As previously announced, Danish metal troupe RISING has confirmed November 4th as the worldwide street date for their new album, Abominor, set for release through guitarist Jacob Krogholt’s newly formed label, Indisciplinarian. Following its recent premiere on Danish National Radio, today, the fourth of the album’s nine raging anthems, “The Hills Below,” is now streaming via Youtube. Listen to RISING roar to “The Hills Below,” well, below:
Abominor contains nearly forty minutes of new material, displaying a faster, more aggressive and gritty side to the RISING sound, incorporating more punk and crust influences, while remaining true to the melodic heaviness that has been a trademark of the band from the beginning. The album is produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen, who also produced RISING’s self-titled debut-EP as well as their debut album, To Solemn Ash, and the artwork created by singer/bassist Henrik Hald.
However, Abominor is to be the last album from this incarnation of the band. The year leading up to the recording sessions showed severe disagreements creatively and personally within the ranks, and upon finishing the album drummer Johansen and singer/bassist Hald left the band. Abominor thereby signifies the end of an era for RISING and as a result of the demise, there will be no tours or live performances directly in support of the LP. Main composer, guitarist and remaining member Jacob Krogholt has now teamed up with original drummer Martin Niemann, who formed the band alongside Krogholt in 2008, and the two core members will continue RISING with a new line-up and are currently busy writing new material to be recorded and performed live in the course of 2014.
Abominor will be released as 180 gram black vinyl limited to three hundred copies, as well as digitally worldwide. The LP version is now up for preorder to international customers at Indisciplinarian’s new official website HERE. Fans in the US will be able to order the album directly from Earsplit in the coming weeks; stay tuned for preorder info.