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ABRAHMA To Release Third Album In Time For The Last Rays Of Light May 24th Via Small Stone Records; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available

French progressive heavy rock outfit ABRAHMA will release their third full-length, In Time For The Last Rays Of Light, this May via Small Stone.

Following three tumultuous years of personal challenges and lineup changes, In Time For The Last Rays Of Light, is a chronicle of the ravages of coping with loss and mental illness, brought to bear with heavy and progressive songwriting, melodic catharsis, and an impact that goes beyond the material itself. Produced and mixed at Orgone Studios by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Ghost) In Time For The Last Rays Of Light follows 2015’s Reflections In The Bowels Of A Bird, and whether it’s the stark chug and lumbering weight of “Eclipse Of The Sane Pt. 1: Isolation Ghosts” or the furious blasting in “Lucidly Adrift,” its songs produce a depth of atmosphere that speaks to the soul that birthed them.

A split with the prior lineup of the band brought the Rouen, France-based founding vocalist/guitarist Sébastien Bismuth into contact with local outfit Splendor Solis, whose members would soon be folded into the new incarnation of ABRAHMA. After many false starts, the band hit the studio in July 2018 and set to work on what is unmistakably their greatest accomplishment to-date: an album that copes with the depression that inspired it and soars hopefully above while reminding that the darkness beneath is ever-present.

“People do not take mental illness seriously,” says Bismuth. “People suffering from depression generally feel rejected, and it is not only a feeling. People who’ve never gone through it generally do not understand how hard it can be to live every day with this weight on your shoulders, all those questions going through your head.”

Spanning genres and decades of influence, from the Bowie-ism of “…Last Epistle” to the gothic unfolding of closer “There Bears The Fruit Of Deceit,” In Time For The Last Rays Of Light speaks with raw honesty and lush craft to its challenges and realizations.

In keeping with the album’s theme, a portion of the merch proceeds from ABRAHMA’s next tours will go to help those suffering from mental illness. “I decided to use this album as a medication against this depression and maybe help other people in this situation,” Bismuth recounts. “Each song explains a different side of it: loss of confidence, other’s critical looks, the impression of not having a place in this world.”

With front and back covers by famed French artist Gustave Doré (1832-1883) and a greater expanse of sound than ABRAHMA has ever had before, In Time For The Last Rays Of Light confronts its demons and offers a reminder that light exists in the first place. [words by JJ Koczan/The Obelisk)

ABRAHMA’s In Time For The Last Rays Of Light will be released May 24th on CD and digital formats worldwide via Small Stone Records and in France on Deadlight Entertainment. For preorders go to THIS LOCATION where opening track “Lost.Forever.” can be streamed. View the album teaser at THIS LOCATION.

In Time For The Last Rays Of Light Track Listing:
1. Lost.Forever.
2. Lucidly Adrift
3. Eclipse Of The Sane Pt.1: Isolation Ghosts
4. Dusk Contemplation…
5. …Last Epistle
6. Wander In Sedation
7. Eclipse Of The Sane Pt. 2: Fiddler Of The Bottle
8. There Bears The Fruit Of Deceit

ABRAHMA:
Sébastien Bismuth – vocals/guitar/effects
Florian Leguillon – guitar/backing vocals
Benoît Carel – guitar/synth/backing vocals
Romain Hauduc – bass/backing vocals
Baptiste Keriel – drums/backing vocals

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SS-177 :: ABRAHMA – In Time For The Last Rays Of Light

Track List

  1. Lost.Forever.
  2. Lucidly Adrift
  3. Eclipse Of The Sane Pt.1: Isolation Ghosts
  4. Dusk Contemplation…
  5. … Last Epistle
  6. Wander In Sedation
  7. Eclipse Of The Sane Pt.2: Fiddler Of The Bottle
  8. There Bears The Fruit Of Deceit

Album Info

Abrahma’s third album “In Time for the Last Rays of Light” follows three tumultuous years of personal challenges and lineup changes. It is a chronicle of the ravages of coping with loss and mental illness, brought to bear with heavy and progressive songwriting, melodic catharsis and an impact that goes beyond the material itself.

Produced and mixed at Orgone Studios by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Ghost, etc.), “In Time for the Last Rays of Light” follows 2015’s “Reflections in the Bowels of a Bird” and whether it is the stark chug and lumbering weight of “Eclipse of the Sane Pt. 1: Isolation Ghosts” or the furious blast-beating in the prior “Lucidly Adrift,” its songs produce a depth of atmosphere that speaks to the soul that birthed them. A split with the prior lineup of the band brought the Rouen, France-based founding vocalist/guitarist Sébastien Bismuth into contact with local outfit Splendor Solis, whose members would soon be folded into the new incarnation of Abrahma. After many false starts, the band hit the studio in July 2018 and set to work on what is unmistakably their greatest accomplishment to-date: an album that copes with the depression that birthed it and soars hopefully above while reminding that the darkness beneath is ever-present.

“People do not take mental illness seriously,” says Bismuth. “People suffering from depression generally feel rejected, and it is not only a feeling. People that never gone through it generally do not really understand how hard it can be to live every day with this weight on your shoulders, all those questions going through your head.” Spanning genres and decades of influence, from the Bowie-ism of “…Last Epistle” to the gothic unfolding of closer “There Bears the Fruit of Deceit,” “In Time for the Last Rays of Light” speaks with raw honesty and lush craft to its challenges and realizations. In keeping with the album’s theme, a portion of the merch proceeds from Abrahma’s next tours will go to help those suffering from mental illness. “I decided to use this album has a medication against this depression and maybe help other people in this situation,” Bismuth recounts. “Each song explains a different side of it: loss of confidence, other’s critical looks, the impression of not having a place in this world.”

With front and back covers by famed French artist Gustave Doré (1832-1883) and a greater expanse of sound than Abrahma has ever had before, “In Time for the Last Rays of Light” confronts its demons and offers a reminder that light exists in the first place.” (Words from JJ Koczan for The Obelisk)

Credits

Abrahma is:
Sébastien Bismuth: vocals, guitar, effects
Florian Leguillon: guitar, backing vocals
Benoît Carel: guitar, synth, backing vocals
Romain Hauduc: bass, backing vocals
Baptiste Keriel: drums, backing vocals

All songs written and arranged by Abrahma.
Except “Lucidly Adrift”, “Wander in Sedation” & “Isolation Ghosts” written by Abrahma & Nicolas Heller.
All Lyrics written by Sébastien Bismuth.

Published by Small Stone Records (ASCAP).
Recorded and Mixed at Orgone Studios, England, in July 2018.
Produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano.
Co-Produced by Abrahma.
Engineered by Jaime Gomez Arellano.
Mastered at Orgone Studios, Woburn, England by Jaime Gomez Arellano.

Picture credits: Gustave Doré.
Frontcover: “And Seems a Moving Land; and at His Gills Draws In,and at His Trunk Spouts Out, a Sea”.
Backcover: “Lord Slaying Leviathan”.
Layout & logos by Sébastien Bismuth – Imaginoscope.

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Watch Abrahma’s New Video ‘An Offspring To The Wolves’

French stoner rockers Abrahma have just unveiled the video for their new song ‘An Offspring To The Wolves’, taken from the upcoming album ‘Reflections In The Bowels Of A Bird’, and you can watch it right here…

The album is the follow-up to the band’s 2012 debut ‘Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives’, and they’ll be touring Europe pretty extensively in support of it, including a debut appearance at the revered Roadburn Festival.

Guitarist and vocalist Seb Bismuth had this to say about the song:

“‘An Offspring To The Wolves’ is a deeply symbolic song that needed a powerful video, but we also wanted to avoid clichés and tawdriness. The Phantasma Company made it possible and the result is beyond all our expectations. We hope you’ll like it as much as we do, and enjoy this new except off ‘Reflections In The Bowels Of A Bird’.”

Check it out below…

Source: TERRORIZER

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SS-153 :: ABRAHMA – Reflections In The Bowels Of A Bird

TRACK LIST

1. Fountains Of Vengeance
2. An Offspring To The Wolves
3. Omens Pt. 1
4. Weary Statues
5. Omens Pt. 2
6. Kapal Kriya
7. Square The Circle
8. Omens Pt. 3
9. A Shepherd’s Grief
10. Conium

 

ALBUM INFO

The quizzically-titled Reflections in the Bowels of a Bird arrives to further the sense of ritual in ABRAHMA’s sound. Songs heave with psychedelic fervor but also dig deeper into an influence from the early ‘90s Seattle rock scene, groups like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. One can hear their impact in the slow roll of a song like “An Offspring to the Wolves,” while elsewhere, “Omens Pt. 3” opens up to spacious riffing and a tripped-out feel. What makes ABRAHMA work so well, though, is that no matter where they go sound-wise, they never lose sight of their songwriting, guitarist/vocalist Seb Bismuth, guitarist Nicolas Heller, bassist Guillaume Colin and drummer Benjamin Colin making memorable, structured material out of an ether of effects swirl and echo.

Credits

Abrahma is:
Sebastien Bismuth: vocals, guitars, effects & keyboards
Nicolas Heller: guitars
Guillaume Colin: Bass guitar
Benjamin Colin: drums

Additional Musicians:
Ed Mundell: guitar solos on “A Shepherd’s Grief”
Vincent Dupuy: saxophone on “Omens Pt. 2”

All Music written by Abrahma
All Lyrics written by Sebastien Bismuth
Published by Small Stone Records (ASCAP)

Recorded by Benjamin Colin at Hakesound Studios, Romainville (France).
Produced by Abrahma & Thomas Bellier.
Mixed by Eric Hoegemeyer at Tree Laboratory, Brooklyn, NY (USA) except Conium, mixed by Benjamin Colin at Hakesound Studio, Romainville (France)

Mastered by Chris Goosman at Baseline Audio Labs, Ann Arbor, MI (USA).

Album Artwork & Design by Jalón de Aquiles
enjalonate.blogspot.fr

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ABRAHMA NEW ALBUM TEASER #1

ABRAHMA, will be back with a new album in 2015.
Here’s a first teaser:

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