The Temples Of Offal

 

LABEL: Gothic Records
RELEASE DATE: 1992
ARTWORK: Equitant

TRACK LIST:
1. Immortal Sorcery
2. Sumerian Sands (The Silence)
3. Disembodied

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


ADDITIONAL NOTES:
This was the first official release by ABSU in early 1992 - released on 7" and cassette versions. Recorded at Nomad Recording Studios in November 1991, with engineer Curtis Box, in the early days of Nomad’s operation. All music by ABSU. All lyrics by Ray Heflin, excluding Disembodied, which was penned by Mike Kelly. (Shaftiel) Cover Art & Logo by Equitant.
 

...And Shineth Unto The Cold Cometh...

 

LABEL: Osmose Productions
RELEASE DATE: October 4th, 1995
ARTWORK: Equitant

TRACK LIST:
A. ...And Shineth Unto the Cold Cometh...
B. Akhera Goiti - Akhera Beiti (One Black Opalith for Tomorrow)

LINE-UP:
Proscriptor - All Percussives, Synthesizers, Flute, Voice + Lyrical Magick
Equitant Ifernaim Dal Gais - Electric Lead Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar & Lyrical Obscurity
Shaftiel (Lord of Shadows) - Electric Lead Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar & Voice
 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

7" limited to 500 copies. Side A: Sumeria + Side B: Allaxitonia/Thoth. Recorded and mixed at Prenatal Productions, Dallas, Texas, January 14-15, 1995. ...And Shineth Unto The Cold Cometh... was re-recorded for The Third Storm Of Cythrául and Akhera Goiti - Akhera Beiti (One Black Opalith For Tomorrow) appeared as a bonus track on the digipak version of The Third Storm Of Cythrául. Both tracks appear on the Mythological Occult Metal: 1991-2001 double album anthology.  A replica of the 7" was released in December 2012 as part of The Sun Of Tiphareth 3-LP box set and also released as a cassette promo for radio and press.
 

In The Eyes Of Ioldánach

 

LABEL: Osmose Productions
RELEASE DATE: September 9th, 1998
ARTWORK: Kris Verwimp & Juha Vuorma

TRACK LIST:
1. V.I.T.R.I.O.L.
2. Hallstatt
3. Manannán
4. Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle

LINE-UP:
Proscriptor - Trap Kit, Percussives, Mercury, Lyrical Magic(k) & Voices
Shaftiel - Electric Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Shadows & Voice
Equitant - Electric Bass Guitars & Lyrical Obscurity
 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Recorded in March 1998 at Nomad Recording Studios - Carrollton, Texas, USA. All music produced, composed and arranged by ABSU with lyrics composed by Proscriptor and Equitant. The vinyl version is limited and numbered to 1000 copies. The tentative title for this EP was For Ioldánach, With A Crown Of Gold. Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle is a re-recorded version of an ABSU song, which originally appeared exclusively on the Osmose Productions' compilation World Domination (1995) and is a reworked from an old Dolmen recording from 1989 called On The Eve Of War, which was one of the precursor bands to ABSU. Manannán was later re-recorded for Tara and this EP has since gone out-of-print, but these songs were later re-released on the digipak version of Tara in 2007.

L'Attaque Du Tyran: Toulouse, Le 28 Avril '97

 

LABEL: Agonia Records
RELEASE DATE: January 15th, 2007
ARTWORK: Equitant & Mark Riddick

TRACK LIST:
A. ...And Shineth Unto The Cold Cometh... (Live)
B. Of Celtic Fire, We Are Born (Live)

LINE-UP:
Shaftiel - Electric Guitar
Lord Equitant Alastor - Electric Guitar
Mezzadurus - Bass Guitar & Vocals
Emperor Proscriptor Magikus - Drums & Vocals

Two tracks from ABSU's live set in Toulouse, France on April 28, 1997. Additional tracks from this show can be found on the Mythological Occult Metal: 1991-2001 double album anthology.

Absu/Demonical Split EP

 

LABEL: Temple Of Darkness Records
RELEASE DATE: May, 2007
ARTWORK: Equitant

TRACK LIST:
A. Unholy Desecration [Demonical]
B. The Gold Torques Of Uláid [ABSU]

LINE-UP: (ABSU)
Proscriptor - Vocals & Drums
Equitant - Guitar
Shaftiel - Guitar, Bass & Backing Vocals
 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

This 7" black vinyl release is limited to 666 copies and also released as a "die-hard" picture disc - limited to 100 copies. Unholy Desecration is taken from Demonical's Bloodspell Divine Promo CD while The Gold Torques Of Uláid is taken from ABSU's Mythological Occult Metal: 1991-2001 double album anthology, although it originally appeared on the Gummo soundtrack from 1997.

Speed 'N Spikes, Vol. II

 

LABEL: Relapse Records
RELEASE DATE: May 20th, 2008
ARTWORK: Mike Wohlberg

TRACK LIST:
Side A
1. Thrashstorms [ABSU]
2. To The Gallows [ABSU]
Side B
1. Brainwasher C. 1655 [Rumpelstiltskin Grinder]

LINE-UP: (ABSU)
Proscriptor McGovern - Drums, Vocals & Lyrical Magick
Aethyris MacKay - Guitars & Bass
Vastator Terrarum - Guitars, Bass & Backing Vocals
 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Part 2 of 5 of Relapse Record's Speed & Spikes 7" Series. Available in Clear and Red/Yellow Splatter Wax. This was ABSU's first new after reforming in 2007. Thrashstorms is actually an early version of Hallstatt written in 1996 - it was to be included in the deleted Thrashstorms EP. To The Gallows is ABSU's third Morbid Scream cover song originally recorded in 1986.  This is the only release that Vastator Terrarum recorded with ABSU on although he contributed musical input to the 2009 album Absu.

Live At WFMU/SXSW Aquarius Records Showcase

 

LABEL: WFMU (Live Broadcast)/MP3 (320 kbps)
RELEASE DATE: May 11th, 2009
ARTWORK: ABSU

TRACK LIST:
1. An Involution Of Thorns

2. Descent To Acheron (Evolving Into The Progression Of Woe)

3. Highland Tyrant Attack

4. Night Fire Canonization

5. 13 Globes

6. Swords And Leather

7. Four Crosse Wands (Spell 181)

8. Manannán

LINE-UP: (ABSU)
Proscriptor McGovern - Drums & Vocals
Ezezû - Bass Guitar & Vocals

Aethyris McKay - Guitars

Zawicizuz - Guitars

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
This was ABSU's first live performance since 2002, which was also the first performance with the 2009 Absu touring line-up. Broadcasted on March 20th, 2009 through WFMU's live stream feed at Spiro's in Austin, Texas - Bootleg CD copies captured the performance as well. 

Absu/Infernal Stronghold - Tour 2011 Flexi

 

LABEL: N/A (Self-Financed)
RELEASE DATE: November 10th, 2011
ARTWORK: Dilek Baykara

TRACK LIST:
A. A Myriad Of Portals (Part B of A Song For E-A) [ABSU]
B. Flesh Totem [Infernal Stronghold]

LINE-UP: (ABSU)
Proscriptor McGovern - Drums & Vocals
Ezezû - Bass Guitar & Vocals

Vis Crom - Guitars

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
AKA Tour 2011 Flexi. Special 7" flexi-disc created for the November 2011 mini-tour with Infernal Stronghold. Limited to 250 hand-numbered copies on clear vinyl with four different colored silk-screened covers. (red, blue, silver and gold)

Telepaths Within Nin-Edin

 

LABEL: Unknown Force Records
RELEASE DATE: February 23, 2015
ARTWORK: Athanasius Kircher (Mundus Subterraneus - 1665); Graphic Design Manipulation: Ted Tringo & Zbigniew Bielak

TRACK LIST:
A. Hall Of The Masters
B. Circles Of The Oath (Backing Track)

LINE-UP:
Proscriptor McGovern - Drums & Vocals
Ezezû - Bass Guitar & Vocals

Vis Crom - Guitars

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
7" EP Limited to 500 pressings - 100 clear & 400 green. Hall Of The Masters was originally released in July 2012 as part of the Adult Swim 2012 Singles Series. Circles Of The Oath (Backing Track) is previously unreleased from the Abzu sessions in 2011.

Hexagrammum Vestibulum

 

LABEL: Night of the Vinyl Dead Records
RELEASE DATE: December 7, 2018
ARTWORK: Zbigniew Bielak, Equitant & Unseen Chaos

TRACK LIST:
Side Hexagrammum: [A] Hall Of The Masters (Alternate Mix II)

Side Vestibulum: [B] ABSU Logo (Etched Side)

LINE-UP:
Proscriptor McGovern - Drums & Vocals
Ezezû - Bass Guitar &Vocals

Vis Crom - Guitars
 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Die-Cut Logo Shaped EP Series (Night 280-SH) - Limited to 500 pressings. Hall Of The Masters was originally released in July 2012 as part of the Adult Swim 2012 Singles Series.