Black metal pioneer and ex-Immortal frontman Abbath is bringing the band’s 2019 album ‘Outstrider’ to life for Australian audiences in September.
When Abbath announced that he had left Immortal, it sent shockwaves through the metal scene.
The iconic frontman had long become the face of the Norwegian black metal scene, his image synonymous with the genre.
Upon releasing his debut album with his eponymous new band in 2016, most of Abbath’s true fans were satiated.
Now, the Norwegian giant returns for round two, armed with a refined line-up and ready to strike with a sophomore effort.
While harking somewhat back to an Immortal sound, Abbath draws from NWOBHM and melodic metal influences, adding a fresh new flavour to the sound that the band’s founder came to define.
‘Outstrider’ consists of eight original songs and concludes with a Bathory cover.
These shows promise an aural assault from start to finish with frigid riffage and a robust set list that are layered with vocals from one of the most identifiable voices in black metal.