Kicking off July 29 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the festival tour also featuring Darkest Hour, Parkway Drive, Misery Signals, Winds of Plague, Arsis, and others, will find the band performing selections from their forthcoming full-length debut, titled In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns.
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.
Confirmed Thrash and Burn dates featuring Abigail Williams are noted below. The band will immediately fly to England to join the European Summer Slaughter tour kicking off August 29 in Liverpool (running through September 8).
07/29/2008 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque NM
07/30/2008 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
07/31/2008 Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
08/01/2008 Attic Club -Dayton, OH
08/02/2008 Birch Run Expo Center - Birch Run, MI
08/03/2008 Robot Mosh Fest - Milwaukee, MI
08/04/2008 Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
08/05/2008 Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
08/06/2008 Peabody’s Down Under - Cleveland, OH
08/07/2008 Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
08/08/2008 Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
08/09/2008 Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
08/10/2008 Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
08/11/2008 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
08/12/2008 Huntington Music Hall (Monkey Bar) - Huntington, WV
08/14/2008 Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
08/15/2008 Palladium - Worcester, MA
08/16/2008 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
08/17/2008 Norva - Norfolk, VA
08/18/2008 Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
08/19/2008 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
08/20/2008 State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
08/22/2008 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
08/23/2008 Java Jazz - Houston, TX
08/24/2008 House of Blues - Dallas, TX
08/25/2008 Club 101 - El Paso, TX
08/26/2006 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
08/27/2008 House of Blues - W. Hollywood, CA