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Abbath brings in God Seed men

Former Immortal frontman Abbath has confirmed God Seed men King ov Hell and Baard Kolstad have joined his band.

They’ll play their first show together at the Tuska Metal Festival in Finland in June, with four later dates announced – including a visit to the Forum, London, on September 18.

The band have signed to Season Of Mist for their debut album, expected early next year.

Abbath last month revealed via Metal Hammer that he’d abandoned Immortal after they were “unable to come to an agreement in order to move forward.”

He added: “The name of Immortal, for the time being, will rest; the essence, the power, the music – and Abbath – will not.”

Season Of Mist boss Michael Berberian says: “I’m presenting this signing with a pure adrenaline high and childlike amazement.

“Abbath is one of a kind, a genuine character. I’ve known King for years… and Baard is a phenomenon.

“This lineup will surpass anything Abbath did in the past. The band has the chemistry, the ambition and the vision to excel.“

Tickets for the London show are available via a Metal Hammer pre-order using the password THERETURNOFABBATH.

Confirmed dates

Jun 27: Tuska Metal Festival, Finland Sep 04: Meh Suff Metal Festival, Switzerland Sep 05: Fall Of Summer, France Sep 18: London Forum Feb 20, 2016: Blastfest, Norway

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.