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DARK SYMPHONIES / THE CRYPT is proud to present continued cooperation with ABSU members Proscriptor and Equitant with a deluxe CD edition of Dolmen - On The Eve Of War and Magus - Ruminations Of Debauchery. Both releases will feature the original cover art and layout elements as the vinyl edition. Also included will be the the original cover illustration by Kris Verwimp from the out of print Crypt 2-LP box set edition.
Dolmen makes their CD debut and includes an unreleased cover version of Slayer's "Black Magic." Magus features the original unreleased mix of "Ruminations..." as well as the 1992 demo "Lines That Formed Hexagrams." All songs were mastered for vinyl from the original analog and dat sources. This marks the CD debut for both Magus - Lines That Formed Hexagrams and Dolmen - On the Eve of War.
Fans of ABSU will be offered with two amazing, cult metal releases which helped manifest one of the greatest underground acts of the 90's!
CD limited to 1000 copies worldwide! Stay away from BOOTLEGS! Support the band and official releases!! Release date is September 30th.
Also, ABSU was featured in a blog for "The 10 Best Historical Metal Bands". Visit here for the details.
[The Temples of Offal]
01 Immortal Sorcery
02 Sumerian Sands (The Silence)
[Return Of The Ancients]
04 Immortal Sorcery
05 Eternal Rest
06 Sea of Glasya
07 Dawn of Invocation
[Bonus Track - Pre-ABSU]
08 Abhorred Xul
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Proscriptor adds, “We have completed the compositions and arrangements for our eighth studio album, suitably titled Apsu, which is the Sumerian-Akkadian spelling of the band moniker. The recording operation will begin in April, as we are appending the most multifaceted elements of psychedelia and fusion in extreme metal music. Lastly and as always, the lyrical content will descend into the deepest realms of Enki's lower world as well the Thelemic Magic(k) System."
Following the tradition of our new upcoming Standard Edition LPs being presented in a straightforward yet 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. First, the original positive image the way Equitant originally illustrated the cover, and second, the negative, reverse image of that as was used on the original Gothic Records EP.
As a bonus, we have included the track "Abhorred Xul," composed when Absu was still called Azathoth, previously only available on the long out of print “Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L” 3-LP box set.
Also, included in this set is a 12" x 12" two-sided lyric insert with classic band photos, ads and flyers. 300 copies will be on classic black wax, 300 on white wax, and 300 on clear wax.
Expect the same level of quality we have always presented: this time substantially less expensive and without all the bells and whistles!