Originally formed as Acheron in 1988 by vocalist Simon Dower and then guitarist David Abbott, the band changed their name in in the early nineties due to a clash with an international act of the same name. Tim Aldridge joined the band in 1989 and quickly became the main writer of music for the band, while Dower handled the grotesque lyrics. Abramelin was a powerful, driving force in the nineties, playing alongside a host of well-known Aussie acts from various genres, as well as international metal giants like Morbid Angel, Cradle of Filth, Cannibal Corpse, Carcass and Paradise Lost, just to name a few.
Although at the top of their game and in high demand, the band decided to take a break in 2003… one that would last fourteen years!
Fast forward to 2017, Abramelin are back and stronger than ever! Dower and Aldridge are still on board with ex-Abramelin guitarist & music contributor Rob “Wog” Mollica (Earth) now picking up the bass; blisteringly fast guitarist Matt Wilcock (Ackercocke), who played with Abramelin on their Deadspeak tour in 2002 / 2003, is back; and last but not least, Australia’s premier metal drummer, David Hayley (Psycroptic) is on board ripping out the blast beats. Once again in hot demand and already selling out shows weeks in advance, Abramelin have been touring nationally in Australia on their own as well as alongside international artists such as Napalm Death, Dark Funeral and Immolation.
And now the Petrichor label presents the worldwide re-issue on cd of Abramelin’s Never Enough Snuff. A brutal and extremely violent album even by death metal standards, the album was recorded at various studios in Melbourne and then sent off to Unisound in Sweden to be mixed and mastered by the master of metal, Dan Swanö.
Never Enough Snuff will be reissued by Petrichor on September 23rd.