Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Barathrum V.I.T.R.I.O.L. LP Box Set Sold Out

The "Barathrum V.I.T.R.I.O.L." LP Box Set that The Crypt put out earlier this year it is pretty much sold out. I don't see it anywhere except on ebay.

I am told that we can expect box set releases of "The Sun of Tiphareth" and "The Third Storm of Cythraul" later down the road. Possibly "Tara" and "In The Eyes of Ioldanach" EP as well. There is no set release date for these.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"Abzu" Information

This is what we know regarding the upcoming release of "Abzu", ABSU's 6th full length album (not counting compliations, EPs or single releases):

Projected Tracklist (In This Order):
I.) Ontologically, It Became Time & Space
II.) Circles of the Oath
III.) Abraxas Connexus
IV.) Skrying in the Spirit Vision
V.) Earth Ripper
VI.) A Song for Ea including:
a. E-A
b. A Myriad of Portals
c. 3rd Tablet
d. Warren of Imhullu
e. The Waters – The Denizens
f. E-A (Reprise)

Projected Performers (In No Order)
Vis Crom: Electric Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Ezezu: Electric Bass Guitar & Voices
Proscriptor McGovern: Main Voices, Drums & Percussives, Other Instruments & Lyrical Magic(k)

Projected Release Date
September/October, 2011

Recording Location:
Nomad Recording Studios in Carrollton, Texas

Mixed by:
J.T. Longoria (King Diamond, Solitude Aeternus)

Album Art by:
Zbigniew Bielak (Previous artwork includes: Watain, Destroyer 666) and Costin Chioreanu (Previous artwork includes: Ava Inferi, Grave, and Demonical)

Drummer/vocalist/lyricist Proscriptor confirms, “The entire rhythm section has been successfully tracked and all that remains are mellotron passages and vocal lines. Before attempting the final mix, we plan to transfer the rhythm section onto two-inch tape to thaw out its digital timbre. With this record, we are appending dirtier elements of psychedelia and fusion. Lyrically, it will descend deeper into Enki’s lower world as well the Enochian Magic(k) System.” Continuing he notes, “I can tell you this album will definitely not be a ‘natural progression’ from previous releases, but a feat of metaphysical conquest and murkiness.”

This album will be part two of the "Abyssic Trinity" ("Absu" being the first). ABSU will likely record and release the final part of this trinity, tentatively titled "Apsu", by the end of 2013.

This will follow in the footsteps of ABSU's previous trinities including the "Sumerian Trinity" - The Temples of Offal, Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L., & The Sun of Tiphareth and the "Celtic Trinity" - The Third Storm of Cythraul, In the Eyes of Ioldanach & Tara.

Upcoming Live Performances:
7/15/2011 Hammer Open Air - Lieto, Finland
8/12/2011 Party San Open Air – Schlotheim, Germany
8/13/2011 Brutal Assault Open Air – Jaromer, Czech Republic
9/10/2011 *TBA – Athens, Greece

Information from Earsplit Compound.