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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Veteran New Jersey black metal band Abazagorath has announced a pair of Midwestern tour dates as well as new details on long awaited album "The Satanic Verses." The group comments:
"After almost half a year of intense and isolated recording, our new album The Satanic Verses has been recorded and is in its final stages of post-production. The entire band has poured all of our negative emotions and musical ability into creating a work to define our storied legacy and reflect Abazagorath's 17 year reign of darkness in the USBM scene!"
Abazagorath confirmed that the upcoming album is in fact based on the infamous "Gharaniq incident" - where the Islamic prophet Mohammed allegedly acknowledged 3 satanic goddesses in the Qu'ran- as well as the controversial Salman Rushdie novel "The Satanic Verses."
Abazagorath's upcoming tour dates will mark the band's first trip to the Midwest in its entire 17 year career. Catch the black metal outfit live:
November 22nd @ The Carabar in Columbus, OH with DEMONIC CHRIST and PTAHIL
November 23rd @ The Brauerhouse in Lombard, IL with MANTICORE, PROSANTUS INFERI
December 6th @ St Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY with REVENGE, KRIEG, and WOE
December 15th with DEIPHAGO, ENGORGE, and MAUSOLEUM @ TBA
Abazagorath was created back in 1995 with the intent of creating original black metal with a dark and haunting atmosphere, but went into suspended animation from 2007 - 2011 due to lineup issues. The band has now posted the following brief announcement about signing a record deal:
"Abazagorath and Negativity Records have come to an agreement. Negativity will be releasing our newest full-length album 'The Satanic Verses.' Stay tuned for details."
Negativity Records also issued the following statement:
"Negativity Records is proud to announce the newest addition to our increasing roster of Satanic militants - USBM icons Abazaborath! New full-length album 'The Satanic Verses' slated for future release!" More...
New Jersey black metallers Abazagorath have bumped up the release date for their new EP to February 27th, 2012 through NoVisible Scars Records. A press statement from the band states that "Due to things moving at a faster pace than expected, and the EP's recent appearances among blog sites and other file sharing locations, it was decided that it would be best to release the EP at the end of this month. We can absolutely assure the metal community that our first stand alone release since 'Sacraments' will deliver beyond exceptions and be well worth the wait!"
The band had originally planned on an early April release to co-incide with a new batch of tour dates across the Eastern U.S. Recorded at BS1 studios in Philadelphia, PA and engineered by Chris Grigg (Woe), the new mini album contains 5 songs and runs for just over 20 minutes. More...
Abazagorath is set to release a self-titled EP this upcoming February/March through NoVisable Scars Records.
In anticipation of the release, a new song titled "Lapse" has been posted online. Check out the track below. Abazagorath is also currently in the process of writing the band's next full-length album.
U.S. black metal band Abazagorath has posted a new song online titled "Immortals." You can check out the track by heading over to the band's Reverbnation page.
Abazagorath also announced the track will be released in late October / early November as an MCD through Diabolist Services, with a vinyl edition to follow.
Footage has been posted online of U.S. black metal act Abazagorath performing in New York at Club Europa on August 8th, 2011. You can check out the clip below.
USBM act Abazagorath has announced a seven date mini tour across the mid Atlantic U.S. The band commented on the upcoming shows:
"This tour marks our return to the USBM scene in full force, Abazagorath is back and we are now stronger than ever! Be prepared for a relentless USBM assault unlike any other, spanning our storied 15 year legacy with a set containing songs from our upcoming MCD and past material ranging all the way back to our first EP from '96!"
The currently announced dates are as follows:
Brooklyn NY Aug 8th Club Europa
Baltimore MD Aug 9th Otto Bar
Wallingford CT Aug 11th Cherry St Station
Alston MA Aug 12th TBD
Philly PA Aug 19th The Millcreek Tavern
Secaucus NJ Aug 27th The Blue Room
Other bands appearing at the shows include Proclamation and Ipsissimus. Abazagorath's last live performance was with Inquisition in October of 2005 and was followed by a 5 year hiatus which marked the departure of guitarists Ciemnosc and Morgul and the addition of new guitarist Maelstrom. Abazagorath will enter the studio in July to record a new MCD due out on Diabolist Services sometime in late 2011/early 2012.
Black metal act Abazagorath has checked in with the following statement about working on new material:
"Abazagorath lapsed into suspended animation from about 2007 - 2011 due to some shake ups & turmoil within the line up as well as most of the membership's involvement in a number of other musical entities such as In Memorium, Immolith, Fenuebrarum, & Evoken.
"The time has come for The Spirit of Misanthropy & Solitude to come forth once again to wreak its dire wrath upon the unwitting & enfeebled Black Metal scene of today. New material is being crafted and honed to lethal precision, previously unreleased hymns will force their way unto the world, and a new campaign of Live Terror Desecration Rituals is already being plotted. Once again the Horns of Abazagorath will Impale the Heavens! Beware the second coming of Abazagorath... The future looks dark..."
The band's 2011 lineup is as follows:
Warhead - Thermonuclear Drums of Doom
Maelstrom - 6 String Razorwire Decapitation
Nihilist - Verbal Hate Amplifier
Nyarlathotep - Subsonic Volcanic Emanations
U.S. underground death metal band Funebrarum has signed to Cyclone Empire to release their first full length of new material since their hiatus four years ago. The band was formed by guitarist Nick Orlando (EVOKEN) and vocalist Daryl Kahan (Abazagorath) in April of 1999, with the intention of creating dark, nihilistic, crushing, morbid death metal. With fellow Abazagorath and Evoken member Dario Derna filling in on drums, the band recorded their debut demo "Triumphant Ascent" later that same year. Though the sound quality of the rushed recording was extremely crude, the material was well received by the underground metal hordes. The core line-up was solidified with the addition of Abazagorath bassist David Wagner providing the destructive low end. The first complete line-up was finalized with the addition of drummer Brian Jimenez. More...
Metalrulez Productions has announed two new releases due this fall. Their announcement follows:
"We are proud to annouce that in Autumn we will release Stahlmantel - "Satan Snuff Machine".
Stahlmantel is a project created by Bartsch (also in Bethlehem). His newest creation is a combination of dark electronic sounds with aggresive black metal vocals of Nihilist (also in Abazagorath, In Memorium, Lord Gore etc) and twisted riffs by Olaf Eckhardt (also in Bethlehem). No fucking remorse! Really sick, twisted, suicidal music!
"In Autumn we will also release a newest Inseminator album. No suprises here, only pure oldschool thrash/black/death metal. Prepare yourself for total destruction!"
US Legions Demoncy, Krieg, and Abazagorath will be playing at The Verge in London on Thrusday the 1st of April 2004. Support comes from UK black metallers Grindelvaald and Niroth