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Immortal announces title and release date of first Abbath-less album

Prepare to meet the northern chaos gods…

Immortal are rearing and ready to go with their first record without iconic member Abbath

It can be a monstrously difficult thing to overcome when an iconic member of a band packs up their instrument and leaves for good. However, black metal legends Immortal are managing to do just that with the coming arrival of their first album without Abbath.

The band just announced today that the new record, which is their first since 2009’s All Shall Fall is to be titled Northern Chaos Gods and will be out on July 6.

The record was produced by Peter Tägtgren, who helped the band produce their iconic albums At The Heart Of Winter, Damned In Black, Sons Of Northern Darkness, and All Shall Fall.

The band (now consisting of Demonaz and Horgh) recently released a statement talking about their pride in the new album, saying:

“We are eternally dedicated to Immortal and our own musical past. The album is conceptual, and the first step in the reclaiming of our past grimness and attitude.

Loyalty to the fans and our own musical history is very significant in this. Our new album will soon be available, with songs from the very gates of Blashyrkh – the realm of all darkness and cold.”

In further statement, the band says:

“We have put a massive amount of energy into this, and wanted to deliver our absolutely best. It has been a pleasure to finish the studio process and most of all being stoked about the final result.

Peter Tägtgren has done an outstanding job in producing and mixing it. We now look forward to have it released, and are excited to share our ninth full-length with you all.”

Immortal will also be releasing the title track as a single on May 25, which will also be available as a 7″ single. It will be able to be pre-ordered starting May 11 here.

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