Becoming (Abigail Williams album)

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Becoming
Abigail Williams Becoming album cover.jpg
Studio album by Abigail Williams
Released January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)
Genre Black metal
Length 55:06
Label Candlelight
Producer Ken Sorceron
Abigail Williams chronology
In the Absence of Light
(2010)
Becoming
(2012)
The Accuser
(2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Thrash Hits 4/6 stars[1]
The New Review 5/5 stars[2]
Metal Assault 9.5/10 stars[3]

Becoming is the third album by American black metal band Abigail Williams. It was released on January 24, 2012 via Candlelight Records. The record was met with highly positive critics. It was thought to be the last album of the band, as they announced disbandment, however, later on, it was confirmed that Abigail Williams are getting together again for at least an album and a tour.

Promotion[edit]

The band originally released fliers and studio reports that suggested a new album was in the works. Later, on November 10, 2011, a song entitled "Ascension Sickness" was leaked over YouTube.[4]

Supporting tour[edit]

Following a warm-up headlining gig in Trenton, New Jersey, Abigail Williams will be providing support for Norwegian black metal band Mayhem as their massive thirty-six date North American tour goes underway in Baltimore. Hate and Keep of Kalessin will both provide support for the entire trek as well, and Abigail Williams' labelmates Woe will also perform in eight cities of the tour.[5]

Following the tour with Mayhem, Abigail Williams continued touring through the New Year in support of Becoming, with full stateside tours supporting Dark Funeral and then Deicide already confirmed for the first quarter of 2012, and much more in the planning stages for the months ahead.[5]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Ascension Sickness" 11:12
2. "Radiance" 5:33
3. "Elestial" 8:12
4. "Infinite Fields of Mind" 10:11
5. "Three Days of Darkness" 2:27
6. "Beyond the Veil" 17:31
Total length: 55:06
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
7. "Akasha" (iTunes Bonus track) 5:33

Personnel[edit]

Abigail Williams
  • Ken Sorceron – all vocals, guitars
  • Ian Jekelis – guitars
  • Griffin Wotawa – bass guitar
  • Zach Gibson – drums
Guest Musicians
  • Ashley Ellyllon Jurgenmeyer – keyboards
  • Sarah Batgirl Chaffee – cello
Production
  • Produced by Ken Sorceron

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Parker (February 3, 2012). "Album: Abigail Williams – Becoming". Thrash Hits. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Luke Amos (January 24, 2012). "Album: Abigail Williams – Becoming". The New Review. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ Andrew Bansal (January 24, 2012). "Album: Abigail Williams – Becoming". Metal Assault. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Abigail Williams – Ascension Sickness". Metal CallOut. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  5. ^ a b "Abigail Williams: New Album Title Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. November 2, 2011.