We’ve joined forces with our pals at Season Of Mist to bring you a brand new Abbath stream – to coincide with our latest cover feature

The track shared here, ‘Ashes Of The Damned’ is taken from the self-titled album Abbath, which is scheduled for worldwide release on January 22nd. To pre-order your copy, point your mouse here.

Ester SegarraWhen 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!’, ‘Winterbane’, and ‘Ashes Of The Damned’ unleashes 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, Motörhead, 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 songwriting 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!

01. To War!
02. Winterbane
03. Ashes of the Damned
04. Ocean of Wounds
05. Count the Dead
06. Fenrir Hunts
07. Root of the Mountain
08. Endless
09. Nebular Ravens Winter [bonus]

Abbath: guitar & vocals
King: bass
Creature: drums

Abbath’s currently gearing up for a few [*cough*] live shows in support of the new album too:
23 Jan 16 London (UK) The Forum (+Primordial)
24 Jan 16 Athens (GR) Kytarro
25 Jan 16 Thessaloniki (GR) Eightball
26 Jan 16 Sofia (BG) Mixtape 5
28 Jan 16 Brasov (RO) Club Rockstadt
29 Jan 16 København (DK) Amager Bio (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
30 Jan 16 Götenborg (SE) Traedgarn (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
31 Jan 16 Stockholm (SE) Arenan (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
02 Feb 16 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
03 Feb 16 Berlin (DE) Astra (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
04 Feb 16 Praha (CZ) Meetfactory (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
05 Feb 16 Essen (DE) Weststadthalle (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
06 Feb 16 Utrecht (NL) Tivoli (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
07 Feb 16 Antwerp (BE) Trix (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
09 Feb 16 Paris (FR) La Cigale (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
10 Feb 16 Fribourg (CH) Fri-Son (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
11 Feb 16 Trezzo sull´Adda (IT  ) Live Club (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
12 Feb 16 Pratteln (CH) Z 7 (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
13 Feb 16 München (DE) Backstage (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
14 Feb 16 Ljubljana (SI) Kino Siska (+Behemoth + Inquisition + Entombed AD)
15 Feb 16 Wien (AT) Szene
16 Feb 16 Warszawa (PL) Proxima
17 Feb 16 Moscow (RU) Volta
18 Feb 16 St. Petersburg (RU) Zal Ozhidaniya
20 Feb 16 Bergen (NO) Blastfest
17 Mar 16 Baltimore, MD (US) Baltimore Soundstage (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
18 Mar 16 Charlotte, NC (US) Amos’ Southend (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
19 Mar 16 Atlanta, GA (US) The Masquerade (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
20 Mar 16 Ybor City, FL (US) The Ritz Ybor (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
22 Mar 16 Dallas, TX (US) Gas Monkey Live! (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
23 Mar 16 Austin, TX (US) Emo’s (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
25 Mar 16 Scottsdale, AZ (US) Live Wire (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
26 Mar 16 San Diego, CA (US) The Observatory North Park (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
27 Mar 16 Santa Ana, CA (US) The Observatory (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
28 Mar 16 Los Angeles, CA (US) The Regent Theater DTLA (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
29 Mar 16 San Francisco, CA (US) The Regency Ballroom (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
31 Mar 16 Portland, OR (US) Roseland Theatre (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
01 Apr 16 Seattle, WA (US) El Corazon (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
02 Apr 16 Vancouver, BC (CA) Commodore Ballroom (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
05 Apr 16 Denver, CO (US) Gothic Theatre (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
06 Apr 16 Lawrence, KS (US) Granada Theater (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
07 Apr 16 Minneapolis, MN (US) Mill City Nights (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
08 Apr 16 Chicago, IL (US) Metro (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
09 Apr 16 Cleveland, OH (US) Agora Ballroom (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
10 Apr 16 Toronto, ON (CA) The Opera House (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
12 Apr 16 New York, NY (US) Webster Hall (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
14 Apr 16 Boston, MA (US) Royale (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
15 Apr 16 Philadelphia, PA (US) Union Transfer (+High on Fire +Skeletonwitch +Tribulation)
18 Jun 16 Clisson (FR) Hellfest (exact date tbc)
19 Jun 16 Dessel (BE) Graspop Open Air (exact date tbc)
08 Jul 16 Viveiro (ES) Resurrection Fest (exact date tbc)


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