Abbath ei olisi halunnut lähteä soolouralle

AbbathImmortalin kitaristina/laulajana tunnetuksi tulleen Abbathin omaa nimeä kantava yhtye esiintyi ensimmäistä kertaa ikinä Tuska Open Airissa viime kuussa. Nyttemmin Metal Hammerin tekemässä haastattelussa Abbath on kertonut, ettei olisi halunnut lähteä soolouralle, muttei nähnyt muuta vaihtoehtoa. Immortalin rumpali Horghilla ja kitaristi Demonazilla on nykyisin perheet ja lapsia, mikä rajoitti bändin toimintaa. Abbath olisi halunnut harjoitella kolmesti viikossa, mutta usein aikaa riitti vain yhteen harjoituskertaan ja asiat etenivät hitaasti. Abbath olisi myös halunnut päästä tekemään seuraavaa levyä, sillä vuonna 2009 julkaistusta ”All Shall Fallista” on jo niin pitkä aika. Abbathin mukaan Immortalin jäsenten väliset kemiat eivät toimineet eikä asioista keskusteltu. Abbathin debyyttialbumi kerrotaan julkaistavan Season of Mistin kautta vuoden 2016 alussa.

”I didn’t want to go solo in the first place. I wanted the best for Immortal. I didn’t want it to end this way. First of all, I just wanted my music out. I wanted to record the next album because it’s been so many years since ’All Shall Fall’. And both Demonaz and Horgh, they have kids and families now, and it just hit that point where I couldn’t work the way they wanted to work any more. I wanted things on my terms and they wanted things on their terms, and it was very difficult. I wanted to rehearse at least three times a week, but often it was only once a week and things went so slow. I sat there with all this material, I kept the rehearsal space and recorded the stuff on click track, but it was a very strained atmosphere and the last time we worked together was in early June last year.”

”I was forced to do it this way. I wanted Immortal to continue, but not the way it was. The dialogue has not been there and it’s also my mistake. I should have brought up this shit a long time ago, but Immortal, after Demonaz’s problems with his arms, it never became a band after that.”

”Immortal is a very special situation. Demonaz hasn’t been in the band, but then I always wanted to do the best for everybody, to have the band spirit, and that’s why when we decided to start Immortal again, we tried to get the spirit back, and bring him on tour, and just share our thing and be a band and have a kick-ass time. But it never worked out. The chemistry wasn’t there with the Immortal guys and hadn’t been for a while. I believe in my music and I believe in my expression, but time flies and we grow apart. Maybe in the future we can go back again, I don’t know, but right now I just want to do my thing and just be Abbath and have people around me who support that.”

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