Sunday, December 3, 2017

Proscriptor to join forces with Zemial as lead singer for 2018 Tour

A musical collaboration coveted for scores of years finally comes to pass.

Zemial’s psychedelic and multi-dimensional sound is now spearheaded by the mercurial personality of Proscriptor in a live atmosphere.

The ‘Faces Of The Conqueror’ tour will cover North America, Mexico and selected shows in Europe.

Dates will be announced soon.

Promoters and bands interested to join the tour, please send a message here.

Vorskaath and Proscriptor have worked together in the past in Equimanthorn and more recently, Vorskaath had a guest appearance on "Absu". Most recently, the bands performed a show together in Greece in 2011 to which Proscriptor sang "Sleeping Under Tartarus" during Zemial's set.

Live Collaboration from 2011

Saturday, December 2, 2017

An Inside Look At The 1995 European ABSU Tour

Read all about it here.

Monday, November 13, 2017

"Barthrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L." CD Reissue Available Now

ABSU’s first four studio albums have officially been reissued on CD through Osmose Productions/Dark Symphonies and are available through Proscriptor himself.

UPDATE: Tara, The Sun Of Tiphareth and The Third Storm Of Cythrául Reissue CDs are sold out at this time.

“Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L” has been remastered by Ted Tringo of The Ancient Way Mastering and contains additional liner notes originally featured in the deluxe 3-LP box set released by The Crypt/Dark Symphonies back in 2011.

Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L – Official Deluxe Reissue CD (DARK 91)

PRICE: $13 USA/$24 World

The following is the information you need to order:

Payment Must Be Made Through Pay Pal At The Following Address Using The “Friends/Family” Option:


Thursday, October 12, 2017

DOLMEN - "On The Eve Of War" (Re-Issue LP 2017) Available Now!

DOLMEN (ABSU) (US) On The Eve Of War Official LP (DARK 44-1) Re-issue 2017. Prices (post paid): $20 US, $32 WORLD. Signed by Equitant. Orders from Equitant via paypal only at: Please specify: black, silver/black marble or crystal clear wax when ordering. NOTE: Payments made - please use “Friends/Family” option upon purchase!

Every great story has a prologue. Before the mighty ABSU, there were two occult metal manifestations: Dolmen and Magus, which together helped forge one of the most well know acts in the underground today.

THE CRYPT is proud to present continued cooperation with ABSU member Equitant for a standard LP edition of Dolmen "On The Eve Of War" and will feature the original cover art and layout elements as the original vinyl edition, including lyrics, unpublished photos and liner notes. All songs were mastered for vinyl from the original analog and dat sources. Limited to 500 copies, 175 copies will be on classic black wax, 175 on silver / black marble wax and 150 on crystal clear wax!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. CD Reissue Available For Pre-Order

Preorder here.

Release Date: September 28, 2017.

DARK SYMPHONIES is honored to reissue ABSU's debut masterpiece Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. This ultimate CD edition of cult, 90's Mystical occult metal has been newly mastered for CD from the original DAT Tape recently supplied by Proscriptor specifically for this release. Quotes Proscriptor in regards to the sound of the the new master: "I just scrutinized the album in its entirety and it is nothing more than pulverizing! Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L has never sounded ANY better". Rather than cluttering this reissue with non essential bonus tracks, we decided to keep the album as a standalone as to not interrupt the flow and the power of the music.

This CD will feature the original Gothic Records cover illustration by Tim Phillips, as well as the original Osmose Productions band photo cover. To retain the classic feel of the original 1993 release, the booklet is designed in the spirit of the original CD / LP layouts with attention to detail even down to the original typeface! Also, included is a CD sized version of the 12 page booklet from the original 3 LP box set, featuring many exclusive band photos and extensive liner notes by Proscriptor.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Short Interview with Proscriptor From May 2017 Tour

Available here.

"Tara" 2LP Re-Issue Available For Pre-Order

Click here.

Texas occult metal legends once again join forces with the Crypt to reissue their fourth masterpiece Tara. These killer slabs of wax comes housed in 350 gram semi-gloss gatefold jacket, featuring the the original original Kris Verwimp cover illustration and layout as well as a 2 sided lyric insert like the original Osmose DLP. All tracks have been meticulously mastered for vinyl from the original DAT tape for optimum sound.

Limited to 500 copies, 150 copies will be on classic black wax, 175 on swamp green wax and 175 on bronze / smoke colored wax! Available July 21, 2017.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

ABSU announces "2017 Summer Festival Tour"

Here are the tour dates:

June 1, 2017 - Boston Music Rooms - London, UK

June 2, 2017 - P60 - Amstelveen, Netherlands

June 3, 2017 - [Throne Fest] - Kubox - Kuurne, Belgium

July 7, 2017 - [In Flammen Open Air] - Torgau, Germany

July 8, 2017 - [Metal Magic Festival] - Fredericia, Denmark

July 9, 2017 - "Musik Und Frieden" - Berlin, Germany

July 10, 2017 - "U Bazula" - Poznan, Poland

July 11, 2017 - "Randal Club" - Bratislava, Slovakia

July 12, 2017 - "Slavie Cafe" - Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

July 14, 2017 - [Castle Party Fest] - Bolkow, Poland

July 15, 2017 - [Move Your Fucking Brain Festival] - Barcelona, Spain

July 16, 2017 - "Wydzial Remontoxy" - Gdansk, Poland

July 17, 2017 - "Voodoo Club" - Warsaw, Poland

July 18, 2017 - "Magnetofon" - Lodz, Poland

July 19, 2017 - "Red & Black" - Chorzow, Poland

July 20, 2017 - "Kwadrat" - Krakow, Poland

July 21, 2017 - [Gothoom Open Air Festival] - Nova Bana, Slovakia

July 22, 2017 - [Chaos Descends Festival] - Crispendorf, Germany

July 23, 2017 - [Colony Open Air] - Brescia, Italy

July 24, 2017 - [Metaldays] - Tomlin, Slovenia

July 26, 2017 - "Altherax Music" - Nice, France

July 28, 2017 - "De Verlichte Geest" - Roeselare, Belgium

July 29, 2017 - [Stonehenge Festival] - Steenwijk, Netherlands

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

HQ Full Album MP3s Available For Purchase

After long demand, full album MP3s are available for purchase - see the "Audio / Visual" page on the official site.

Link here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

"In the Eyes of Ioldánach" LP Re-Issue Available For Pre-Order

Link Here

ABSU (US) In the Eyes of Ioldánach + Bonus tracks Official Reissue LP (CRYPT41-2)

Texas occult metal legends once again join forces with the Crypt to unleash their 1998 masterpiece "In the Eyes of Ioldánach" plus the bonus tracks that were featured in the original 2014 "The Third Storm of Cythraul" 3 LP box set, this time presented as an affordable single LP.

This killer slab of wax comes housed in 350 gram semi-gloss jacket, featuring the the original original Kris Verwimp cover illustration and layout as well as a 2 sided printed insert with lyrics and band photos. Side one features the original 1998 EP, and side 2 features the bonus track "The Gold Torques of Ulaid" as well as 4 live soundboard tracks. All tracks have been meticulously mastered for vinyl from the original DAT tape for optimum sound.

LPs will be on classic black, deep purple or bone colored wax limited to 500 total.

Track List:




Never Blow Out the Eastern Candle

The Gold Torques Of Uláid

...And Shineth Unto The Cold Cometh... (Live)

Fantasizing To The Third Of The Pagan Vision / ...Of Celtic Fire, We Are Born... (Live)

Drum Solo (Live)

The Gold Torques Of Uláid (Live)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Vault Update - New Shirt Available

The Vault has been updated to include a new European 2016 Tour Shirt. Click here for details.