It’s always great when you get some information on an interesting musical project like Abigail Williams. I’ve been buried in NY Comic Con activities so this was a bit of a welcome Metal relief. Check out the poster and the full on skinny down below.
The Press Release:
Following a brutal month-long North American tour with Belphegor, Origin, and Shining this Summer, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS confirms a new set of East Coast tour dates with Wolvhammer and Amiensus for the Fall months.
The newly confirmed tour will see the caravan raiding the East Coast of the continent with thirteen new dates announced for late November into mid-December. The first show takes place in Rochester on November 29th, followed by sets in Portland, Somerville, Montreal, Syracuse, Manchester, Brooklyn, Clifton, Frederick, Pittsburgh, Dayton, Chicago, and Minneapolis through December 11th. Direct support for ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will be cohorts Wolvhammer and Amiensus. ABIGAIL WILLIAMS is plotting new material for a new LP to be released in 2017. Further info will be announced as it is available in the months ahead.
The Tour Dates:
11/29/2016: Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
11/30/2016: TBA – Portland, ME
12/01/2016: ONCE – Somerville, MA
12/02/2016: Katakombes – Montreal, QC
12/03/2016: The Vault – 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: The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS continues to tour in support of their critically lauded The Accuser full-length released last October via Candlelight Records. Captured in just five days by 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.”
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I am going to keep this one short and sweet because I have always found some appeal in the music that Abigail Williams has delivered. Their shows are at times Atmospheric and the vibe most certainly crushing. The group has gone through numerous lineup changes since I first caught them but no matter who was playing it, there was always Sorceron leading his music deeper into the darkest of nights. I’m going to try to catch them when they hit my region and I think that you should do the same thing. You can also let me know down in the comments below with what you think about this tour. See you next time, and now back to my NYCC Stuff.