ABBATH: Shares Video Message with Fans, Prepares for Upcoming European Tour

ABBATH are currently preparing for the band’s upcoming European tour, which will kick off on January 23 in Weimar, Germany. Alongside label mates 1349 and VLTIMAS as well as support act NUCLEAR, the package will hit the stages in twelve countries and will conclude on February 15. 

In preparation for the run, ABBATH has released a video message to all of his fans, making it his first statement since he embarked on the road to recovery. The video can be seen HERE.

ABBATH will then embark on a North American run from March to April as part of the Decibel Tour package. Those dates and ticket links can be found below.

Abbath – ‘Outstrider’ European Tour Message
+VLTIMAS +1349
23 Jan 20 Weimar (DE) Uhrenwerk (tickets)
24 Jan 20 Bochum (DE) Matrix (tickets)
25 Jan 20 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje (tickets)
26 Jan 20 Antwerpen (BE) Trix (tickets)
27 Jan 20 London (UK) Islington Assembly Hall (tickets)
28 Jan 20 Paris (FR) La Machine Du Moulin Rouge (tickets)
29 Jan 20 Nantes (FR) Stereolux (tickets)
30 Jan 20 Toulouse (FR) Metronum (tickets)
31 Jan 20 Barcelona (ES) Salamandra (tickets)
01 Feb 20 Madrid (ES) But (tickets)
02 Feb 20 Lyon (FR) Nikasi Kao (tickets)
04 Feb 20 Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex (tickets)
05 Feb 20 München (DE) Backstage (tickets)
06 Feb 20 Luzern (CH) Schüür (tickets)
07 Feb 20 Parma (IT) Campus Music Industry (tickets)
08 Feb 20 Brno (CZ) Fleda (tickets)
09 Feb 20 Warschau (PL) Progresja (tickets)
11 Feb 20 Berlin (DE) Festsaal Kreuzberg (tickets)
12 Feb 20 Hamburg (DE) Kulturpalast (tickets)
13 Feb 20 Copenhagen (DK) Amager Bio (tickets)
14 Feb 20 Gothenburg (SE) Tradgarn (tickets)
15 Feb 20 Stockholm (SE) Fryhuset Klubben (tickets

ABBATH w/ Decibel Magazine Tour 2020:
03/13: Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/16: Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/17: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/18: Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/21: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/22: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory NP [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/23: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda [TICKETS]
03/24: Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/25: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/27: Austin, TX @ Empire Garage [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/28: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/29: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
03/31: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
04/01: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
04/02: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground [TICKETS]
04/03: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore (Decibel Metal & Beer Fest) [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
04/04: New York, NY @ Webster Hall [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
04/06: Boston, MA @ The Paradise [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
04/07: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
04/08: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
04/09: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]
04/10: Chicago, IL @ The Metro [TICKETS // EVENT LINK]

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
Photo credit: Jeremy Saffer
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. ABBATH draws 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
Rusty Cornell – Bass