Friday, April 12, 2013

ABSU in Brooklyn, NY; Act II

Several more images from Invisible Oranges of ABSU's second night in Brooklyn, New York.  Once again, Gunslut of Woe/Infernal Stronghold handled percussive duties for "Stone of Destiny."


Video Set List:

Pillars of Mercy
Morbid Scream
Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle
Stone of Destiny (with Proscriptor on Vocals Only)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

ABSU Performs "Stone of Destiny" Live For The First Time in Brooklyn, NY

Several pictures from Invisible Oranges of ABSU's April 10, 2013 show with Krallice @ the St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York.

During the show, Grzesiek Czapla aka Gunslut from Woe/ex-Infernal Stronghold played drums during ABSU's first live performance of "Stone of Destiny" [not "Tara (Recapitulation)" as the article notes] while Proscriptor took on sole vocal duties.  Proscriptor previously did a live lead vocal only performance for with Zemial during the song "Sleeping Under Tartarus" in 2011.

Songs featured in the video below:

13 Globes
Highland Tyrant Attack
Stone of Destiny

(In case the video above won't play for you, here is an alternative).

Thursday, April 4, 2013

REPOST: Current US Tour Dates (As of 4/4/13)

From Earsplit:

April 5, 2013 - Millcreek Tavern, Philadelphia, PA
April 6, 2013 - Roger's, Chesapeake, VA
April 7, 2013 - Strange Matter,
Richmond, VA
April 8, 2013 - Windup Space, Baltimore, MD
April 9, 2013 - Middle East (Upstairs), Cambridge, MA
April 10 and 11, 2013 - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, NY
April 12, 2013 - The El "N" Gee, New London, CT

April 13, 2013 - Theatre Plaza, Montreal, QC
April 14, 2013 - L'Agitee, Quebec, QC
April 15, 2013 - The Wreck Room, Toronto, ON
April 16, 2013 -
Ace of Cups,Columbus, OH
April 17, 2013 -
Mojoes, Joilet, IL
April 18, 2013 -
Rocco's, Milwaukee, WI
April 19, 2013 -
Station 4, St. Paul, MN
April 20, 2013 -
Zoo Cabaret, Winnipeg, MB
April 22, 2013 -
Dickens Pub, Calgary, AB
April 24, 2013 -
The Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
April 25, 2013 - Highline, Seattle, WA
April 26, 2013 - Ash Street Saloon, Portland, OR
April 27, 2013 - Festum Carnis, Soda Springs, CA
April 28, 2013 - DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA
April 30, 2013 - The Vex, Los Angeles, CA
May 1, 2013 - The Ruby Room, San Diego, CA
May 2, 2013 - Rocky Point Cantina, Tempe, AZ
May 4, 2013 - The Boiler Room, Dallas, TX

ABSU today announces details on their upcoming tour, titled North American Connexus Conjuration. The 26-city tour will see the band perform two full sets with music spanning their 20-year recording career. It is the first full tour by the Texas-based mythological occult trio since the release of Abzu, the second of a planned trilogy of recordings.

Vocalist/drummer Proscriptor shares, “Since the release of our latest recording, Abzu, the response has been extremely vehement and now is the perfect moment to commemorate the album’s essence throughout North America. We purposely waited until the timing was ideal to embark on this journey, as we shall contaminate the communities with our craft of Mythological Occult Metal. We’re attempting to divide the concerts into two sections: the first act will showcase songs spanning from our entire discography, as the second act will focus on Phase Two from the album Tara: The Cythrául Klan’s Scrutiny. For the past couple of years, many of ABSU’s followers have requested specified songs from this chapter of Tara, so it is our aspiration to give the people what they want.”

Abzu, the band’s seventh studio album, was released October 2010. The album was mixed by J.T. Longoria (King Diamond/Solitude Aeternus) and features original works by Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak (Watain, Behemoth, Destroyer 666, Vader). Proscriptor commented, “With this record, we are appending dirtier elements of psychedelia and fusion. Lyrically, it descends deeper into Enki’s lower world as well the Enochian 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 fanbase. 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.

ABSU currently features guitarist Vis Crom and bassist/vocalist Ezezu with vocalist/drummer Proscriptor.