ABBATH Unleash Title Track from Forthcoming Album, ‘Outstrider’

Norwegian black metal titans ABBATH have unleashed “Outstrider,” the third new single from their upcoming new album of the same name. The track can be heard HERE.

‘Outstrider’ is set for worldwide release on July 5. It’s available for pre-order in various formats HERE.

ABBATH have previously announce a killer European tour coming this January/February. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.

ABBATH festivals:
07/27: Steenwijk (NL) @ Stonehenge Festival 2019
08/24: Bergen (NO) @ Beyond the Gates Festival 2019

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01/23/20: Weimar (DE) @ Uhrenwerk (tickets)
01/24/20: Bochum (DE) @ Matrix (tickets)
01/25/20: Nijmegen (NL) @ Doornroosje (tickets)
01/26/20: Antwerpen (BE) @ Trix (tickets)
01/27/20: London (UK) @ Islington Assembly Hall (tickets)
01/28/20: Paris (FR) @ La Machine Du Moulin Rouge (tickets)
01/29/20: Nantes (FR) @ Stereolux
01/30/20: Toulouse (FR) @ Metronum (tickets)
01/31/20: Barcelona (ES) @ Salamandra (tickets)
02/01/20: Madrid (ES) @ But (tickets)
02/02/20: Lyon (FR) @ Nikasi Kao (tickets)
02/04/20: Mannheim (DE) @ MS Connexion Complex (tickets)
02/05/20: München (DE) @ Backstage (tickets)
02/06/20: Luzern (CH) @ Schüür (tickets)
02/07/20: Parma (IT) @ Campus Music Industry (tickets)
02/08/20: Brno (CZ) @ Fleda (tickets)
02/09/20: Warschau (PL) @ Progresja (tickets)
02/11/20: Berlin (DE) @ Festsaal Kreuzberg (tickets)
02/12/20: Hamburg (DE) @ Kulturpalast (tickets)
02/13/20: Copenhagen (DK) @ Amager Bio (tickets)
02/14/20: Gothenburg (SE) @ Tradgarn (tickets)
02/15/20: Stockholm (SE) @ Fryhuset Klubben (tickets)

The coverartwork, which is created by Kim Holm and Olav Iversen, and the track-list for ‘Outstrider’ can be found below.

Track listing:
1. Calm in Ire (Of Hurricane) (04:32)
2. Bridge of Spasms (03:49)
3. The Artifex (04:09)
4. Harvest Pyre (04:12)
5. Land of Khem (04:08)
6. Outstrider (05:39)
7. Scythewinder (04:17)
8. Hecate (04:25)
9. Pace till Death (BATHORY cover) (03:41)
Total: 38:52

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. ABBATHdraws 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!

Abbath – Vocals & guitars
Ole Andre Farstad -Guitars
Ukri Suviletho – Drums
Mia Wallace – Bass


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