OFFICIAL NEWSBLOG OF ABSU

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Osmose Productions re-releases "Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L" LP

ABSU (USA) Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L – Official Deluxe Gatefold Reissue LP (OPLP020)

COLOR AVAILABILITY, PRICE & MEDIA DETAILS:

- Galaxy Red = $24 USA/$42 World

- Traditional Black = $22/$40 World

(Personalized Upon Request)

- Heavyweight 180g Record

- 350g Gatefold Jacket

- A2 Full-Color Poster

- Assembly: PVC Overbag

Payment Must Be Made Through PayPal At The Following Address, Using The “Friends/Family” Option, And Please Provide Mailing Address Within The Note Field:

tarotproductions@sbcglobal.net

ALL PRICES ARE POST PAID WORLDWIDE. (NOTE: Potential customers in Mexico, Central/South America and Asia MUST consult with me before finalzing purchase)

LABEL SYNOPSIS: Osmose Productions is proud to announce the re-release of Absu's debut tour de force Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Supplying the original DAT tape by Proscriptor himself, this ultimate edition of cult, early 90's Mythological Occult Metal has been newly mastered for LP. Proscriptor quotes in regards to the sound of the new master: "Now, the entire album is nothing more than pulverizing and bewitching, as our debut offering has never sounded ANY better! Rather than cluttering this reissue with non-essential bonus tracks, we decided to keep the album purely nostalgic, without any interrupted flow and include the original Queen Of Disques cover illustrated by Timothy Phillips.” (Full-color poster included)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Special ABSU T-Shirts Available Now (Limited Quantities)

OUT NOW & ONLY TWO {2} AVAILABLE IN STOCK AT THE PRESENT MOMENT!!! (Courtesy Of Funeral Industries/Check For Product Availability Before Finalizing Order)

ABSU – Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L Logo Design (One-Sided)

Sizes: M-L-XL

ABSU – Highland Tyrant Attack (One-Sided)

Sizes: M-L-XL

PRICE: $20 USA/$38 World (Post Paid)

Payment Must Be Made Through PayPal At The Following Address Using The “Friends” Option:

tarotproductions@sbcglobal.net

(NOTE: Potential Customers In Macedonia, Mexico, Central/South America & Asia MUST Consult With Me Before Finalizing Purchase)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Osmose Productions To Re-Issue ABSU Back Catalogue

Osmose Productions will re-issue ABSU's back catalogue on LP later this year. Here are the details on each release:

Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L.

Osmose Productions is proud to announce the re-release of Absu's debut tour de force Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Supplying the original DAT tape by Proscriptor himself, this ultimate edition of cult, early 90's Mythological Occult Metal has been newly mastered for LP. Proscriptor quotes in regards to the sound of the new master: "Now, the entire album is nothing more than pulverizing and bewitching, as our debut offering has never sounded ANY better! Rather than cluttering this reissue with non-essential bonus tracks, we decided to keep the album purely nostalgic, without any interrupted flow and include the original Queen Of Disques cover illustrated by Timothy Phillips.” Includes full-color poster.

The Sun Of Tiphareth

Once again, the Mythological Occult Metal legends Absu joins forces with Osmose Productions to reprint their sophomore invocation The Sun Of Tiphareth. Originally released in 1995 and now marking its 25th anniversary, this revamped LP is presented as the “2012 Alternate Stereo Mix Edition,” which was remixed by both Proscriptor and J.T. Longoria (King Diamond, Solitude Aeternus, Etc.) to reflect the album’s sound as the band originally intended. Featuring the original cover artwork by Kris Verwimp and gatefold layout with liner notes, one shall not be disappointed! Includes full-color poster included.

The Third Storm Of Cythrául

The year is 1997, the deviant trinity is made up of Equitant, Proscriptor and Shaftiel and therefore, the recording is called The Third Storm Of Cythrául. Osmose Productions is pleased to revive Absu’s third, most blackened thrash record to date. Originally released in 1997, this repressing is exposed as the “2013 Alternate Stereo Mix Edition,” which was remixed by both Proscriptor and J.T. Longoria (King Diamond, Solitude Aeternus, Etc.) to audibly translate the album’s production as the band originally intended. Featuring the original cover artwork by Kris Verwimp and gatefold layout with liner notes, one shall lick the blade...whip with wrath...for swords and leather! Includes full-color poster.

In The Eyes Of Ioldánach

Absu: The Texas Tyrants Of Torment are back at it again joining forces with Osmose Productions to reinstate their 1998 mini-album In The Eyes Of Ioldánach. This reissue has now grown into a full-length album featuring the following: the original 1998 EP, Gummo movie soundtrack bonus The Gold Torques Of Uláid, as well as four live soundboard recordings captured in Toulouse, France from 1997. Most importantly, all tracks have been meticulously mastered for vinyl from the original DAT tape for optimum sound. Includes full-color poster.

Tara

Osmose Productions is honored to re-unleash Absu’s fourth full-length masterpiece, Tara, as a dual-album set. Originally released in late May of 2001, it has been a highly celebrated recording and a loyal favorite amongst Absu’s followers. Unlike the band's previous two releases, Tara is a concept album that principally deals with the harmony of strife, immortality, puissance and tyranny. It was immediately conceived after their 1998 release of In The Eyes Of Ioldánach when drummer/vocalist Proscriptor's frustration grew with the sinking intelligence in the extreme metal world – it was his calling to fully educate his audience. Therefore, the album features a lexicon (glossary) insert of pensive occult systems and mythological notations – to assist the listener with an enlightened, more comprehensive understanding. As always, Kris Verwimp infuses the gatefold with three sensational illustrations. Includes full-color poster.

...And Shineth Unto The Cold Cometh...

...And Shineth Unto The Cold Cometh... was the follow-up/companion 7" EP released shortly after Absu’s The Sun Of Tiphareth in 1995. With a one-time pressing of 500 copies, this new version is now presented as a single-sided 12” (B-Side exposing a screen-printed Absu logo) and alternate sleeve design. Includes full-color poster.

Mythological Occult Metal: 1991-2001

Originally released in 2005 as a one-time limited pressing, the Cythrául Klan vaults have reopened a second time with this “Rest Of” collection appropriately titled Mythological Occult Metal: 1991-2001. This double-LP anthology consists of rarities, EPs, covers, live and unreleased tracks, which were never featured on the five Osmose releases. Included are some discarded spells dating back to the band’s earliest songwriting efforts – one of which is their very first 7” EP: The Temples Of Offal. This compilation documents all of Absu’s phases within the above-mentioned decade. Includes full-color poster.

Monday, January 27, 2020

ABSU Dissolves; Statement from Proscriptor McGovern

For Immediate Release – January 27, 2020

After meager deliberation and zero remorse, I have decided to dissolve ABSU after three decades of existence. Collectively and universally speaking, this decision is finite due to insoluble circumstances, which has led to this ultimate result. No amount of time, exertion, formula or fashion can alter my verdict.

Refusing to further comment on the subject, I leave thee with the following enchantment:

{Vii} For there are bitter waters of Chaos held immobile under (the) ground – And the Sovereigns, who personify them, reign over Opacities and Beyond.

[II] Beseech these All-Begetters in darkness, outside the circles of time. In Chaos’ sleight of hand, the Deep will respond.”

{Vi} Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle – Proscriptor McGovern (Russ R. Givens)

Monday, January 6, 2020

ABSU to release "Return To...Return Of The Ancients" Compilation

ABSU will release "Return To...Return Of The Ancients" double compilation album on January 20th through The Crypt/Dark Symphonies. You can order a copy here.

Over 80+ minutes of previously unreleased ABSU / AZATHOTH rehearsal and studio sessions recorded between 1990-1991. Carefully selected by the band, digitally transferred from cassette and meticulously mastered for optimal sound while still retaining their rawness, these tracks are being made available for the first time ever.

Track List:

1. ABSU – Dawn of Invocation – Mid 1991 (Session 1)

2. ABSU – Immortal Sorcery – Mid 1991 (Session 2)

3. ABSU – Eternal Rest – Mid 1991 (Session 2)

4. ABSU – Dawn of Invocation – Mid 1991 (Session 2)

5. ABSU – Immortal Sorcery – Mid 1991 (Session 3)

6. ABSU – Eternal Rest – Mid 1991 (Session 3)

7. ABSU – Immortal Sorcery – Mid 1991 (Session 4)

8. ABSU – Eternal Rest – Mid 1991 (Session 4)

9. ABSU – Dawn of Invocation – Mid 1991 (Session 4)

10. ABSU – Immortal Sorcery – Mid 1991 (Session 5)

11. ABSU – Eternal Rest – Mid 1991 (Session 5)

12. ABSU – Dawn of Invocation – Mid 1991 (Session 5)

13. ABSU – Immortal Sorcery – Early 1991 (Session 6)

14. ABSU – Eternal Rest – Early 1991 (Session 6 – Instrumental)

15. ABSU – Dawn of Invocation – Early 1991 (Session 6)

16. ABSU – Immortal Sorcery – Early 1991 (Session 7)

17. ABSU – Eternal Rest – Early 1991 (Session 7)

18. ABSU – Dawn of Invocation – Early 1991 (Session 7)

19. ABSU – Immortal Sorcery – November 23, 1991 (7” EP Rough Mix)

20. ABSU – Sumerian Sands (The Silence) – November 23, 1991 (7” EP Rough Mix)

21. ABSU – Disembodied – November 23, 1991 (7” EP Rough Mix)

22. AZATHOTH – The Old Ones – Late 1990 (Session 1)

23. AZATHOTH – Abhorred Xul – Late 1990 (Session 2)

24. AZATHOTH – Immortal Sorcery – Late 1990 (Session 2)

25. AZATHOTH – Immortal Sorcery – Early 1990 (Session 3 – Backing Vocals by Russ R. Givens)

26. AZATHOTH – Immortal Sorcery – Early 1990 (Session 4)

27. AZATHOTH – Immortal Sorcery – Early 1991 (Session 5)

28. AZATHOTH – Sea of Glasya – Early 1990 (Session 6 – First Version)

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Panzram releases "War Drums for Dreary Scum"

War Drums For Dreary Scum, the third full-length album from Panzram, is in many ways a natural progression from 2018's predecessor Cyanide Overdrive. The one-man ensemble lead by Ezezu (of ABSU fame) continues to prove that its sound is unclassifiable, overwhelmingly hateful, obsessively bleak and devotedly hardened to push creativity past all barriers. War Drums... displays furious cacophony, melancholic ambiance, enigmatic lunacy and must be heard to be believed. With nine songs clocking in at nearly 46 minutes, this is Panzram's longest and most diverse album to date.

War Drums For Dreary Scum is currently available for streaming, download and purchase through Bandcamp. A physical release will follow in early 2020 and for a limited time only, anyone who purchases the full album from Bandcamp (or other pending digital services) will receive the album free of charge when it is released (shipping/handling fees will apply).

TRACK LISTING:

1.) Voidbeast

2.) Frothing Blade Of Grief It Never Sleeps

3.) War Drums

4.) Horrid Pulse

5.) Long Shadows

6.) Strange Markings

7.) Bring The End

8.) Schizophrenia

9.) Shriek The Awful Litany

DISCOGRAPHY:

White Silence – 2006

Cyanide Overdrive – 2018

War Drums For Dreary Scum – 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Upcoming Album from Panzram

Panzram, Ezezu's musical project is preparing to release a new album entitled "War Drums For Dreary Scum". It is projected to be released in December and track list is as follows:

1. War Drums (3:45)

2. Frothing Blade Of Grief {It Never Sleeps} (6:30)

3. Bring The End (4:00)

4. Schizophrenia (4:20)

5. Long Shadows (5:20)

6. Horrid Pulse (5:00)

7. Shriek The Awful Litany (7:40)

8. Void Beast (4:00)

[Total: 40:05]

You can follow the band here as well. In the meantime, you can check out their previously released material on the bandcamp site.