Absu Working on New Album

04/14/2011
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Absu are working on Abzu, the follow up to the band's 2009 self-titled album and the second of a three-part series.

The album is being tracked at Nomad Recording Studio in Carrollton, Texas and mixed by none other than 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."

Continuing he notes, "I can tell you this album will definitely not be a 'natural progression' from previous releases, but a feat of metaphysical conquest and murkiness."

Planned for release later this year, Abzu 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."

Projected track listing of Abzu (in this particular order) is:

I.) Ontologically, It Became Time & Space
II.) Circles of the Oath
III.) Abraxas Connexus
IV.) Skrying in the Spirit Vision
V.) Earth Ripper
VI.) A Song for Ea including:
a. E-A
b. A Myriad of Portals
c. 3rd Tablet
d. Warren of Imhullu
e. The Waters The Denizens
f. E-A (Reprise)

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