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ABBATH Begins Rehearsing For Sophomore Album

ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), has begun rehearsing for its upcoming album in the group's hometown of Bergen, Norway. The follow-up to this year's self-titled debut will be released sometime next year via Season Of Mist. Bass duties for ABBATH are being handled by a man familiar to metal ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Announces North American Tour With ABBATH; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM will embark on a 21-date North American tour with special guests iconic black metal artist ABBATH, California-based metal act EXMORTUS, and Canada's progressive metallers ONI. The trek, presented by The Noise, will commence in Quebec on November 23 and will hit three Canadian cities as well as Chicago, San Francisco, ...

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Video: ABBATH Performs At FORTAROCK Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), performing on June 5 at the FortaRock festival at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, the Netherlands can be seen below. ABBATH's self-titled debut album was released on January 22 via Season Of Mist. Bass duties for ABBATH are being handled by a ...

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IMMORTAL Completes Writing New Album

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) — have completed the writing process for their ninth full-length studio album. Comments the band: "This will be our darkest and coldest album in a long time: pure Blashyrkh metal the way our fans ...

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Abbath - ABBATH

Olve Eikemo isn't a familiar name to metalheads, but his pseudonym Abbath, short for Abbath Doom Occulta, has been known globally by extreme metal enthusiasts for more than 20 years for his work with IMMORTAL. Even further back, Abbath was cutting his teeth on dark American death metal-inspired bands with Old Funeral, which included Varg ...

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Video Premiere: ABBATH's 'Winterbane'

"Winterbane", the new music video from ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), can be seen below. The clip was created by Jon Simvonis and was filmed by Ragnvald Stokken and Francisco Munoz. "Winterbane" is taken from ABBATH's self-titled debut album, which was released on January 22 via Season Of Mist. ...

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ENTOMBED A.D. Releases 'The Winner Has Lost' Video

"The Winner Has Lost", the new video from Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D., can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's second album, "Dead Dawn", which will be released on February 26 via Century Media. ENTOMBED A.D. comments on the video: "We were about to brew a collaboration beer with Warpigs in Copenhagen. ...

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SKELETONWITCH Recruits WOLVHAMMER's ADAM CLEMANS As New Singer

Ohio-based blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH have announced the addition of singer Adam Clemans (WOLVHAMMER) to the group's ranks. A new EP featuring Clemans was completed last month at Baltimore's Developing Nations studio with producer Kevin Bernsten (MAGRUDERGRIND, NOISEM, MUTILATION RITES) for a summer release via Prosthetic Records. SKELETONWITCH's new music can be previewed in a brief ...

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SKELETONWITCH Completes Recording New EP

SKELETONWITCH recently completed recording a new EP, the Ohio quintet's first new material since 2013's critically acclaimed "Serpents Unleashed". The as-yet-untitled release — tentatively due out this summer — was recorded last month with Kevin Bernsten at Baltimore's Developing Nations (NOISEM, MAGRUDERGRIND, MUTILATION RITES) and will feature the group's new vocalist, whose identity will be ...

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Video: Ex-IMMORTAL Frontman ABBATH Performs In London

Fan-filmed video footage of b>ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), performing on January 23 at the O2 Forum in London, England can be seen below. The self-titled debut album from ABBATH was released on January 22 via Season Of Mist. ABBATH released a seven-inch single, "Count The Dead", on December ...

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Hear New ENTOMBED A.D. Song 'Midas In Reverse'

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. will release their second album, "Dead Dawn", on February 26 via Century Media. The CD's first single, "Midas In Reverse", can be streamed below. ENTOMBED A.D. guitarist and co-producer Nico Elgstrand states:: "I think it is safe to say that all of us in the band feel like we just have ...

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ABBATH Loses Guitarist PER VALLA

According to Collide, Norwegian session guitarist Per Valla has left ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath). Valla explained in a statement: "After having played as session guitarist with ABBATH since May this year, I have recently decided that it is time for me to leave the band for ...

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ABBATH Loses Drummer KEVIN FOLEY

French drummer Kevin Foley (pictured) has left ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath). Foley says in a statement: "As a few of you might already know, I've been busy this year playing with the Norwegian band ABBATH as a mysterious character called 'Creature' (Sorry to disappoint you if you thought ...

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ABBATH: New Song 'Count The Dead' Available For Streaming

"Count The Dead", a brand new song from ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from ABBATH's self-titled debut album, which will be released on January 22, 2016 via Season Of Mist. "Abbath" track listing: 01. To War 02. ...

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IMMORTAL Members Claim ABBATH's 'Personal Problems' Ruined Band's Progress

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) following last year's split with frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath) — are working on material for the band's next album, to be released via the Nuclear Blast label. Demonaz, IMMORTAL's founding member, has created ...

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ENTOMBED A.D. To Release 'Dead Dawn' Album In February

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. will release their second album, "Dead Dawn", on February 26, 2016 via Century Media. A single will precede the full-length effort in mid-December. ENTOMBED A.D. guitarist and co-producer Nico Elgstrand states: "After festering an eon inside the belly of the beast, it finally disposed of us. I'm not gonna tell you ...

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New Song Premiere: ABBATH's 'Winter Bane'

"Winter Bane", a brand new song from ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from ABBATH's self-titled debut album, which will be released on January 22, 2016 via Season Of Mist. "Abbath" track listing: 01. To War 02. Winter ...

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Video: ABBATH's Version Of IMMORTAL's 'Nebular Ravens Winter'

ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), has released a video for its version of the IMMORTAL song "Nebular Ravens Winter". Check it out below. ABBATH will release a seven-inch single, "Count The Dead", on December 11 via Season Of Mist. The A-side features the title track while the B-side consists ...

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