The Abyss- The primal chaos before creation.
The Abyss began in 2007 when singer/guitarist Sean Ozz and bassist Ronnie Kopal
connected to form The Abyss. Ronnie Kopal, had attended one of Seans first shows with
another band years before. Sean spent most of his adult life in California creating his own
tattoo and custom art business Sean also tattoos and paints custom guitars which can be
seen at http://seanozz.com. Sean returned to Houston TX around 2003, where he randomly
met up with a familiar soul, Ronnie. Soon after re-connecting Ronnie asked Sean if he would
be interested in starting a music project. Sean had been working on his art under the name
The Abyss and the two agreed it would be fitting for the sound and style of the musical art
they would create and so they began. Ronnie and Sean are shared influences including
such bands as Janes Addiction, The Cure, Joy Division, Radiohead and many more. Their
musical connection was instantaneous. Both wanted to create a sound and style that was
unique and far from mainstream. They have created a form of music that is heavily
influenced by art. They strive to capture the emotion and feeling that todays music
has left behind.
After the band went through line up changes in the drummer position, in 2010
Paul Cannon joined the band. He had recently returned to the music scene after a long
hiatus. His last band of note prior to The Abyss, was an Austin-based band called
Skellington which included the front man for Spoon, Britt Daniel. With drumming/musical
influences such as The Cure, The Pixies, The Police, and Janes Addiction turned out to be
an instant match.
Melodic hard driven bass lines fill your head, while Ronnie shows his playing skills
on the bass. Paul's empowering drum mechanics lock everything together. Seans unique
voice and deep lyrics touch a familiar sadness everyone that has endured at some point
in their lives while grasping onto hope and chance for a better future. Doused with the
right amount of effects to capture the mood, vibe, and atmosphere, The Abyss stands out
on their own upon a sea of imitators in a new world of alternative music.
They have had ambitions and dreams of playing live and sharing their music, their art
with people since each picked up their 1st instrument.... Though life had gotten in the way
time and time again they have all come together now with talent, hard work, dedication,
and life experience to bring a unique sound into the world.
The Abyss plays regularly in live music venues in Houston, Texas, Austin, Texas and
San Antonio, Texas. In addition to local venues and clubs, the Abyss is also available for
booking for music festivals, private concerts and parties.
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