Guitarist Per Valla Exits Abbath (Ex-Immortal)


Things don’t appear to be going entirely too well for Abbath—the new outfit started by ex-Immortal vocalist/guitarist Olve “Abbath Doom Occulta” Eikemo. Shortly after losing drummer Kevin “Creature” Foley, guitarist Per Valla has also exited the band. Valla told Collide:

“After having played as session guitarist with Abbath since May this year, I have recently decided that it is time for me to leave the band for personal reasons. I thank the guys for bringing me along on such an awesome ride, and for all the new friends I made in the process. I wish the guys the best of luck in the future.”

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Abbath emerged out of a legal dispute over the Immortal trademarks between Eikemo and his now former bandmates. Eikemo was unsuccessful in his bid to gain control of the band’s trademarks and decided to strike it out on his own as Abbath. The band will release their self-titled debut album on January 22nd. A 7″ single for the track “Count The Dead” arrived earlier this month.

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