It's been a while since we've heard anything from Abigail Williams. While they announced that they were disbanding in 2012, a few months later they were working on new material. The atmospheric black metal group has been silently preparing a new album and today you can hear the first two songs off of it. They released two early versions of songs that will appear on the band's fourth album coming next year via Candlelight Records, called "Forever Kingdom Of Dirt" and "Will, Wish And Desire". You can stream the new songs over here.
The last time we checked, Abigail Williams announced that they would be calling it quits after a farewell tour. They wanted to put the band to rest. It now seems like things have changed as the band announced that they are working on a new album and plan to release it next year.
Becoming, the new album from US melodic black metallers Abigail Williams is now available for streaming in its entirety at this location. The album is scheduled for release next week, on January 23rd, 2012, via Candlelight Records. More album details were previously reported here and here.
US metallers Abigail Williams have set Becoming as the title for their forthcoming album, which will be released in Europe on January 23, 2012 via Candlelight Records.
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.
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 visited 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."
We are the almighty drunkards, Bro Jovi, from the US. Bro Jovi is a rabid alcohol fueled beast, and is comprised of ex- and current members of Abigail Williams (Candlelight Records), Aborted (Century Media Records), and System Divide (Metal Blade Records).
Our debut album, Songs to Crush Beers to Vol. I : Slippery When Blacked, was recorded in late Fall of 2009 and is hot and ready for mass international consumption! The album was tracked and mixed at Conquistador Studios (Cleveland, OH) by producer/engineer Cole Martinez (System Divide, Aborted, Abigail Williams) while all artwork/layout duties were handled by Avernus Studios, otherwise known as the infamous, Sven De Caluwe (Aborted, System Divide).
Abigail Williams have completed recording of individual performances for their still untitled second album. Captured at Conquistador Studios in Cleveland, Ohio, eight new songs were laid down with vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron and engineer Cole Martinez controlling the audio takes. The songs are currently being mixed by Peter Tagtgren (Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Celtic Frost) and are expected to be completed later this month.
Commenting briefly on the new material, Sorceron notes: "There is a lot less keyboards on the new songs. They are far more guitar-driven and have a bit more of a traditional sound in some ways but still very Abigail Williams sounding. We let ourselves have much more room with writing this album; kind of a more open, free environment than any we have employed before. The studio experience this time round was very natural to us. We recorded everything with much more ease and I think it has helped in capturing a very honest vibe."
US Melodic Black Metallers Abigail Williams have disbanded. The group's official statement reads as follows:
"Abigail Williams has decided to disband. It's no secret that the band has had more than its fair share of lineup problems and the time has now come to close the doors. The MySpace page will remain active and we'll continue to sell merchandise until we run out of stock. Abigail Williams released their debut EP, "Legend," via Candlelight Records earlier this year and it is currently available in stores everywhere. Thanks to everyone at Candlelight who believed in this band and every fan who has supported our music.
Please don't bother asking for specific details surrounding the band's demise; just understand that this was for the better and we'll try to keep everyone posted as to the future endeavors of former band members, etc.