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 [info]
11/11/2011 Club Europa – Brooklyn, NY [info]
11/12/2011 Reverb – Reading, PA [info]
11/13/2011 TBA – Boston, MA [info]
11/26/2011 Messe des Morts Festival – Montreal, QC [info]
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.
Stay tuned for more live ABSU appearances and tours into 2012 in support of Abzu. Review copies of Abzu as well as limited interviews with Proscriptor are available to North American journalists and outlets via Earsplit PR now.