Abigail Williams has posted a new track titled "Final Destiny Of The Gods" on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's upcoming full-length album, "In The Absence Of Light", which is scheduled for release in Europe on September 27 via Candlelight Records. The CD was recorded at Conquistador Studios in Cleveland, Ohio and was mixed by Peter Tägtgren (DIMMU BORGIR, IMMORTAL, CELTIC FROST). It features artwork by Farron Kerzner (NACHTMYSTIUM, LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH).
Commented vocalist/guitarist Sorceron, "There is a lot less keyboards on the new songs. I like keyboards, but before we started this record we decided to get rid of a lot of them because we wanted to do something different."
The album presents new bandmembers, guitarist Ian Jekelis and drummer Ken Bedene. Joining Sorceron after ABIGAIL WILLIAMS' final tour in support of "In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns" last fall, the trio quickly got to work writing material that would become "In The Absence Of Light". The album's eight songs contain far more urgency then the band's previous material; songs written exclusively by Sorceron.
"We let ourselves have much more room with writing this album, kind of a more open, free environment than any we have employed before," reveals Sorceron. "We literally constructed the songs as we went. Ken would be in the drum room and Ian and I would be in the control room and we just played for hours. We would listen back and pick out what we thought was good and we put songs together. We recorded everything with much more ease and I think it has helped in capturing a very honest vibe."
"In The Absence Of Light" track listing:
01. Hope The Great Betrayal
02. Final Destiny Of The Gods
03. The Mysteries That Bind the Flesh
04. Infernal Divide
05. In Death Comes The Great Silence
06. What Hells Await Me
07. An Echo In Our Legends