While you wait for the new Absu album, The Crypt has announced a cooperation with Absu members Proscriptor and Equitant for the release of Origin: War And Magick, deluxe 12" vinyl editions of Magus - Ruminations Of Debauchery and Dolmen - On The Eve Of War, with the exact date yet to be confirmed.
Australia is in for a disturbing treat since Portal, Absu and Denouncement Pyre will be visiting this upcoming March for a few shows. Both locals Portal and Denouncement Pyre released new albums this year while Absu is preparing a new opus. Check out the tour flyer and the dates here.
In case you were wondering about Absu's new album Apsu, the band is currently in the composition/arrangement process. The American metallers also announced today details about their upcoming tour, titled North American Connexus Continuation. The ten-city tour will see the band perform a complete set with music spanning throughout their career. This excursion is a follow-up mini-tour to North American Connexus Conjuration from earlier this year. You can see the new dates below.
Extreme metallers Absu have reserved something special for their upcoming North American tour dubbed North American Connexus Conjuration which starts next April. 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 trio since the release of Abzu, the second of a planned trilogy of recordings.
"Hall Of The Masters", the brand new video from Texas black-thrashers Absu has made its debut as part of this year's Adult Swim Singles Program. The audio was recorded earlier this year at Nomad Recording Studios in Carrollton, Texas, and mixed by J.T. Longoria (King Diamond, Solitude Aeturnus), the video for the song was filmed by director Daniel Garcia and you can watch it here.
Candlelight Records has confirmed October 4th as the North American release date for Absu's new album, titled Abzu.
The album is part two of a planned trilogy of recordings from the Dallas-based mythological occult metal band. Mixed by J.T. Longoria (King Diamond, Solitude Aeturnus), the album features the original works of Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak (Watain, Behemoth, Deströyer 666, Vader).
Recorded at Nomad Recording Studios in Carrollton, Texas, Abzu finds drummer/vocalist Proscriptor and bassist/vocalist Ezezu sharing equal vocal duties and debuts the skills of new guitarist Vis Crom. Proscriptor comments: "Abzu is the first studio release to feature a co-vocalist alongside myself since our third album, The Third Storm of Cythraul. Ezezu's vocal presentation is beyond superlative and I am overly pleased with his execution and delivery. The songwriting undertakings were equally distributed between both Ezezu and Vis Crom and I must admit it brings an admirable multiplicity to the album as a whole. The last song on the album, "A Song For Ea," was composed in six movements, as it brought the entire band together as an equivalent songwriting team. Vis Crom has definitely proven to be Absu's most proficient guitarist in the history of the band."
In February next year Immortal will do 6 more shows in the US, and these will be the final concerts in North America for All Shall Fall. Absu will join as special guests for all dates.
All Shall Fall USA 2011:
02/19 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
02/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
02/21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
02/22 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
02/24 - Denver, CO @ Summit Theatre
02/26 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit Absu have announced a full European tour in October/November 2009. Support for this tour will come from Nachtmystium and Razor Of Occam (featuring members of Deströyer 666).
Candlelight Records announces its third label packaged tour for North America. Set to kick off on June 6, CIII will feature the talents of US black metal legends Absu, with support coming from France's Glorior Belli, Austin-based Averse Sefira and Los Angeles-based Sothis. The tour will visit 22 cities throughout the US and Canada beginning in San Marco, California and wrapping up in Dallas, Texas on June 29. Tickets for all shows go on sale exclusively at Enterthevault.com for now. Tickets will go on sale through all local and online ticket agencies starting March 5.
Absu's self-titled new album hits stores nationwide February 24. Currently featured on the cover of Metal Maniacs the album is the first to offer new material from the highly regarded metal band in nearly eight years. The Texas-based band, self-described as "mythological occult metal," are a fan favorite the world over. Terrorizer Magazine calls the new album "a sound incarnate of a band making the underground amazing again - an undeniable masterpiece." This will be the band's first large-scale tour since their tour alongside Enslaved in 1997.
Texas-based mythological occult metal band Absu have posted the song "Girra's Temple" from their self-titled new album due in stores February 24 on their official MySpace page. The song offers fans the first listen to material on the anxiously awaited new album that features an all-star array of guest musicians.
"Absu" is the first new recording from the trio since their highly acclaimed album "Tara" released in 2001. Produced by the band with mixing assistance from J.T. Longoria (King Diamond, Solitude Aeturnus), the album features artwork from Belgian artist Kris Verwimp. Drummer/vocalist Proscriptor says of the album's lyrical concepts, "I am concentrating more on Sumerian-based occult themes of magick and mythology versus the Celtic aspect of my previous writings, which was heavily expressed on the last few Absu studio albums. Musically speaking, the material will be quite similar to Tara, but with more of a '70s progressive/psychedelic texture within it."
Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit Absu have announced the addition of bassist/co-vocalist Ezezu (ex-Panzram) to the group's ranks. This is the first time the band is experiencing a permanent quartet-type line up since the band's debut album "Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L".
Drummer/vocalist Proscriptor says of the latest addition, "We are very proud to welcome Ezezu as the newest member of Absu. He was the missing element we have been searching for and definitely fits in the group. We are delighted to convey our next chapter of mythological occult metal with him."
Absu has just completed the recording of their latest album, "Absu" to be released in the beginning of 2009 on Candlelight Records. The album was more or less engineered by the band, mixed by none other than J.T. Longoria at Nomad Recording Studio (King Diamond, Solitude Aeternus, etc.) and will be mastered by Proscriptor at his studio Tarot Productions.