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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Abigail Williams Working on Second Full-Length Disc (Candlelight Records)

Black Metal Band Abigail Williams Working on New DiscBlack metal band Abigail Willaims have completed recording of individual performances for their still untitled second full-length. Recorded 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."

Due to a injury to drummer Ken Meyers back in January, Abigail Williams canceled their planned tour with Nile. With Ken Bedene (Blood of Cain) behind the skins, the band is heading out on their first trip to Australia in May touring alongside Nile.

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. In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns (which was released as a deluxe edition earlier this year with previously unreleased tracks) and the band’s 2007 "Legend" EP are available on iTunes.

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