Holy shit, how did we not report this when it was announced last week? Not only are the ferocious US black metal prospect that is Absu touring Europe this autumn – with a clutch of UK dates in November – but they’re bringing along Nachtmystium, Razor of Occam and Zoroaster along for the ride as well. Beyond br00tal!
For reasons we can’t seem to remember right now, we never got round to reviewing Abus’ latest self-titled opus when it came out in February, but it is one Hell-munching badass awesome piece of sorcerous black metal. And while our resident USBM expert, D. Meatbreak, wasn’t overly-awed by the latest EP from Nachtmystium, their 2008 album, Assassins: Black Meddle, Part 1, is a genuine masterpiece. Add to that the blackened thrash of Razor of Occam, and the death-prog riffery of Zoroaster, and there’s absolutely no reason not to get down early-doors for these shows. They’re gonna slay.
Watch Absu playing ‘Magick Square Cipher’ live at Festung Open Air 2009
Absu November tourdates
01 Nottingham Rock City
02 Manchester Moho Live
03 London Camden Underworld
04 Dublin Academy 2
05 Plymouth White Rabbit