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Formed: 1989
From: Dublin, Ireland
Last Known Status: Active


Abaddon Incarnate was a five piece back in 1989 and they then called themselves Bereaved. While still playing death metal, it was more sedate in nature taking in topics relating more to magic and the occult. As Bereaved, two demos were released which resulted in some preliminary interest from some underground labels, but due to the departure of their drummer in 1991, this situation was never taken advantage of. During the following year Bereaved played with several stand in drummers, none of whom quite filled the position and it wasn’t until the summer of 1992 that a permanent replacement was found in Olan Parkinson. Bereaved started writing new material for the first time in almost two years.
By late ’94 Alan Kelly, who had been with the band since the start decided to pursue an alternative career and left shortly before they recorded the third demo (When The Demons Come). It was at this point that Bereaved changed their name to Abaddon Incarnate as they felt that the new music was distinctly faster, heavier and topically, heading in a new direction. However it was still not quite there in terms of style and compared to the newer material being written at that time, the five songs on it were quite different. It was for these reasons that "Demons" was not widely distributed.

In 1996 Abaddon recorded a two track sampler in one day. The tracks on this sampler were later to appear on their debut album. The tracks were Nihilist and Temple of rancid filth. Again, only a handful of these tapes was ever distributed but it was this sampler that eventually reached Season of mist in France in early 1998. On the strength of this sampler Abaddon Incarnate secured a two album deal with the label.

In October 1998 Abaddon travelled to Tico Tico studios in Finland and under the reluctant guidance of Athi (Sentenced, Impaled Nazarene) recorded their debut entitled “The Last Supper” which included ten hate-filled tracks drawing on influences such as early Morbid Angel, Impaled Nazarene and Brutal Truth. The album was set for an early ’99 release but due to recurring problems did not see shop shelves until September of the same year.

It was during this waiting period that Abaddon was to see the loss of another long suffering member. Rob Tierney, the original bassist, left to follow a promising career in graphic design. Luckily a replacement was found within months. Cory Sloan (Fifth Dominion, Thy Sinister Bloom) joined in July 1999. It was at this time that Abaddon supported Morbid Angel in Dublin, in October of 1999. Just after Christmas 2000, Abaddon decided to drop Seasons Of Mist as their label and take control of the recording of their second album. Season had just signed Mayhem and seemed to be putting all their efforts into that venture, leaving little time and indeed money for the label’s other bands. So for the next year Abaddon would rewrite almost all of the material for the second album hoping to record mid 2001. During the summer of 2000, Abaddon travelled to Germany and played some gigs with well-known German death band Impending Doom. These gigs were a great success giving Abaddon their first taste of the European audiences.

Meanwhile, Abaddon were experiencing some difficulties in getting a studio and an engineer that would suit them and their new material. But in May 2001, with perseverance and some luck, they managed to get Mieszko from Nasum (Exhumed, Regurgitate), to agree to engineer and produce the album in Soundlab studios in Sweden. Also out of the blue, up and coming Irish metal label Sentinel records have offered the band a deal for this album.

In early 2003 they signed a new record deal with Xtreem Music, the new label risen in the ashes of Repulse Records.

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Abaddon Incarnate Splits With Bassist

Dublin's Abaddon Incarnate just issued the following announcement about parting ways with bassist Steve Finnerty:

"Got some shitty news, Steve Finnerty has left the band. After 8 years, 2 albums, and a split vinyl release with Phobia, our crusty companion has decided to concentrate on other endeavors.

"Our massive thanks goes to his dedication and friendship and from all of us in Abaddon Incarnate, we wish him the best in all his future projects and in every aspect of his life,

"New plans for a bass player have not been finalized yet, as we have not decided what were doing in that respect." More...

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Abaddon Incarnate Posts "Broken Spectre" Track

After streaming the "Fear" track online, Abaddon Incarnate has released another song from the new "Pessimist" album, which is out now via Candlelight Records.

Check out the song "Broken Spectre" in the player provided below. The full "Pessimist" track listing is as follows:

1. Pessimist
2. Aborted Genesis
3. Yester Hara
4. Warping the Necro Spawn
5. Broken Spectre
6. Fear
7. Impaled Upon Your Zodiac
8. Prison of Introspection
9. Nameless Grave
10. Morbid Epiphany
11. Solstice of Homicide
12. Undead Outcasts
13. Funeral Hag
14. Summoning Famine-Inherit an Empty World

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Abaddon Incarnate Streaming "Fear"

Today you can watch a new video clip for the track "Fear" by Abaddon Incarnate, which features artwork by Manuel Tinnemans. "Fear" comes off the "Pessimist" album, coming out June 2014 via Candlelight Records.

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Abaddon Incarnate Signs With Metal Age Productions

Irish death metal band Abaddon Incarnate has signed with Metal Age Productions. No further details were mentioned about the signing itself. But you can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Requiem Announces Summer Tour Dates

Requiem has announced a number of summer tour dates, including a tour with Extreme Noise Terror, Abaddon Incarnate, Coldwar, Memorial and Shadow's Far. The latest Requiem tour dates follow:

23.08.2008 CH-Muotathal (Mountains of Death Openair)
12.09.2008 CH-Thun, The Rock

19.09.2008 D-Berlin, K 17
20.09.2008 D-Greifswald, Klex
21.09.2008 NL-Rotterdam, Baroeg
22.09.2008 CH-Winterthur, Salzhaus
23.09.2008 Italy - t.b.a.
24.09.2008 SLO-Ilirska Bistrica, MKNŽ Club
25.09.2008 A-Bad Mitterndorf, Take Five
26.09.2008 A-Innsbruck, Hafen
27.09.2008 D-Giebelstadt, I-Park-Halle (Bringer Of Death Festival)
28.09.2008 D-Werdau, Fabrix

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Abaddon Incarnate Post New Music Online

Irish death/grind act ABADDON INCARNATE post two new tracks on its MySpace page. The songs "Stillborn Hatred" and "Harlequin" will be included on the band's fourth album, which will be recorded sometime this summer for a late 2008 release.

ABADDON INCARNATE's third album, "Dark Crusade", was released in March 2004 through Xtreem Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Nadir" (Sentinel) was recorded and mixed over a two-and-and-a-week period at Soundlab Studios in Sweden and includes 16 tracks.

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Abaddon Incarnate Complete New Album

Irish grindcore act Abaddon Incarnate have completed work on their new album, "Dark Crusade", at Soundlab Studios in Sweden for a January release through Xtreem Music.

The 33-minute effort was recorded and mixed over a two-and-and-a-week period and includes 16 tracks.

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