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ABSU: “Hall Of The Masters” Video Released As Part Of Adult Swim Singles

Mythological occult metal discoverers Absu announce the release of their new video, produced for the anthem “Hall Of The Masters,” courtesy of this year’s Adult Swim Singles Program. Once again, the band has showcased their signature style of occult black/thrash mythology to dark, new, calculating territories. The audio was recorded earlier this year at Nomad Recording Studios in Carrollton, Texas and mixed by J.T. Longoria. (King Diamond, Solitude Aeternus), the video for the song then filmed by director Daniel Garcia.

Stated Absu vocalist/drummer Proscriptor on the creation of the visual magnum opus: “’Hall Of The Masters’ is a conceptual video concerning the wedlock between a speculum of apparitions and the rite of transfiguration. The mortality featured in the video is unexpectedly visited by the Elder Ones and swept from Earth by the form of the Master. Every dream of man and woman is superlatively coiled by the Lamia!”

Indeed. Be swept away by the Elder Ones with “Hall Of The Masters” AT THIS LOCATION.

This November the Absu clan will take their blackened craft to South American audiences on a venture through Columbia, Chile, and Brazil, with performances flanking Mystifier, Massacre, Master and more along the way.

Absu South American Festival & Tour Performances:

  • 11/09/2012 Medellin, Columbia w/ Mystifier
  • 11/10/2012 Cali, Columbia w/ Mystifier
  • 11/11/2012 Bogata, Columbia w/ Mystifier
  • 11/13/2012 Santiago, Chile
  • 11/15/2012 Espaço do Oca – Jaraguá Do Sul, Brazil w/ Massacre, Master
  • 11/16/2012 Beco – Porto Alegre, Brazil w/ Massacre, Master
  • 11/17/2012 Music Hall – Belo Horizonte, Brazil w/ Massacre, Master
  • 11/18/2012 Carioca Club – São Paulo, Brazil w/ Massacre, Master
 

ABSU: Release New Single Via Adult Swim Series; North & South American Festival Dates

Mythological occult metal discoverers Absu announce the release of their new single, “Hall of the Masters” courtesy of this year’s Adult Swim Singles Program. Once again, the band has showcased their signature style of occult black/thrash mythology to dark new calculating territories — whirlwinds of razor-sharp guitar work and top-notch drumming. The track was recorded at Nomad Recording Studios in Carrollton, Texas and once again mixed by J.T. Longoria. (King Diamond, Solitude Aeternus) An official video to accompany the song will be released on September 10 directed by filmmaker Daniel Garcia.

Stream Absu’s “Hall of the Masters” AT THIS LOCATION.

Absu have also confirmed new festival and tour dates for the Summer and Fall months. Late August will see the band performing at Slaughter By The Water III — the annual fest taking place in Alameda, California aboard massive aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Hornet — followed directly by two shows in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, Mexico. November sees the band traveling to South America for a string of eight shows throughout Columbia, Chile and Brazil. More stateside tour actions are being confirmed to be announced in the weeks ahead.

Absu Festival & Tour Dates:

  • 8/25/2012 Slaughter By The Water III – Alameda, CA
  • 8/31/2012 Steel Metal Bunker – San Luis Potosi, Mexico w/ Malevolent Creation
  • 9/01/2012 Flying Circus – Mexico City, Mexico w/ Hate Eternal, Malevolent Creation
  • 11/09/2012 TBA – Medellin, Columbia
  • 11/10/2012 TBA – Cali, Columbia
  • 11/11/2012 TBA – Bogata, Columbia
  • 11/13/2012 TBA – Chile
  • 11/15/2012 TBA – Brazil
  • 11/16/2012 Beco – Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 11/17/2012 Music Hall – Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 11/18/2012 Carioca Club – São Paulo, Brazil
 

ABSU: Prepare For Maryland Deathfest & Chaos In Tejas Action

Mythological occult metal tormenters Absu will dominate American audiences with several confirmed performances in the coming weeks, including a live assault in Baltimore this Thursday night as part of the opening night to the Maryland Deathfest 2012 mayhem. Absu will be joined on stage that night by a plethora of other extreme acts including Rorschach, Dying Fetus, Eyehategod, Agalloch and headliners for the evening, Autopsy. A full running order for the fest and all other MDF info can be found HERE.

A week after MDF, Absu will slay this year’s Chaos In Tejas in Austin, Texas on Saturday, June 2nd, headlining the indoor stage at Red 7, with support from Terrorism, Loss, Morbosidad, Ares Kingdom and Black Witchery. Full CIT info and schedules can be found HERE.

Absu Confirmed Tour Dates:

  • 5/24/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
  • 6/02/2012 Red 7 – Austin, TD @ Chaos In Tejas

Further live assaults throughout North and South America are being devised now for disbursement in the coming weeks.

Absu’s sixth full-length, Abzu, takes the band’s signature occult black thrash mythology to dark new calculating territories through a whirlwind of razor-sharp riffing and some of the extreme metal world’s most top-notch drumming. The second part of an ongoing trilogy of albums, which began with 2009’s acclaimed Absu, and will eventually come to a finale with Apsu, Abzu was recorded at Nomad Recording Studios in Carrollton, Texas, and finds drummer/vocalist Proscriptor and bassist/vocalist Ezezu sharing equal vocal duties and debuts the skills of new guitarist Vis Crom. The record was mixed by J.T. Longoria (King Diamond/Solitude Aeternus), and features original cover art from Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak (Watain, Behemoth, Destroyer 666, Vader).

 

ABSU: Streaming Entire New Album Via Decibel Magazine

As Absu’s latest evolutionary output — their sixth full-length, Abzu — nears North American release this Tuesday, October 11th via Candlelight Records, advance reviews from print and online media worldwide are praising the brilliant, blazing textures the opus bears. As with every album in the Texas-based outfit’s lineage, Abzu takes Absu’s occult blackthrash mythology to new calculating, dark new territories through a whirlwind of razor-sharp riffage and Proscriptor’s signature scathing cackle and some of the most top-notch drumming in extreme metal.

Today, Decibel Magazine is helping us bring the wrath of Abzu to the masses as we await its pending release, by streaming the entire album. LISTEN HERE!

Abzu is the second part of an ongoing trilogy of albums, which began with 2009’s acclaimed Absu, and will eventually come to a finale with Apsu. 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. The record was mixed by J.T. Longoria (King Diamond/Solitude Aeternus), and features original cover art from Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak (Watain, Behemoth, Destroyer 666, Vader).

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“…a hellaciously adventurous, unrelentingly brutal slab of fully actualized gonzo metal… It is a new extreme metal benchmark…” – Decibel

“…another strong release for one of black metal’s most underrated groups. Few albums can touch the complex drum play… a top tier album of 2011.” – Metal Underground

“Very few bands truly know how to create music that sonically obliterates the listener while maintaining a critical groove. Absu clearly is one of them and Abzu is clearly their greatest release this side of Tara.” – Blistering

“Proscriptor’s drums are of particular note as they absolutely detonate across the disc, and they’re treated in the furious mix like the lead instrument they ought to be… Without doubt, one of the best records I have heard this year.” – Hellbound

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ABSU: Mythological Occult Metal Trio Confirm Autumn North American Live Actions

In support of the release of their upcoming new album Abzu, Dallas, Texas-based mythological occult metal trio Absu will embark upon an exclusive four-show upper East Coast US live exhibition this November invading Richmond, Brooklyn, Reading and Boston. These venues and cities have been chosen with the purpose of Absu performing in previously uncharted barbaric environments, where locals can expect the set list to include a large dose of material from Abzu, in addition to songs spanning the entire Absu discography. Support for this special trek will hail from Philadelphia black thrash derelicts Infernal Stronghold.

Following the short tour, Absu will also take part in Montreal’s Messe des Morts festival, performing as one of the event’s main acts which also includes Inquisition, Glorior Belli, Forteresse and more.

Absu Confirmed Live Rituals:

  • 9/10/2011 An Club – Athens, Greece
  • 10/22/2011 007 Rock Bar – San Antonio, TX
  • 10/29/2011 Aurora Infernalis Festival – Driel, Netherlands
  • 11/10/2011 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
  • 11/11/2011 Club Europa – Brooklyn, NY
  • 11/12/2011 Reverb – Reading, PA
  • 11/13/2011 TBA – Boston, MA
  • 11/26/2011 Messe des Morts Festival – Montreal, QC

Absu’s forthcoming sixth full-length opus, Abzu, is set for North American release on October 4th. The band’s second album for international heavyweight Candlelight Records, Abzu is the second part of a trilogy of recordings from the band. 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. The record was mixed by J.T. Longoria (King Diamond/Solitude Aeternus), and features original cover art from Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak (Watain, Behemoth, Destroyer 666, Vader).

Today, Candlelight Records USA has posted special preorder packages where fans can order CD/shirt packages for Abzu at THIS LOCATION.