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There are 2 bands named Absu.

1. An American black metal band with a sound comprised of both thrash and death metal. Formed in Plano, Texas in 1989, the band's name was originally Dolmen but this was soon changed to Absu, drawing thematic influence from esoteric middle-eastern and Celtic mythology. They recorded four albums and an EP from 1993 to 2001. After the release of Tara in 2001 the band was put on hiatus as guitarist and bassist Equitant Ifernain… read more

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  • Avatar for SimonMagnus
    raleigh show ripped!
  • Avatar for GodofDeathMetal
    Phenomenal American BM!
  • Avatar for jeffaraya
    I live in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in this area, which means I remember when Absu were a phenomenal local death metal band in 1991, much harsher and more underground, than Pantera in neighboring Forth Worth who, just a couple of years before, had still been a local act with their first thrash-y album, "Power Metal" getting them as popular as I ever thought they would be. It still blows my mind that both of these bands achieved international stardom--back in the late 80s, Rigor Mortis was the only underground metal band from our area that had a national album out, and that seemed like an accident!
  • Avatar for TionTheOne
    US tour imminent, Apsu almost done and confirmed for 2016 release.
  • Avatar for KeenanJohnston
    Haven't listened to the s/t much but Abzu is great. Anyway what is going on with the new album, is there any news yet?
  • Avatar for MJtheRevelator
    I celebrate their entire catalogue. I also celebrate Load and Cold Lake and Reload. Seriously.
  • Avatar for Xexyzl
    Don't understand penis-headed disconnect between Tara and S/T. It continues to be whatever "Mythological Occult Metal" means in Proscriptor's brain. I agree they're not on par with their classics but Abzu still draws me in as regularly as Barathrum.
  • Avatar for ivan_steamblock
    Nah their new albums blow. Tara for life.
  • Avatar for Herr_Liddell
    These guys have never released a shitty album [8] I second this, I fucking second this. Absu are probably one of the real and good Black metal acts still out there.
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