Abbath To Begin Recording New Album In December

Abbath has confirmed that he will be entering Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway on December 3 to begin the recording process for his new album. The effort will be produced by Endre Kirkesola.

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King Ov Hell Leaves Abbath “Due To Conflicting Views On Lyrical Concepts”

Bassist King Ov Hell (ex-Gorogorth/God Seed, etc.) has announced that he is leaving Abbath. He said the following about that:

“King will no longer be part of Abbath due to conflicting views on lyrical concepts of the upcoming album. The lyrics are inspired by Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung. King finds that Jung’s connection to Christian mysticism is incompatible with the image of the band. I wish members of the actual band, label, and crew all the best for the upcoming shows and album. The music itself is nothing short of brilliant. However, I must maintain artistic integrity and respectfully step aside.” –King“

Abbath Parts Ways With Per Valla

Guitarist Per Valla has exited Abbath’s (ex-Immortal) solo band, due to “personal reasons.” This news comes after Kevin Foley recently exited the band.

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Valla issued the following statement to Collide:

“After having played as session guitarist with Abbath since May this year, I have recently decided that it is time for me to leave the band for personal reasons. I thank the guys for bringing me along on such an awesome ride, and for all the new friends I made in the process. I wish the guys the best of luck in the future.”

Abbath Parts Ways With Kevin Foley

Kevin Foley has exited Abbath’s (ex-Immortal) solo band. The drummer said his departure is due to “some personal reasons” that he has to deal with.

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Here’s his full statement:

“As a few of you might already know, I’ve been busy this year playing with the Norwegian band Abbath as a mysterious character called ‘Creature’ (Sorry to disappoint you if you thought it was the amazing Baard Koldstad! hehe). For some personal reasons, I’ve decided to leave the band. Still, it’s been a great experience and an honor to play all the band’s shows so far and record the upcoming album in Sweden with Daniel Bergstrand. I’m really happy with the result. I love the songs, the sound and I’m proud of my drumming on this one.

As for the near future, I will be touring for the last time ever with my brothers from Benighted in January and February, opening for The Black Dahlia Murder all over Europe. It will be the best way possible to close a ten-amazing-years-long chapter of my life. These guys are my absolute best friends and I have no doubt that we’ll have a lot of fun on this tour! After that, it will be time for me to move on, look for new projects and do my best to keep making a living out of music. I’m looking forward to 2016!”