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News: Abbath To Release ‘Outstrider’ Album On July 5th, 2019




Season of Mist

Release date: July 5, 2019 (worldwide)

When Abbath announced that he had left IMMORTAL, it sent massive shockwaves through the metal scene. The iconic frontman had long become the “face” of the Norwegian Black scene, his image synonymous with the genre. Upon releasing his debut album with his eponymous new band, ABBATH, in 2016, trve fans were satiated with a dose of icy, blackened fury.


Now, the Norwegian giant returns for round two, armed with a refined lineup and ready to strike with a sophomore effort that is sure to once again exceed the expectations of Abbath’s loyal fanbase. ‘Outstrider’ sees a maturation in sound, delivering a tighter, well-rounded offering from the band as they come into their own identity. 


While there are moments that certainly channel the frosty hallmarks of IMMORTAL, there is no danger of ABBATH repeating that formula. ABBATH draws from NWOBM and melodic influences, adding a fresh new flavor to the sound that the band’s founder came to define. 
‘Oustrider’ consists of eight, crushing original songs and concludes with a fiery BATHORY cover. The album promises a full-on aural assault from start to finish with frigid riffage and a robust pocket that are layered with vocals from one of the most identifiable voices in Black Metal. If you thought ABBATH came in hot with their last record, just wait until you hear this!

1. Calm in Ire (Of Hurricane) (04:32)
2. Bridge of Spasms (03:49)
3. The Artifex (04:09)
4. Harvest Pyre (04:12)
5. Land of Khem (04:08)
6. Outstrider (05:39)
7. Scythewinder (04:17)
8. Hecate (04:25)
9. Pace till Death (BATHORY cover) (03:41)

Abbath – Vocals & guitars
Ole Andre Farstad – Guitars
Ukri Suviletho – Drums
Mia Wallace – Bass

Guest Musician:  Endre Kirkesola – Percussion, keys & samples (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8)

Recording Studio: Dub Studios, Endre Kirkesola

Producer/Sound engineer: Endre Kirkesola, Olve Eikemo, Ole Andre Farstad
Bass on track 1-8 engineered by Manuel Visconti at Genxia Studio Chieti Italy

Mixing: Endre Kirkesola

Mastering: Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering [California, U.S.A.]
Abbath´s armour plate is made by Dale Caldwell & Jen Ward
Abbath is endorsed by Schecter guitars


Abbath – Outstrider (2019) Full Album


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