OFFICIAL NEWSBLOG OF ABSU

Monday, October 13, 2014

Artwork for "Telepaths Within Nin-Edin" 7" Released

Designed by Ted from The Crypt/Dark Syphonies.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Festival Appearance and Additional Re-Issue Albums Coming

ABSU will perform at the Black Flames of Blasphemy Festival on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 @ Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland.

The Crypt/Dark Symphonies have announced they will reissue all ABSU's back catalouge up to 2001's Tara in the future:

The Sun of Tiphareth - Original Recording + 2013 Remix Official Reissue 2LP

...And Shineth Unto The Cold Cometh... - Official Reissue 7" EP

The Third Storm of Cythrául - Original Recording + 2013 Remix Official Reissue 2LP

In the Eyes of Ioldánach - Official Reissue LP

Tara - Official Reissue 2LP

These will be substantially cheaper than the Box Sets that were issued earlier but still retain the same high quality you come to expect from The Crypt/Dark Symphonies.

In addition, Dark Descent Records plans to release a CD version of ABSU's demos, "The Temples of Offal" and "Return of the Ancients" in 2015. The Crypt/Dark Symphonies already plans to release the LP version of this also in 2015 as previously announced. Tracks from the demos/promos of "Immortal Sorcery", "Infinite And Profane Thrones" and "Promo 1993" will not be included as they are no longer available.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Unknown Force Records to release new Absu 7" EP

UNKNOWN FORCE RECORDS ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH ABSU FOR UPCOMING EP RELEASE

Texas mythological occult metal tyrants have joined forces with a brand new label based out of Dallas, Texas called Unknown Force Records - unleashing a new seven-inch release titled "Telepaths Within Nin-Edin".

This EP will contain two tracks: Hall Of The Masters taken from the Adult Swim series, as well as an unreleased, backing track of Circles Of The Oath. The release will be presented as a single pressing of 500 hand-numbered limited copies: 100 = translucent clear vinyl/400 = opaque green vinyl.

Proscriptor adds, “We have begun the composition/arrangement process for the next album, suitably titled Apsu, which is the Sumerian-Akkadian spelling of the band moniker. We shall wait until the new album is released before we present any of the new material in a live atmosphere.”

Abzu, the band’s seventh studio album, was released October 2011. The album was recorded/mixed by J.T. Longoria (King Diamond/Solitude Aeternus) and features original works by Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak (Ghost, Watain, Entombed, Behemoth, Destroyer 666, Vader, Etc.) Proscriptor commented, "with this record, we appended dirtier elements of psychedelia and fusion. Lyrically, it descends deeper into Enki's lower world as well the Thelemic Magic(k) System." He added, "This album is not a 'natural progression' from previous releases, but a feat of metaphysical conquest and murkiness.”

Monday, August 25, 2014

Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Single LPs Available Now

Available via The Vault on Absu's website.

Available in Black, Clear and White.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

"The Temples of Offal / Return of the Ancients" To Get LP Release in 2015

From The Crypt/Dark Symphonies:

Following the tradition of our new upcoming Standard edition LPs being presented in a in a straightforward, affordable format., the Crypt is honored to reissue ABSU's 1992 masterpiece "The Temples of Offal" plus the cult "Return of the Ancients" demo on 12" vinyl!

The LP comes housed in a 350 gram, semi-gloss jacket featuring the original illustration by Equitant. To retain the classic feel of the original 1992 release, the LP jacket is designed in the spirit of the original EP layout with attention to detail - even down to the original typeface!

We are presenting two jacket options for collectors. One, the original positive image the way Equitant originally illustrated the cover, and two, the negative, reverse image of that as was used on the original EP.

Also included in this set is a 12" x 12" lyric insert. 300 copies will be on classic black wax, 300 on Clear wax, 300 on white wax and 100 copies on purple colored wax (Dark Descent Records "Dark Temple" Exclusive edition).

Expect the same level of quality we have always presented: this time substantially less expensive and without all the bells and whistles!

ALL previous box set releases are now officially sold out!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

August 30, 2014 Show Announced

ABSU will play in Austin, Texas on August 30, 2014 @ The Dirty Dog Bar with HOD, Widower, Midnight, Morbosidad and Morgengrau.