22 Years Ago: ABSU release The Third Storm of Cythraul

Daily Noise - 27 January 2019

22 Years Ago: ABSU release The Third Storm of Cythraul

22 Years Ago: ABSU release The Third Storm of Cythraul


I've actually been wanting to re-mix the album - not every song, but like half the tracks. For example: "A Magician's Lapis-Lazuli" - the snare drum's completely buried. I really wanted to experiment on this recording, because I used four different snare drums on the recording - a mistake on my part. I should've just kept the snare drum that I wanted to use the most for all the tracks. But the engineer that we used, I don't think that he'd done an extreme, occult metal act before. Another thing is that we've been selfish: ever since the band's career first started, we've self-produced everything. But I think from now on, we're going to need someone else's advice, and we're going to bring in a producer for future recordings for Absu.

Proscriptor McGovern / Absu interview, Chronicles of Chaos, 1997

ABSU released their album, The Third Storm of Cythrául, on this day in 1997.

Absu - Highland Tyrant Attack

Third Storm... inculdes a cover of fellow Plano, Texas band MORBID SCREAM's eponymous song from their 1988 demo.

Absu - Morbid Scream

They grew up listening to our music as well as us all being friends.
...at the time we played what we thought was good and what we liked. It was a great experience to have others share the same vision and support us. It is very flattering that ABSU feels that way and is a huge compliment!

Jimi Bowman / Morbid Scream interview, Voices from the Darkside
Morbid Scream - Morbid Scream