal from the great Mike Semesky, known for his work with bands that we love like Intervals and The HAARP Machine. Spread the word and give us your feedback.”
ABSTRACTED was formed in the band’s hometown of Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2014. The group was initially birthed from the ashes of Nyth, a previous band that Rosano Matiussi (vocals/guitars) and Guilherme Nolasco (guitars) had been involved with. After their first live performance – rounded out by drummer Alexandre Dantas and then-bassist Allen Lordaro – the new group entered the studio to record an album showcasing a sound that was birthed by a love for bands that balanced metallic intensity with a propensity to stretch the progressive boundaries of the genre. ABSTRACTED took their name from a song by Swedish melodic death metal greats Scar Symmetry, and influences from other European acts such as Necrophagist and Gojira, American bands such as The Faceless and Between The Buried And Me, and genre giants such as Death and Coroner all formed the basis for the sound that the band explored on their thrilling 2015 debut EP, “Ophidian.” The recording of the EP saw new bassist Riverton Vivela enter the picture and featured guest appearances from Allegaeon guitarists Michael Stancel and Greg Burgess. The group continued to build their name in the years that followed while balancing scholastic pursuits with live appearances on festivals throughout their native country.
ABSTRACTED began recording their debut full-length, “Atma Conflux,” in 2018, and continued writing, crafting, and producing the record throughout 2019. The new album sees the group – which recently welcomed keyboardist Carol Claro – integrating synthesizers and orchestral keyboards into their already-expansive sound. With their lineup now fully solidified, a new album ready and live performances imminent soon, ABSTRACTED is poised to unleash their sound to the masses in 2021.
More information on ABSTRACTED and “Atma Conflux” will be revealed in the weeks to come.
Rosano Matiussi (vocals/guitars)
Guilherme Nolasco (guitars)
Riverton Vivela (bass)
Alexandre Dantas (drums)
Carol Claro (keyboards)