BleakHeart and Abrams


Sat May 20 2023


7:00 pm - 11:00 pm




BleakHeart hail from the thriving Denver metal scene, and they’ve got a couple familiar faces: guitarist JP Damron (Vermin Womb, In The Company Of Serpents) and vocalist/keyboardist Kelly Schilling (Dreadnought). Rounding out the lineup is guitarist Mark Chronister and drummer Josh Kauffman, and the quartet’s upcoming debut album Dream Griever was produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Pete DeBoer, who’s also worked with Dreadnought, Blood Incantation, and more. The album comes out October 23 via self-release (pre-order).

BleakHeart recently released the eight-minute lead single “The Visitor,” and we’re now premiering the nearly-12-minute title track, which closes the album. As you can hear on both songs, BleakHeart have created a dark, hypnotic, glacial-paced blend of doom, post-rock, shoegaze, goth, folk, psychedelia, and more, and Kelly Schilling’s soaring voice keeps you hooked at every turn. “‘Dream Griever’ captures the essence of our sound while also expanding on new terrain,” the band tells us of the new song. “It is our ending epic, exploring feelings of loss, confusion and frustration during times of intense personal change.” – Brooklyn Vegan


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 forthcoming LP, ‘In the Dark.’

Adding Patrick Alberts (Call of The Void) to the lineup, ‘In the Dark’ is 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 30 plus songs for their next release. Studio time was booked in Summer 2021 with producer/engineer Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO who was the final piece in shaping the soundscape.

The new collection is a fine-tuned 45-minute sonic journey detailing the angers, fears, frustrations and joys inherent in living in a world gone mad. With cinematic guitar riffs, brooding leads and addictive vocal hooks, Abrams conjures a mature, polished and intensely passionate craft, urgent but not at all rushed. There are hints of early AmRep mixed in with the larger sounds of 90’s alt heroes Failure, Quicksand and Hum. Combine that with the heaviness of recent Mastodon and stoner psychedelia of All Them Witches and you get ‘In The Dark”.

For fans of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, All Them Witches, Cave In, Failure, Hum and Quicksand, Abrams’ ‘In the Dark’ is out via Small Stone Records in September 2022. –

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