by Black Bubblegum
it hasn't turned out to be a disaster on the level of Blackenedfest, but the current CIII tour has had it's fair share of ups and downs. First Averse Sefira dropped off and were subsequently replaced by Rumplestiltskin Grinder. Then French Black Metallers Glorior Belli drop off. That said, Absu is still prepared to destroy NYC with Sothis (and Rumplestiltskin Grinder) this Sunday (6/21) at BB King's. tickets are still available.
In addition to Sunday's show, tonight's sold out gig at Fontana's (6/19) will offer a rare live glimpse into the black metal underground with the first EVER US show by Quebecois BMer Akitsa crossing paths with Bone Awl, Ashdautas, and Volahn.
Absu is currently touring off of their first LP in 8 years, and first to feature an entirely new lineup save for drummer/vocalist Proscriptor McGovern. In addition to the CIII tour, the band has lined up an appearance at Hostile City Deathfest with Deicide, Vital Remains, Monstrosity, Anal Cunt, Fuck The Facts and many many others.
Anal Cunt & Fuck The Facts will join Copremesis, Gwynbleidd and Locrian for Show No Mercy on July 5th. Stay tuned for some VERY exciting announcements regarding Show No Mercy August!
Check out the Seldon Hunt-designed flyer for Show No Mercy, all Absu tour dates, and a few Absu videos below...
Absu - "Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181)" LIVE in Calgary
Absu - "Amy" LIVE in Calgary
ABSU - 2009 TOUR DATES
Jun 19 2009 Petit Campus Montreal, Quebec*
Jun 20 2009 Penny Arcade Rochester, New York*
Jun 21 2009 BB Kings Blues Club New York, New York*
Jun 22 2009 Jaxx W. Springfield, Virginia*
Jun 23 2009 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina*
Jun 24 2009 The Muse Nashville, Tennessee*
Jun 25 2009 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia*
Jun 26 2009 The Garage St. Petersburg, Florida*
Jun 27 2009 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, Florida*
Jun 29 2009 Lola's Fort Worth, Texas
Jul 5 2009 Hostile City Death Fest - The Arena Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 17 2009 Hell's Pleasure Metal Festival Pößneck
Jul 18 2009 Kaltenbach Open Air Spital am Semmering
Jul 25 2009 Stonehenge Festival Steenwijk
Aug 28 2009 Hole In The Sky - Bergen Metal Fest X Bergen
* w/ Sothis, Rumplestiltskin Grinder