Return Of The Ancients

 

LABEL: Self-Released
RELEASE DATE: 1991
ARTWORK: Equitant

TRACK LIST:
1. Immortal Sorcery
2. Eternal Rest
3. Sea Of Glasya
4. Dawn Of Invocation

LINE-UP:
Daniel Benbow - Drums & Percussion
Ray Heflin (Equitant) - Bass & Keyboards On Sea Of Glasya
Mike Kelly (Shaftiel) - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Gary Lindholm - Lead Guitar

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
ABSU's first rehearsal/demo tape. Recorded on a portable/conference tape-recorder, the cassette was created on five-panel xeroxed covers and recorded onto regular non-studio duplication tapes. All lyrics by Equitant. Later reissued on the Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. LP Box Set and again on CD and LP (with The Temples Of Offal EP) by Dark Descent/The Crypt.
 

Immortal Sorcery

 

LABEL: Self-Released
RELEASE DATE: 1991
ARTWORK: Equitant

TRACK LIST: 
1. Immortal Sorcery

LINE-UP:
Daniel Benbow - Drums & Percussion
Ray Heflin (Equitant) - Bass & Lyrics
Mike Kelly (Shaftiel) - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Gary Lindholm - Lead Guitar

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
A one-track promo cassette recorded on a portable recorder with no official artwork.

Infinite And Profane Thrones

LABEL: Self-Released 
RELEASE DATE: 1992 
ARTWORK: Christophe Moyen a.k.a. Thorncross

TRACK LIST:
1. The Throne Of Ninnigal (Intro)
2. Infinite And Profane Thrones
3. Immortal Sorcery
4. Disembodied
5. The Descent To Acheron
6. Infinite And Profane Thrones

7. Immortal Sorcery
8. Disembodied
9. Sumerian Sands (The Silence)
10. Immortal Sorcery

LINE-UP:
Daniel Benbow - Drums & Percussion
Ray Heflin (Equitant) - Bass &Lyrics
Mike Kelly (Shaftiel) - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Gary Lindholm - Lead Guitar

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

A collection of poorly recorded live tracks and unmixed studio tracks. Tracks 1-4 were recorded live on May 2nd, 1992 and Tracks 5-7 were recorded live on May 30th, 1992. Tracks 8-10 are unmixed studio versions of The Temples Of Offal EP, as  this cassette release only made it into the hands of a select few people. This is the last recording of the first line up of ABSU as Proscriptor, Daviel Athron and Black Massith would join the band shortly after this following the departure of Gary Lindholm and Daniel Benbow.
 

Promotional Tape - 1993

 

LABEL: Self-Released 
RELEASE DATE: 1993 (Limited Release)
ARTWORK: Timothy Phillips

TRACK LIST:
1. Fantasizing To The Third Of The Pagan Visions [Quoth The Sky, Nevermore (Act II)]
2. An Equinox Of Fathomless Disheartenment

LINE-UP:
Emperor Proscriptor Magikus - Drums & Vocals
Shaftiel - Vocals & Guitar
Daviel Athron Mysticia - Guitar
Lord Equitant Alastor - Bass Guitar & Effects
Black Massith - Synthesizer & 16-Bit Sampling

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
This cassette was a limited edition advance tape released by the band that included two rough mix songs off their debut album, Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L, which was released later that year by Gothic Records in North America and Osmose Productions in Europe. The tape cover featured the "Queen Of Disques" artwork for their debut album and later used on the digipak re-release of Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. in 1997.