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Below is our complete Ahab news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Eindhoven Reveals Full 2015 Festival Lineup

With the addition of Nuclear Assault, Craft, Gama Bomb, Angelus Apatrida, Aeternus, and Incantation, the lineup for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2015 is now complete.

The seventh edition of the annual metal meeting is set to take place December 11th & 12th, 2015 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In total 36 bands will make their appearance at the festival. The lineup will be as follows: More...

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Ahab Froths "Like Red Foam" With Video Premiere

German doom act Ahab premiered the music video for the new track "Like Red Foam" over at Metal Hammer's website at this location, which can also be viewed in the player below. The song appears on the new album "The Boats of the Glen Carrig," which is set to launch on August 28th via Napalm Records.

The album is based on the 1907 horror novel from William Hope Hodgson of the same name. "Like Red Foam" is "about the part of the book when the small lifeboats of the Glen Carrig's crew get caught in a mighty storm" comments the band.

"If you read the book in between the lines, you'll recognize distinctions between people are set aside under certain circumstances. It was important for us to get this across in the song and the video, as it's still of great importance nowadays. So we chose a subject for it, which is present in almost every part in the world – may it be the 'western world', Africa, Asia or South America."

The track list is:

1. The Isle
2. The Thing That Made Search
3. Like Red Foam (The Storm)
4. The Weedmen
5. To Mourn Job
6. The Light in the Weed (Mary Madison)

Check out "Like Red Foam (The Storm)" here: More...

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Ahab Releases Track-By-Track Clip For New Album

Germany's watery doom merchants Ahab released an 11 plus minute track-by-track preview for the upcoming new opus "The Boats of the Glen Carrig," featuring guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist Daniel Droste. The album is based on the 1907 horror novel from William Hope Hodgson and is set to launch on August 28th via Napalm Records.

"The Boats of the Glen Carrig" will be available as a standard CD, a limited 6 page digipak, a wooden box edition, an "ultra canvas" edition and a 2LP gatefold vinyl LP - and can be pre-ordered at this location.

The track list is:

1. The Isle
2. The Thing That Made Search
3. Like Red Foam (The Storm)
4. The Weedmen
5. To Mourn Job
6. The Light in the Weed (Mary Madison)

Check out the clip here: More...

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Ahab Teases "Like Red Foam" Music Video

German seafaring doom merchants Ahab released a teaser clip for the new music video "Like Red Foam." The song will appear on the new album "The Boats of the Glen Carrig," which will be available on August 28th via Napalm Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. The Isle
2. The Thing That Made Search
3. Like Red Foam (The Storm)
4. The Weedmen
5. To Mourn Job
6. The Light in the Weed (Mary Madison)

Check out the clip here: More...

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Ahab Posts Second Teaser Clip "The Weedman"

German doom act Ahab has released the second in a series of teaser clips for the upcoming new album "'The Boats Of The Glen Carrig." Check out a clip of the new track "The Weedman" below.

"'The Boats Of The Glen Carrig" will be available on August 28th via Napalm Records as a standard CD, a limited 6 page digipak, a wooden box edition, an "ultra canvas" edition and a 2LP gatefold vinyl LP.

The track list is:

1. The Isle
2. The Thing That Made Search
3. Like Red Foam (The Storm)
4. The Weedmen
5. To Mourn Job
6. The Light in the Weed (Mary Madison)

Check out the teaser here: More...

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Eindhoven Adds More Bands To Lineup

Marduk, Vektor, Purgatory, Desaster, Necros Christos, Todestriebe and the Dutch metal battle winner Rise a Thousand are the latest acts that have been confirmed for the seventh edition of the independent Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival.

This year's edition is set to take place December 11 & 12th, 2015 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In total 32 bands will make their appearance at the festival. More bands will be announced soon, and for now the current lineup is as follows: More...

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Ahab Comments On Album Art Similarities

Ahab has issued the following statement about people questioning the similarities between the cover from upcoming album "The Boats Of The Glen Carrig" and Giant Squid's "The Ichthyologist" release:

"Quite some messaging going around with the guys of Giant Squid (a San Fransisco based band) about our album artwork. They thought, our cover artwork of 'The Boats Of The Glen Carrig' is too close to the one of a re-issue of 'The Ichthyologist.' Unfortunately we didn't know the band or the cover. That being said: We still do not think there's much more similarity than a hand being turned into a sea-animal (two different one's btw). Anyway: We hope this settles the argument, cause we (and I guess also Giant Squid) do not like bitching with fellow artists. Now it's up to you, what to think of it."

Giant Squid also commented: "Been talking with Aahab, who say they, and the artist, we're officially and completely unfamiliar with both Giant Squid, and 'The Ichthyologist.' So there you go. Let's chalk it up to crazy coincidence, kindred spirits thinking alike, if you will.

"I love Ahab. One of my favorite bands going today. 'Divinity of Oceans' is almost perfect and is one of the only albums from a band I've just spontaneously acclaimed out of the blue on this page. 'The Giant' was great too, and I'm sure this new album will crush. And, as an illustrator, that album art is amazingly well done, truly beautiful. Except... eeesh, that sure reminds me of a cover of a certain landmark album by a certain band... Anyone else feeling me on this? Seems I'm not the only one calling it out in the comments. Eh, whatever I guess.

"Remember that one time we wrote an album about the New Jersey shark attacks, and then another band did it two years later. Yeah, me too. Sigh..." More...

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Teaser For New Ahab Album Available

German doom merchants Ahab have dropped the first in a series of teaser clips for the upcoming new album "'The Boats Of The Glen Carrig." Check out a clip of the new track "To Mourn Job" below. The album is set for release on August 28th via Napalm Records.

"'The Boats Of The Glen Carrig" (referencing the 1907 horror novel from William Hope Hodgson) will be available as a standard CD, a limited 6 page digipak with a bonus track, a wooden box edition, an "ultra canvas" edition and a 2LP gatefold vinyl LP.

The track list is:

1. The Isle
2. The Thing That Made Search
3. Like Red Foam (The Storm)
4. The Weedmen
5. To Mourn Job
6. The Light in the Weed (Mary Madison)

Check out the teaser here: More...

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Ahab Releasing New Album

Ahab has checked in with the following announcement about releasing an upcoming new full-length album:

"Our new album is an interpretation of William Hope Hodgson's 'The Boats Of The Glen Carrig' and it will be released on August 28th as LTD 6 page Digipak + Bonus Track, 2LP Gatefold edition, strictly limited Wooden Box Edition + Ultra Deluxe Canvas Edition via Napalm Records. Pre-orders will start on June 18th."

1. The Isle
2. The Thing That Made Search
3. Like Red Foam (The Storm)
4. The Weedmen
5. To Mourn Job
6. The Light in the Weed (Mary Madison) More...

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Orange Goblin And Winterfylleth To Play Damnation

English stoner rock band Orange Goblin is the latest name to be added to the 10th anniversary Damnation Festival bill.

Orange Gobline will be joined by black metal quartet Winterfylleth and post-punk outfit October File, with both bands airing material from new albums at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 1st.

The trio of new additions bolster an impressively eclectic line-up which already boasts Bolt Thrower's only U.K. appearance, a Cannibal Corpse headline set and St. Vitus performing "Born Too Late" in full.

Orange Goblin said: "Over the last few years, Damnation has cemented itself into one of the UK's leading metal festivals, so it is a great honour to be asked back to play for a second time.
"It is already a great line up of bands, and we can't wait to be part of it."

Winterfylleth added: "We are proud to announce we will be playing Damnation Festival once again in 2014. The response we had in 2012 was mind blowing and we hope to see you all there once again. Damnation is a festival we always attend as fans regardless of playing and a must for all serious metal fans. We have a new album out a few weeks before the festival, so will be playing some exclusive new material for the first time on the day.”

October File also comments: "We are over the moon to be playing what is becoming one of the most important and special events in the UK. Damnation has worked hard to forge a name that is a must for fans and underground talent."

The line-up for Damnation Festival so far includes: Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Saint Vitus, Raging Speedhorn, Orange Goblin, Anaal Nathrakh, Ahab, Revocation, Solstafir, Winterfylleth, H A R K, October File, Bast, Atlantis and Corrupt Moral Altar, with many more bands to be announced across four stages. More...

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Ahab Celebrating 10th Anniversary With Damnation

The organizers of the Damnation Festival have checked in with the following announcement about Ahab performing at this year's edition:

"German doom titans, Ahab, and Icelandic progressive metal outfit, Solstafir are the latest names to be added to the tenth edition of Damnation Festival. The headline set will be an exclusive UK performance by Ahab and the first the band have played outside London."

Ahab adds: "We’re delighted to celebrate our 10-year anniversary with the only Ahab UK Show 2014 at Damnation Festival. Headlining the doom stage is an honour and a great birthday present for us!"

Further details on the Damnation Festival can be found at the event's official website here. More...

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Ahab Launches Fan Video Contest

Ahab has issued the following announcement about seeking fan-made videos:

"As you might know, we're just about to write a new album and we want YOU to participate this time!

"So if you're into audiovisual art in any form and would like to do a short film for us, this might be interesting for you: any idea, any technique, any twist you might think of is good – may it be stop motion, silhouette, documentary, animation, cartoons, serious stuff, heavy with meaning stuff, even satirical stuff … whatever – we'd love to see it.

"But keep in mind: Our songs are mostly around 10 minutes long. And note: we don't want t to be filmed as 'actors' or as musicians pretending to play the songs live on an iceberg, in a forest or anywhere else. More...

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Ahab Streaming New Album Title Track

Ahab will be releasing new album "The Giant" through Napalm Records on May 25th, 2012. The band has now checked in with the following update about streaming the title track online:

"The title track of the forthcoming record 'The Giant' is now exclusively for you on soundcloud! Featuring guest appearance of Enslaveds Herbrand Larsen. Enjoy it and spread the word!"

Listen to "The Giant" in the player below, or check out recently posted footage from the album's recording sessions at this location. More...

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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

The 2012 edition of the Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available here. The organizers of the festival have now announced the following bands being added to the bill:

Eluveitie
Within Temptation
Immortal
Behemoth
Paradise Lost
Iced Earth
Katatonia
Lacuna Coil
Architects
Crowbar
Terror
Norma jean
Vallenfyre
Tankard
Shining
Nifelheim
Heidevolk
Menhir
Born from pain
Ahab
Desaster
Helheim
Night in gales
Roterfeld
While she sleeps

The festival's lineup is now as follows: More...

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Ahab Posts More "The Giant" Studio Footage

Ahab has posted a second studio teaser online for the band's new album "The Giant," which can be viewed below. "The Giant" is currently scheduled for a May, 2012 release. You can also watch the previously posted first studio video at this location.

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Ahab Unveils New Album Title and Cover Art

German funeral doom band Ahab has announced that the band's forthcoming third LP will be entitled "The Giant," and is scheduled for a May 2012 release month through Napalm Records. Enslaved keyboardist/vocalist Herbrand Larsen will make a guest appearance on the album. The vinyl edition of the release will contain two bonus tracks.

Check out the album artwork here:

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Ahab Posts New Album Studio Teaser

Ahab has been busy recording the follow-up album to "The Divinity of Oceans," and the band has now posted the first video teaser for the upcoming album "The Giant." Check out the clip below. The new album "The Giant" will be available this coming May 2012.

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Ahab Checks In With Album Update

Ahab has been busy recording the follow-up album to "The Divinity of Oceans" (reviewed here). The band has now checked in with the following recording update:

"We can gladly announce that the guitar and vocal recordings are finished, too. Also, mix and mastering has been completed and it sounds great!

"We can hardly wait to share our new baby with you. We will surely post some small teasers in the next weeks."

Ahab will also be headed out on tour with Esoteric in May and June, with full details on the run of shows at this location.

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Ahab Announces European Tour

Ahab has announced the "Doowmwards Let Us Row" European tour, featuring Esoteric and Ophis. The dates for the run are as follows:

30.05.12 (GER) Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
31.05.12 (CH) Geneva – L´usine
01.06.12 (CH) Zürich – Dynamo
02.06.12 (A) Vienna – Escape Metal Corner
03.06.12 (SLO) Ljubljana – Klub Gromka
04.06.12 (CZ) Prag – tba
05.06.12 (GER) Munich – Feierwerk
06.06.12 (GER) tba
07.06.12 (GER) Jena – Rosenkeller
08.06.12 (NL) Rotterdam – Baroeg
09.06.12 (GER) Oberhausen – Kult Tempel

Ahab also recently released an update on the band's progress recording a new album, which can be found at this location.

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Ahab Issues Recording Update

Ahab has entered the Überwälder Klangdressur studio to begin recording the as-yet-untitled follow-up album to "The Divinity of Oceans" (reviewed here). The band has now checked in from the recording process with the following brief update:

"We´ve finished the drum recording and the bass recordings and it sounds outstanding. Today Heci will follow with the guitar recording. There will be some pics later this week."

Ahab also posted this update about upcoming tour plans: "We are excited to announce that Ahab will be hitting the road again in 2012 for a European tour. The tour will begin on May 30 and end on June 9. We are very happy that the mighty Esoteric will join us on our trip. We will announce the final tour dates asap."

Further details on the new album will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, check out the latest on Ahab via the band's Facebook profile.

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