Abysmal Torment - Biography

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Rising out of the island of Malta, Abysmal Torment emerged as a violent death grind bullet destined to spread ear crushing brutality. Proud to stick to their roots, Abysmal Torment formed in late 2000 as Molested. Although undergoing various line-up changes, Abysmal Torment hit the stage for the first time in 2002. After a massive response, the band never looked back and shared the stage with various local and foreign bands. With a burning ambition to spread their sick music to a wider audience, Abysmal Torment hit the studios for the first time in 2004 to record their debut EP entitled Incised Wound Suicide.

This proved to be a new fresh start for Abysmal Torment as they started building up a positive reputation worldwide, receiving many encouraging reviews and nothing less than a 3-year album deal with underground label Brutal Bands (US). Their first release under Brutal Bands was the re-release of Incised Wound Suicide. Musically Abysmal Torment relies on speed-stimulated tempos, breakdowns and a dual assault of varying gurgling vocals. A glance at the lyrical content illustrates that there is no ordinary gory mentality at work here and the knowledgeable treatment of the subject matter adds more depth to the Abysmal Torment mix.

The band had been writing new material since the recording of their MCD and 2005 proved to be no exception but another hard-working year for the band as they came up with 10 brand new tracks which were recorded at Temple Studios (Malta) together with producer/engineer David Vella. This 45-minute assault of aural butchery was to be the band's first full-length album, entitled Epoch Of Methodic Carnage, featuring artwork from the extremely talented Tony Koehl. The album was released through Brutal Bands in February 2006. This was to be distributed through all major labels in Europe, US and the rest of the world destined to take the band to the next level.

Summer 2006 was a huge dissapointment for Abysmal Torment as the band was forced to cancel their American tour with Beneath The Massacre, Neuraxis and Victimas, in addition to potential festivals such as The Gathering Of The Sick and Central Illinois Metal Fest due to circumstances outside the band's control.

New material began to take shape throughout early 2006-07, as well as opportunities for touring. After heading to Italy for the South Extreem Noise Festival in the summer of 2007, Abysmal Torment invaded Europe with a 23-date tour in nothing less than 12 countries together with Sanatorium in October/November, exposing the band to many new fans and headlining fests such as the Ludwigshafen Deathfest, Slovak Deathfest and Luzern Deathfest. A short while after this tour Abysmal Torment flew to Holland to headline yet another deathfest, the Drachten Deathfest.

2008 was another year of hard work which saw the band record their third and highly anticipated album, Omnicide, in addition to appearing in a number of shows and also headlining the Hellvetia Festival in Switzerland. Omnicide was then released and distributed worldwide under Brutal Bands in April 2009.

Abysmal Torment are currently writing new explosive material which will be recorded early 2010. Another European tour is also set in order to support the release of Omnicide, which will see Abysmal Torment perform in various countries, with appearances at the NRW Deathfest in Germany with Sinister and Ghoul, Meh Suff Metal-Fest in Switzerland together with Belphegor and Debauchery and the Way Of Darkness Festival in Germany, where they will be supporting death metal juggernauts such as Cannibal Corpse, Vader, Marduk, Dying Fetus and Malevolent Creation. They are also confirmed to be playing in summer 2010 at the renowned Deathfest in Hunxe, Germany. The band will continue to spread this extreme music and continue to pummel all horizons...welcome to Abysmal Torment's world.

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