ABBATH, the band formed by Norway’s iconic black metal frontman Abbath Doom Occulta (formerly of IMMORTAL), have announced their first-ever North American tour as headliner of the 2016 edition of the Decibel Magazine Tour. The trek begins on Mar. 17 in Baltimore, MD, and sees them joined by HIGH ON FIRE, SKELETONWITCH and TRIBULATION. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below, and regional openers in select cities will be announced soon.
The Decibel Magazine Tour has an impressive history of bringing extreme metal’s most notorious global icons to the stage, boasting headliners such as CANNIBAL CORPSE, CARCASS, and AT THE GATES. This year, ABBATH will join that storied legacy to perform songs from not only IMMORTAL’s fabled back catalog, but brand new music from their self-titled debut (coming Jan. 22nd, 2016). Presented by Randall Amplifiers, ESP Guitars, IndieMerchstore.com, Season of Mist, eOne, Century Media and Prosthetic, the 2016 Decibel Magazine Tour will treat North American audiences to 23 grim and frostbitten dates, boasting a rich array of metal’s most riotous voices.
VIP premium packages are available in each city. More details, including ticket info, are available at www.decibelmagazinetour.com
‘ABBATH’ will be released by Season of Mist on January 22. The album will be available across multiple CD, LP, and Cassette formats. Pre-orders are now available at the Season of Mist E-Shop. The track list for ‘ABBATH’ can be found below.
1. To War
2. Winter Bane
3. Ashes of the Damned
4. Ocean of Wounds
5. Count the Dead
6. Fenrir Hunts
7. Root of the Mountain
ABBATH recently announced they will release a new 7″ single on Season of Mist this December 11th. The 7″ features a new track, titled “Count the Dead”, as well as a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST track “Riding on the Wind”.
‘Count the Dead’ is available in two different color variations, limited to 500 copies of black vinyl, and 500 copies of clear vinyl with black splatter. The “Count the Dead’ 7” can be pre-ordered at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
To celebrate and commemorate the release of ABBATH’s forthcoming debut album, the band have scheduled their album launch show in London on January 23. The band comments: “With every great release, there is a party to go with it – and this album is no exception. As such, the London show that was scheduled for September is now moving to Saturday 23rd of January 2016. All tickets remain valid. PRIMORDIAL and CONAN will still be coming along for the ride, alongside Metal Hammer UK DJ’s, and more.”
The band also decently announced their first ever European tour. The tour, kicking off on January 29, sees the band travel through Europe alongside BEHEMOTH, INQUISITION, and EN TOMBED A.D. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
ABBATH tour dates:
2016 DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR
Mar. 17 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Mar. 18 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Mar. 19 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar. 20 Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Mar. 22 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
Mar. 23 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Mar. 25 Scottsdale, AZ @ Live Wire
Mar. 26 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Mar. 27 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Mar. 28 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater DTLA
Mar. 29 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Mar. 31 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Apr. 1 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Apr. 2 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Apr. 5 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Apr. 6 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Apr. 7 Minneapolis, MN Mill @ City Nights
Apr. 8 Chicago, IL @ Metro
Apr. 9 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Apr. 10 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Apr. 12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Apr. 14 Boston, MA @ Royale
Apr. 15 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Feb. 20 Bergen, NO @ Blastfest
Tour with BEHEMOTH, INQUISITION and ENTOMBED AD
Jan. 23 London, UK @ Forum (Album launch party)
Jan. 29 København, DK @ Amager Bio
Jan. 30 Götenborg, SE @ Traedgarn
Jan. 31 Stockholm, SE @ Arenan
Feb. 2 Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
Feb. 3 Berlin, DE @ Astra
Feb. 4 Prague, CZ @ Meetfactory
Feb. 5 Essen, DE @ Weststadthalle
Feb. 6 Utrecth, NL @ Tivoli
Feb. 7 Antwerp, BE @ Trix
Feb. 9 Paris, FR @ Bataclan
Feb. 10 Fribourg, CH @ Fri-Son
Feb. 11 Trezzo sull´Adda, IT @ Live Club
Feb. 12 Pratteln, CH @ Z 7
Feb. 13 München, DE @ Backstage
Feb. 14 Ljubliana, SI @ Kino Siska