ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has nearly completed the writing phase on material that is planned for the band’s new album, expected for release in early 2012. Feverishly working since their return from their most recent European tour, the band is looking forward to testing out some of the new songs later next month when they return to stateside venues for a string of dates that is set to begin August 25 in Las Vegas and conclude when the band performs alongside Morbid Angel in Los Angeles on September 23.
The band’s European tour was their first since 2009. The tour took ABIGAIL WILLIAMS through twelve countries in a quick 21 days. Band leader Sorceron notes, “The shows were excellent. We had a great time with our friends in Iskald and Thulcandra and hope we can join them again in the future. A big thanks to everyone who came out to the shows; we really appreciate your support. The upcoming dates have us headlining in the west including the Rocky Mountain Goat Roast; we are co-headlining the fest with Misery Index. The Scottsdale show has us sharing the stage once more with ex-hometown friends Vehemence and Landmine Marathon. And what more can I say about playing with Morbid Angel other than how awesome it will be to finally share the stage with a band we grew up listening to?”
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS’ still untitled third album is set to be recorded in September. Sorceron says, “the new material is a continuation of our last album but with more atmosphere and far more extreme tempos. We are adding back some of the symphonic elements that were on In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns album but without sacrificing any of the edge that was on In the Absence of Light. So far we are really happy with everything.”
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS confirmed headlining dates:
8/25/2011 Yayo’s – Las Vegas, NV
8/26/2011 Chaser’s – Scottsdale, AZ
8/27/2011 Goat Roast Fest – Greeley, CO
8/28/2011 Club Expose – Salt Lake City, UT
8/29/2011 Fat Cat – Modesto, CA
8/30/2011 105 Pioneer – Santa Cruz, CA
9/02/2011 Metaphor Café – Escondido, CA
9/03/2011 Cobalt Café – Canoga Park, CA
As previously announced, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will also tour with Mayhem, Keep of Kalessin, and Hate beginning November 2.
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS’ latest album In The Absence Of Light was released late September 2010. 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 guitarist Ian Jekelis and drummer Ken Bedene. The album’s eight songs contain far more urgency then the band’s previous material, cutting down on synth and keyboards without depleting their crushing atmospheric capabilities, while adding a more brutal, sinister edge to their attack. In the Absence of Light followed the band’s popular full length debut, In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns (2008), and groundbreaking Legend EP (2006). All are available in stores and via I-Tunes now.
“…gothic, Scandinavian-goosed and slickly-produced black metal… Uncle Sam’s answer to Dimmu Borgir.” – Decibel
“…robust and vicious black metal compositions infused with an abundance of melodicism and harmony – not unlike early Dissection and Dimmu Borgir. 9/10″ – Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles
“Whether the band are playing at breakneck speed or reducing to a slower sonic atmospheric soundstage, the band never fails to impress, including some rather excellent melodic guitar breaks. 4.5/5” – Sea of Tranquility
“…a guitar-driven symphonic/melodic black metal attack unlike any other band in North America has ever done before. 90/100″ – Infernal Masquerade
“…one of the best black metal albums I’ve heard in a long time. 93/100″ – Metal Reviews