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Abigail Williams

The American symphonic black metal band Abigail Williams was founded in 2005, in Phoenix, Arizona, and borrowed its name from an infamous girl accuser who was partially responsible for the Salem Witch Trials. Ironically, the group's early history was checkered with similar (if far less deadly) acts of "treason" as more than a dozen musicians sifted through their ranks, making vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron the only mainstay. In fact, Abigail Williams even broke up for a spell after recording 2006's metalcore-inflected Legend EP, but was resurrected the following year, relocated to New York, and signed to Candlelight Records for the release of 2008's debut album, In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns. This set the group's course on the road to black metal and led to a sophomore opus, 2010's In the Absence of Light, which featured the lineup of Sorceron, guitarist Ian Jekelis, and drummer Ken Bedene. Most of that lineup remained for 2012's Becoming, an album that shifted the band's sonics toward dark, atmospheric, post-psychedelic black metal. AW toured in support and the set received more praise than previous outings. Sorceron was restless, however. Formerly a member of Lord Mantis himself, he enlisted former drummer Charlie Fell and bassist Will Lindsay (also of Indian), along with former Wolvhammer guitarist Jeff Wilson in late 2014. After rehearsals and collaborative writing sessions, Sorceron took this version of Abigail Williams into the band's home studio in Olympia, Washington and cut The Accuser in five days. A more intensely focused black metal offering than they'd issued before, it was released by Candlelight in the fall 2015. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia & Thom Jurek
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  1.   Song
  2.   From the Buried Heart
  3.   A Thousand Suns
  4.   Three Days of Darkness
  5.   Empyrean: Into the Cold Wastes
  6.   The Departure
  7.   The Cold Lines
  8.   An Echo In Our Legends
  9.   Ascension Sickness
  10.   Beyond the Veil
  11.   Floods
  12.   The Mysteries That Bind The Flesh
  13.   Procession of the Aeons
  14.   Nuummite
  15.   Of the Outer Darkness
  16.   Into the Ashes
  17.   A Semblance of Life
  18.   Like Carrion Birds
  19.   I Am (God)
  20.   Watchtower
  21.   Godhead
  22.   Malediction
  23.   Final Destiny Of The Gods
  24.   Hope The Great Betrayal
  25.   In Death comes the Great Silence
  26.   Psalm 69
  27.   What Hells Await Me
  28.   Waiting for the Rain
  29.   Infinite Fields of Mind
  30.   The World Beyond
  31.   Smoke and Mirrors
  32.   The Conqueror Wyrm
  33.   Will, Wish & Desire
  34.   Path of Broken Glass
  35.   Acolytes
  36.   Infernal Divide
  37.   Elestial
  38.   Radiance
  39.   Forever Kingdom of Dirt
  40.   Watchtower Revisited
  41.   I
  42.   Lost Communion

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