Abigail Williams have signed a new deal with Blood Music and plan to release their new album through the label later in 2017. The band have also revealed that they have launched a new side project called The Accuser. A new album from that project will be released this year as well. Fro now, you can check out the demo version of the new Abigail Williams track “The Final Failure” below:
Here’s an official press release:
Blood Music is extremely proud to present to its roster – Abigail Williams!
Coming full circle since the label’s inception, Abigail Williams was the second band the label ever released on vinyl.
The band is now recording their as-yet-untitled fifth album to be released in full via Blood Music in 2017.
Abigail Williams has been a decade-long forum for [band mastermind and production engineer] Ken Sorceron to explore his vast interest in various black metal production techniques. The band has effortlessly shapeshifted from Emperor official-inspired symphonic black metal [little known fact, Trym Torson actually performed drums on most of the band’s debut “In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns”] to Cascadian-inspired black metal on the band’s incredible “Becoming” to the raw, chewing-on-broken-glass breakthrough “The Accuser,” which was one of the best releases of 2015.
The band finally hit their stride with their last two albums and are moving forward with a sound somewhere between “Becoming” and “The Accuser,” with the more raw, psychedelic bent being splintered out to the spin-off project The Accuser.
That’s right, there are two albums currently in development, with the upcoming Abigail Williams album already mentioned at the top of Metal Injection’s most-looked-forward to albums of 2017.
In addition to being one of the main vinyl engineers for Blood Music releases (having remastered everything from Perturbator to Ihsahn -Official- to Ensiferum), Sorceron is also currently finishing up vocal duties on the new The Faceless album and will be joined again by Jeff Wilson (Abigail Williams “The Accuser,” Wolvhammer, Chrome Waves, ex-Nachtmystium).
The Abigail Williams and The Accuser albums are both written. Next up is going in to record. Both albums are slated for completion and release through Blood Music in 2017.