Abriel is an American pop/metalcore band based out of San Francisco, CA that was formed in 2008. They are best known for their female vocals, mixing deathcore with pop, and their "DIY" approach to the industry funding their own tours, album releases, and marketing. The band has been through a lot these past 4 years, including 2 break ups. Their facebook page is new but the myspace page is original and has about 50,000 hits, about 3,000 fans, and about 15,000 plays. Abriel has headlined the 2009 Metaverse Apocalypse Tour, was support for the 2009 All Shall Perish summer tour, support at the 2009 Warped Tour, performed main stage at both the 2010 and 2011 California Metalfest, and released their debut cd through Island Def Jam right before breaking up.
In 2012, Abriel revived themselves with new members and relocated to southern California. Abriel was then added on to the Scream The Prayer Tour with Emery in July and the Summer Slaughter Tour in August with Cannibal Corpse. Abriel is currently preparing to go in the studio to record their next release with Alex Pappas(Finch, Unwritten Law) and will be shooting a video this fall while promoting the release of the film Locked In A Garage Band, which Abriel's hit single, "Natalie Vs Pedobear," will be one of the tracks on the film's soundtrack. The band performed at California Metalfest VI in San Bernardino, CA on November 24th with Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, and many more.
In 2013, the band announced their Spring West Coast Tour, the first full tour the band has done since 2009, which will take place starting on May 1st in Fullerton, CA at Slide Bar. Abriel is currently writing for their sophomore full length album to be released in the Summer/Fall and the band is rumored to be touring again after the release. Members of the band state that the second album will be completely different than their debut album, "This Will Swallow You Whole." There will be more dynamics at play with heavier and more complex riffs, deathly breakdowns, and surprisingly catchy melodies.
Bands Performed With:
Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Cannibal Corpse, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Winds Of Plague, Suicide Silence, I Wrestled A Bear Once, The Devil Wears Prada, The Acacia Strain, Between The Buried and Me, Job For A Cowboy, Bleeding Through, The Faceless, Oceano, Born Of Osiris, Bless The Fall, A Day To Remember, In This Moment, Jamies Elsewhere, Pierce The Veil, All Shall Perish, 3OH3, A Skylit Drive, Son Of Aurelius, Cobra Starship, Aiden, VersaEmerge, AlexisonFire, Attack Attack, Chiodos, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Emery, Mychildren Mybride, Modern Day Escape
For fans of:
Paramore, Deftones, Katy Perry, VersaEmerge, Avenged Sevenfold, Suicide Silence, As I Lay Dying, In Flames, Winds Of Plague, Atreyu, Whitechapel
Press and Awards:
2009 Gorilla Productions Battle of the Bands Winner/San Francisco
2009 Headliner For The Metaverse Apocalypse West Coast Tour.
2009 Unsigned Band Chosen to Play Warped Tour
2009 Your Music Magazine/Warped Tour Edition
2011 Re-released "This Will Swallow You Whole" worldwide through Island Def Jam with a 1 Year Distribution Deal.
2011 The List Magazine Artist of the Month/February
2012 Headliner For The Beyond The Realms of Metalfest.
2012 MetalInsider.com Artist of the Week/May
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