German funeral doom metallers Ahab have revealed that the band's new album will be entitled The Giant and will be released in May. The band issued the following studio update on their Facebook page: "Here is the first video-teaser from our upcoming album The Giant which will be available in May 2012. Let us know what you think about it and spread the word."

The song featured in the teaser is called "Further South", taken from the new album.





Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Ahab
 
Posted: 03.03.2012 by Rog-Mothoth



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3rdWorld - 03.03.2012 at 12:38  
Very unoriginal title.
Korah - 03.03.2012 at 13:28  
Agreed
Tornado Of Souls - 03.03.2012 at 13:55  
The samples sound brilliant.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.03.2012 at 14:35  
Maybe it's about a lonely ant that's much bigger than others of his kind and his journey of self-discovery that results from it: The Gi-Ant.
InnerSelf - 03.03.2012 at 14:40  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.03.2012 at 14:35

Maybe it's about a lonely ant that's much bigger than others of his kind and his journey of self-discovery that results from it: The Gi-Ant.


GI-ANT sounds like a great idea for a movie
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.03.2012 at 14:41  
Written by InnerSelf on 03.03.2012 at 14:40


GI-ANT sounds like a great idea for a movie

I can see Disney-Pixar picking it up... maybe I should patent it quickly lest they steal my idea >.>
J. N. - 03.03.2012 at 15:50  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.03.2012 at 14:35
Maybe it's about a lonely ant that's much bigger than others of his kind and his journey of self-discovery that results from it: The Gi-Ant.

Or the elite military G.I. Ant?
Iron Man (Ger) - 03.03.2012 at 15:52  
Nice one, I like the combined clean and growled vocals. All other quite the Ahab style I like so much.
3rdWorld - 04.03.2012 at 07:28  
Written by J. N. on 03.03.2012 at 15:50

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.03.2012 at 14:35
Maybe it's about a lonely ant that's much bigger than others of his kind and his journey of self-discovery that results from it: The Gi-Ant.

Or the elite military G.I. Ant?

Pazdzioch - 05.03.2012 at 01:53  
I like what I hear so far.
Daniell - 05.03.2012 at 15:38  
One of my favourite bands (Drudkh) already disappointed me this year. By the sound of this snippet, Ahab won't!
InnerSelf - 08.03.2012 at 15:14  
Album cover posted today by the band, looks kinda weird but pretty great nonetheless
Mr. Doctor - 08.03.2012 at 15:37  
Written by InnerSelf on 08.03.2012 at 15:14

Album cover posted today by the band, looks kinda weird but pretty great nonetheless


Urgh.... Not sure if want... Probably not. The first two were so elegant and gave the perfect vibe for the music. This one looks so random.

Edit. the more I look at it, the less I like it.
R'Vannith - 08.03.2012 at 15:39  
Yeah that thing is wretched :/
Mr. Doctor - 08.03.2012 at 15:41  
Written by R'Vannith on 08.03.2012 at 15:39

Yeah that thing is wretched :/


It's the kind of artwork that would have worked on many other bands.... but not with Ahab.
R'Vannith - 08.03.2012 at 15:44  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.03.2012 at 15:41

Written by R'Vannith on 08.03.2012 at 15:39

Yeah that thing is wretched :/


It's the kind of artwork that would have worked on many other bands.... but not with Ahab.


Judging by the teaser and the cover it sounds as if they're going for a more Stoner feel in their music. Not sure if I want that.
Mr. Doctor - 08.03.2012 at 16:01  
Written by R'Vannith on 08.03.2012 at 15:44

Judging by the teaser and the cover it sounds as if they're going for a more Stoner feel in their music. Not sure if I want that.


Nah, I don't see stoner, but definitely a post-metal vibe which was already present on their second album.
I think the album will be great, it's just that the artwork is ugly.
R'Vannith - 08.03.2012 at 16:10  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.03.2012 at 16:01


Nah, I don't see stoner, but definitely a post-metal vibe which was already present on their second album.
I think the album will be great, it's just that the artwork is ugly.


Hope you're right about that, the cover definitely says stoner to me. If you're right it's a really inappropriate sort of cover to put to their music :/
Chobo_jokeR - 08.03.2012 at 16:11  
As long as the music is good, I don't care what the cover art looks like. That being said, I don't mind the cover art, but it's certainly not on par with either of the last 2 albums' covers.
Mr. Doctor - 08.03.2012 at 17:06  
Written by R'Vannith on 08.03.2012 at 16:10

Hope you're right about that, the cover definitely says stoner to me.


Artwork says nothing about the music. If you have heard their second, you will find the post-metal vibe very obvious and from the teasers it seems like it's going to be in the same vibe (Since there's nothing stoner about that video at all).
Troy Killjoy - 08.03.2012 at 17:49  
I personally really like the artwork... but it's very off for a band like Ahab. There's definitely a strong sludge/stoner vibe to it but I'm sure they'll continue musically where they left off.
Mr. Doctor - 08.03.2012 at 20:33  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.03.2012 at 17:49

I personally really like the artwork... but it's very off for a band like Ahab. There's definitely a strong sludge/stoner vibe to it but I'm sure they'll continue musically where they left off.


Yeah, it might sound shallow but I would like the artwork a lot if it had another logo. It's good for what it is though
Chobo_jokeR - 08.03.2012 at 20:34  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.03.2012 at 17:49

I personally really like the artwork... but it's very off for a band like Ahab. There's definitely a strong sludge/stoner vibe to it but I'm sure they'll continue musically where they left off.


Ahab just put up a "listening session" thing on their Facebook. It's all in German, but totally readable if you just translate it on google. From the listening session it sounds like they are incorporating more post-metal, while using their Funeral Doom aspect more sparingly to diversify the sound. Doesn't sound like sludge or stoner will factor in that much. After reading that article, I'm extremely excited to hear the album. May 25th can't come quick enough.
InnerSelf - 08.03.2012 at 20:35  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.03.2012 at 16:01

Nah, I don't see stoner, but definitely a post-metal vibe which was already present on their second album.
I think the album will be great, it's just that the artwork is ugly.


Yeah I definitely got a Post-metal vibe from the teaser, the Jazzy drums with the clean vocals were great !
about the cover, maybe it would have been better with a different background color, I like it's idea but it might have been more horrific
InnerSelf - 08.03.2012 at 20:40  
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 08.03.2012 at 20:34

Ahab just put up a "listening session" thing on their Facebook. It's all in German, but totally readable if you just translate it on google. From the listening session it sounds like they are incorporating more post-metal, while using their Funeral Doom aspect more sparingly to diversify the sound. Doesn't sound like sludge or stoner will factor in that much. After reading that article, I'm extremely excited to hear the album. May 25th can't come quick enough.


I was really pissed that it was in German, good to know what's it about. Seems like this is going to be MASSIVE
Troy Killjoy - 08.03.2012 at 20:43  
Post-funeral doom? I don't know if I should be really excited or extremely skeptical. :/
Mr. Doctor - 08.03.2012 at 20:44  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.03.2012 at 20:43

Post-funeral doom? I don't know if I should be really excited or extremely skeptical. :/


Wasn't the second album an example of that anyway? It's not like we haven't heard it.
Troy Killjoy - 08.03.2012 at 20:46  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.03.2012 at 20:44
Wasn't the second album an example of that anyway? It's not like we haven't heard it.

All I remember about their last full-length was that it disappointed me greatly. I gave that shit like a dozen chances before finally giving up on it.
Mr. Doctor - 08.03.2012 at 20:49  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.03.2012 at 20:46

Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.03.2012 at 20:44
Wasn't the second album an example of that anyway? It's not like we haven't heard it.

All I remember about their last full-length was that it disappointed me greatly. I gave that shit like a dozen chances before finally giving up on it.


Sad, I really like it. The debut is still better but I like it.
Chobo_jokeR - 08.03.2012 at 23:27  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.03.2012 at 20:49

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.03.2012 at 20:46

Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.03.2012 at 20:44
Wasn't the second album an example of that anyway? It's not like we haven't heard it.

All I remember about their last full-length was that it disappointed me greatly. I gave that shit like a dozen chances before finally giving up on it.


Sad, I really like it. The debut is still better but I like it.


I think Call of the Wretched Sea is excellent, but The Divinity of Oceans just has that little extra that I love about it.
Mr. Doctor - 08.03.2012 at 23:31  
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 08.03.2012 at 23:27
I think Call of the Wretched Sea is excellent, but The Divinity of Oceans just has that little extra that I love about it.


Depends on what I'm asking for. Their debutmis easily more fearsome and crushing while their second album has mode depth to it and it has some kind of melancolic vibe to it so it's hard to compare.
Chobo_jokeR - 08.03.2012 at 23:37  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.03.2012 at 23:31


Depends on what I'm asking for. Their debutmis easily more fearsome and crushing while their second album has mode depth to it and it has some kind of melancolic vibe to it so it's hard to compare.


Totally agree with you. All I know is I'm stoked for this album.
InnerSelf - 14.04.2012 at 19:00  
Second album teaser


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