April 12, 2011
ABSU are currently working on "Abzu", the follow up to the band’s 2009 self-titled album. The album is being tracked at Nomad Recording Studio in Carrollton, Texas and mixed by J.T. Longoria (King Diamond, Solitude Aeternus). Drummer / vocalist / lyricist Proscriptor confirms: "The entire rhythm section has been successfully tracked and all that remains are mellotron passages and vocal lines. Before attempting the final mix, we plan to transfer the rhythm section onto two-inch tape to thaw out its digital timbre. With this record, we are appending dirtier elements of psychedelia and fusion. Lyrically, it will descend deeper into Enki’s lower world as well the Enochian Magic(k) System. I can tell you this album will definitely not be a ‘natural progression’ from previous releases, but a feat of metaphysical conquest and murkiness." "Abzu" is the second of a three-part series that features ABSU’s signature sound in maniacal fashion. Planned for release later this year, it will tap the expertise of Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak (Watain, Destroyer 666) and Costin Chioreanu (Ava Inferi, Grave, Demonical) to assemble the album’s packaging. "In the past, we have utilized the talents of Belgium artist Kris Verwimp", says Proscriptor, "but now we’re aesthetically detouring into more mystifying, Thelemic realms: musically and lyrically." Here’s the complete track listing: ‘Ontologically, It Became Time & Space’, ‘Circles Of The Oath’, ‘Abraxas Connexus’, ‘Skrying In The Spirit Vision’, ‘Earth Ripper’, ‘A Song For Ea’ including ‘E-A’, ‘A Myriad Of Portals’, ‘3Rd Tablet’, ‘Warren Of Imhullu’, ‘The Waters – The Denizens’ and ‘E-A (Reprise)’. More info at www.myspace.com/absu
VADER entered Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland with Wojtek Wieslawski and are recording their new album "Welcome To The Morbid Reich". Fans attending VADER concerts and summer festivals will have a chance to listen to one or two new tracks from the new album. Additionally, the band is resurrecting the use of their old logo. States Jaroszewicz: "We started our session showing up in the studio on March 14th, at 9 p.m. after a few hours’ drive on our perfect Polish roads with a trailer full of gear – I really recommend it! This day we only managed to do the load-in and hit the sack – as we were dead on our feet. The real session started the next day with setting up the drums, changing the skins, placing microphones and tuning the drums. Then… we were adjusting the sound looking for ‘this is it’ in each element of the set. It lasted for the whole day and a half but it was definitely worth it. The sound of the drums just kicks asses! For the next few days the schedule of work was practically the same – breakfast, setting the recording plan for the day, preparing a pilot for the drums, recording, monitoring plus corrections if needed, recording, supper and going to bed… For 7 days, we recorded 9 new songs, 2 covers and a re-make of veeeeeery old VADER track. The results of our work will be available probably in August. For now, look forward to the studio reports and the pictures from the further recording of "Welcome To The Morbid Reich". Quite recently I’ve also become the official endorser of Paiste’s cymbals. These are definitely the best sounding cymbals on the market and they were my wildest dream since I started to play the drums. I’m proud that now I can join the Paiste family. Of course you will hear them on the newest VADER album."