Former Immortal Frontman Abbath Says He Was Forced To Go Solo

(TeamRock Radio) Former Immortal frontman Abbath says he was axed by his ex bandmates "for the wrong reasons." Abbath, aka Olve Eikemo, has started a new band under his own name after a failed legal bid to secure rights to the Immortal name last year. The move was blocked by guitarist Harald 'Demonaz' Navdal and drummer Reidar 'Horgh' Horghagen who are working on material under the Immortal banner.

Now Abbath has opened up on the split. He tells The Music: "I feel like I've been fired. It was never my intention to go solo but I really feel like I've been forced into it. Apparently they are going to continue on without me and that's fine - but it was very disappointing that no-one, not even Nuclear Blast, wanted to hear my side of the story.

"The other guys wanted to do things solely on their timetable and also claimed that I need to go to rehab, which was just nonsense because I've always delivered, live and in the studio. My plan was to go into the studio last year. If I had my way Immortal would have been on tour right now." Read more here.

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