ABADDON INCARNATE was born as BEREAVED in 1991. While still playing Death Metal, it was more sedate in nature taking in topics relating more to magic and the occult. After looking for a permanent drummer for two years, in summer '93 that person was found in Olan Parkinson. BEREAVED started writing new material for the first time in almost two years.
By late '94 Alan Kelly, who had been with the band since the start decided to left shortly before they recorded the third demo "When The Demons Come". BEREAVED changed their name to ABADDON INCARNATE as the new music was distinctly faster, heavier and topically, heading in a new direction. It was for these reasons that "Demons" was not widely distributed.
In 1996 ABADDON recorded a two track sampler,"Nihilist" and "Temple Of Rancid Filth", to appear later on their debut album. Again, only a handful of these tapes was ever distributed but it was this sampler that eventually reached Season of Mist in France early '98. On the strength of this sampler ABADDON INCARNATE secured a two album deal with the label.
In October 1998 ABADDON travelled to Tico Tico studios in Finland and recorded their debut entitled "The Last Supper" influenced by early MORBID ANGEL, IMPALED NAZARENE and BRUTAL TRUTH. The album was set for an early '99 release but due to recurring problems did not see shop shelves until September '99. Rob Tierney left by this time, being replaced by Cory Sloan (THE FIFTH DOMINION and THY SINISTER BLOOM) in July 1999.
Early 2000 ABADDON decided to drop Seasons Of Mist as their label and take control of the recording of their second album "Nadir", recorded by Mieszko from NASUM, (EXHUMED, REGURGITATE, etc) in May 2001 at Soundlab studios in Sweden, to be released by Sentinel Records later that year.
In 2002, A.I. performed two mini tours with Welsh Death Metallers DESECRATION including the Czech Republic, England, Wales, Spain and France. Right after that, ABADODN INCARNATE, who already were in negotiations with newly formed XTREEM MUSIC (out of the ashed of REPULSE REC.), signed a two album deal with this label. Unfortunately Cory, (bassist and backing vocalist) decided to leave the band. At the end of year the band travelled to Switzerland to headline the CARNAGE METAL FESTIVAL, and in early 2003, the band did an 8-dates tour in Australia. In summer of the same year, Olan, their long-time drummer, decided to leave the band, resulting on the re-admisison of old bassman Cory in the band as well as Jason as the new drummer.
Recordings for the band's long awaited third album "Dark Crusade" took place, during December 2003, again at swedish Soundlab with Mieszko (NASUM) producing. The release date was set for March 2004 and will definitely show ABADDON INCARNATE at its best!!
XM 014 CD
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