Melodic, progressive and technically on the highest level - these are probably the attributes that best describe the sound of LIVING ABYSS. With a sound rooted in classical Melodic Death Metal and extended with influences from a wide range of stylistics, this five-piece from the western part of Germany has been leaving a mark in the local underground scene for more than a decade.
Originally founded in 2007 under the name LEVIATHAN, the first 10 years of the bands existence were paved with major achievements and setbacks. Starting with early success in 2009 with the EP „From The Desolate Inside“, the band earned respect from critics and fans alike with the debut being voted „Demo Of The Month“ in German Metal Hammer magazine and a performance at Summer Breeze Open Air in 2010. But the following concept-albums „Beyond The Gates Of Imagination Pt. 1“ and „The Aeons Torn“ were rather troubled by big problems with the distributors and resulted in financial losses. Burned out by the fact that all efforts for both albums were erased by their business partners mistakes, the band decided in 2013 to go into an indefinite hiatus. The break should finally extend to four years, before a successfull reunion finally happened with new members Jule Dahs (Vocals) and Hendrik Franke (Bass) joining in 2017. The reunion-show in their hometown of Siegburg in March 2018 was quickly sold out, while the comback-album „Of Origins Unearthed“ (released in Ocotober 2018) received widespread praise, was named „tip of the month“ in German Rock Hard magazine and soon became the most successfull record, that the five-piece has ever released.
Coming off a year with so many achievements, the next setback was unfortunately already lurking around the corner, when the group was forced to rename itself to LIVING ABYSS due to a trademark conflict with a band of the same name hailing from the USA. But being discouraged has never been an option for the five-piece, therefore work on the next album is already underway behind the scenes and in 2020 the band will return to the stage with new energy and a new name!