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Possessed - To Tour Europe With Belphegor, Absu

U.S. death metallers Possessed are joining forces with Belphegor for a co-headliner tour in Europe. They are also taking Absu with them for the ride. One of the most extreme tours of the year, Evil Over Europe will see Belphegor and Possessed rotating each night playing 1 hour sets. See the dates below.

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Band profile: Possessed
Event: Possessed & Belphegor: Evil Over Europe 2016
Posted: 04.10.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Absu - Confirm N. American Tour, New Album This Year

Absu are set to embark on a massive North American tour in March/April. The tour is titled Merelogical Nihilism Connexus Tour: 2016. The 42-city tour will see the band perform a brand new set with music spanning their 25-year recording career. It is the first full, American tour by the Texas-based mythological occult trio since 2013 and will precede the release of the band's new album, Apsu. They plan to release the new album later this year and have now revealed its first details.

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Source: candlelightrecordseurope.haulix.com
Band profile: Absu
Event: Absu: Merelogical Nihilism Connexus North American Tour 2016
Posted: 10.01.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (7)


Absu - Announce Pre-Absu Era LP Releases

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.

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Band profile: Absu
Posted: 10.03.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Portal - Australian Tour With Absu And Denouncement Pyre

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.

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Band profile: Portal
Posted: 18.11.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Absu - New Album Update, New Tour Dates

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.

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Band profile: Absu
Posted: 25.09.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Absu - Announce Special North American Tour

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.

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Source: candlelightrecordsusa.com
Band profile: Absu
Posted: 31.01.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Absu - Premiere New Video

"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.

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Band profile: Absu
Posted: 13.09.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (6)


Absu - Australian Mini-Tour WIth Portal, Ruins

US mythological occult metallers Absu will embark on a mini-tour in Australia, dubbed The Connexus Conjuration Tour, taking off in mid-January next year. Dates can be seen after the jump.

Support on the trek comes off Australia's experimental black/death metallers Portal and black metallers Ruins.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Absu
Event: Absu: The Connexus Conjuration Tour 2012
Posted: 09.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (4)


Absu - New Album Streaming Online

Abzu, the brand-new upcoming album by US mythological occult metallers Absu can now be streamed in its entirety on metal webzine Inferno.

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Source: inferno.fi
Band profile: Absu
Posted: 04.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)


Absu - New Song Online

"Abraxas Connexus", a brand-new song from mythological metallers Absu can now be streamed on Pitchfork and in the YouTube-video below for the time being.

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Source: pitchfork.com
Band profile: Absu
Posted: 07.09.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (7)


Absu - Short USA Tour With Infernal Stronghold

In October, US occult metallers Absu will embark on a three-day tour in their home-country. Dates can be found after the jump.

Support on the trek will come from US black/thrash metallers Infernal Stronghold and a second band yet to be announced.

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Source: brooklynvegan.com
Band profile: Absu
Event: Absu + Infernal Stronghold + TBA
Posted: 29.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (1)


Absu - New Album Details

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."

Writing began on Abzu last autumn as Proscriptor notes: "This album has not only been the most challenging in Absu's discography, but the quickest paced - composition and arrangement wise. The current line-up is scattered all across the United States, so the album was physically written utilizing internet file sharing. We even rehearsed, at times, while communicating via cell phones. Lyrically, the album descends deeper into Enki's lower world as well Thelemic and Enochian Magic(k) Systems. My lyrical architecture is extremely convoluted, so I decided to create a generalized synopsis explaining the themes behind each song. I feel these are my best poems since 2001's Tara."

Abzu has benefited from the unity of the band despite limited face-to-face rehearsal time. In fact only two proper rehearsals were had; one preparing for the band's dates with Immortal earlier this year. The six-date showcase tour was the first live American dates for the band since their headline tour in June of 2009. Proscriptor confirms: "We rehearsed one week prior to the tour supporting Immortal and exactly one week after in preparation for the studio experience. I can honestly say this is the first time Absu has rehearsed for only one week, as an entire unit, before entering the studio."

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Source: candlelightrecordsusa.com
Band profile: Absu
Posted: 30.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (7)


Immortal - US Mini-Tour With Absu

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

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Source: immortalofficial.com
Band profile: Immortal
Event: Immortal + Absu
Posted: 20.11.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (7)


Absu - European Tour Dates

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).

Announced dates are as follows:

Oct. 16 - Darmstadt, Germany - Steinbruch Theater
Oct. 17 - Essen, Germany - Turock
Oct. 18 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Oct. 19 - Copenhagen - The Rock
Oct. 20 - Berlin, Germany - K17
Oct. 21 - Nürnberg, Germany - Z-Bau
Oct. 22 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
Oct. 23 - Kassel, Germany - K19
Oct. 24 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice
Oct. 25 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer Kert
Oct. 26 - Wien, Austria - Arena
Oct. 27 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Gala Hala
Oct. 28 - München, Germany - Feierwerk
Oct. 29 - Turin, Italy - Spazio 211
Oct. 30 - Zürich, Switzerland - Dynamo Werk 21
Oct. 31 - Paris, France - Glazart
Nov. 01 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Nov. 02 - Manchester, UK - Moho Live
Nov. 03 - London, UK - Underworld
Nov. 04 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy 2
Nov. 05 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
Nov. 06 - Aarschot, Belgium - JH De Klinker
Nov. 07 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Watt

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Source: candlelightrecords.co.uk
Band profile: Absu
Event: Absu: European Tour
Posted: 21.07.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)


Absu - N. American Tour With Glorior Belli

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.

France's Glorior Belli make their first trip to North America as they participate on CIII. Their sophomore record, "Manifesting The Raging Beast", was released in 2007 via Southern Lord Records. The band now, signed to Candlelight, will begin recording of their label debut, titled "Meet Us At The Southern Sign", this month with hopes to see it released during the tour. Popular site Metal Kult said in review, "Manifesting is as darkly beautiful as it is gloom inducing."

Averse Sefira join CIII continuing to support their latest album, "Advent Parallax". Time Out New York notes, "black-metal lifers Averse Sefira have become a road-hardened unit, and it shows in the blistering grooves of "Advent Parallax". The fourth album of the band's 12-year career has no gothic frills or weedy "kvlt" production, just eight battle-ready blasts jammed with parched-throat howls, scything guitar riffs, blistering drums and hooks that stick." Their participation on the tour is their third national tour in two years having previously toured with labelmates 1349 in 2007 and with friends Immolation in early 2008.

Sothis released their Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) debut, "De Oppresso Liber", on September 2. The record has enjoyed growing and consistent sales since release. This will be the band's first national tour. Canada's popular Brave Words Bloody Knuckles magazine says, "behold the next big black metal band." The band is currently completing work on their first video from "De Oppresso Liber" for the album's title track.

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Source: gloriorbelli.luxferous.com
Band profile: Absu
Event: CIII Tour
Posted: 07.02.2009 by Thryce | Comments (8)