Abbath (band)

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Abbath
Abbath With Full Force 2018 04.jpg
Abbath at With Full Force 2018
Background information
OriginBergen, Norway
GenresBlack metal
Years active2015–present
LabelsSeason of Mist
Associated actsImmortal, I, God Seed, Ov Hell, Gorgoroth, Vredehammer
Websitewww.abbath.net
MembersAbbath Doom Occulta
Ukri Suvilehto
Raud
Mia Wallace
Past membersCreature
King ov Hell
Silmaeth
Emil Wiksten

Abbath is a black metal band formed in 2015 by former Immortal guitarist and vocalist Abbath Doom Occulta after departing from Immortal earlier in 2015. The band released their first album, Abbath, on January 22, 2016, and played live for the first time at Tuska Open Air 2015.[1][2]

History[edit]

In April 2015, Metalhammer announced that Abbath Doom Occulta had recruited members to the band, specifically King ov Hell from God Seed and drummer Creature to participate in the band.[3] They also recruited Vredehammer guitarist and vocalist Per Valla to tour with the band as lead guitarist. The band was set to enter a recording studio later this year to work on their debut album for a 2016 release. During their Debut performance at Tuska Open Air 2015, they played a completed song titled "Fenrir Hunts" that would be featured on then-upcoming debut album. Their debut self-titled album Abbath was released January 22, 2016 on Season of Mist. On December 12, 2015, it was announced that drummer Creature left the band. Several days later on December 15, live member Per Valla left the band.[4] At the start of 2016 Gabe Seeber, donning the Creature mask, joined as live drummer replacing Creature Kevin Foley and replacing Per Valla is Ole André Farstad, who played on the debut album, joined as live guitarist.

On October 6, 2016, Abbath announced on their Facebook page that they are working on their second album, planned for a 2017 release.[5]

On July 11, 2018, King ov Hell have left the band due to conflicting views on lyrical concepts of the upcoming album. Emil Wiksten also left the band shortly after.

On March 14, 2019 they announced their second studio album Outstrider will be released on July 5, 2019 and a new line up that recorded the album and will perform live was revealed which included drummer Ukri Suvilehto, guitarist Raud and bassist Mia Wallace.

Band members[edit]

Timeline
Guitarist Ole André Farstad at Party.San 2017

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Other releases[edit]

  • "Count the Dead" (single, 2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metalhammer - ABBATH: THE NEW BLACK
  2. ^ Youtube - Abbath LIVE Debut @ Tuska Open Air 2015- Part 1
  3. ^ Metalhammer - ABBATH TO MAKE LIVE DEBUT IN HELSINKI
  4. ^ http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/12/15/abbath-loses-guitarist-and-drummer/
  5. ^ "Abbath - Releasing New Album In 2017". metalstorm.net. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2017.

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