Abbath reveal new song

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December 10th, 2015

unleash second track
from new album

ABBATH are now streaming the next new song taken from their their highly anticipated self-titled debut album. ‘Abbath’ has been slated for worldwide release on January 22nd. The track “Count the Dead” is now exclusively premiered by the official media partners below.
“Count the Dead” will also be released as the album’s first 7″ vinyl single, which will be out on the 11th of December 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: 
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 the ‘Count The Dead’ single can be viewed below.
ABBATH 7" cover
“Count the Dead” will also be featured on ABBATH‘s eponymous debut album, which is already available for pre-order on the Season of Mist shop in various formats including a limited edition box with extras and Gatefold vinyl in various colours:

The Norwegians have previously unveiled the artwork and track-list of ‘Abbath’. Both can be viewed below.

ABBATH album cover
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 have updated the list of shows for their first European tour in winter 2016 and many additional headliner dates and festival appearances. See below for the band’s current schedule. The Norwegians will be joining BEHEMOTH, while label mates INQUISITION as well as ENTOMBED AD are opening. Winter is coming and along with the cold the hottest extreme metal tour of 2016.
ABBATH admat EU 2016
Release Show
23 Jan 16 London (UK) The Forum
Headliner shows
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
Tour with Behemoth
+ Inquisition + 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) La Cigale
10 Feb 16 Fribourg (CH) Fri-Son 
11 Feb 16 Trezzo sull´Adda (IT)
12 Feb 16 Pratteln (CH) Z7 
13 Feb 16 München (DE) Backstage 
14 Feb 16 Ljubljana (SI) Kino Siska 
Headliner shows
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
Festival shows
20 Feb 16 Bergen (NO) Blastfest
17 Mar 16 Baltimore, MD (US) Baltimore Deatfest
18 Jun 16 Clisson (FR) Hellfest (exact date TBA)
19 Jun 16 Dessel (BE) Graspop Open Air (exact date TBA)
08 Jul 16 Viveiro (ES) Resurrection Fest (exact date TBA)
ABBATH band picture
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, 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 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
King: bass
Creature: drums

Style: Black Metal





Limited CD Box with extras
Digipak CD
Gatefold 12″ vinyl in various colours

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