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Abiotic To Release New Album “Ikigai” In February, The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Etc. Members Guest


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Abiotic have announced a February 12th release date through The Artisan Era for their third full-length album, “Ikigai“. Tony Simone took on the production, mixing and engineering duties for much of the outing, sans the vocals, which were produced by Nick Loiacono.

This new record will feature a multitude of guest appearances from members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Entheos and more. Pre-orders and a first single will launch in the near future. For now, the band’s guitarist John Matos commented:

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“Our intention behind ‘Ikigai‘ was to come back with a vengeance. As it has been over 5 years since our last release, we wanted to put together the most cohesive, diverse, deep, and brain shattering record we possibly could and I feel like we’ve achieved that and more with this album.

Having written this over the course of the last couple of years and finishing this record during a pandemic, the feelings we sought to bring out with this record; pain, grief, desperation, and perseverance are palpable in every note, every chord, and every word, with lyrics touching on topics of suicide, depression, addiction, climate change and the struggle of finding our reason for being.

We wanted to make this record real and relatable in every sense. This album is without a doubt the best material we’ve ever put together, with brand new elements, and a production/mix that has taken our sound to new heights.

The addition of Tony Simone and Kilian Duarte solidified this. We decided to include a variety of guests that we’ve always wanted to collaborate with, like Trevor Strnad, Chaney Crabb, Brandon Ellis, Scott Carstairs, Jared Smith, and Jonathan Carpenter, and are beyond excited for everyone to hear them.

We really wanted to push the boundaries of what fans expect from us while giving them the signature sound we’ve honed in that they’ve come to love. Personally, ‘Ikigai‘ is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life, especially after not knowing if the band was ever going to come back. But we’re back. And we’re here to stay.”

Ikigai” track listing:

01 – “Natsukashii
02 – “Ikigai
03 – “Covered The Cold Earth
04 – “Smoldered” (feat. Chaney Crabb of Entheos)
05 – “The Wrath
06 – “If I Do Die” (feat. Brandon Ellis of The Black Dahlia Murder)
07 – “Souvenir Of Skin” (feat. Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder)
08 – “Her Opus Mangled” (feat. Jared Smith of Archspire)
09 – “Horadric Cube” (feat. Scott Carstairs of Fallujah)
10 – “Grief Eater, Tear Drinker” (feat. Jonathan Carpenter (ex-The Contortionist))
11 – “Gyokusai

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