Sep 302015

Abigail Williams-The Accuser


When our writer Andy Synn recently reviewed Abigail Williams’ new album The Accuser, he described the further evolution of the band’s sound from their last album Becoming as “inverting the moody introspection of its predecessor into a dark and brooding nihilism, creating in the process a distorted reflection and a dark inversion of their former sound that still shares many of the same traits and elements, but twists them into harsher, more dissonant shapes.”

Today we have the privilege of premiering for you another song from The Accuser. Andy described this new one, “Lost Communion“, as music “with a rolling swagger to it, shot through with a series of esoteric, piercing lead melodies that thread their way in and out of the blasting, grooving, melee, climaxing in the unexpectedly massive hooks of the song’s mid-section, with some frankly huge vocals and booming riffs offering a big payoff to the song’s rapid-fire build-up.”


Abigail Williams-by Levan TK
photo by Levan TK

“Lost Communion” does indeed have a bleak, nihilistic atmosphere at the start, beginning as a howling ice storm of dissonance and rage — but the song really does rock hard as hell in the mid-section, without ever shedding its mantle of darkness, and that’s when it will get its hooks in your head — just before its strange and unsettling conclusion.

The Accuser will be released by Candlelight Records on October 30. You can order it on Bandcamp HEREAbigail Williams are also on tour right now with Today Is the Day. The remaining schedule of dates is below our stream of “Lost Communion”. One other track from the album (“Path of Broken Glass”) can also be streamed here.




9/30 – Fayetteville, NC The DHP
10/1 – Spartanburg, SC Groundzero
10/2 – Tampa, FL Epic Problem
10/3 – Margate, FL O’Malleys
10/4 – Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
10/5 – Pensacola FL The Handlebar
10/7 – San Antonio, TX The Korova
10/8 – Fort Worth, TX The Rail Club
10/9 – Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
10/10 – Abilene, TX Abilene Civic Center
10/11 – Albuquerque, NM Blu Phoenix Venue
10/12 – Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room
10/13 – Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
10/14 – W. Hollywood, CA The Whisky
10/15 – Las Vegas, NV LVCS
10/16 – San Francisco, CA The DNA Lounge
10/17 – Portland, OR Black Water Bar


  1. Love how it faded into Solstafir at the end

  2. so glad to see these guys back man… freakin doubt!!!!!!!…….\m/ ^ _ ^ \m/

  3. bandcamp purchase done!!!!!….cannot freakin wait!!!!!!…bring it!!!!!…\m/ ^ _ ^ \m/

  4. oh yea!!!!….how about a little east coast action man!!!!!!……like CT.!!!!!!……thanx!!!!!…hahahaaa!!!!

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