There are 4 Artists under the name "Abigail" first Abigail Zsiga, japanese metal band Abigail, polish heavy/power/melodic metal band Abigail and romanian gothic/progressive metal band Abigail.ABIGAIL GENRES
ABIGAIL was formed in January of 1992 by Yasuyuki(Bass/Vocal), Youhei(Drums) and Yasunori(Guitar) being inspired by early black/thrash metal bands like BATHORY, VENOM, SODOM, BULLDOZER, HELLHAMMER, NME etc. The first demo "Abigail Demo#1'92" was released in July of 1992 and in August of the same year they played their first gig with SIGH.
In Feburuary of 1993, Youhei and Yasunori left the band. Nevertheless 2nd reh/demo "Blasphemy Night" was released in March.
In August of 1993, 7'ep "Descending from a black end sky" was recorded by only Yasuyuki. This 500 limited 7'ep was released on H.S.B.Records in Holland and was sold out within 1994.
In June of 1995 Warmaster Records in Colombia released 700 limited split CD with Funeral Winds, which was again recorded by only Yasuyuki. Yasunori and Youhei came back to the band in February of 1995 and recorded promo tape'95, which was released on 7'ep by Of Gods Disgrace Productions in Canada in March of 1996.
They now have signed to Australian Modern Invasion Music for three albums and the debut album 'Intercourse and Lust' is already out!
Abigail Zsiga used to get into trouble for sneaking vinyl out of her father's record collection. While her classmates were busy listening to Wham and Madonna, Abigail was educating herself with Carole King, James Taylor, Squeeze and Supertramp. While only 8 years old Abigail was asked to perform at her school's parent night. The connection she felt that night with her audience was so great that she realized her future could only be that of a singer and a songwriter – communicating her life through music and song.
Trained as a classical vocalist, she later began to experiment with other styles of music, seeking new opportunities while exploring and developing the deep, rich quality and texture that defines and distinguishes her voice. While still a teenager Abigail had her first chart success as a featured vocalist for the UK trance outfit, "The Love Decade". She then teamed up with British producer Ian Anthony Stephens and together they recorded her first full-length album which earned her awards for Best Album, Best Female Vocalist and Best New Artist.
Having achieved extraordinary success as a vocalist Abigail knew it was time to once again pursue her other passion; songwriting. Her first writing credit came with the release of “You Set Me Free” in 2000 on Strictly Rhythm Records. Abigail began to visit major publishing companies in search of collaborators with whom she could develop and refine her craft while determining her musical niche. Her art as a singer-songwriter was evolving and it was soon time to put together a collection of her songs which expressed her deepest thoughts, feelings and observations. Abigail’s long-awaited second album, “Home …again” is that stunning collection. It delivers a breathtaking journey of love, loss and triumph that surveys a huge range of emotions and experiences. The title track of the album, a touching tribute to her grandfather penned shortly after his death; the hauntingly beautiful “Songbird”, written at a time of deep personal turmoil; and the proven radio hit “Better With You”, co-written with Dimitri Ehrlich who also co-wrote Moby’s single ‘Where You End’; all prove that Abigail Zsiga’s authenticity is established by her principle that artistic creation establishes and maintains credibility.
In addition to her musical achievements Abigail is also an dedicated advocate for the human rights organization "Justice For Children International" (www.jfci.org) who work to combat child sex trafficking through advocacy, prevention and aftercare.
ABIGAIL LYRICAL THEMES
War, Satanism, Japan, Partying, Death, Bitches
Japan (Tokyo), formed in 1992
ABIGAIL CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Nuclear War Now! Productions
ABIGAIL CURRENT LINE-UP
Yasuyuki Suzuki: Vocals, Guitar, Bass (Barbatos, Cut Throat (Jpn), Tiger Junkies, ex-Sigh)
Youhei: Drums (Barbatos, Cut Throat (Jpn))
Shinichi Ishikawa - Session Guitar Solos on the albums (Cut Throat (Jpn), Sigh)
Jero - Session Guitar Solos on the albums (Gorgon (Jpn))
Joel Grind: Guitars (on some gigs) (ChemiKiller, Toxic Holocaust, Session for Barbatos, Tiger Junkies, HellVomit , Colon Rupture)
ABIGAIL PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Asuka: Guitar (2002 - 2003)