OFFICIAL NEWSBLOG OF ABSU

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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Proscriptor Inks Deal With Trick Drums

Proscriptor McGovern (a.k.a Russ R. Givens), drummer/vocalist of the Texas Mythological Occult Metal band ABSU, has inked an official endorsement deal with Trick Drums.

Comments Proscriptor: "To begin with, I feel extremely honored and fortunate to be supported by the Trick organization. For years, I have been searching for the most flawless pedals to satisfy my performance capability, as it has been finally discovered with Trick’s Pro 1-V pedals. When I initially acquired them, I immediately noticed the precision and acute engineering behind the machined parts - harvesting not only lightning speed, but also the most stalwart of powers. In other words, Trick’s Pro 1-V pedals are the choice weapons of ABSU’s euphonious destruction.”

Proscriptor also 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.”

ABSU came to prominence with the release of their 1993 debut, Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Each album saw continual expansion of the band’s now highly regarded artistic vision and international fan base. It was with 2001’s Tara that the band truly arrived. The album reached top lists of countless magazines worldwide. Years, however, would pass before any new material would be recorded. In late 2007, the band finally announced their re-awakening. Now teamed with London-based Candlelight Records, the band would take nearly sixteen months writing/recording their sixth album. Absu, featuring contributions from members of King Diamond, Mayhem, Melechesh, Firstborn and Enthroned, was released early 2009.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New(er) Merchandise Available and Website News

There is plenty of newer merchandise available in The Vault including several LPs now for sale direct from Tarot Productions! The option to trade is also available! Go here for details. Also, an announcement relating to the website is forthcoming. Stay tuned for details.