Aussie Metal: Aeons Abyss

Aeons Abyss may have just started releasing music but these guys have been jamming and playing together all through the 90’s, 00’s and 10’s. Their inspirations are deeply rooted in old school death and thrash metal. They’re a band a of brothers except a high school friend who happened to have to the same last name. They’ve built a musical synchronicity around their complex lyrics and now they’re finally ready to release some killer shit out into the world. I’ve heard an early preview of the track and it’s sounding even heavier than their EP Pity Eloquence. Available on bandcamp for ‘name your own price’.

With death vocals, lyrics often aren’t the focal point or even much considered, their approach to writing story driven death metal is really interesting. Some parts are insane deep growls and then in some passages it sucks you into this Dani Filth style of poetry and imagery that comes through really clearly without using any clean vocals. It’s a cool idea and they are refining it quickly.

Living in Australia, what are some of the biggest barriers to the band?

“I think it’s very hard for an Aussie band to get a good record deal.  This is in part due to the lack of opportunity to play in front of big crowds locally, but also the challenges of touring overseas.  Australia is so far away from the rest of the world.  There’s plenty of metalheads in Australia, and they always come out to listen to the overseas bands,but there’s not the same level of support for the local guys.  That being said, if you can figure out how to record your stuff and get it online, as long as the product is good, and you’re prepared to self market through social media platforms and the like, I think it is possible to succeed.  That’s our strategy, we’re fully independent, and we do all our music ourselves.  The world is so connected now, and you can make good contacts and find people who will listen to your music and start supporting you from all over the world.  For us, it’s all about our music.  We’ve had some of these songs locked away for close to 30 years, and we can finally let them out of the cage, and leave our mark.  It’s a hell of a lot of fun as well. ” – Steve (Guitar, bass)

Keep your eyes peeled for their up coming LP which is going to be featuring the amazing artwork of •ꕶ𝟃‡‡𝟃• – (Instagram)

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