ABBATH(アバス)がリハビリを開始

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長年依存症に悩まされてきたAbbath(アバス)がリハビリを開始して年内は治療に専念。
今年アルバム『Outstrider』を発表してツアーを行っていたABBATH。ところが、11月13日、アルゼンチンのブエノスアイレス公演にて事件が起こる。2時間遅れでステージに上ったフロントマンのAbbath(アバス)は泥酔しており、ギターを投げ捨て自身は観客の中へ飛び込み、ショウはほとんど行われずに終了。そのあまりにもお粗末さに観客たちは怒って金銭の払い戻しを要求するほどだった。


Abbath SUSPENDIDO (Que paso) @ Palermo Club Argentina

問題となった11月13日のショウの様子
その後、予定していた南米ツアーはキャンセルとなり、Abbath(アバス)からリハビリを開始する旨のステイトメントが発表された。

「俺は今こそこの悪魔と戦う時なんだと気づいた。リハビリ・プログラムに取り組んでいるから完全にクリーンになるだろう。この戦いに勝利すために、これまで以上にやる気と決意を感じているんだ」
Bergen, 25th of November 2019,

Outstriders,

Throughout life you’re dealt different decks of cards. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to live my dream, which is writing music, putting out records and touring the world, playing to fans all over the globe. For the most part it has been a tremendous ride, but there’s also been moments where things have gone wrong. Most notably during the recent tour of South America, where we had to cancel shows in Argentina and Brazil.
It’s no secret that I’ve been battling addiction. I have now come to realize that it’s time to pick a fight with this demon. I’ve committed myself to a rehab program that’s going to help me get clean once and for all. I feel more motivated and determined than ever to win this battle.

Due to my program, we need to cancel the December shows that we have scheduled with my other band, Bömbers. We do apologize to our fans that was looking forward to these shows. We will make it up to all of you, and we’re currently working on rescheduling these shows.

Right now I’m very much looking forward to be coming back clean, stronger and more focused and fired up than ever.

Europe and USA, you have been warned, we’ll hunt you down like a thunderstorm next year. Nothing is going to stop us.

Horns up!
Abbath