OFFICIAL NEWSBLOG OF ABSU

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hollow Myths re-releasing Limited Edition Equimanthon and Equitant material

Available here and here. All items are official, limited and exclusive.

Equimanthorn - Entrance to the Ancient Flame

A five part ceremonial ritual of spiritual invocation. Droned incantation expressing anguish and hatred. Blasphemous Black Ambient Death. Mystical, Avant-Garde, Occult, Esoteric and Mythological. Nearly 2 hours of sonic malevolence. Made from the original 1992 master tapes.

All copies include a Silver Cassette, New artwork layout by Canrith Knox, Poster with never before seen photography by Equitant of Proscriptor, and wild harvested thorns. The first 12 copies will also come with a wood musk black candle for your journey.

Equitant - The Great Lands of Minas Ithil

Recorded on the night of August 13th, 1994 at Thy Moon Eternal Studios. Produced by Equitant and Black Mass Prayer.

Equitant Ifernain (King Agurak) - Synths, Lyrics, Effects, Voice

Black Mass Prayer - Synths, Effects

Shaftiel (lord of all Shadows) - Narrator, Effects, Voice

Made from the original master tape. Includes Poster and Insert with the tale of Agurak. The first 16 copies will come with an antique opalescent teardrop stickpin. The first 9 copies will also come with a red Ulbrik Mandrak Star stone.

Equitant / Equimanthorn Shirts

Look to The Black Mountain of the North. From the shadows of our first cassette release of Equitant - The Great Lands of Minas Ithil and in the dark light of the coming Equimanthorn - Entrance to the Ancient Flame very special cassette release, we make an offering for the first time...The limited and official Equitant & Equimanthorn shirts and long sleeves exclusively from Hollow Myths! Featuring the original artwork from '94, never before seen photography from '93 and logo drawing by Equitant.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

November 2016 South American Tour Dates

November 17, 2016 - Absoluto Rock - Asuncion, Paraguay

November 18, 2018 - Asbury Music Club - Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 19, 2016 - Centro de Eventos San Diego - Santiago, Chile

November 20, 2016 - Club Kamaleon Aldunate - Temuco, Chile

November 22, 2016 - Jaguar Records Bar - Bogota, Columbia

November 25, 2016 - Teatro da Boca Rica, Fortaleza, CE Brasil

November 26, 2016 - Visions of Rock, Recife, PE Brasil

November 27, 2016 - [São Paulo Em chamas Fest] - Arena Metal, Sao Paulo, SP Brasil

Friday, October 7, 2016

Gummo Soundtrack (featuring ABSU) Re-Issued on Vinyl

More information here.

Movie director Harmony Korine was highly enthralled with the music of ABSU and wanted the band to present the first piece of music for his overly disturbed tour de force, “Gummo.” The first scene in the movie contains Super 8 mm news footage of a vehement tornado destroying the town of Xenia, Ohio in 1974. The movie’s plot is simply about this town that never financially or psychologically recovered from the destructive twister. So, ABSU was approached to create a song around this tornado, which was unusual as ABSU had never lyrically written anything contemporary before. Instead, they took the simple way out and wrote the song “The Gold Torques Of Ulaid;” an Irish epic concerning the barbarian Ross The Red. The movie’s musical director, Randall Poster, enigmatically refused to feature this song in the movie and left it only for the soundtrack.

In 2002, Toyota’s advertising department was highly fascinated with “The Gold Torques Of Ulaid” and looked for it to be used in a commercial exclusively in Europe. However, due to publishing ties lasting with London Records, the song was dropped immediately.

This song later appeared on the "Mythological Occult Metal" complilation (2005) as well as a split 7" with Demonical.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

December 2016 European Tour Dates

* NOTE: ABSU will play Fovea Caffe in Foggia, Italy on December 2, 2016 as part of Metal Circus IV.

Also, ABSU will play Traffic Club in Rome, Italy on December 1, 2016