Abbath Says He Is Almost Two Months Sober

Abbath (ex-Immortal) has shared a new video update in which he confirmed that he is almost two months sober. This news comes after the frontman previously revealed that he was entering rehab to deal with his addiction issues.

Abbath currently has the following dates booked:

Europe (with 1349, VLTIMAS and Nuclear):

01/23 Weimar, GER – Uhrenwerk
01/24 Bochum, GER – Matrix
01/25 Nijmegen, NET – Doornsroosje
01/26 Antwerpen, BEL – Trix
01/27 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
01/28 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
01/29 Nantes, FRA – Stereolux
01/30 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
01/31 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
02/01 Madrid, SPA – Sala But
02/02 Lyon, FRA – Nikasi Kao
02/04 Mannheim, GER – MS Connextion Complex
02/05 Munchen, GER – Backstage
02/06 Luzern, SWI – Schuur
02/07 Parma, ITA – Campus Music Industry
02/08 Brno, CZE – Fleda
02/09 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
02/11 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
02/12 Hamburg, GER – Kulturpalast
02/13 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
02/14 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
02/15 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset Klubben

North America (with Mayhem, Gatecreeper and Idle Hands):

03/13 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
03/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/16 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
03/17 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
03/18 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
03/20 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/22 San Diego, CA – The Observatory NP
03/24 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
03/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
03/27 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
03/28 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
03/29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/31 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
04/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
04/04 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/06 Boston, MA – The Paradise
04/07 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
04/08 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/10 Chicago, IL – The Metro

Gatecreeper & Idle Hands Added To 2020 “Decibel Magazine Tour”

Gatecreeper and Idle Hands will now be joining Mayhem and Abbath on the 2020 “Decibel Magazine Tour.” You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/13 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
03/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/16 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
03/17 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
03/18 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
03/20 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/22 San Diego, CA – The Observatory NP
03/24 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
03/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
03/27 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
03/28 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
03/29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/31 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
04/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
04/04 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/06 Boston, MA – The Paradise
04/07 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
04/08 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/10 Chicago, IL – The Metro

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

Valley Stage: Envy, Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet, John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Me And That Man, The Picturebooks, Duel, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.

Abbath Enters Rehab For Addiction Issues

Abbath (ex-Immortal) has officially entered rehab to deal with his addiction issues. This news follows the frontman’s disastrous November 13 show in Buenos Aires.

Abbath commented:

“Outstriders,

Throughout life you’re dealt different decks of cards. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to live my dream, which is writing music, putting out records and touring the world, playing to fans all over the globe. For the most part it has been a tremendous ride, but there’s also been moments where things have gone wrong. Most notably during the recent tour of South America, where we had to cancel shows in Argentina and Brazil.

It’s no secret that I’ve been battling addiction. I have now come to realize that it’s time to pick a fight with this demon. I’ve committed myself to a rehab program that’s going to help me get clean once and for all. I feel more motivated and determined than ever to win this battle.

Due to my program, we need to cancel the December shows that we have scheduled with my other band, Bömbers. We do apologize to our fans that was looking forward to these shows. We will make it up to all of you, and we’re currently working on rescheduling these shows.

Right now I’m very much looking forward to be coming back clean, stronger and more focused and fired up than ever.

Europe and USA, you have been warned, we’ll hunt you down like a thunderstorm next year. Nothing is going to stop us.

Horns up!
Abbath“

Midnight, Gatecreeper, & Necrot Added To 2020 “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Philly”

Midnight, Gatecreeper, and Necrot have been added to the 2020 “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA. That event will take place on April 3-4 at The Fillmore and it will also feature: Converge (performing “Jane Doe“), Napalm Death (performing “Harmony Corruption” and “Utopia Banished“), Pig Destroyer (performing “Prowler In The Yard“), Mayhem, Abbath, Satan, Night Demon, Idle Hands, Un, Magic Circle, and Haunt.

Abbath Cancels Remaining South American Dates

Abbath has cancelled the remaining dates on his South American tour due to “health issues.” This news comes one day after his disastrous show in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The following statement was issued:

“It is with heavy heart that we have to announce the cancellation of the remainder of the Abbath South American Outstrider tour. Due to health issues that need to be treated, we are unable to complete the last shows in Argentina and Brazil. We deeply apologize to all of our fans that wanted to come and see us, to the local promoters, and to Matrix Entertainment who has worked tirelessly in order to make this tour happen. We hope we can make it up to all you some day. We are very sorry.

–Abbath“

Abbath Cuts Buenos Aires Show Short After Two Songs

Abbath ended up cutting his November 13 show in Buenos Aires, Argentina short after a sloppy two-song set. The frontman appeared intoxicated at the concert and was stumbling onstage. On top of that, guitarist Ole André Farstad was rumored to have gotten into a fight with Abbath earlier in the day and he reportedly decided to stay in the hotel instead of showing up for the gig. Fans were angry about the situation and demanded refunds.

[via Blabbermouth]