8/25/2016 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MORead More
8/26/2016 Full Metal Assault - Cave-in-Rock, IL
8/27/2016 Oddbody's - Dayton, OH
8/28/2016 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
8/29/2016 The Outpost- Kent, OH
8/30/2016 Salle Multi - Quebec City, QC
8/31/2016 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
9/01/2016 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
9/02/2016 Exit/Inn - Nashville, TN
9/03/2016 Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
9/04/2016 Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale, FL
9/07/2016 Headquarters - Indianapolis, IN
9/08/2016 Lookout Lounge - Omaha, NE
9/09/2016 Roxy Theater - Denver, CO
9/10/2016 Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT
When Abigail Williams hit the scene, they had a very symphonic black metal sound to them but through the years they have started to lean more towards a purist black metal sound. It seems like they found their true sound on their third full length Becoming, which was released in 2012.
Their set on Wednesday night was full of the purist black metal sound that they have come to be known for. It was your typical black metal set with the distorted guitars and fast drum beats. The thing that set this band apart was Bergeron's distinct voice. When sound checking, he asked the tech to turn the reverb up as far as they could. This added an element of doom to their set and really made them stand out among a line-up of other legendary black metal bands.
One notable thing about their set is that there was no bass player. The bass parts were tracked through the speakers. Bergeron seemed to mention the absence by saying that the bass player sucked so they kicked him off of the tour but it was hard to tell if he was joking or serious.
Although their set was short (only about 35 minutes long) they filled it with heavy hitting songs that got the crowd moving. although they didn't announce any song titles, it was easy to tell that they were sticking with newer releases as the music had that pure black metal sound.
It was hard to turn away from Mike Flores on the bass. The way his fingers rushed up and down the fretboard with the other hand plucking away at the strings was enough to make you jaw hit the floor. If you can get beyond that, you will notice just how fast drummer John Longstreth is playing his blast beats. Singer Jason Keyser growled his way through the set that was over all too quick (only 45 minutes).
Origin's latest release, Omnipresent, was released in 2014.
The “Conjuring the Dead” tour was headlined by Austrian death-metal band Belphegor in support of their newest release Conjuring the Dead, which came out in August of 2014 on Nuclear Blast.
Belphegor at the Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis (24 August 2016)