Norwegian metal icons ABBATH have entered the studio for the recording of their third full-length. The band is currently residing in the Dub Studio in Kristiansand, Norway with producer Endre Kirkesola. The album is due later this year and promises to be hard, heavy, catchy and huge.
Black Metal - Norway
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 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 riffage 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
- Rusty Cornell : Bass
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ABBATH have added more dates to their already announced run of Australian and Asian shows in September this year. The full list of shows can be found below.
ABBATH have announced a run of Australian shows in September this year. The tour kicks off on September 23 in Canberra, and continues through Brisbane, Sidney, Melbourne until the final date in Hobart on September 27.
ABBATH are currently preparing for the European tour that will kick off on January 23 in Weimar, Germany. Alongside label mates 1349 and VLTIMAS and support act NUCLEAR, the package will hit the stages in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark and finally Sweden.
Norwegian black ‘n’ roll titans ABBATH will be returning to North America in 2020 as part of the Decibel Magazine tour along with MAYHEM. The full itinerary can be found below.