Norwegian black metal titans Abbath released the official music video for the song “Hecate”, taken from the band’s latest full length ”Outstrider”. The video was shot by Francisco Munoz.
Abbath will be embarking on a European headliner tour in January 2020, with label mates 1349 and Vltimas.
Abbath with Vltimas and 1349 tour dates:
23 Jan 20 Weimar (DE) Uhrenwerk (tickets)
24 Jan 20 Bochum (DE) Matrix (tickets)
25 Jan 20 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje (tickets)
26 Jan 20 Antwerpen (BE) Trix (tickets)
27 Jan 20 London (UK) Islington Assembly Hall (tickets)
28 Jan 20 Paris (FR) La Machine Du Moulin Rouge (tickets)
29 Jan 20 Nantes (FR) Stereolux
30 Jan 20 Toulouse (FR) Metronum (tickets)
31 Jan 20 Barcelona (ES) Salamandra (tickets)
01 Feb 20 Madrid (ES) But (tickets)
02 Feb 20 Lyon (FR) Nikasi Kao (tickets)
04 Feb 20 Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex (tickets)
05 Feb 20 München (DE) Backstage (tickets)
06 Feb 20 Luzern (CH) Schüür (tickets)
07 Feb 20 Parma (IT) Campus Music Industry (tickets)
08 Feb 20 Brno (CZ) Fleda (tickets)
09 Feb 20 Warschau (PL) Progresja (tickets)
11 Feb 20 Berlin (DE) Festsaal Kreuzberg (tickets)
12 Feb 20 Hamburg (DE) Kulturpalast (tickets)
13 Feb 20 Copenhagen (DK) Amager Bio (tickets)
14 Feb 20 Gothenburg (SE) Tradgarn (tickets)
15 Feb 20 Stockholm (SE) Fryhuset Klubben (tickets)
02 May 20 Kopervik (NO) Karmøygeddon Metal Festival (Exact date TBA)
1. Calm in Ire (Of Hurricane) (04:32)
2. Bridge of Spasms (03:49)
3. The Artifex (04:09)
4. Harvest Pyre (04:12)
5. Land of Khem (04:08)
6. Outstrider (05:39)
7. Scythewinder (04:17)
8. Hecate (04:25)
9. Pace till Death (BATHORY cover) (03:41)
When Abbath announced that he had left Immortal, it sent massive shock-waves through the metal scene. The iconic front-man had long become the “face” of the Norwegian black scene, his image synonymous with the genre. Upon releasing his debut album with his eponymous new band, Abbath, in 2016, trve fans were satiated with a dose of icy, blackened fury.
Now, the Norwegian giant returns for round two, armed with a refined lineup and ready to strike with a sophomore effort that is sure to once again exceed the expectations of Abbath’s loyal fanbase. ”Outstrider” sees a maturation in sound, delivering a tighter, well-rounded offering from the band as they come into their own identity.
While there are moments that certainly channel the frosty hallmarks of Immortal there is no danger of Abbath repeating that formula. Abbath draws from NWOBM and melodic influences, adding a fresh new flavor to the sound that the band’s founder came to define.
”Oustrider” consists of eight, crushing original songs and concludes with a fiery Bathory cover. The album promises a full-on aural assault from start to finish with frigid riff-age and a robust pocket that are layered with vocals from one of the most identifiable voices in black metal. If you thought Abbath came in hot with their last record, just wait until you hear this!
Abbath – Vocals & guitars
Ole Andre Farstad -Guitars
Ukri Suviletho – Drums
Mia Wallace – Bass
Clamshell box + extra’s
LP in various colours
Check out the music video for the “Hecate”, here: