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Abigail Williams Working On New Album

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has completed recording of individual performances for their still untitled second full-length. Captured at Conquistador Studios in Cleveland, Ohio, eight new songs were laid down with vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron and engineer Cole Martinez controlling the audio takes. The songs are currently being mixed by Peter Tagtgren (Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Celtic Frost) and are expected to be completed later this month.

Commenting briefly on the new material, Sorceron notes, "There are a lot less keyboards on the new songs. They are far more guitar-driven and have a bit more of a traditional sound in some ways but still very Abigail Williams sounding. We let ourselves have much more room with writing this album; kind of a more open, free environment than any we have employed before. The studio experience this time round was very natural to us. We recorded everything with much more ease and I think it has helped in capturing a very honest vibe."

While the finishes touches are ongoing for the new album, Sorceron and drummer Ken Bedene are touring in Europe with Aborted (Sorceron contributed to the band’s latest album) while guitarist Ian Jekelis is keeping busy touring in the US with God Dethroned.

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1. metalmayhem writes:

If I'm not mistaken, Sorceron did almost everything on the last album. Most drums, all guitars, bass, and almost all vocals? Am I wrong? Either way, I liked it a lot. I do hope that they lean a little away from that Dimmu sound on this one. It was the production and the keyboards being so up-front in the mix that left that impression on the last one.

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2. Shoe Police writes:

Their first album was pretty solid, hope this is a step up. Good potential in this band.

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3. Kadmium writes:

God damn it, the keyboard work was what made the last one interesting and non-generic. Hope the new one still has that grand sense of wonder.

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