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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Abbath unleash first track of new album, cover art, and start pre-sale

Abbath are now streaming the first crushing new track taken from their their highly anticipated self-titled debut album. 'Abbath' has been slated for worldwide release on January 22nd. The song "Winter Bane" is now exclusively premiered by the official media partners below.

Spark (CZ)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Rockzone (ES)
Inferno (FI)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rockoverdose (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Marunouchi Muzik (JP)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Loud (PT)
Close-Up (SE)
Metal Hammer (UK)

Abbath state the following regarding "Winter Bane": "We are proud to present 'Winter Bane' as the first recorded track from our upcoming album! This song comes with many of the qualities that are the essence of this band: epic, honest, powerful, and a heavy headbanger. Check it out!"

On further news, Abbath have simultaneously started the pre-sale of their debut album, which can be directly ordered from the Season of Mist shop in various formats including a limited edition box with extras and Gatefold vinyl in various colours here.

The Norwegians are also unveiling the artwork and track-list of 'Abbath'. Both can be viewed below.

01. To War
02. Winter Bane
03. Ashes of the Damned
04. Ocean of Wounds
05. Count the Dead
06. Fenrir Hunts
07. Root of the Mountain
08. Eternal
09. Nebular Ravens Winter [bonus]

Abbath have peviously announced the release of the first 7" vinyl single taken from the Norwegian legends' forthcoming debut album, which is scheduled for early 2016.

The A-side features the track "Count the Dead" and the B-side presents a cover version of the Judas Priest classic "Riding on the Wind".

"Count the Dead" will be released on the 11th of December this year and comes in two versions, which are both limited to 500 copies worldwide and exclusively available for pre-order through the Season of Mist shop already here.

The artwork for "Count the Dead" can be viewed below.

Abbath have updated the list of shows for their first European tour in winter 2016. See below for the current schedule. 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.

Tour with Behemoth, Inquisition and Entombed AD
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
06 Feb 16 Utrecht (NL) Tivoli
07 Feb 16 Antwerp (BE) Trix
09 Feb 16 Paris (FR) Bataclan
10 Feb 16 Fribourg (CH) Fri-Son
11 Feb 16 Trezzo sull´Adda (IT) Live Club
12 Feb 16 Pratteln (CH) Z 7
13 Feb 16 München (DE) Backstage
14 Feb 16 Ljubljana (SI) Kino Siska

Festival Shows
20 Feb 16 Bergen (NO) Blastfest

Release Show
23 Jan 16 London (UK) The Forum

 More dates to be announced soon!

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