Following a snowy show at the spectacular Full Metal Mountain Festival in the Austrian Alps tomorrow, Abbath will kick off their rampage through Eastern Europe and Russia. The Norwegian stalwarts have furthermore added more festival appearances on their roster for this summer. A list of all currently confirmed dates including festivals can be viewed below.
Abbath European tour:
08 Apr 18 Tallinn (EE) Tapper
09 Apr 18 Riga (LV) Melna Piektdiena
10 Apr 18 Saint Petersburg (RU) Opera
11 Apr 18 Moscow (RU) Arbat Hall
12 Apr 18 Ekaterinburg (RU) Teleclub
13 Apr 18 Samara (RU) Zvezda
14 Apr 18 Krasnodar (RU) Arena
15 Apr 18 Yaroslavl (RU) Dzhao Da
16 Apr 18 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
17 Apr 18 Kiev (UA) Atlas
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 Petropolis (DE) With Full Force Festival
21 Jun 18 Halden (NO) Tons of Rock
22 Jul 18 Colony (IT) Colony Open Air
10 Aug 18 Vilena (ES) Leyendas Del Rock
Abbath are touring in support of their chart-storming eponymous debut album. Artwork and track-list of ”Abbath” can be viewed below.
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!
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]
Abbath: guitar & vocals
Limited CD Box with extras
Gatefold 12″ vinyl in various colors