Helming the effort will be producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE, GREEN CARNATION, SIRENIA and IN VAIN, among others.
ABBATH’s sophomore album will not feature the contributions of bassist King Ov Hell, who left the Norwegian black metal band in June. The musician, whose real name is Tom Cato Visnes (pictured below), announced at the time that he was exiting the group “due to conflicting views on lyrical concepts of the upcoming disc.” Claiming that the lyrics to ABBATH’s new LP were inspired by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, King said that he found “Jung’s connection to Christian mysticism… incompatible with the image of the band.”
King said in the statement: “I wish members of the actual band, label, and crew all the best for the upcoming shows and album. The music itself is nothing short of brilliant. However, I must maintain artistic integrity and respectfully step aside.”
King Ov Hell appeared on ABBATH’s self-titled debut, which came out in 2016. He has also played with GORGOROTH, GOD SEED and AUDREY HORNE.
Sessions will commence December 03rd with producer Endre Kirkesola (Vampire, Sirenia) helming the sessions at Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway.