Following their rampage through Eastern Europe and Russia last month, Abbath will kick off their Summer festival tour at the mighty Vienna Metal Meeting in Vienna (AT) this Saturday, May 12th. The Norwegian stalwarts have furthermore added more shows in Europe this September.
12 May 18 Wien (AT) Vienna Metal Meeting
13 May 18 London (UK) Incineration Festival
19 May 18 Kuurne (BE) Throne Fest
14 Jun 18 Ferropolis (DE) With Full Force Festival
21 Jun 18 Halden (NO) Tons of Rock Festival
22 Jun 18 Nummijarvi (FI) Nummirock
22 Jul 18 Colony (IT) Colony Open Air
10 Aug 18 Villena (ES) Leyendas Del Rock
19 Aug 18 Saint-Nolff (FR) Motocultor Festival
25 Aug 18 Crispendorf (DE) Wolfzeit Festival
08 Sep 18 Zürich (CH) Meh Suff Fest
05 Sep 18 Leiden (NL) Gebr. Nobel
06 Sep 18 Essen (DE) Turock
07 Sep 18 Mannheim (DE) MC Connexion
Abbath will be touring in support of their chart-storming eponymous debut album. Artwork and track-list of ”Abbath” can be viewed below.
01. To War!
03. Ashes of the Damned
04. Ocean of Wounds
05. Count the Dead
06. Fenrir Hunts
07. Root of the Mountain
09. Nebular Ravens Winter [bonus]
When Abbath announced that he had left Immortal, it sent massive shockwaves through the metal scene. The iconic frontman had long become the “face” of the Norwegian black scene, his image synonymous with this style.
Now the Norwegian giant returns with his new band Abbath and a crushing debut album of the same name. The opening triplet “To War”, “Winter Bane”, and “Ashes of the Damned”unleash all the fury of a Nordic blizzard at full force. Yet the following “Ocean of Wounds” proves that his new band is equally at home in writing anthemic mid-tempo hymns.
Abbath‘s characteristic riffing shines clearly through it all: heavy, harsh, and yet catchy and melodic with a touch of epic Bathory, Motorhead, and even Kiss.
At the same time, there is no danger of repeating the formula of Immortal or the mastermind’s other project under the moniker I, which was shared with King. The bass player from Bergen has again joined Abbath and brought his impressive song-writing skills to the battlefield.
Gorgoroth, God Seed, and Ov Hell bear witness to King’s exceptional talent as a composer, while contributions to Audrey Horne and Sahg demonstrate his wide stylistic range. The final keystone to Abbath lies in the outstanding drumming delivered by the mysterious Creature. The trio has already proved its worth as a live entity at several headlining festival shows as well, where Abbath were joined by an additional guitarist. ‘Abbath‘ impresses from start to finish. This is exactly the album that all fans of this particular Bergen brand of black metal have been hoping for. Hold on tight or get blown away. Abbath are here now and ready to conquer the world!
Abbath: guitar & vocals
Limited CD Box with extras
Gatefold 12″ vinyl in various colors