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

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