|Genres||Funeral doom metal, death-doom, black-doom|
|Associated acts||Mournful Congregation, Ahab, Colosseum, Ea, Comatose Vigil, Ennui|
|Current members|| M. Hater|
Abstract Spirit were a Russian funeral doom band from Moscow formed in 2006. Its unchanged line-up consists of bassist/guitarist M. Hater, drummer/vocalist A.K. iEzor and keyboardist/backing vocalist I. Stellarghost. The band has released 4 studio albums and 1 split EP to date. Their fourth studio album Theomorphic Defectiveness was released on 22 April 2013.
Abstract Spirit was founded in Moscow, Russia in 2006 as a side project of the black metal band Twilight Is Mine that is well-known abroad but virtually ignored in Russia. Initially, the band was composed of I. Stellarghost (keyboards) and M. Hater (guitar, bass).
In late 2006, they joined the Moscow funeral doom metal band Comatose Vigil. After performing on two festivals (Petrodoom and Moscow Doom Festival II), Stellarghost and Hater left the band because of personal differences.
They continued to work in Abstract Spirit on their old material, and in autumn of 2007 they had sufficient material for a full-length album (6 songs, total duration of about 60 minutes). Before recording the album, the lineup was supplemented by the Comatose Vigil vocalist A.K., who took up vocals and drums. In this lineup, the band signed a contract with Russian record label Solitude Productions and recorded their debut album, Liquid Dimensions Change.
On October 10, 2009 they released their second album called Tragedy and Weeds. In 2011 they released their third album titled Horror Vacui. This album contained text written almost entirely in Russia. The band's fourth and latest studio album to date, titled Theomorphic Defectiveness, contained songs in both English and Russia and contained a cover of the Skepticism song "March October". Abstract Spirit released, in 2014, a split EP with Ennui titled Escapism, via MFL Records.
Abstract Spirit has since been inactive and the band members are currently focusing on other separate musical projects. In 2017, A.K. iEzor intended to reform his other defunct band Comatose Vigil, but changed it to Comatose Vigil A.K. when Alexander Orlov prohibited him to use the name.
Studio albums Edit
- Liquid Dimensions Change (2008)
- Tragedy and Weeds (2009)
- Horror Vacui (2011)
- Theomorphic Defectiveness (2013)
Final Line-Up Edit
- M. Hater – guitar, bass (2006-2015)
- I. Stellarghost – keyboard, backing vocals (2006-2015)
- A.K. iEzor – drums, vocals (2006-2015)
Live musicians Edit
- Hydr – bass (2006-2015)
- Agapid – guitar (2006-2015)
- Pavel – drums (2009-2015)