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Exclusive: Valla Announces Departure from ABBATH

Photo credit: Adam De Ville for COLLIDE | Live at Manning Bar Sydney, October 2015

Just days after drummer Kevin Foley (aka Creature) released a statement confirming his departure from ABBATH - the band led by former IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (aka Abbath) - Norweigan session guitarist Per Valla (pictured) has announced that he too will be leaving the band.

Speaking exclusively with Collide, Valla has offered the following statement:

“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".

Valla will continue to play with Vredehammer, who are due to release their new album 'VIOLATOR' on February 5th 2016.

ABBATH's self-titled debut album will be released on January 22, 2016 via Season Of Mist.

Stay tuned for our full exclusive interviews with Per Valla and Kevin Foley, coming soon to Collide. Per Valla Performing 'Warriors' with ABBATH earlier this year:

Vredehammer - Spawn Tyrant from the upcoming album 'VIOLATOR':

Vredehammer - Cthulhu from the album 'VINTEROFFER':

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