ABIGAIL, the leader of the Romanian doom metal, is celebrating this year 23 years of its existence. The band kept the doom/death metal flag high in Romania since 1994, leaving deep marks in the fans souls with its music.
In the 90s they launched the album “Sonnets”, which brought them the long desired spotlight. Next was, more notable, “It is the night I fear” in 2011, where you can find songs like “Sweet Cruelty” or “It is the night I fear”, which also gives the album its name.
This year, the guys will launch the album temporary named “The mind replays what the heart can’t erase”, which brings together one of the most beautiful compositions from the last years, an album that will be more then a pleasant surprise, having as guests a few notable musicians, like Thomas AG (Saturnus) or Jón Aldará (Hamferd/BarrenEarth). Abigail promises that this album will set a new standard in the Romanian doom scene, like “Sonnets” did in its time.
This fall, Abigail will sings alongside Saturnus and Clouds in a 3 days mini-tour, that will pass through London (UK), Mekelen (Belgium) and Rotterdan (The Netherlands / Dutch Doom Days)
OTHER EYES WISE is a London based band formed in late 2010, by Jonas and Simon. The idea behind the band was to try something a bit different to the norm, using many of the bands outside influences and using all the genres the band likes to listen to themselves. Predominantly the band sits in the Progressive metal genre but has lots of different elements they like to use from rock, to funk, to death metal and beyond.
Between 2011 – 2012 the band played shows all over London and the UK, whilst also concentrating on writing there debut album, off the back of a few videos the band put up online, they signed to Italian Record label Wormhole death in the autumn of 2013, which released the band’s debut album “Zer(0)” in spring of 2014.
The following year the band released their second album “Chapters” once again through Wormhole Death and also in the spring, this album had more promotion and was released in Japan as well as America. Since the release of both albums the band has gone out on tour over the UK and Europe. They have played two festivals in Romania: Rock N Iasi and Metalhead Meeting.
Currently the band is still out playing shows in the UK, they are also in the middle of writing there third album, which is definitely going in a heavier and more dynamic direction.
The band plan on releasing this album in 2017 and to tour the album throughout the next two years.