Relapse Records Releases Tribute Sampler to Pat Egan

PatlapsePat Egan, longtime Director of Retail Sales at Relapse Records, tragically passed away on Monday, February 18th after a battle with pneumonia and related complications.  In honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20 track compilation featuring a collection of his favorite songs and artists, including MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, ABYSMAL DAWN, DEATH, and many more, including a never-before-released track from EXHUMED.

100% of proceeds from the compilation will go towards a college fund for his young daughter Katie.  Relapse thanks each band for contributing each track and waiving their royalty fee to maximize the benefit for Pat’s beloved family.  The compilation is available via Bandcamp at this location for only $5 but friends and fans are welcome to donate as much as they want.  Direct contributions may also be made via paypal to [email protected].

ABYSMAL DAWN Sign to Relapse Records; Post Two New Songs

Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Los Angeles, CA’s ABYSMAL DAWN.

ABYSMAL DAWN are currently working on their Relapse debut and follow-up to 2005’s From Ashes. The band has recently posted two new preview tracks from the forthcoming record, due out May 13 in North America (May 19 internationally), on
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ABYSMAL DAWN‘s vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott comments on the signing:

“We are very happy to have finally found a proper home with one of the most respected metal labels in the world! Relapse has put out some of the best death, grind and experimental releases over the years and we feel very honored to belong to such a prestigious roster. Now that we have the full support of such a great label, it’s time to get out there and show why ABYSMAL DAWN is a force to be reckoned with! See you all on tour in 2008!”

Tour date:
March 7 Mesa, AZ Cell Block