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 Sean’s 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 Jane’s 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 today’s 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 Jane’s 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. Sean’s 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. The Abyss plays regularly in live music venues in Houston, Texas, Austin, Texas and San Antonio, Texas.
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