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ABBATH @ ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL

  • Islington Assembly Hall Upper Street London, England, N1 United Kingdom (map)
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Old Empire in association with Doomstar Bookings proudly present:

ABBATH -Official-
http://www.abbath.net/

Plus special guests

1349 (Official)
http://legion1349.wdex.siteman.no/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NENDWjcin1g

VLTIMAS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY5WM8Oj7zQ

Plus one more to be announced 

Doors: 6pm (Subject to change!)
Tix: £30 (adv)
www.old-empire.co.uk

Venue:
Islington Assembly Hall
Upper St
London N1 2UD

When Abbath announced that he had left IMMORTAL, it sent massive shockwaves through the metal scene. The iconic frontman had long become the "face" of the Norwegian black scene, his image synonymous with the genre. Upon releasing his debut album with his eponymous new band, ABBATH, in 2016, trve fans were satiated with a dose of icy, blackened fury.

Now, the Norwegian giant returns for round two, armed with a refined lineup and ready to strike with a sophomore effort that is sure to once again exceed the expectations of Abbath’s loyal fanbase. ‘Outstrider’ sees a maturation in sound, delivering a tighter, well-rounded offering from the band as they come into their own identity.

While there are moments that certainly channel the frosty hallmarks of IMMORTAL, there is no danger of ABBATH repeating that formula. ABBATH draws from NWOBM and melodic influences, adding a fresh new flavor to the sound that the band’s founder came to define.

‘Oustrider’ consists of eight, crushing original songs and concludes with a fiery BATHORY cover. The album promises a full-on aural assault from start to finish with frigid riffage and a robust pocket that are layered with vocals from one of the most identifiable voices in black metal. If you thought ABBATH came in hot with their last record, just wait until you hear this!

Earlier Event: January 26
PERSISTENCE TOUR @ THE FORUM
Later Event: February 22
CURRENT 93 @ O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE