News And New Opinions Roundup: Abbath, Hail of Bullets, Ihsahn And Many More

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Some of you may have heard that drummer Kevin Foley has left Abbath’s new band, Abbath. He has credited personal reasons, and who am I to doubt him? And I didn’t, after all he has announced the upcoming The Black Dahlia Murder/Benighted tour will be his last one with the latter. Ever. Yet he does “look for new projects and do my best to keep making a living out of music.”

But, now Per Valla, the (touring) guitarist has left Abbath citing “personal reasons” as well. I’m thinking about what Abbath has actually done, what do we know. Abbath attempted to patent the name “Immortal”, and drive out the other guys from their rehearsal space. No matter what the conditions were, those things seem like very asshole-y things to do. The word “rehab” has come up on both stories, which doesn’t exactly serve to make Abbath look good. I know you want to believe Abbath’s not a bad guy and perhaps he’s right while the rest are wrong (because you can’t name Horgh or Demonaz, the other guys from the band, no less important outside the bands public image), but consider that maybe Immortal, who will be continuing without Abbath, aren’t the ones full of shit. [Joe Note: I’m inclined to believe this is all a series of coincidences.]

Oh, Abbath has a new song you can Count the Dead to. Or you can listen to “Winterbane“, or a live version of “Fenrir Hunts“, or “Judas Priest cover. Your call.

IN OTHER, LESS OPINIONATED NEWS

  • On the day of February 26th, Värähtelijä, Oranssi Pazuzu’s fourth album will be released. You can view the cover art here. This is what guitarist/vocalist Jun-His (of Grave Pleasures as well) has to say about it:”Värähtelijä is continuing where we left off with Valonielu. But it plunges deeper into the pitch black hypnosis, combines progressive song structures to more free and flowing parts. At the same time, it’s the heaviest and the most atmospheric album we`ve done so far. The fusion between different ends of spectrum reveals new realities we`ve never discovered before. We really wanted this album to go to new places and to be the crossover album of genres we always wanted to do.To further boost the idea, the album was done with Julius Mauranen who had previously done lots of Finnish shoegaze and indie pop albums. I think it’s safe to say that this is by far the heaviest stuff he has done and for us, working with a guy like him stretched our sound to way more dynamic and trippy horizons.”
  • In news that should excite Avocado Ally Guacamole Jim, Stam1na has finished the recording of their new album, Elokuutio.
  • Now that we’re done exciting the Quack, let us continue by exciting our very own, newly-married elf. Eucharist will re-unite, if only for one show. For now…
    “Eucharist to headline hometown show!
    Eucharist will reunite for a one-off very special show taking place in Varberg, Sweden on the 16th of April 2016!
    This will mark the band’s long awaited return to the stage, and the first live appearance in 18 years!
    Comments from the band: “We are looking forward to ripping through classics from A Velvet Creation, Mirrorworlds and more! This will be one of those rare events that you won’t want to miss – see you there!”

    Line-up:
    Markus Johnsson – Guitars, Vocals
    Daniel Erlandsson – Drums
    Tobias Bernström – Bass
    Matti Almsenius – Guitars”

  • Neurosis has entered the studio to record their new album.
  • Ihsahn is going to release a new album, Arktis. You can stream “Mass Darkness” – featuring that one guy from Trivium – below, and read what the man himself had to say about it, and gaze at the cover art.”my focus for this album was to write within more traditional song structures and still give each song a strong individual identity, be that through a re-occurring melody, a chorus, sound design or the good, old guitar riff.  I also wanted to explore this on the production side, blending organic rock sounds with more modern expressions.”

  • As the first rays of a new sun, on the first morn of a coming April – Moonsorrow will release Jumalten Aika, and tour Europe. Niner-niner.
  • Dave Ingram is going to replace Martin van Drunen for Hail of Bullets‘ Maryland Deathfest show. I would not be surprised if Ingram (ex-Benediction/Bolt Thrower, Down Among the Dead Men) was offered the gig full time afterwards, nor would I be sorry. Although replacing MvD is going to be an extremely arduous task and regardless of who gets the job, it will take time to sink in.
  • A new song, called “23 Wounds”, was released by Ordinance, featuring (ex-)members of Raunchy and The Faceless. It was aight; I dug the clean part.

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  • ┼yree
    • ┼yree

      I see that they are on their third logo. Why bands do this so much I have no clue.

      http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/7/2/11723_logo.jpg?2522

      • I’d actually love to see a post on bands that have evolved their logo over the years.

        • ┼yree

          Yeah, there are certainly a lot of bands to use as examples. At least Funebrarum kept theirs identifiable. Satanic Warmaster on the other hand went with completely different looks. Still looks cool though.

          http://www.metal-archives.com/images/9/8/9/989_logo.jpg?5535

        • Boss the Albatross Ross

          That would be a really interesting article to read/look at.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Yeah, there are tons of bands that have altered their logos. Actually could be a new series of articles. Perhaps going by genre first, or just a grab bag of bands.

      • Abe-y Metal

        Unreadability intensifies.

  • Boss the Albatross Ross

    NEEEUUURRRROOOOOOSSSIIIIIISSSSSSSSS!

    Also, doesn’t matter to me what’s going on with the Abbath/Immortal situation. That record is gonna rip, let the music speak for everything.

    Also also, RUSH! YEAH!

  • Fine Sexy Ladies

    I have every confidence that Ihsahn’s new album will crush so hard. Also, I’m pretty sure that Terra Tenebrosa will at least be recording a new album next year.

    • Hey there – you are looking fine today. Each and every one of you.

    • Old Man Doom

      Your disqus description. Holy shit.

  • A short hello and thanks to all of you 😉

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57kilIgYF1Q

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    GOES IHSAHN FANBOY

  • Abe-y Metal

    Metal Church released a behind the scenes glimpse of their new song. I’m frothing at the loins for the upcoming CD!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr0bHRjfhmU

    Burning Witches released a new song last week, and is actually pretty nifty. And goes nicely with our never ending collection of bands with Witches in their name.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hRA98GcVww

    • Those alien dudes are maxlolz.

      I will be looking forward to hearing the new tunes as well!

      • Abe-y Metal

        Those are chicks, bro! Even if the bassist (the red headed one) looks like
        someone photoshopped Ted Cruz’s head on a chic’s body.

        http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/burningwitchesband2015_2_638.jpg

        • I am talking about the Metal Church video you posted. Did you even watch the video? lolololooooo

          • Abe-y Metal

            Doh! I thought you were mistaking Burning Witches for dudes, lol. And yes I’ve watched the MC video, silly goose.

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          That redhead is beyond photo shopped. Horribly.

          • Abe-y Metal

            Red headed, bass playing Ted Cruz is watching you sleep.

    • Guppusmaximus

      I’m pumped to hear the new stuff. I loved ‘Blessing’ and Mike Howe still has some pretty good chops. Funny how he sounds more like David now then back in the day. However, nothing will ever completely take the place of David Wayne in MC. The way he sang back in the 80s including his vocals on the first Reverend EP are unfuckwithable. He may not have had the same register as Howe but he had a powerful range that never quit. m/ Metal Church m/

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Metal Church follows me on Twitter.

      • Abe-y Metal

        Sweet!

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Is Ihsahn using a 8 or 7 string on that track?

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      I have no actual idea, but I’m going to go with 7.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Sounds like it.

  • I am hyped for this new Seven Sisters of Sleep. Some damn fine grimey sludge here.
    http://youtu.be/3rM3QysoB78

  • ┼yree

    Dis be filthy and evil. Nothing mind blowing here, but it hits the spot.

    https://soundcloud.com/iron-bonehead-productions/folteraar-de-mars-der-ondoden

    • ┼yree
    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Production is odd, makes me feel like the song never really begins and all I hear is a long-ass intro.

      • ┼yree

        Yeah, I almost feel the production is more the focal point than the actual song. Odd indeed, but I dig the filthy atmosphere.

  • I am not fully aware of Ihsahns work, but with all the hype surrounding him, I figured that song would be a bit better. Huh. Maybe I need to listen to him a bit more?

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Just don start with After. Or angL. Or NaCl.

      • So should I even start then? lol

        • after with After

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          I like them, except maybe Nacl. After took about 50 listens to really grow on me though, and angL took almost as much.
          Moving chronologically might be a good idea – there are… artfarts later on in his discography.

          • 50 listens??? AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            The saxofarts hurt really bad at first. But now I dig.

          • I wanted to play saxophone in 5th grade. But it sounded like butt. So I ended up playing percussion for the remainder of school instead.

            #GLfaxz

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            I really, really dig sax in metal. And I feel I’m the only one, but I’d wish there was more trumpet in metal.

            Never, ever wanted to play a sax though. You should have.

          • Oh man totally. There is something so majestic about trumpet. I think it is the situational versatility that appeals to me.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            After is his best solo work Imo

        • Waynecro

          The Adversary is pretty listenable. Probably still my favorite.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      His solo shit ain’t my bag. Just stick to the first three releases.

      • ┼yree

        I caught a part of his set at MDF a few years back. Boring.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          No surprise there.

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    There’s something here that’s as strong as life.
    I KNOW that it will reach you.

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    YES WE KNOW IT’S NOTHING NEW
    IT’S JUST A WASTE OF TIME

    • Boss the Albatross Ross

      Another toy that helped destroy
      The elder race of man
      Forget about your silly whim
      It doesn’t fit the plan

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        Saw the 1996-97 tour where they played the whole album. Twice.

        • Boss the Albatross Ross

          Daaaaammmmnnnnnn you.

          Ha, not really. That’s AWESOME!

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Big time.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Seeing parts of it played on the R40 tour was great, but i couldn’t imagine the whole album.

            Did you get my note about Throne?

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Pretty sure I did. I’ll look again. I’m actually semi-busy today. Not too much though, and it’ll be over soon.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            It’s all good man, no rush.

            Actually there is Rush, just not a rush.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I basically have to spend about an hour offering tips, advice, and encouragement to someone hoping to pass their PC Tech certification exam. Not much work for me, but a big deal to the test taker.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Interesting… thats cool.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I saw one of my “people” right after they’d passed their Cisco cert exam(a very hard thing). He smiled,looked at me and said, “You just saved my job, man, and I get married next week.” O_O

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Holy shit. I can’t imagine what would’ve happened had he messed up. There are some crazy people out there.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Most of the exam is multiple choice so studying works there, but there are points where you MUST know how to use a console terminal and you MUST be able to solve connectivity issues without being able to consult anyone. Even the entry level exams cost $250 each with some going for $300, and most people don’t pass the first time. I easily saved this guy thousands of dollars.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Good job KJM! Bonus points on life.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Thanks. Honestly the best thing about it personally is that the office is only 3 blocks from my apartment, so i can stumble in half dead and still make it early.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Haha! Nice.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            As I said previous, getting certified can potentially cost a person $1,000 or more depending on their specialty and XP level. Many people find they don’t mind spending an extra $50-100/hour to hedge their bets.

          • ┼yree

            I’m on my way I’m making it…

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBAl9cchQac

          • my favorite song of all-time, right here!

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    I look forward to Abbath being reduced to ashes every night by the power and fury that is Matt Pike.

    • Boss the Albatross Ross

      That should start a blackened doom band together.

      • Count_Breznak

        A doomed black band is more plausible.

        • Boss the Albatross Ross

          Fair enough. Either way, I’m on board with it

  • ┼yree
  • Eliza

    Count the Dead sounds very good to me.

  • in the hospital, my favorite room is 2112. my favorite person has extension 1349. however, the administration has repeatedly denied my requests to have a room 666 (there are rooms around that number, of course)

    • more beer

      There was a funeral home where I grew up. That was # 666. they went out of business or moved. I always thought that was the best.

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        I once almost got run over by a hearse next to a funeral home.

        • more beer

          That really would have been one stop shopping.

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    Oranssi Pazuzu AOTY 2016 confirmed

    • ┼yree

      You like a thing from Finland. Lame.

      • Boss the Albatross Ross

        You beat the tapir. You win life.

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        Lame and imaginary.

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        I’m Finnish. I’m lame.

        • ┼yree

          Good point.

  • Guacamole Jim

    W00t!! New Stam1na! Love me those crazy Finns.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bk7EjFDsIY

  • Waynecro

    I’m really looking forward to the new Ihsahn. That new song jams real good.

  • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

    YES. New Moonsorrow is always good news.

    Also I’m interested to see what direction Ihsahn goes with this new album. I could never really get into his stuff, maybe this will be different.

  • Old Man Doom

    The new The Lion’s Daughter LP comes out 1/8 also. I’ve been jamming a couple tracks from it regularly. Good, good sludgy hatred.

    http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2015/12/3/eat-me-in-st-louis-the-lions-daughter-confirm-that-existence-is-horror