According to Bravewords.com, Denver, Colorado’s Trve Brewing Company has announced details on their upcoming first out of four ales titled Eastern Candle – dedicated to the mythological occult metal act ABSU.
In honor of their 20th anniversary second album, The Sun Of Tiphareth, Trve has created the first out of four ales: Eastern Candle – a pale wheat beer fermented with brettanomyces in white wine barrels. The ale is a fine equilibrium of wheat and white wine with a slight, fruit-like yeast character. (Fittingly named after the song Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle).
The three forthcoming beers to be unleashed are the following:
Tiphareth – Red Ale: This will be a soured beer with a mild strain of brettanomyces fermented in red wine barrels. This fusion will have a nice malty, tart, yet dry balance including red wine adding a background complexity.
Manannán – Brown Ale: The Manannán batch will feature rye in the grain bill, as it will be soured and fermented with a shrouded strain of brettanomyces in whiskey barrels. This will be a more assertive brew with malt character and plenty of obscurity from the yeast while also showcasing the barrel flavors.
Winter Zephyr – Black Ale: A dark wheat and dark rye concoction giving the beer its cryptic color. This ale will highlight a fair amount of oats to retain vast body after the brettanomyces have alchemically fermented in wine barrels.
Absu recently announced details on their upcoming tour, titled North American Connexus Continuation. The ten-city tour will see the band perform a complete set with music spanning throughout their 22-year recording career. This excursion is a follow-up mini-tour by the Texas-based mythological occult metal trio since the release of Abzu – the second of a planned trilogy of recordings.
Vocalist/drummer Proscriptor shares, “Since the release of our latest recording, Abzu, the response has been extremely vehement and now is the perfect moment to continue spreading the album’s essence throughout unchartered regions the band did not perform in earlier this year. We purposely waited until the timing was ideal to embark on this additional journey, as we shall continue contaminating the communities with our craft of mythological occult metal.”
Proscriptor also adds, “We have begun the composition/arrangement process for the next album, suitably titled Apsu, which is the Sumerian-Akkadian spelling of the band moniker. We shall wait until the new album is released before we present any of the new material in a live atmosphere.”
North American Connexus Continuation dates include:
8 – 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
9 – Down And Over Pub – Milwaukee, WI (November Coming Fire Festival)
10 – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
11 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
12 – Beale Street Live – Indianapolis, IN
13 – The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
14 – The Pinch – Washington, DC
15 – Firehouse Saloon – Rochester, NY
16 – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
17 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA