Damn! Things got escalated quite quickly in Buenos Aires.
Abbath is currently touring South America and to our surprise, fans want a refund for a disastrous two-song concert.
According to the report on the local metal site El Culto, the doors to Club Palermo opened two hours later than scheduled, forcing support acts DESCARNADO and MEDIUM to play heavily abbreviated sets. When ABBATH finally took the stage, the group consisted only of its visibility inebriated namesake frontman (real name Olve Eikemo) alongside bassist Mia Wallace and drummer Ukri “Uge” Suvilehto.
Rumors had spread earlier in the day that Abbath had gotten into an argument with guitarist Ole André Farstad, who reportedly decided to stay at the hotel and skip the gig.
ABBATH reportedly tried to open the concert with “Count The Dead” at least twice, only for the frontman to drop his guitar on the ground after 10 seconds and throw himself into the crowd. They then tried to perform a “very poor version” of the song “Tyrants” by Abbath‘s former band IMMORTAL, before Abbath left the stage and was taken to the dressing room, from which he did not re-emerge to finish the set.
The fans’ anger quickly flooded social media, with many of them asking for the return of their money.
Three years have passed since the debut of Abbath Doom Occulta’s newest musical endeavor, Abbath, which received mostly positive reviews. While it wasn’t his strongest offering in his career (it’s kind of hard to top some of Immortal’s offerings), Abbath was able to ride momentum off of the project, and previous fame, to immediately begin touring all over the world. I caught the live act a couple of years ago and I was immediately impressed by his and the band’s stage presence. Abbath has always had his goofy personality in most, if not all, situations but has a unique legendary atmosphere surrounding him as well.
Watch the disastrous performance below: