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Abigail Williams Working With Ex-Black Dahlia Murder Drummer

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Arizona-based extreme metal band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have issued the following update:

"We are now gearing up to record our first full-length CD for Candlelight Records, which we think will hit stores in the fall. Right now we are currently hammering out pre-production demos and putting the final touches on some new songs. We are also happy to announce that we are working with drummer Zach Gibson (GUTROT, IN BATTLE ARRAY, ex-BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) for the album as well as some upcoming tour stuff. We will be busy rehearsing with this dude this month until early June and then it's off to the studio."

According to a recent press release, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS "take their influences from the best of the best from the old and the new and blend it into a unique and multifaceted hybrid. They have the groove and melody of the Gothenburg-style death metal, the face smashing breakdowns of the hardcore scene topped with the bombastic and epic approach favoured by the frostbitten black metal hordes. Starting only in the summer of 2005, a home recorded demo was put together to showcase the songs Ken Sorceron [vocals, guitar] had written over the years and featured Ashley Jurgemeyer on piano/keys. Connor Woods laid down the vocals and before long the demo, dubbed 'Gallow Hill', was born. These songs were distributed on the Internet via band pages set up on MySpace and PureVolume and, purely by word of mouth, resulted in an astonishing quarter of a million plays in just six months! Inspired by the response to his music, Ken put a full line up together featuring some ex-members of the Metal Blade act VEHEMENCE and started to play local shows with a view to branching out further. Unfortunately this line-up didn't work out and soon Ken was back working solely with Ashley. Local guitarist Brad Riffs was found and a new demo song, entitled 'Watchtower', was recorded with Ken now also taking up the vocal role. Throughout the line-up changes and everything else, Candlelight Records were waiting in the wings and watching developments with bated breath. Once the new stable line-up was put into place, a multi-album, worldwide deal was signed."

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS's upcoming CD will be recorded with the legendary James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) at his new Florida-based production facility. ABIGAIL WILLIAMS look forward to hitting the road with a vengeance in the later part of 2006, including a prestigious slot on one of the EMPEROR reunion shows and a U.K. tour with friends SUICIDE SILENCE.

Source: Blackmetal.com

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1. metalhead644 writes:

f***ing awesome band... and with zach in the lineup, theyre definately gonna rip sh** up.

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2. deathmetalrules420@yahoo.com (Max) writes:

I'm pretty sure this band will kick a$$ (the description sounded good anyway) plus Zach Gibson will be in the band and he is a f***ing amazing drummer! ROCK ON f***ERS!!!! 666

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