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Abigail Williams to kick off 2016 with tour next month

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 3:06 PM (PST)

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In case you want to read about something other than everyone on the face of the Earth quitting Emmure, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will kick off a month-long US tour on January 30th. The journey will commence with five headlining shows before a near three-week run supporting Fleshgod Apocalypse and Carach Angren.

The band continue to evolve ever darker and their latest slab The Accuser was ranked as my #1 most interesting extreme metal album  alongside bands like Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, InAeona and other standout records you may have missed this year. It is a big step forward for the group, who have developed into something substantially usince their early symphonic days.

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Top 15 interesting metal and rock albums you may have missed this year

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 3:08 PM (PST)

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They say that during troubled times it is often good to find escape or comfort in routine. Some people do well at staying on task. Others find too much friction between their emotional state and the mundane. Sometimes there is relief found unexpectedly though when you can get things done and restore small oasis-like moments of order to a chaotic World.

Others believe in the law of attraction and positive manifestation. I think it is a combination of an energy filled Universe, will, karma, inertia and many other often scarcely tangible movements that create the crescendos and decrescendos that compromise our lives. But sometimes we are hit with a lot at once.

This year was often like that for me and I am going to be less active on the blog front than usual for the next few weeks, determined to sort of coast out the rest of the year being very energy mindful and reflecting on love, life, death…all the big stuff.

As we think on the multifaceted Paris tragedy, I have read many people expressing sorrow at the sacred concert space being violated, that communal place of coming together. I totally agree.

The beauty of extreme music or rock n roll or hardcore or even the bat cave gloom of the industrial scene is that you can sometimes morse code , smoke signal or Instagram your messages out to like minded souls, the “Children of the Night” (to quote Dracula and lead in with a Tribulation tie in to transition to my year end list).

The following are some of the records that I found to be the very best this year. It might not be the same for you. I know Iron Maiden had a great double album and my favorite hard rock band Clutch is not on here, but because I am biased and always write about them. Instead I wanted to focus for my best of list on records I think were made by lesser appreciated bands than Lamb Of God , Megadeth, Motorhead or other giants.

Heck, Between the Buried And Me got a 5 star rating from me this year but their record isn’t on this list.

These records struck me the most, however.

That said, Coal Chamber, Failure, Faith No More reunited this year. None of them are on this list but all put out great records. Across the spectrum of tastes. Rock and metal are still pulsing. We can all make a huge and living racket that says we are here and share in that rush of blood , adrenaline, spirit that can never be silenced.

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Abigail Williams comin’ at ya on tour!

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 11:18 AM (PST)

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With ABIGAIL WILLIAMS nearing the recording completion of their forthcoming new album, the band has announced a West Coast tour.  Set to kick off July 11, the tour will hit fourteen cities before its completion in Seattle on July 27.  The tour announcement follows the recent release of the special 4-disc collection, From Legend To Becoming (Candlelight) available now in stores nationwide.  The limited edition collection includes the band’s three full-length albums, 2008’s In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns, 2010’s In The Absence Of Light, 2012’s Becoming, plus their debut ep Legend.

After a year off from touring and working on our new record, we are looking forward to getting in the van again,” says vocalist/guitarist Sorceron.  Continuing he notes, “we will be playing lots of new material from the upcoming release as well as our favorites from the past.”

Sorceron has been keeping busy the last year working on new material for ABIGAIL WILLIAMS as well participating in other recording projects – Lord Mantis, Missing – and serving as producer and engineer on other recordings.  He premiered early versions of two songs expected to appear on the new album via No Clean Singing last winter.  “Musically this album is very diverse,” he said.  “the overall vibe is way more negative compared to our last album.  Artistically this is the best line-up I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years.”

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Cover Art Battle: January Ultimate Champion

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 12:28 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

January had some great battles but in the end only four could make it to final battle of the month; Vise Massacre (even though there was a release delay), Touchstone, Abigail Williams, and Alcest.

Go here to vote for January’s Ultimate Cover Art Champion!

***UPDATE*** Abigail Williams Becoming for the win!

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MR Staff Picks: Top Albums of January 2012 (MetalRiotJD)

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 10:07 PM (PST)

This is one hell of a start to a new year. Usually I’m not enamored with an album until the first thaw of the Midwest winter, but not this year my fellow cretins. Mind you I haven’t listened to every single album that has come out this month. Who has that kind of time!? I wish I did.

Anyway, I’m rambling. Head on over here to see what I boldly declare as this month’s top metal albums. Let the harassing criticism begin!

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Album Review: Abigail Williams – “Becoming”

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 2:54 AM (PST)

I often ask myself, “What purpose does music serve? Why does every culture in human civilization, past and present, have music as such an integral part of its culture?” I could go on about how music is divinely inspired and describe its transcendental nature. I could rattle on about Jung’s collective unconscious and the archetypal representations of music and its various elements. I could compare the math of music to the physics of the universe and of creation itself. I could do all that but I won’t. Instead, I shall direct you to the latest Abigail Williams release, Becoming.

Find out why this album is what music is all about right here.

Cover Art Battle: Blood & Fire

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 9:41 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

This week has some great releases from big names, some interesting names, and of course some sweet covers; Abigail Williams, Aborted, Behold! the Monolith, Descravity, Fisthammer, Lamb of God, Primal Fear, and Racebannon.

Go here to vote and declare this week’s cover art champion!

***UPDATE*** Abigail Williams – Becoming is this week’s winner!

Don’t forget to head on over to see who’s battling it out this week and stay tuned for January’s monthly battle.

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Abigail Williams streaming new album “Becoming”

Posted by xNJxBreakdowNx on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM (PST)

The Los Angeles based black metal machine that is Abigail Williams, has announced the North American release of their 3rd full length album Becoming. This also brings the news that the band will be streaming the “Becoming LP” here, until it’s release next week.

Abigail Williams has released this statement about the album:

“The organic style of Becoming offers stark contrast to previous Abigail Williams releases, bearing six vast tracks of the band’s most expressive and complicated material to date. Becoming was recorded in various warehouses throughout Los Angeles, with the lineup for the album including returning guitarist Ian Jekelis, studio drummer Zach Gibson (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder) and as always, vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron, who handled all mixing, mastering, production and engineering duties.”

Becoming is slated for a 1/24 release date via Candlelight Records.

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