Profile:
American black metal band with a sound informed both by thrash and death metal. Formed in Dallas, TX in 1989, the band's name was originally Dolmen but this was soon changed to Absu.

The band was put on hiatus as guitarist and bassist Equitant Ifernain and Shaftiel departed, citing musical differences and disinterest in the band, respectively. Drummer Proscriptor injured his hand thereafter, requiring surgery, healing and therapy.

In 2007, Proscriptor resurrected Absu, announcing a new line-up and a new album.

On January 27, 2020, Proscriptor announced that he has decided to permanently dissolve Absu. After a series of legal disputes over the rights to the band name, Proscriptor then formed Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû.
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Albums

none Absu - Meganecrosy Vol.1 album art Various Immortal Sorcery Various - Meganecrosy Vol.1(Cass, Num, Smplr) Not On Label none Greece 1993 Sell This Version
OPCD 056 Absu - World Domination II album art Various Of Celtic Fire, We Are Born + Terminus Various - World Domination II (Comp) Osmose Productions OPCD 056 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CD-1011 Absu - A Call To Irons (A Tribute To Iron Maiden) album art Various Transylvania Various - A Call To Irons (A Tribute To Iron Maiden) (Comp) Dwell Records CD-1011 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Absu - Hell Awaits N°65 ( CD Sampler N°50) album art Various Stone Of Destiny Various - Hell Awaits N°65 ( CD Sampler N°50)(CD, Album, Promo, Smplr) Hell Awaits none Spain 2005 Sell This Version
none Absu - March Is Metal Month Amazon Sampler album art Various Girra's Temple Various - March Is Metal Month Amazon Sampler (Album) Caroline Distribution, EGMS none US 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Absu - Mournful Dirge Compilation Tape No 1 album art Various Immortal Sorcery and 1 more… Various - Mournful Dirge Compilation Tape No 1(Cass, Comp) Not on label none UK 1992 Sell This Version
DARK002 Absu - A Darkness Reborn album art Various Immortal Sorcery and 1 more… Various - A Darkness Reborn(Cass, Comp) Eternal Darkness Creations DARK002 US 1992 Sell This Version
none Absu - Neurotripsia - Compilation Tape Volume 1 album art Various An Equinox Of Fathomless Disheartenment Various - Neurotripsia - Compilation Tape Volume 1(Cass, Comp) Not On Label none Hungary 1993 Sell This Version
none Absu - Infestation Of Death Vol 4b album art Various Sumerian Sands Various - Infestation Of Death Vol 4b(Cass, Comp) Not on label none Germany 1993 Sell This Version
none Absu - Morbid Tunes Of The Black Angels album art Various Fantasizing To The Third Of The Pagan Vision (Quoth The Sky, Nevermore) Various - Morbid Tunes Of The Black Angels(Cass, Comp, Num) The Way Of Force none France 1994 Sell This Version
none Absu - Darkness Prevails album art Various Immortal Sorcery Various - Darkness Prevails(Cass, Comp, Num) Not On Label none Malaysia 1994 Sell This Version
OPCD032P Absu - World Domination album art Various Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle Various - World Domination (Comp) Osmose Productions OPCD032P France 1995 Sell This Version
AR ME 03 Absu - Metal Explosion Volume 3 album art Various Swords & Leather Various - Metal Explosion Volume 3(CD, Comp) Adipocere Records, Metallian AR ME 03 France 1996 Sell This Version
01 Absu - Hellish Art 1 album art Various Cyntefyns Fountain Various - Hellish Art 1(Cass, Comp) Graverock Productions 01 1996 Sell This Version
77195-2 Absu - Feuersturm album art Various Highland Tyrant Attack Various - Feuersturm (Comp) Century Media 77195-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
PRCD 7658 2 Absu - Gummo album art Various The Gold Torques Of Ulaid Various - Gummo (Album, Comp) London Records PRCD 7658 2 US 1997 Sell This Version
3 Absu - Rock Extremum 2/97 album art Various A Magician Lapis (Lazuli) Various - Rock Extremum 2/97(CD, Comp, Promo) Rock Extremum Records 3 Slovakia 1997 Sell This Version
none Absu - Morbid Noizz Vol. 5/98 album art Various Manannan Various - Morbid Noizz Vol. 5/98(CD, Comp, Enh, Promo) Morbid Noizz Productions none Poland 1998 Sell This Version
OPCD 1.5X444 Absu - Osmose Productions album art Various Manuman Various - Osmose Productions(CD, Comp, Promo) Osmose Productions OPCD 1.5X444 Austria 1998 Sell This Version
NRNR030 Absu - Thrashing Holocaust album art Various Swing Of The Axe Various - Thrashing Holocaust (Comp) Necropolis Records NRNR030 US 1999 Sell This Version
NR030 Various Swing Of The Axe Various - Thrashing Holocaust(CD, Comp) Necropolis Records NR030 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
00652-4 Absu - Hard Twisted Midnight album art Various Sylvester Anfang/Deathcrush Various - Hard Twisted Midnight(CD, Album, Comp) Pineapple Recording Studios, Knon 89.3 FM 00652-4 US 2000 Sell This Version
JBR 26167 042 Absu - A Tribute To Mayhem: Originators Of The Northern Darkness album art Various Deathcrush Various - A Tribute To Mayhem: Originators Of The Northern Darkness (Comp, Album) Avantgarde Music JBR 26167 042 Malaysia 2001 Sell This Version
HNHCD072 Absu - Hard N' Heavy Vol.37 album art Various The Cognate House Of Courtly Witches Lies West Of County Meath Various - Hard N' Heavy Vol.37(CD, Comp, Promo) Hard N' Heavy HNHCD072 France 2001 Sell This Version
3123629 Absu - Israeli True Metal Force Vol.16 album art Various Shield With An Iron Face Various - Israeli True Metal Force Vol.16(CD, Comp, Promo) Metal Hammer Israel 3123629 Israel 2001 Sell This Version
ABLAZE 37 Absu - Ablaze  Juni / Juli 2001 album art Various She Cries The Quiet Lake Various - Ablaze Juni / Juli 2001(CD, Comp) Ablaze Magazine ABLAZE 37 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
CUC 015 Absu - Soundcheck #46 album art Various Pillars Of Mercy Various - Soundcheck #46(CD, Comp, Promo) Close-Up Magazine CUC 015 Sweden 2001 Sell This Version
none Absu - CD Sampler album art Various Pillars Of Mercy Various - CD Sampler(CD, Comp, Promo) Metalized none Denmark 2001 Sell This Version
CD-1051 Absu - A Call To Irons Volumes I & II - Tribute To Iron Maiden album art Various Transylvania Various - A Call To Irons Volumes I & II - Tribute To Iron Maiden(2xCD, Comp) Dwell Records CD-1051 US 2001 Sell This Version
OPCD 666-1, SPV 085-08522 DCD Absu - The World Domination IV album art Various From Ancient Times (Starless Skies Burn To Ash) and 1 more… Various - The World Domination IV (Comp) Osmose Productions, Osmose Productions OPCD 666-1, SPV 085-08522 DCD France 2002 Sell This Version
CANUS0086CD Absu - The Seven Gates Of Horror - A Tribute To Possessed album art Various Swing Of The Axe Various - The Seven Gates Of Horror - A Tribute To Possessed (Comp) Karmageddon Media CANUS0086CD US 2004 Sell This Version
TE 66.6 Absu - The Dark Psyche album art Various The Gold Torques Of Ulaid Various - The Dark Psyche(CD, Comp) The End Records TE 66.6 US 2006 Sell This Version
CD 7211 Absu - A Strange Illusion - A Tribute To Iron Maiden album art Various Transylvania Various - A Strange Illusion - A Tribute To Iron Maiden(CD, Comp) Crimson Mask Records CD 7211 US 2006 Sell This Version
FEAR CANDY 64 Absu - Fear Candy 64 album art Various Between The Absu Of Eridu And Erech Various - Fear Candy 64(CD, Comp, Promo) Terrorizer FEAR CANDY 64 UK 2009 Sell This Version
ZTAUDIO024 Absu - Zero Tolerance album art Various Sceptre Command Various - Zero Tolerance(CD, Comp, Promo) Zero Tolerance Magazine ZTAUDIO024 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HRM0016 Absu - Hard Rock Sampler 16 album art Various Sceptre Command Various - Hard Rock Sampler 16(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Hard Rock HRM0016 France 2009 Sell This Version
RT 1103 Absu - Rock Tribune Gratis CD Sampler! album art Various Abraxas Connexus Various - Rock Tribune Gratis CD Sampler!(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Rock Tribune Magazine RT 1103 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
ZTAUDIO040 Absu - Zero Tolerance Audio 43 album art Various Abraxas Connexus Various - Zero Tolerance Audio 43(CD, Comp, Promo) Zero Tolerance Magazine ZTAUDIO040 UK 2011 Sell This Version
FEAR CANDY 99 Absu - Fear Candy 99 album art Various Abraxas Connexus Various - Fear Candy 99(CD, Comp, Promo) Terrorizer FEAR CANDY 99 UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Absu - Adult Swim Singles Program 2012 album art Various Hall Of The Masters Various - Adult Swim Singles Program 2012(13xFile, MP3, Comp, 256) [adult swim] none US 2012
SR. 030 Absu - Colombian Shows album art Various Highland Tyrant Attack Various - Colombian Shows(CD, Comp, Smplr) Sylphorium Records SR. 030 Colombia 2014 Sell This Version
JSQMP001 Absu - L'Insidieuse Compilation - 1er Acte album art Various Immortal Sorcery Various - L'Insidieuse Compilation - 1er Acte(Cass, Comp, Num) Jusquiame Productions JSQMP001 France 2020 Sell This Version
none Various Sumerian Sands Various - Beheaded Cadaver #2(Cass, Comp) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
mp3 - 356 Absu - Metal Collection 2: Ragnarok album art Various Swords And Leather Various - Metal Collection 2: Ragnarok(CDr, CD-ROM, Comp, Unofficial, MP3) Deconstruction (2) mp3 - 356 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

none Absu - The American Underground Onslaught Volume I album art Various Interview & Live Various - The American Underground Onslaught Volume I(VHS) Metal War Productions, Beware Film Video none US 2001 Sell This Version
OPDVD 001 Absu - Osmose Productions -  Noisy Motions album art Various Fantasizing To The Third Of The Pagan Vision (Quoth The Sky, Nevermore) Act II and 1 more… Various - Osmose Productions - Noisy Motions (Comp) Osmose Productions OPDVD 001 France 2004 Sell This Version
MEDVS5 Absu - Metallian DVD Sampler N° 5 album art Various Girra's Temples Various - Metallian DVD Sampler N° 5(DVD-V, Comp, Promo, Smplr, PAL) Metallian Editions MEDVS5 France 2009 Sell This Version
none Absu - Maryland Deathfest: The Movie album art Various Untitled Various - Maryland Deathfest: The Movie(DVD-V) Handshake Inc. none Canada 2010 Sell This Version
none Absu - Maximum Metal Vol. 150 album art Various Drum-Tipps Mit Proscriptor Mcgovern Various - Maximum Metal Vol. 150(DVD-V, Comp, Promo) Metal Hammer none Germany 2010 Sell This Version
ASYF034vcd Absu - A Sangre Y Fuego album art Various Manannan Various - A Sangre Y Fuego(VCD, Comp, Smplr) GOI Music ASYF034vcd Spain Unknown Sell This Version