ABYSMAL DAWN are set to release their new EP “Nightmare Frontier” on February 4th via Season Of Mist music. The band have also unveiled the song “A Nightmare Slain” as the first single from the effort which can be heard via the lyric video below.
Pre-orders for the four-song EP are available now at this location.
ABYSMAL DAWN frontman Charles Elliot spoke of this single and it’s video game origins: “The music for this track was recorded for ‘Phylogenesis,’ but we left it off the record. We thought it was a great song but we felt it didn’t quite fit into the flow of that album. The music shows a bit more of a slightly progressive and melodic side of the band, which we may explore more in the future. The lyrics were written during the pandemic and are inspired by the lore of the video game ‘Bloodborne.’
Now, we have a lot of songs filled with social commentary and introspective lyrics. When it came time to write the words for this one, I don’t think I could bring myself to focus any more on the misery or subjugation that we live in our day to day lives. Who needs another song of ‘COVID’ drivel or divisive politics at this point?
Hopefully we can all agree on what I discovered while I was trapped at home for over a year; ‘Bloodborne‘ is one of the greatest video games ever made. ‘Animal Crossing‘ and ‘Mario Party‘ fans should definitely check it out, along with the rest of the ‘soulsborne’ genre for a stress free good time… We hope you enjoy our song inspired by one of the most metal games ever made. Enjoy and see you on tour!”
Elliot took on the tracking for all instruments on this EP, which he later mixed and mastered at Tastemaker Audio.
“Nightmare Frontier” track listing:
01 – “A Nightmare Slain”
02 – “Blacken The Sky”
03 – “Behind Space”
04 – “Bewitched”