Denver sludge/post-metal outfit Abrams will join BleakHeart for a Western US tour in May 2023!
The twelve-date Twilight Visions of the Dark run begins May 5th in Denver, Colorado and ends May 20th in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Comments Abrams: “We are stoked to go on road this May to promote our latest release ‘In the Dark’. Our sets will also include some older staples while debuting new songs to prepare for our next recording. We couldn’t be happier to split the bill with our friends in BleakHeart who bring their beautiful blend of shoegaze, doom, and rock. Their live show is incredible. This tour is not to be missed, see you out there”!
US Tour Dates 2023:
5/05/2023 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
5/09/2023 Aces High Saloon – Salt Lake City, UT
5/10/2023 CRLB – Boise, ID
5/11/2023 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
5/12/2023 The Six – Portland, OR
5/13/2023 The Dip – Redding, CA
5/14/2023 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
5/15/2023 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA
5/17/2023 Permanent Records – Los Angeles, CA
5/18/2023 Transplants – Palmdale, CA
5/19/2023 Tempe, AZ
5/20/2023 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM
Abrams’ most recent studio offering, “In the Dark”, was released last Fall, via Small Stone Recordings. A fine-tuned, forty-five-minute sonic journey detailing the angers, fears, frustrations, and joys inherent in living in a world gone mad, “In the Dark” boasts cinematic guitar riffs, brooding leads, and addictive vocal hooks for a record that’s at once mature, polished, and intensely passionate. With hints of early AmRep mixed in with the larger sounds of ‘90s alt heroes Failure, Quicksand, and Hum combined that with the heaviness of recent Mastodon and stoner psychedelia of All Them Witches, Abrams delivers a distinct sound that’s fresh yet warrmly familiar.
“In the Dark” features cover art by Robin Gnista and is available on CD and digitally. A second vinyl pressing of the record in Red is also available. Find all ordering options here.
Initially seeking to fuse melodic hooks with dissonance, Abrams began in 2013 in Denver, Colorado, with guitarist/vocalist Zach Amster and bassist/vocalist Taylor Iversen. Later joined by drummer Ryan DeWitt, Abrams has released an EP and three studio albums, all to critical acclaim.
With each release the listener can hear the band evolving and maturing to what it has become today. A band dedicated to compelling songwriting, and energetic live performances, Abrams ups the ante with the moody, heavy, psychedelic rock venture of their forthcoming LP, “In the Dark”.
Adding Patrick Alberts (Call Of The Void) to the lineup, “In the Dark” serves as Abrams’ first release as a four-piece, following behind 2020’s “Modern Ways”. With the pandemic cancelling all touring plans for “Modern Ways”, Abrams immediately got to work demoing more than twenty-five plus songs for their next release. Given the world was in lockdown, Amster took a deep dive to learn the ins and outs of home recording to refine song structure, with a hyperfocus put on vocal hooks. There was a goal set to have as complete and polished songs as possible prior to entering the studio in Summer of 2021 with producer, engineer, and collaborator Dave Otero (Khemmis, Cattle Decapitation) at Flatline Audio who was the last piece in shaping the final soundscape.
Zachary Amster – Guitar, vocals
Taylor Iversen – Bass, vocals
Ryan DeWitt – Drums
Patrick Alberts – Guitar