ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will play several shows on the West Coast in June. The detaisl are as follows:Jun. 01 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
Jun. 02 - U.B.'s - Mesa, AZ
Jun. 03 - Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA
Jun. 04 - The Crossing - Palmdale, CA
Jun. 05 - Stramler Park - Bakersfield, CA
Jun. 06 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA Support on all dates will come from LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH. Tickets go on sale today exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until January 23, at which point they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems. Candlelight Records will release two limited edition versions of ABIGAIL WILLIAMS' popular debut album, "In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns". Due on January 12, the special formats will kick off the band's first tour of 2010, their fifth in support of the LP. The deluxe edition will feature a bonus disc containing five previously unavailable tracks plus the band's video for the song "Into the Ashes". Limited to 1,000 copies, the vinyl pressing has been a request of fans since the album's late 2008 release.
Commenting on the deluxe edition, vocalist/guitarist Sorceron states, "the first song, 'I Am (God)' is a new song that signifies the first collaboration between new keyboard player Alana and myself. 'In Death Comes the Great Silence' reveals a new direction that the band has been working towards over the last year while 'Infernal Divide' is another new song that once again redefines that ABIGAIL WILLIAMS sound. This track was recorded quite raw and has a strong black metal influence. 'Waiting for the Rain' is a somber interlude we have been using a bit during live shows and the last track is the demo version of 'Floods'. I felt it was important to include this track because it captures the vibe of the song better than the album track; perhaps due to the work of original drummer Zack Gibson."
The video for "Into the Ashes" was filmed under the famed London Bridge in late 2008. Sorceron recalls, "We were in this dungeon-like area that they used to store dead bodies in. We felt right at home, minus the smell, of course." The video debuted on MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" in early December and saw several plays on the specialty program. Having recently relocated to Pittsburgh, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has been committed to touring since its inception in 2005. Currently performing as a five-piece, with Sorceron recently adding guitar to his duties, the band recently completed a North American tour with GOD DETHRONED, AUGURY and WOE OF TYRANTS. Upon the trek's conclusion, the band headed to Europe for dates alongside ARCH ENEMY.