Born in 1866 BC, Abraham lived a peaceful life near Sodom, marrying his half-sister and giving birth to all decent humankind when already aged far over 100 years. Those golden days have gone, but the virile power of his beard survived and spurted back in 2007 as a rock band. This happened in Lausanne, Switzerland. Since then, Abraham plaited songs with these ancestral hairs, songs weaved with violence and despair. Abraham created a barren aural landscape where grand rock faces of guitars loom large over occasional restrained moments of calm sublimity and haunting beauty. Abrasiveness is the word here: Abraham will wash over you like a sudden cloudburst in the desert and make you feel like jagged rock exposed to the elements. Committed, intense and aggressive songwriting eventually led them to record their first full-length, An Eye on the Universe. The many times appraised album somehow made its way into the ears of Robin Staps (The Ocean) who released the record on his label Pelagic Records in early 2011. Followed a year of touring various barber’s shops in France, Germany, Czech Republic and Switzerland, sharing scissors with gentlemen called Red Fang, Intronaut, Khoma, EF, The Ocean, Celan, Birds In Row, Mumakil or Kruger. The long camelback trips from one show to the next left time enough for weaving tons of new material. Abraham entered the studio in March 2012 to record 8 brand new songs for their upcoming 'The Serpent, the Prophet & the Whore'. This short-novel based concept album will hit stores in autumn and will be backed with some serious european touring. Expect them in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy. Look for them at shows with The Ocean, Coilguns, Cult of Luna .
» Set & Setting (US) (Post metal)
"This quartet has a gorgeous and unexpectedly heavy sound."
"Gorgeous and unexpectedly heavy... There is a quiet joy held within its tangle of notes... There are metallic moments coursing underneath... Now more than ever, we need beautiful music – and Set and Setting has delivered."
"Melancholic beauty suspended in the clouds with a birds-eye view of epic terrain... Soul-searing leads and shimmering, bending guitars that convey feelings of wonder and introspection."
"Set and Setting are somehow self-releasing their third record, when it’s one of the best albums in its genre, ever, standing tall alongside masterpieces by Pelican and Russian Circles."
"Set and Setting bring a unique sound... The post-rockers throw a hint of psychedelia and even a metallic edge... The result is a captivating, wordless, genre amalgam."
"Metallic chug to trippy psychedelia to soaring post-rock beauty..."