Pessimism can be so beautiful: German nautic doomers Ahab have not only created their very own subgenre, they are also incomparable dabblers in solemn melancholy! With ‘The Boats of the Glen Carrig’ the band was inspired by the novel of the same name written by William Hope Hodgson first published in 1907. It is widely regarded as a “survival and adventure story with elements of psychedelic horror in the form of weird weed monsters and dangerous snail-like creatures”, thus making it a perfect backdrop for Ahab’s doom and gloom approach.
Since the band`s founding in late 2004, the four-piece has continuously worked its way to the top of (funeral) doom. The Boats of the Glen Carrig is their magnum opus and is gracefully nestled in between slow-motion anthems and haunting melodies.
Tour Dates AHAB:
19.06.15 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
04.07.15 UK – London / The Boston Music Room
25.07.15 DE – Langendorf / Ragnarock Festival
29.10.15 DE – Frankfurt a.M. / Elfer Club
31.10.15 DE – Hamburg / Bambi Galore
06.11.15 DE – Stuttgart / Club Cann
08.11.15 DE – Heidelberg / Schwimmbad Club
12.12.15 NL – Eindhoven / Eindhoven Metal Meeting