Having recently inked a deal with Prosthetic Records, dystopian black metal trio, ABHORIA, are preparing to release their self-titled debut album in early 2022.
Featuring members of Ashen Horde, Catheter and Vimana, ABHORIA recorded the album remotely, with each member contributing their elements from afar. In fact, the band only met up - and played together - after the album had been recorded. The record was engineered, mixed and mastered by Shane Howard (Martriden, Helleborus) at Sawn & Quartered Studios; Shane was able to capture the raw brutality of the band, but with a layer of slick, modern metal production. A final visual flourish came courtesy of the distinctive cover artwork by fan-favorite Adam Burke.
ABHORIA’s modern take on a classic genre relies less on traditional black metal tropes and leans toward capturing the bleak landscape of an unforgiving world in sonic form. Through their lyrical storytelling, the band explores the darkest corners of the human psyche across the album’s unrelenting eight tracks. First single, Mountebank, focuses on a con artist offering the promise of a better life for only a "small sacrifice..." Unevangelized looks at a despondent group fighting back against those offering "salvation" through religion. Grave Expectations explores a mysterious benefactor who lures people in only to hunt them for game. “There’s not a lot of hope on this album; it examines desperate people struggling to survive in an unrelenting world, as well as those who would seek to take advantage of others’ hopelessness,” says guitarist and principal songwriter Vor.
ABHORIA invite you to discard your preconceptions of the genre, and embrace a take on black metal that reflects the relentless bleakness of a world not far from our own.
(drums performed by Jaud)
Latest ABHORIA News
ABHORIA SIGN TO PROSTHETIC RECORDS AND ANNOUNCE DEBUT SELF-TITLED ALBUM; LEAD SINGLE, 'MOUNTEBANK', OUT NOWNov 11, 2021
Prosthetic Records are excited to announce the signing of dystopian black metal trio, ABHORIA. Accompanying the signing announcement, ABHORIA have shared news of their self-titled debut album - due out on February 4. The Los Angeles, California band, which features members of Ashen Horde, Catheter and Vimana, have also today shared the album's lead single, Mountebank, and its accompanying music video directed by Igor Borovac.