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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – March Of Death Tour 2012 With DEICIDE Is Underway

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

American Black Metal outfit ABIGAIL WILLIAMS‘ latest tour is now currently underway. Billed as support for almighty Death Metal legion Deicide on the March Of Death 2012 Tour, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS are performing all new material from their recently released third LP Becoming, released worldwide via Candlelight Records in January. With Jungle Rot and Lecherous Nocturne also providing support for the entire trek, this shall prove to be one of the year’s heaviest tours so far as it storms across the continent through the end of the month.

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March Of Death 2012 – Deicide w/ Abigail Williams, Jungle Rot, Lecherous Nocturne

3/04/2012 Foufoune’s – Montreal, QC

3/05/2012 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC

3/06/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON

3/07/2012 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

3/08/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

3/09/2012 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

3/10/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

3/12/2012 Osbourne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB

3/13/2012 The Exchange – Regina, SK

3/14/2012 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

3/15/2012 Dickens – Calgary, AB

3/16/2012 Rutland Centennial Hall – Kelowna, BC

3/17/2012 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

3/18/2012 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

3/19/2012 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

3/20/2012 Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

3/21/2012 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

3/22/2012 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

3/23/2012 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

3/24/2012 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO

3/25/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX

3/27/2012 Emo’s East – Austin, TX

3/28/2012 The Hangar – New Orleans, LA

3/29/2012 Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL

For the past several months amazing reviews of ABIGAIL WILLIAMSBecoming have been pouring in, the new direction the band has taken on this album obviously many longtime fans’ favorite recording to date.

Clocking in at nearly an hour in length, Becoming ushers in a provocative new chapter for the ever-evolving ABIGAIL WILLIAMS. Containing six vast tracks, truly the band’s most expressive and complicated to date, Becoming was recorded in various warehouses throughout Los Angeles, with the lineup for the album including returning guitarist Ian Jekelis, studio drummer Zach Gibson (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder) and as always, vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron, who handled all mixing, mastering, production and engineering duties.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, click on the links below:

http://www.myspace.com/abigailwilliams

http:/www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

LONG LIVE ABIGAIL WILLIAMS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – Headlining Dates Begin Tonight, Nonstop Touring For Entire First Quarter Of 2012 Confirmed

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 12, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Having just completed a massive thirty-six date North American tour supporting Mayhem, the ABIGAIL WIILIAMS  touring machine will continue on the road this week for six headlining dates, beginning in Wilmington, Delaware tonight. Taking only a few weeks off after this run of dates, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS hit the road on another set of headlining performances on their way to provide direct support for Dark Funeral’s North American assault engulfing all of February, immediately followed by a full tour with Deicide through the end of March! A full list of tour dates is posted below.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS‘ massive ongoing tour schedule is to pummel audiences with new material from the band’s new album, Becoming. Confirmed for release in North America on January 24, 2012, once again on Candlelight Records. The band’s third full-length Becoming is already stirring interest in the Metal media; its organic, churning tracks offering some stark contrast to previous ABIGAIL WILLIAMS releases. The first single from Becoming, “Ascension Sickness,” in its second week at radio has already broken the top 20 on CMJ (on a 11-minute single!). The track continues to get heavy requests and plays nationwide as the track continues to infect the masses. Stream “Ascension Sickness” right here.

Clocking in at nearly an hour in length, Becoming ushers in a provocative new chapter for the adventurous band. Containing six vast tracks, truly the band’s most expressive and complicated to date, Becoming was recorded in various warehouses throughout Los Angeles, with the lineup for the album including returning guitarist Ian Jekelis, studio drummer Zach Gibson (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder) and as always, vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron, who handled all mixing, mastering, production and engineering duties. View the cover art by infamous graphic artist Metastazis (Morbid Angel, Watain, Ulver, Nachtmystium, etc.) and more at this location. Preorders for the record are available from Candlelight.

Becoming Track Listing:

1. Ascension Sickness

2. Radiance

3. Elestial

4. Infinite Fields of Mind

5. Three Days of Darkness

6. Beyond the Veil

7. Akasha (digital-only)

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Headlining Dates:

12/12/2011 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE

12/13/2011 Broadway Joe – Buffalo, NY

12/14/2011 Camelot Hall – Portage, IN

12/15/2011 Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL

12/16/2011 Fubar – St. Louis, MO

12/17/2011 Roxy Music Hall – Oklahoma City, OK

1/15/2012 118 Live – Simi Valley, CA w/ Pathology

1/20/2012 Hypnotic Lounge – Las Vegas, NV

1/21/2012 Skrappy’s – Tucson, AZ

1/23/2012 Wreckers – Lubbock, TX

1/24/2012 Tomcats – Ft. Worth, TX

1/25/2012 The Muse – Nashville, TN

1/26/2012 Kingdom – Richmond, VA

1/27/2012 Café 611 – Frederick, MD

1/28/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS w/ Dark Funeral, Inquisition, Gigan:

1/29/2012 Jaxx – Springfield, VA

1/30/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

1/31/2012 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

2/01/2012 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

2/02/2012 Cafe Campus – Montreal, QC

2/03/2012 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC

2/04/2012 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON

2/05/2012 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

2/06/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

2/07/2012 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

2/08/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

2/09/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN

2/10/2012 Osbourne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB

2/11/2012 The Exchange – Regina, SK

2/12/2012 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

2/13/2012 Dickens – Calgary, AB

2/14/2012 Sapphire – Kelowna, BC

2/15/2012 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

2/16/2012 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

2/17/2012 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

2/18/2012 Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

2/19/2012 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA

2/20/2012 Ruby Room – San Diego, CA

2/21/2012 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

2/22/2012 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

2/23/2012 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

2/24/2012 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO

2/25/2012 Roxy – Oklahoma City, OK

2/26/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX

2/27/2012 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX

2/28/2012 Scout Bar – Houston, TX

March of Death 2012 – Deicide w/ Abigail Williams, Jungle Rot, Lecherous Nocturne

3/01/2012 Jaxx – Springfield, VA

3/02/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA

3/03/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

3/04/2012 Foufounes – Montreal, QC

3/05/2012 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC

3/06/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON

3/07/2012 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

3/08/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

3/09/2012 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

3/10/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

3/12/2012 Osbourne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB

3/13/2012 The Exchange – Regina, SK

3/14/2012 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

3/15/2012 Dickens – Calgary, AB

3/16/2012 Rutland Centennial Hall – Kelowna, BC

3/17/2012 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

3/18/2012 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

3/19/2012 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

3/20/2012 Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

3/21/2012 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

3/22/2012 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

3/23/2012 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

3/24/2012 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO

3/25/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX

3/27/2012 Emo’s East – Austin, TX

3/28/2012 The Hangar – New Orleans, LA

3/29/2012 Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL

* For more info on ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, click on the links below:

http://www.facebook.com/abigailwilliamsofficial

http://www.myspace.com/abigailwilliams

LONG LIVE ABIGAIL WILLIAMS.

Stone.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – Complete New Album, North American Tour Dates With: Mayhem, Hate, Keep Of Kalessin And Woe

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 1, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

American Black Metal outfit ABIGAIL WILLIAMS are in the final stages of mixing for their anticipated full-length album right now. The title of the forthcoming opus is now confirmed as Becoming, confirmed by Candlelight Records for release in North America on January 24, 2012, marking ABIGAIL WILLIAMS‘ third full-length release for the label.

Becoming was recorded in various warehouses throughout Los Angeles with frontman Ken Sorceron handling the mixing, mastering, production and engineering duties for the entire album. The final track listing, album art and more will be unleashed in the weeks ahead as the record nears release.

Following a warm-up headlining gig tonight in Trenton, New Jersey, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will be providing support for Norway’s Black Metal legends Mayhem as their massive thirty-six date North American tour gets underway this Wednesday 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.

Following the tour with Mayhem, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will continue 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.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Tour Dates:

11/01/2011 Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ (AW one-off/headlining show)

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS North American Tour: with Mayhem, Hate, Keep Of Kalessin

11/02/2011 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

11/03/2011 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

11/04/2011 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

11/05/2011 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY *

11/06/2011 The Palladium – Worcester, MA *

11/07/2011 Imperial – Quebec City, QC *

11/08/2011 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON *

11/10/2011 The Opera House – Toronto, ON *

11/11/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH *

11/12/2011 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI *

11/13/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL *

11/14/2011 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

11/15/2011 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON

11/16/2011 The Osbourne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB

11/17/2011 Exchange – Regina, SK

11/18/2011 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

11/19/2011 Dickens – Calgary, AB

11/21/2011 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

11/22/2011 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

11/23/2011 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

11/25/2011 The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

11/26/2011 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA

11/27/2011 House Of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

11/28/2011 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

11/29/2011 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

11/30/2011 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

12/02/2011 Trees – Dallas, TX

12/03/2011 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX

12/04/2011 Emo’s – Austin, TX

12/05/2011 Scout Bar – Houston, TX

12/06/2011 The Hangar – New Orleans, LA

12/07/2011 The Club – Orlando, FL

12/08/2011 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

12/09/2011 Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY

12/10/2011 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

12/11/2011 Jaxx – Springfield, VA

[* = w/ Woe]

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, click on the links below:

http://www.facebook.com/abigailwilliamsofficial

http://www.myspace.com/abigailwilliams

http:/www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

LONG LIVE ABIGAIL WILLIAMS.

Stone.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – Enter Studio September 15th, 2011 To Record New Album

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 15, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will begin recording their third full-length album today, (September 15, 2011).  The process begins in the band’s new home of Southern California as the band enter Keene Machine Studios with The Faceless’ Michael Keene and band frontman Ken Sorceron engineering. Former ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and Black Dahlia Murder drummer Zach Gibson will be playing on the album, as previous band mate Ken Bedene focuses on The Aborted.

“We are very excited to announce the start of drum tracking for our third full-length. Drummer Zach Gibson will be behind the kit on this record, which is exciting for us because we have not recorded with him since the Legend EP,” states Sorceron. Having recently returned from a short ten date regional tour tightening up their new five-piece line-up, the band’s ranks and sound continue to evolve and this third effort is no different. “Expect some interesting twists and turns once again with this album as we plan to double track some of the drums and some of the compositions are quite lengthy, one even reaching the 15-minute plus range. This will prove to be our most epic material to date,” teases Sorceron as to the direction of the new material. “We plan to video our progress and upload video blogs as we go.”

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will continue recording the new album over the next month, set for completion in late October before embarking on their previously announced North American tour supporting Norway’s legendary Mayhem. The new album has an anticipated January release, followed by additional U.S. tours supporting Dark Funeral and then Deicide.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – September Live Appearances:

9/22/2011 Whisky Richards – Santa Barbara, CA

9/23/2011 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA w/ Morbid Angel

Stay tuned for more updates on ABIGAIL WILLIAMS as the record takes shape and as they hit the road on a massive tour schedule, over the next 6 months and onward.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, click on the links below:

http://www.facebook.com/abigailwilliamsofficial

http://www.myspace.com/abigailwilliams

http:/www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

LONG LIVE ABIGAIL WILLIAMS.

Stone.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – Apostles Of Darkness Over The Americas Tour Begins March 9th, 2011!

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal festivals, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – their thirty date North American tour alongside Melechesh, Hate, Lecherous Nocturne and headliners Rotting Christ embarks this Wednesday, March 9th in Virginia. Dubbed the Apostles Of Darkness Over The Americas, this massive Black/Death tour lineup shall easily prove to be one of the most Extreme Metal tours of 2011 so far.

Apostles Of Darkness Over The Americas:

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS with Melechesh, Hate, Lecherous Nocturne and headliners – Rotting Christ:

3/09/2011 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA

3/10/2011 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ

3/11/2011 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

3/12/2011 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH

3/13/2011 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

3/14/2011 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

3/15/2011 Petite Campus – Montreal, QC

3/16/2011 Mod Club – Toronto, ON

3/17/2011 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

3/18/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

3/19/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

3/20/2011 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

3/22/2011 The Republik – Calgary, AB

3/23/2011 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

3/25/2011 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

3/26/2011 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

3/27/2011 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

3/28/2011 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

3/29/2011 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

3/30/2011 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

3/31/2011 U.B’s Bar – Mesa, AZ

4/01/2011 The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX

4/02/2011 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK

4/03/2011 Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

4/04/2011 Emo’s – Austin, TX

4/05/2011 Walter’s – Houston, TX

4/07/2011 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

4/08/2011 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

4/09/2011 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

4/10/2011 The Casbah – Charlotte, NC

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS’ latest album In The Absence Of Light was released in September via Candlelight. Recorded at Conquistador Studios in Cleveland and mixed by Peter Tagtgren (Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Celtic Frost) at Black Lounge Studios in Sweden, the album presents founder/vocalist/guitarist Sorceron with new guitarist Ian Jekelis and drummer Ken Bedene. The album’s eight songs, written exclusively by Sorceron, contain far more urgency then the band’s previous material, cutting down on snyth and keyboards without depleting their crushing atmospheric capabilities, while adding a more brutal, sinister edge to their attack.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

LONG LIVE ABIGAIL WILLIAMS.

LONG LIVE EXTREME METAL.

Stone.

Abigail Williams – “In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns” – Real, Extreme, Black Metal

Posted in Album Review, Black Metal, black metal 2009, black metal albums 2009, black metal music 2009, cool album covers, creepy album covers, current black metal albums, current black metal music, extreme black metal music, Extreme Metal, extreme metal music, extreme music, extreme music today, Metal, metal music, metal music today, Metal Reviews, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

9061631I have added a new band to my Black Metal favorites list, they are Abigail Williams. Abigail Williams is void of having the heavy grooves of Satyricon’s superior recent releases, void of having the progressiveness of the incredible Enslaved. What Abigail Williams does offer up musically, is the extreme and brutal sounds of Black Metal. Yes, the very, very, heavy side of Black Metal. The layering of music is similar to what Cradle of Filth has accomplished with their infamous albums, minus any over exaggeration of melody. O.K., I have pointed out where Abigail Williams lines up musically, compared to their Black Metal counterparts, (or some of them anyway). On “In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns”, (released on October 28, 2008 – candlelight records), Sorceron on lead vocals is alarmingly convincing, while the entire band plays very tight, giving every indication musically, that they know these are ten solid songs.

If you are looking for a seriously heavy, fast and Extreme band, regardless of the genre, Abigail Williams will engulf your musical senses with unrelenting and foreboding Black Metal force. This is a Black Metal band that sounds like they have been set loose from any musical restraints, given the command to set forth and spread their onslaught of enraged Black Metal unto the masses. The symphonic moments heard throughout this album lends itself as the bridge, that connects this Black Metal extremity of aggressiveness. After a couple of listens to “In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns”, I realized that I waited too long to purchase this Black Metal creation. Abigail Williams has made one fine, full length album, of Extreme Black Metal music with this release. I hope that any band lineup changes that have occurred, will not prevent Abigail Williams from moving forward with powerful momentum. Sorceron is the nucleus of this band, he must continue to surround himself with quality musicians, just like the lineup found on this album. This is my Metal opinion and I recommend Abigail Williams “In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns” to anyone who’s interest I may have peaked.

Abigail Williams as they appeared on “In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns” are: Sorceron on lead vocals & lyricist, Mike Wilson on lead guitar, Plaguehammer on bass, Bjornthor on guitar, Trym on drums, Samus on drums and Ashley Ellyllon on keyboards and piano. Sorceron also plays guitar, bass and keyboards on this album as well. James Murphy appears as a guest guitarist.

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