ABRAMS: Denver Sludge/Post-Metal Outfit Announces May Tour With BleakHeart; In The Dark Full-Length Out Now On Small Stone Recordings

Photo by Kim Denver

Denver sludge/post-metal outfit ABRAMS will join BleakHeart for a Western US tour this May! 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!”

See all confirmed dates below.

ABRAMS w/ BleakHeart:
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 Yucca Tap – 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 warmly familiar.

In The Dark features cover art by Robin Gnista and is available on CD and digitally. A second vinyl pressing of the record is also available. Find all ordering options at THIS LOCATION.

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 latest 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.

“The band nails this perfectly grungy, sludgy sound with just the right amount of atmosphere and it works so well.” – Metal Injection

“There is something intensely magical about In The Dark; this is ABRAMS climbing to the upper echelons of their capabilities. With intense riffs, ornate vocal harmonies and melodies, emotive grooves and a powerfully mature emotional understanding, this album will make you feel intensely and blow you away with the enormity of the sound.” – Distorted Sound

“On their fourth album, the Denver rockers deliver their brawny post-grunge riff-fests with a heavy stoner-rock vibe that will have you playing air guitar with your bong.” – Tinnitist Album Of The Week

In The Dark… delivers the most explosive, bombastic, and convincing version of ABRAMS… the bounce, dynamics, and overall refusal to slow down for one second are the themes which carry this album to its fruition.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“The 10,000 feet aerial view of In The Dark is sprawling, but comfortably desolate. Absent are the tempting extras and production tricks most bands might over indulge with. Producer, engineer, and collaborator Dave Otero of Flatline Audio was clearly the right choice to oversee the record.” – Getting It Out

an epic, heavy, and melodic sonic journey…” – The Sleeping Shaman