Norwegian black metal titans Abbath are now streaming their entire new album ”Outstrider” in full! The album is set for worldwide release this Friday, July 5th.
The band states this about the new release:
“Abbath, honed sharp by trial and terror, proudly present ”Outstrider” – our latest catharsis wrung from the guts of darkness. Forged in fiery furnace of adversity, hammered on an anvil of rage, this album is conjured from conflagration coughed from rift of Chaos, rising like a Phoenix from the Pit, to infect our Spitegeist with shamaniacal reflections sheathed in metal compositions, hooked and riffed by razor wire licks impaling bass-lines pulsed on drumbeats dredged from thunderous abyss, by a hive-mind wed to one whole emission: To boldly go where no band has gone before and one step further!”
Abbath recently started their face painting contest, which is still running until July 5th! Participants to the contest need to paint themselves as Abbath and use the hashtag #Abbathfacepaint in order to have a chance for an extensive care package from Abbath! The winners will be announced this Friday.
27 Jul 19 Steenwijk (NL) Stonehenge Festival 2019
24 Aug 19 Bergen (NO) Beyond the Gates Festival 2019
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)
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 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
Check out the video as the announcement for the painting contest, here:
Check out the stream of the full release “Outstrider”, here: