ATRÆ BILIS: Vancouver Technical Death Metal Quartet Issues “Inward To Abraxas” Video/Single; Aumicide LP Nears April 19th Release Through 20 Buck Spin + Tour With Xoth And Atoll Nears

photos by Savannah Bagshaw

“Inward to Abraxas” is the incinerating new single from Vancouver technical death metal quartet ATRÆ BILIS, which arrives through a captivating video. The song is the latest precursor of the band’s impending second album, Aumicide, nearing April release on 20 Buck Spin.

Like all bands that meld metal’s numerous disparate incarnations, ATRÆ BILIS are not easily pigeonholed. Death metal, atmospheric dissonance, tech brutality, and much more are all thrown into the ATRÆ BILIS meat grinder coalescing beautifully and disturbingly into their own signature fusion like a perfectly functioning innovative machine.

On Aumicide, the follow-up to the band’s 2021 debut full-length, Apexapien, ATRÆ BILIS has taken axiomatic strides in expanding the scope of their elegantly perplexing mélange of incinerating invocations. Sounding both crushingly concrete and slickly organic, the band amputates all boundaries, injecting Cyberdyne slams, serrated inscrutability, and unfettered new magnitudes of vocal abuse. Conceptually as committed as it is musically, Aumicide tells of a test specimen subject to experiments in faith removal by intromitting simulations of Hell to sever the self from the multiverse, resulting in the genesis of a new era; an egregore engineered by an absolute godlessness.

Produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Christian Donaldson of Cryptopsy, the massive production on Aumicide utterly pulverizes, elevating the Canadian power to uncharted extremities of deadly heaviness. This manifestation results in one of the most singularly ambitious underground releases of 2024, propelling the often-backward-looking death metal genre unflinchingly into a far more terrifying future.

The album is completed with cover art featuring a sculpture by Michael Perry and Angela Webber at Grayhouse Studios, photography by Rob Zawistowski and Savannah Bagshaw, and the layout and design by Marko Jerković at Wrathdesign. Fans of Ulcerate, Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Neuraxis, Beyond Creation, Gorguts, Afterbirth, Deeds Of Flesh, Dying Fetus, Decapitated, and Circle Of Dead Children must hear ATRÆ BILISAumicide.

ATRÆ BILIS guitarist/lyricist David Stepanavicius reveals with the new song, “Where the album’s first single, ‘Salted In Stygia,’ portrays the ingress of an augmented hell, ‘Inward To Abraxas’ is the submission to it.”

The video for “Inward To Abraxas” was produced by Robert Zawistowski and James Brooks with Zawistowski handling all direction, filming, effects, and post-production.

Stepanavicius adds, “We endeavored to recreate visuals experienced in altered states, which made this quite a cathartic project. We’ve worked with Rob before, but this time around, he truly captured the elements that constitute the ATRÆ BILIS vibe; the heaviness, the cerebral, and the body horror.”

Watch ATRÆ BILIS’ “Inward to Abraxas” video now at THIS LOCATION and stream the song everywhere including Bandcamp HERE.

Aumicide will be released on LP, CD, MC, and digital platforms April 19th. Find preorders for all formats and merch at the 20 Buck Spin webshop HERE and Bandcamp where “Salted In Stygia” is also streaming HERE.

The day after Aumicide is released, ATRÆ BILIS will embark on the The Galactic Gore ‘24 tour with Xoth and Atoll, as well as Angelic Desolation on three shows. The tour will run from April 20th through May 5th, with shows in Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and Texas. Immediately after the tour, ATRÆ BILIS will head to Seattle to play at Northwest Terror Fest 2024 alongside Amenra, Forbidden, Repulsion, Weekend Nachos, Eternal Champion, Primitive Man, and many more including labelmates Ascended Dead, Daeva, Immortal Bird, Ulthar, and Kommand, the fest running May 9th through 11th.

Find all confirmed shows below and watch for additional live updates to post over the weeks ahead.

ATRÆ BILIS – Galactic Gore ‘24 w/ Xoth, Atoll, Angelic Desolation*:
4/20/2024 Black Bridge Brewery – Kingman, AZ
4/21/2024 Kucklehead Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA
4/22/2024 The Blue Lagoon – Santa Cruz, CA
4/23/2024 Humdinger Brewing – San Luis Obispo, CA
4/25/2024 Twilight Cafe and Bar – Portland, OR
4/26/2024 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
4/27/2024 The Big Dipper – Spokane, WA
4/28/2024 The Shredder – Boise, ID
4/29/2024 Aces High Saloon – Salt Lake City, UT
4/30/2024 Trailside Saloon – Denver, CO *
5/02/2024 Rockhouse Bar And Grill – El Paso, TX *
5/03/2024 Metalhead Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ *
5/04/2024 Neck Of The Woods – San Francisco, CA (no Atoll)
5/05/2024 John Henry’s – Eugene, OR (no Atoll)
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5/09-11/2024 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumo’s & Barboza – Seattle, WA [info]