News update : ABBATH – July 2, 2015

Posted on July 2, 2015

ABBATH, now consisting of frontman Abbath (vocals/guitar), King on bass, and new drummer Creature, are announcing their first European tour in winter 2016! The Norwegians will be joining BEHEMOTH, while label mates INQUISITION as well as ENTOMBED AD are opening. Winter is coming and with it the hottest extreme metal tour of 2016.

Regarding the tour, King comments: “We look forward to sharing European stages with class acts such as BEHEMOTH, INQUISITION, and ENTOMBED AD. We will tour for the first time in support of our new album due to be released early 2016 by Season of Mist. Lock up your wives, daughters, and horses cause we’re soon coming to a town near you!”

For a list of all confirmed dates including forthcoming festival performances and headliner shows, please see below.

29 Jan 16 København (DK) Amager Bio
30 Jan 16 Götenborg (SE) Traedgarn
31 Jan 16 Stockholm (SE) Arenan
02 Feb 16 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
03 Feb 16 Berlin (DE) Astra
04 Feb 16 Praha (CZ) Meetfactory
05 Feb 16 Essen (DE) Weststadthalle
07 Feb 16 Antwerp (BE) Trix
10 Feb 16 Fribourg (CH) Fri-Son
11 Feb 16 Trezzo sull´Adda (IT)
12 Feb 16 Pratteln (CH) Z 7
13 Feb 16 München (DE) Backstage

Festival Shows
08 Aug 15 Montréal (CA) Parc Jean-Drapeau (Heavy Montréal Festival)
04 Sep 15 Zürich (CH) Meh Suff Metal Festival
05 Sep 15 Torcy (FR) Fall of Summer
18 Sep 15 London (UK) The Forum
20 Feb 16 Bergen (NO) Blastfest

ABBATH performed a celebrated show at Tuska Festival in Helsinki, Finland last weekend, where the Norwegians spectacularly headlined the Inferno stage on Saturday night. See below for a stage shot by Timo Isoaho. You can find more pictures in this gallery of Metal Hammer UK.

At Tuska, ABBATH premiered a brand new song titled ‘Fenrir Hunts’, which was played alongside classic IMMORTAL material including ‘One By One’, and a handful of songs from Abbath’ and King’s 2006 project ‘I’.

Abbath anounced that he was moving forward under his own name earlier this year. The Immortal frontman and songwriter has been working on new material and the band will enter the studio this summer to record ABBATH’ debut album, which will be released early 2016.

A picture of the new line-up can be viewed below.

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