ABBATH: Unleash First Track, Cover Art, & Beginning Of Pre-Sale For Self-Titled "Abbath" Album

Abbath are now streaming the first crushing new track taken from their their highly anticipated […]
November 16, 2015

Abbath are now streaming the first crushing new track taken from their their highly anticipated self-titled debut album. 'Abbath' has been slated for worldwide release on January 22nd. The song "Winter Bane" is now exclusively premiered by the official media partners below.

Spark (CZ)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Rockzone (ES)
Inferno (FI)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rockoverdose (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Marunouchi Muzik (JP)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Loud (PT)
Close-Up (SE)
Metal Hammer (UK)

Abbathstate the following regarding "Winter Bane": "We are proud to present 'Winter Bane' as the first recorded track from our upcoming album! This song comes with many of the qualities that are the essence of this band: epic, honest, powerful, and a heavy headbanger. Check it out!"

On further news, Abbathhave simultaneously started the pre-sale of their debut album, which can be directly ordered from the Season of Mist shop in various formats including a limited edition box with extras and Gatefold vinyl in various colors:

"Abbath" Album Tracklist:

1. To War
2. Winter Bane
3. Ashes of the Damned
4. Ocean of Wounds
5. Count The Dead
6. Fenrir Hunts
7. Root Of The Mountain
8. Eternal
9. Nebular Ravens Winter

[Bonus]Abbath have previously announced the release of the first 7" vinyl single taken from the Norwegian legends' forthcoming debut album, which is scheduled for early 2016.

The A-side features the track "Count the Dead" and the B-side presents a cover version of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Riding on the Wind".

The artwork for "Count the Dead" can be viewed below.

Abbath have updated the list of shows for their first European tour in winter 2016. See below for the current schedule. The Norwegians will be joining Behemoth, while label mates Inquisition as well as Entombed AD are opening. Winter is coming and with it the hottest extreme metal tour of 2016.

"Count the Dead" will be released on the 11th of December this year and comes in two versions, which are both limited to 500 copies worldwide and exclusively available for pre-order through the Season of Mist shop already:

Tour With Behemoth, Inquisition, and Entombed AD:

29 Jan 16 København (DK) Amager Bio
30 Jan 16 Götenborg (SE) Traedgarn
31 Jan 16 Stockholm (SE) Arenan
02 Feb 16 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
03 Feb 16 Berlin (DE) Astra
04 Feb 16 Praha (CZ) Meetfactory
05 Feb 16 Essen (DE) Weststadthalle
06 Feb 16 Utrecht (NL) Tivoli
07 Feb 16 Antwerp (BE) Trix
09 Feb 16 Paris (FR) Bataclan
10 Feb 16 Fribourg (CH) Fri-Son
11 Feb 16 Trezzo sull'Adda (IT) Live Club
12 Feb 16 Pratteln (CH) Z 7
13 Feb 16 München (DE) Backstage
14 Feb 16 Ljubljana (SI) Kino Siska

Festival Shows:

20 Feb 16 Bergen (NO) Blastfest

Release Show:

23 Jan 16 London (UK) The Forum

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" 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, 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. Gororgoth, 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!

Line-up Is:

Abbath: Vocals & Guitars
King: Bass
Creature: Drums

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