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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 Semblance of Life
  4.   Empyrean: Into the Cold Wastes
  5.   Waiting for the Rain
  6.   Lost Communion
  7.   Godhead
  8.   The Cold Lines
  9.   Watchtower Revisited
  10.   Watchtower
  11.   A Thousand Suns
  12.   I
  13.   An Echo In Our Legends
  14.   Like Carrion Birds
  15.   Nuummite
  16.   Path of Broken Glass
  17.   Psalm 69
  18.   Final Destiny Of The Gods
  19.   The World Beyond
  20.   The Conqueror Wyrm
  21.   Ascension Sickness
  22.   Acolytes
  23.   Forever Kingdom of Dirt
  24.   Of the Outer Darkness
  25.   Three Days of Darkness
  26.   Smoke and Mirrors
  27.   Procession of the Aeons
  28.   What Hells Await Me
  29.   Floods
  30.   Into the Ashes
  31.   Beyond the Veil
  32.   Infernal Divide
  33.   Elestial
  34.   I Am (God)
  35.   Malediction
  36.   Infinite Fields of Mind
  37.   Radiance
  38.   The Departure
  39.   Will, Wish & Desire
  40.   Hope The Great Betrayal
  41.   The Mysteries That Bind The Flesh
  42.   In Death comes the Great Silence
  43.   The Conquerer Wyrm
  44.   No Name

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