ABstraXT was formed in early May 2001 by five accomplished musicians, each of them known for their technical prowess and soulful approach to their chosen instrument. After recording multiple demos both at home and in New York City sessions began for their debut full length CD entitled â€œBring The Painâ€ in the fall of 2002.
While recording ABstraXT was steady promoting the band over the Internet and by word of mouth. This led to the band being offered a record deal with a New York based Entertainment Company. After many negotiations the band decided to turn down the deal and do things their way. This led to the creation of an Independant Record Label, DirtyShore Records, as well as a publishing company entitled Wrenched Ankle Publishing. A full line of merchandise was also created including T-shirts, hats, hoodies and other various items.
Upon its release in June 2003 there was already a sense that ABstraXT had stumbled upon something unique and beautiful. The CDâ€™s title track had twice won First Place in Garageband.comâ€™s Rap-Rock charts based on user reviews, was the track of the day on multiple occasions and was also awarded track of the week. Other tracks from the CD faired just as well. â€œBring The Painâ€ has found itâ€™s way to many foreign markets including Japan, England, Holland, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and many more.
â€œBring The Painâ€ has garnered Critical Acclaim both in the U.S. as well as across the pond. StateofEmergency.comâ€™s Liam Thompson had this to say:
â€œThe structural foundations are strongly laid
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