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  • Jason Hesley


DRYAD have today announced their debut full length album, The Abyssal Plain, set for release via Los Angeles based heavy metal label Prosthetic Records on January 20. Accompanying the album announcement, DRYAD are currently premiering a music video for the lead single, titled Black Smoke, via Decibel Magazine. Kicking off both DRYAD and Prosthetic’s 2023 off with a bang, The Abyssal Plain is a 13 track literal and metaphorical trip to the darkest depths of the ocean.

Speaking on the album announcement the band comments: "We’re thrilled to present our debut full-length album, The Abyssal Plain, on Prosthetic Records. Written in an abandoned Iowa prairie schoolhouse, and recorded in a rural converted barn, these songs are the epic conclusion to our Silurian Age - a saga of prehistoric magic and mystery under attack from the modern world, as well as a phosphorescent reflection of our own internal shadows. Dive into the depths if you dare…the infinite darkness looms, but the light still shines within."

Of Black Smoke, DRYAD

adds: "Our lead single, Black Smoke, is a call to arms to save our oceans before it’s too late - a black metal d-beat attack in defense of water sanctity (as well as a slight nod to a favorite horror film). It’s a fitting first release that echoes our core sentiments against the exploitation of the world’s natural resources. The video itself is a haunting homage to our local DIY scene, filmed entirely live and featuring the specters of many long-time collaborators, supporters and friends who have helped us get to where we are today."

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