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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS To Kick Off North American Tour With Wolvhammer And Amiensus
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will kick off an East Coast headlining tour with Wolvhammer and Amiensus later this week to close out the year. Set to begin November 30th in Somerville, Massachusetts and close on December 17th in Olympia, Washington, the band will level a total of fifteen venues. The band's latest jaunt follows ABIGAIL WILLIAMS' brutal, month-long North American tour with Belphegor, Origin, and Shining this past Summer,
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has been diligently plotting new material for the follow-up to their critically lauded, 2015-issued The Accuser full-length. The as-yet-untitled long player will be released sometime next year with full details to be unveiled in the coming months.
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS w/ Wolvhammer, Amiensus:
11/30/2016 ONCE - Somerville, MA
12/02/2016 Katakombes - Montreal, QC
12/03/2016 Gotham Brothers - Syracuse, NY
12/04/2016 Jewel - Manchester, NH
12/05/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
12/06/2016 Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
12/07/2016 Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD
12/08/2016 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
12/09/2016 Hank's Pub - Dayton, OH
12/10/2016 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
12/11/2016 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, Wolvhammer only
12/13/2016 Traliside Caloon - Denver, CO **
12/15/2016 Highline - Seattle, WA **
12/16/2016 Media Club - Vancouver, BC **
12/17/2016 Obsidian - Olympia, WA **
** ABIGAIL WILLIAMS only
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS' The Accuser was released October 2-15 via Candlelight Records. Captured in just five days at founding vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron (ex-Lord Mantis)'s home studio in Olympia, Washington, the eight-track offering is fittingly bleak, dark, nihilistic, and infinitely engrossing and features a guest appearance by Neill Jameson (Krieg, Twilight) as well as the psychedelic cover creations of Portland-based illustrator/tattoo artist, Stevie Floyd (Dark Castle, Taurus).
Said Metal Injection of the offering, "ABIGAIL WILLIAMS maintains a balancing act as The Accuser drives on. Tracks swoop between thundering tempos with skin peeling shrieks/screams, and melodic sections that are sometimes beautiful, and sometimes harrowing. Never does it feel like the band is exhausting anything because nothing is ever held for very long. The band always manages to maintain something interesting or captivating." The Metal Observer agrees crowning The Accuser, "...the best release in the band's career, and certainly one worthy of multiple spins." New Noise Magazine notes, "The Accuser cements ABIGAIL WILLIAMS' status as one of the great American black metal bands, capable of crafting challenging yet rewarding music that rocks as much as it is thoughtful..." Echoes Lambgoat, "With the callous, sonically punishing The Accuser, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have once again eschewed putting out the same record twice." Adds Spoutnik Music, "The Accuser will go down as ABIGAIL WILLIAMS' crowning achievement, and hopefully, the start of a transition towards the band they were always capable of becoming."