ABADDON INCARNATE Inks Deal With Candlelight Records

Sunday, 9th February 2014

Candlelight Records has announced the signing of the Irish occult metal act ABADDON INCARNATE. The band’s fifth album, Pessimist, will be released later this year. The album was recorded and mixed in three days, with the vocals and music being done in one take to maintain a level of live intensity and maximize a very real and frantic feel. Artwork duties have fallen to Manuel Tinnemans (DEATHSPELL OMEGA, PENTACLE) and the lyrics on the album are the most dark and honest the band has done to date.

Says the band: “We are pleased and excited to announce that we are signing to Candlelight Records for the release of our fifth album, Pessimist. We have been fans of the Candlelight roster for many years and we feel Candlelight’s extreme metal background, professional attitude and proximity to Ireland make them the best choice to release our latest album. We are looking forward to working with them!”

Formed in 1994 from the ashes of death thrashers BEREAVED, ABADDON INCARNATE came together with the intention of becoming the fastest, most brutal band in Ireland. It was a mission thoroughly accomplished within the Irish underground by the time they released their brutal death metal debut, The Last Supper, on Season Of Mist. Nadir was the follow-up and marked ABADDON INCARNATE’s evolution into an uncompromising grindcore act, whilst also maintaining their occult lyrical themes. In 2003, Dark Crusade was released, selling an unprecedented amount before the band went on an enforced hiatus.

ABADDON INCARNATE re-emerged in 2007 with new drummer Johnny King (ALTAR OF PLAGUES) and bassist Steve Finnerty and since then has completed successful tours in Europe, Russia and South America, and released its fourth full-length, Cascade, and a split with legendary Orange County grinders PHOBIA.

With four full-length releases and a split behind them, ABADDON INCARNATE, led by founding members Bill Whelan and Steve Maher, are looking forward to the future.