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Pete (aka The Advocate)
 

 

Greetings!  If you are coming to this page, either your a fanatic (like myself and have read everything on this site) or are simply bored.  Well then, allow me to tell you a little bit about myself.  My name is Pete Tucker, I was born in 1976 and have been a devoted heavy metal fan since 1989.  Early favorites included Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and the like.  By 1991, I was looking for darker pastures and through magazines, friends and trades, I became a follower of the metal underground including bands like Death, Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, Sepultura, Entombed, Carcass, and the list goes on into infinity.  It wasn't until 1997 that I really discovered the whole black metal scene, of course, became obsessed with that.  I have always been attracted to dark music and didn't realize it until later that I had been searching for this type of music for a while....the perfect "Halloween" soundtrack, if you will as I had always loved halloween horror soundtracks (the kind you might play in a window on Halloween) since I was a kid.  

 

As I have grown older, I've really embraced any kind of music for the most part from stuff I was raised on (70's Rock, Outlaw Country, 80's Rock and Synth-Pop) to things I discovered on my own (Metal, Synthwave, Folk, Fantasy Soundtracks, Dark Ambient, Horror Soundtracks).  I am an avid collector of vinyl, especially old rock, early thrash and black metal.

From 1993 - 2011, I also tried my hand at making music with my brother and various friends.  You can listen to and even own some of that music on my bandcamp site.  By 2011, I was diagnosed with tendonitis and making music no longer became a priority for me.  That's around the time Proscriptor contacted me about creating a new ABSU website (read the whole story here).  This way, I felt I was able to be connected to the music scene but without making music.  Interestingly enough, this opportunity also gave me a chance to consult with other bands on their web presence including ZemialBlood Storm and Nocturnus A.D. After Death.  

 

When not obsessing about music and vinyl collections, I also study severe weather and historical storms.  I am involved with my home town's Emergency Management team and do storm spotting, emergency ham radio communications, storm damage surveys and disaster mitigation/preparation.  I also enjoy cooking, watching baseball, football and hockey, visiting abandoned places, true stories of paranormal/unexplained phenomena (or even a good creepypasta) and just being a dork, as my wife tells me.

You can find me on Facebook.


MYTHOLOGICIAL OCCULT RELIQUARY (AKA MY ABSU COLLECTION)
 

Some of you might be curious as to what Items I have in my ABSU collection.  This is not counting the countless shirts, flyers, posters, magazines, stickers and other miscellaneous ABSU releated material I have also collected.


ABSU:

Return To....Return Of The Ancients - 2CD - Dark Symphonies 
The Temples of Offal/Return of the Ancients - CD - Dark Descent Records
The Temples of Offal/Return of the Ancients - LP (White Jacket/Clear LP) - The Crypt
The Temples of Offal/Return of the Ancients - LP (Black Jacket/White LP) - The Crypt

Mythological Occult Demos (Return of the Anicents & The Temples of Offal) - Two Cassette Pack - Diabolicurst Productions
Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - CD - Gothic Records
Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Digipak CD - Osmose Productions
Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Triple LP Box Set, #227/500 - The Crypt
Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Single LP - The Crypt Re-Issue

Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - CD - The Crypt Re-Issue
The Sun of Tiphareth - CD - Osmose Productions
The Sun of Tiphareth - Triple LP + 7" EP Box Set, #496/666 - The Crypt

The Sun of Tiphareth - CD - 2012 Remix - Osmose Productions
...And Shineth Unto The Cold Cometh... 7" EP - Osmose Productions
The Third Storm of Cythraul  - CD - Osmose Productions
The Third Storm of Cythraul - Digipak CD - Osmose Productions
The Third Storm of Cythraul + In the Eyes of Ioldánach - Triple LP Box Set, #30/666 - The Crypt

The Third Storm of Cythraul  - CD - 2013 Remix - Osmose Productions
In The Eyes of Ioldánach  - CD - Osmose Productions
In The Visions of Ioldánach - VHS Tape - Osmose Productions
Tara - CD - Olympic/Century Media
Tara - Gatefold LP - Osmose Productions
Tara / In the Eyes of Ioldánach - Digipak CD - Osmose Productions
Tara - Quadruple LP Box Set, #592/666 - The Crypt
Mythological Occult Metal: 1991-2001 - Digipak Double CD - Osmose Productions
Mythological Occult Metal: 1991-2001 - Double Gatefold LP - Osmose Productions
L'attaque du tyran: Toulouse, le 28 avril 1997 - 7" EP - Agonia Records
Demonical / Absu - Split 7" EP - Temple of Darkness Records
Speed n' Spikes Vol. II (Split with Rumplestilskin Grinder) - Split 7" EP - Red/Yellow Splatter Wax - Relapse Records
Absu - CD - Candlelight Records
Absu - CD + DVD - Candlelight Records
Absu - Gatefold LP - Candlelight Records
Abzu - Digipak CD - Candlelight Records
Abzu - Gatefold LP - Candlelight Records
Tour 2011 Flexi (Split with Infernal Stronghold) - Split 7" EP - Independent
Origin: War & Magic(k) - Double LP Box Set, #168/500 - The Crypt
Origin: War & Magic(k) - CD - The Crypt/Dark Symphonies
Telepaths Within Nin-Edin - 7" EP - Unknown Force Records

Zi Dingir Anna Kanpa: The Osmose Years - 4 Cassette Box Set - Floga Records

Hexagrammum Vestibulum - Shaped 7" EP - Night of the Living Vinyl Dead Records


Artifacts:

Return of the Ancients - Demo Cassette - Black Montanas Reproduction
The Temples of Offal - Demo Cassette - Black Montanas Reproduction
Infinite and Profane Thrones - Live Cassette - Black Montanas Reproduction
The Temples of Offal - 7" EP Test Pressing #4/5 - Gothic Records
Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - 12" LP Test Pressing, #1/5 - Osmose Productions
Fantasizing to the Third of the Pagan Vision - Master Beta Tapes With Spec Sheets
The Sun of Tiphareth - Two Reels of Two Inch Master Tape; One Reel of 1/2 Inch Master Tape
...And Shineth Unto The Cold Cometh... - Promo Cassette - Black Montanas Reproduction
The Third Storm of Cythraul - Two Reels of Two Inch Master Tape
Manannan - 8mm Film Reel

25 VHS Tapes (50+ Hours) of Various Live Performance, Promotional Material and Interviews From 1991-2001
Tara - Cassette - Rehearsal Tracks (with Vocals and Without Vocals)
"The Return" - Live at WFMU/Aquarius SXSW Showcase, March 13, 2009 - "Official" CD Bootleg
Dagger from the 2001 Promotional Photos
Equitant's Leather Vest from the 2001 Promotional Photos
Original Lyric Draft Sheet - "Swords and Leather"
Original Lyric Draft Sheet - "Manannan"
Equitant - Guitar cord from 1995 & 1997 Tour
Equitant - Picks used during recording of "Tara" and "The Third Storm of Cythraul"
Proscriptor - Ahead Drum Sticks

Mythological Occult Ale Bottle - Eastern Candle

Mythological Occult Ale Bottle - Manannan

Mythological Occult Ale Bottle - Winter Zephyr

Mythological Occult Ale Bottle - Tiphareth

Related:

PROSCRIPTOR - The Venus Bellona ‎ - Double LP w/ Poster & Booket - Cruel Moon International
PROSCRIPTOR - The Venus Bellona - Digipak Gold CD - Cruel Moon International

PROSCRIPTOR - The Venus Bellona - Digipak CD w/ Poster - Old Captain

PROSCRIPTOR - The Serpentine Has Risen - CD - Dragonflight Recordings
EQUIMANTHORN - Entrance To The Ancient Flame - Cassette - Black Montanas Reproduction

EQUIMANTHORN - Entrance To The Ancient Flame - CD - Frost And Fire Records
EQUIMANTHORN - Live 12-20-92 - Cassette - Black Montanas Reproduction
EQUIMANTHORN - Nindinugga Nimshimshargal Enlillara - CD - Unisound Records
EQUIMANTHORN - Nindinugga Nimshimshargal Enlillara - Picture Disc LP - Unisound Records
EQUIMANTHORN - Lectionum Antiquarum ‎- CD - Unisound Records
EQUIMANTHORN - Second Sephira Cella - CD - From Beyond Productions
EQUIMANTHORN - Exalted Are The 7 Throne Bearers Of Ninnkigal ‎- Digipak CD - From Beyond Productions
EQUIMANTHORN - A Fifth Conjuration - MP3 - Black Montanas
MAGUS - Ruminations of Debacuhery - CD - Elegy Records
MELECHESH - Djinn - CD - Osmose Productions
MELECHESH - Sphynx - CD - Osmose Productions
DOLMEN - On The Eve Of War - LP (Clear Wax) - Iron Pegasus Records

DOLMEN - On The Eve Of War - LP (Black Wax) - The Crypt/Dark Symphonies

DOLMEN - On The Eve Of War - LP (Black/Silver Marble Wax) - The Crypt/Dark Symphonies

DOLMEN - On The Eve Of War - LP (Crystal Clear Wax) - The Crypt/Dark Symphonies
DOLMEN - On The Eve Of War - Cassette - Black Montanas Reproduction
EQUITANT - The Circle Of Agurak - Cassette - Black Montanas Reproduction
EQUITANT - The Great Lands of Minas Ithil - Cassette - Black Montanas Reproduction
EQUITANT - The Great Lands of Minas Ithil - CD - Defenstration Records
EQUITANT - Retrospekt 2008 / 2013 - CD - EK Product
BLOOD STORM - Death By The Storm Wizard - MP3
BLOOD STORM - The Atlantean Wardragon - MP3
BLOOD STORM - Pestilence from the Dragonstar - CD - Barbarian Wrath Records
BLOOD STORM - Ancient Wraith of KU - MP3
BLOOD STORM - Sirian Storm - MP3
BLOOD STORM - Crypt of the Storm Wizard - MP3
BLOOD STORM - The Stellar Exorcism - CD - Barbarian Wrath Records

Tarot Productions Catalogue:

TYRANTZ EMPIRE - Merauderz of the Monolith - The Omega Chapter - Digipack CD - Catalog Number: CARD 010
GOREAPHOBIA – Sabbatic Communion - 7” EP - Catalog Number: CARD 009
PROSCRIPTOR - 726 - Digipack CD - Catalog Number: CARD 008
MELECHESH - The Siege of Lachish - 7" EP - Catalog Number: CARD 007
DIVINE EVE - Upon These Ashes Scorn the World - CD - Catalog Number: CARD 006
STARCHASER NETWORK - Digipack CD - Catalog Number: CARD 005
EQUITANT - Konstruckteur - Digipack CD - Catalog Number: CARD 004
EQUITANT - Zeit - Digipack CD - Catalog Number: CARD 003
MORBID SCREAM - The Signal to Attack: 1986 - 1990 - CD - Catalog Number: CARD 002
PROSCRIPTOR - Thoth Music(k) - 7" EP - Catalog Number: CARD 001 

 

 

THANK YOU
 

I'd like to take a moment to thank the following for making this all possible:
Proscriptor McGovern and Equitant Ifernain - For their time, generosity, and having the faith in allowing a fan to take on the various duties of running a website.
Jon "I got the wings from Kentucky Fried" Tucker - For all your assistance, thank you Brother! 
Kelli, Erik and Branden - For putting up with a huge band geek.  Much love!
Tom Busler (ABSU UBER ALLIES!) - For your time on the design and brotherhood!
Andrea, Sean Conover, Barbara Francone, and Cristina Balbine - For your contributions and everything else!
Ezezu, Gunslut, Mezzadurus, Vincent Rossi, Zawicizuz, Aethyris MacKay - Cheers and thank you!
To all previous contributors to ABSU, be it band members or website designers - I salute you all and thank you.
And last but not least - ABSU Fans worldwide - Hail and thank you!  This website is for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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