OFFICIAL NEWSBLOG OF ABSU

Thursday, October 24, 2013

TRVE Brewing Company Announces Collaboration With ABSU To Release Four Different Beers

Denver, Colorado’s Trve Brewing Company is proud to announce details on their upcoming first out of four ales titled Eastern Candle - dedicated to the mythological occult metal act ABSU. In honor of their 20th anniversary second album, The Sun Of Tiphareth, Trve has created the first out of four ales: Eastern Candle – a pale wheat beer fermented with brettanomyces in white wine barrels. The ale is a fine equilibrium of wheat and white wine with a slight, fruit-like yeast character. (Fittingly named after the song Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle).

The three forthcoming beers to be unleashed are the following:

Tiphareth – Red Ale: This will be a soured beer with a mild strain of brettanomyces fermented in red wine barrels. This fusion will have a nice malty, tart, yet dry balance including red wine adding a background complexity.

Manannán – Brown Ale: The Manannán batch will feature rye in the grain bill, as it will be soured and fermented with a shrouded strain of brettanomyces in whiskey barrels. This will be a more assertive brew with malt character and plenty of obscurity from the yeast while also showcasing the barrel flavors.

Winter Zephyr – Black Ale: A dark wheat and dark rye concoction giving the beer its cryptic color. This ale will highlight a fair amount of oats to retain vast body after the brettanomyces have alchemically fermented in wine barrels.

ABSU recently announced details of their upcoming North American Connexus Continuation Tour, the trek to showcase the band performing set with music spanning throughout their twenty-two year recording career. This excursion is a follow-up mini-tour by the Texas-based mythological occult metal trio since the release of Abzu – the second of a planned trilogy of recordings.

ABSU North American Connexus Continuation:

11/08/2013 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA

11/09/2013 Down And Over Pub – Milwaukee, WI @ (November Coming Fire Festival)

11/10/2013 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL

11/11/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO

11/12/2013 Beale Street Live – Indianapolis, IN

11/13/2013 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC

11/14/2013 The Pinch – Washington, DC

11/15/2013 Firehouse Saloon – Rochester, NY

11/16/2013 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON

11/17/2013 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA

11/18/2013 St. Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

For more info on Trve Brewing check out: trvebrewing.com.

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Third Storm of Cythraul LP Box Set - Pre-Order Available Now

First images of the 'Third Storm of Cythraul' LP Box Set - Release Date 11/18/2013. Pre-Order Here.
From The Crypt:

ABSU (US) The Third Storm of Cythraul / In the Eyes of Ioldánach 3LP box set

Texas occult metal legends once again join forces with the Crypt to unleash their third masterpiece "The Third Storm of Cythraul" + In the Eyes of Ioldánach". A wealth of unreleased bonus material is included for this 3LP. Expect the usual Crypt standards for this classic gem of Mystical Occult Metal.

This ultimate edition contains well over two hours of Mythological Occult metal on 3 x 180 gram heavy vinyl LPs, strictly limited to a one time only pressing of 666 hand-numbered copies - 222 of which will be black vinyl. These killer slabs of wax come housed in 2 x 350 gram semi-gloss gatefold jackets featuring the both of the original Osmose cover and layout, as well as a 2 sided insert with classic flyers, exclusive band photos, classic interviews and new, extensive liner notes by Proscriptor. Each gatefold will contain a huge poster of each respective original Kris Verwimp cover artwork.

LP one will feature the original 1997 sound recording. LP 2 will feature an brand new 2013 remix of the album sounding as the band originally intended and LP 3 will feature In the Eyes of Ioldánach + unreleased tracks.

Both gatefolds come housed in an amazing, heavy gauge case wrapped, hand numbered box with the original Kris Verwimp cover illustration and silver foil stamped logo.

We apologize for the steep price tag but unfortunately due to the deluxe packaging including the box, 2 full color posters, and royalties due to both band and label for this release, we were forced to raise it slightly more than usual. Rest assured that this monster box set is well worth every penny.