Abiotic announce 10th anniversary re-release of debut EP
Official press release:
American Deathcore five-piece Abiotic are excited to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their debut studio record, 2011's self-released A Universal Plague. Fresh off the release of their third studio album, Ikigai, Abiotic is releasing A Universal Plague: Mutation, their second offering on their new label The Artisan Era. The updated re-release features a new single, "Mutation," as well as a re-recorded version of the band's seminal single, "Vermosapien."
Speaking on revisiting their debut record, the band says: "We're so grateful to get to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our debut EP with the re-release of A Universal Plague: Mutation. Fans have been asking us to release the EP digitally and on vinyl for what feels like forever and we're so pumped to be working with The Artisan Era to get this out to everyone with some bonus tracks for the fans. We decided to re-record the song that started it all for us, Vermosapien, with our new lineup and make some creative tweaks, including using 8 strings, to give the song new life while keeping true to our original sound."
The members of Abiotic go on to share: "The idea was to show the mutation we've made as a band, hence the name of the EP. We also added a brand new song (Mutation), featuring our former vocalists Dickie Allen (Infant Annihilator) and Ray Jimenez (Acaedia), which is easily the heaviest song we've ever written. I think fans are going to lose their minds to this song, hearing the blend of voices that have been part of the band's 10-year span of plaguing the extreme metal scene. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported the band over the last decade. We are only able to do what we love to do because of you. Cheers!"
A Universal Plague: Mutation is out this Friday, December 3 via The Artisan Era.