STUNNING NEW ALBUM FROM THE BAND THAT KERRANG DESCRIBED AS OBSCENELY EXCITING, A MULTIFACETED AND UNFORGETTABLE BLEND OF GOTHENBURG STYLED DEATH METAL FACE SMASHING BREAKDOWNS AND THE FROSTBITE OF THE BEST BLACK METAL HORDES.
Kerrang! said of the band’s 2007 Legend (ep), “Abigail Williams have taken fresh-faced metal down the left hand path... the result is obscenely exciting.” Blabbermouth adds, ““Legend lays a firm foundation for greatness to come.” With over 15,000 units sold of Legend and 1.5 million hits to their popular MySpace page, all eyes and ears are awaiting the autumn release of In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns. The James Murphy-produced album features guest performance by Trym Torson (Emperor/Zyklon) and has been an intense working project for all of 2008. The album is set to contain nine new songs from the band currently featuring core vocalist Sorceron and keyboardist Ellyllon, with Plaguehammer (bass), Matt Brown (guitar), Bjornthor (guitar) and Samus (drums). Abigail Williams defy classification by taking the groove and melody of Gothenburg-styled death metal, face-smashing breakdowns of the hardcore scene and topping it with the bombastic and epic-flavored frostbite of black metal’s evilest hordes. The result is a multi-faceted and unforgettable hybrid that has had genre aficionados taking keen and immediate interest in the band since their inception. The band have toured the US and Europe several times in the last 18 months and were hand-picked to open for Emperor at their sold-out performance in Los Angeles (House of Blues) in July of 2006