There are lots of bands that are ridiculously brutal. There are lots of bands that are over-the-top technically or are blatantly melodic. Abysmal Dawn combine all that. Exceptionally well if I may say so.

I had a chat with Charles Elliott and we tried to capture the essence of the band in five key points.

Welcome to MHF Magazine.

Let’s try to summarise your entire career in 5 milestones

Past: What was the most important part of your career so far that put you on the metal map as a band?

Probably the release of “Leveling the Plane of Existence”. That album opened up a lot of opportunities for us and saw the band coming into its own. We toured with Cannibal Corpse for the first time on that one too and that helped the profile of the band a lot.

Present: What is currently happening with the band?

At the moment, we’ve started getting together here and there writing new music. We have one new song of drums and riffs completed so far and ideas for more songs. We hope to do an EP at some point as well, with the few tracks that didn’t make it onto “Phylogenesis”.

Future: Say we have a future-telling glass bowl and we can gaze into your future. What do we see?

Me in jail for murdering you for your future telling glass bowl.

Chelf’s Note: (in all honesty you are more likely to end up with an award rather than in jail for murdering me, hon.)

Your moto as a musician?

“Fuck it, I’ll do it myself.”

Wishful thinking: What would you like to be remembered for in the music world?

Integrity, consistency, meaningful lyrics and memorable songs in a genre that sometimes ignores hooks.

Until the next one,


Hi! I'm Chelf. I am a managing partner and creative director at MHF magazine. Based in Greece but left my heart in England. Coffee addict with a soft spot for Scandinavian blackened death.


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