Formerly known as AZMA, Abyssal formed in Fukuoka in 2010. Since then the band has built up a reputation for its massive live show. Abyssal's first EP Light To The Future And For You The Gospel - released by Deady Funny Records prior to the name change - is an orgy of massive, droning guitar noise and reverb soaked vocals. You know there are drums in there somewhere thanks to the presence of cymbals in the mix. Shoegaze producer extraordinaire Kensei Ogata had his hand in the mixing and mastering of the EP.
Abyssal's impressive live performances have earned them opening slots for such foreign artists as Deerhoof and Sebadoh, among others.
1. Light To The Future And For You The Gospel (EP) (2013)