ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Deluxe & Vinyl Editions; Touring Continues In Support Of Debut

¬†Candlelight Records today confirms two limited edition versions of ABIGAIL WILLIAMS’ popular debut album, In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns. Set for release January 12, the special formats will kick off the band’s first tour of 2010, their fifth in support of the album. The deluxe edition will feature a bonus disc containing five previously unavailable tracks plus the band’s video for the song “Into the Ashes.” Limited to 1000 copies, the vinyl pressing has been a request of fans since the album’s late 2008 release.

Discussing the deluxe edition, vocalist/guitarist Sorceron reveals, “the first song, ‘I Am (God)’ is a new song that signifies the first collaboration between new keyboard player Alana and myself. ‘In Death Comes the Great Silence’ reveals a new direction that the band has been working towards over the last year while ‘Infernal Divide’ is another new song that once again redefines that ABIGAIL WILLIAMS sound. This track was recorded quite raw and has a strong black metal influence. ‘Waiting for the Rain’ is a somber interlude we have been using a bit during live shows and the last track is the demo version of ‘Floods.’ I felt it was important to include this track because it captures the vibe of the song better than the album track; perhaps due to the work of original drummer Zack Gibson.”

The video for “Into the Ashes” was filmed under the famed London Bridge in late 2008. Sorceron recalls, “we were in this dungeon-like area that they used to store dead bodies in. We felt right at home, minus the smell, of course.” The video debuted on Headbangers Ball in early December and saw several plays on the specialty program. MTV called the James Murphy (Testament, Death) produced Into the Shadow of a Thousand Suns “one of the finest black metal albums of 2008.” Check out the video here:

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Recently relocating to Pittsburgh, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have been committed to touring since their inception in 2005. The band have toured to date alongside Enslaved, Dark Funeral, Vader, Goatwhore, Daath, Decrepit Birth. All Shall Perish, The Faceless, and Emperor’s 2006 Reunion dates. Currently performing as a five-piece with Sorceron recently adding guitar to his duties, the band are in the midst of a North American tour with God Dethroned, Augury and Woe of Tyrants. Upon conclusion the band will head to Europe for dates alongside Arch Enemy.

Confirmed dates for ABIGAIL WILLIAMS with Nile are:
1/15/2010 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
1/16/2010 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
1/17/2010 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
1/18/2010 The Blender Theatre – New York, NY
1/20/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
1/21/2010 Metro/Smart Bar – Chicago, IL
1/22/2010 Rave – Milwaukee, WI
1/23/2010 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
1/24/2010 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
1/25/2010 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
1/27/2010 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
1/28/2010 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
1/29/2010 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
1/30/2010 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
1/31/2010 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
2/02/2010 Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
2/03/2010 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/04/2010 U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
2/05/2010 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
2/06/2010 Gator’s – Farmington, NM
2/08/2010 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
2/09/2010 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
2/10/2010 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
2/11/2010 Trees – Dallas, TX
2/12/2010 Marquee – Tulsa, OK
2/13/2010 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
2/14/2010 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
2/16/2010 Peppermint Beach – Virginia Beach, VA
2/17/2010 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/18/2010 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
2/19/2010 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
2/20/2010 Music Farm – Charleston, SC