INFERNO 2012 Festival has issued the following update:
The legendary pioneers of true Norwegian Black Metal TSJUDER and the American occult extreme metal band ABSU will hit the INFERNO stage in 2012!
Tsjuder crawled up from beneath anno 1993. Their intention was to create the rawest form of Black Metal, and continue that for the lifetime of the band. The line-up has shifted through the years but the permanent line-up came with Anti-Christian joining original members Nag and Draugluin in 2000.
The band is known worldwide for their uncompromising Black Metal. Inspired by bands like Celtic Frost, Darkthrone, Kreator and Sodom the main composers Nag and Draugluin developed TSJUDERs distinctive sound which made the band legendary.
In December 2005 Tsjuder held its last concert, and the band was put on ice. But in 2009, with hardly anyone knowing, the band started playing together again. Nag and Draugluin gained lots of new inspiration and made the new album, “Legion Helvete” which will be released this October! When these legendary pioneers of true Norwegian Black Metal enters the INFERNO stage they will make history!
The music of ABSU has been described as mysterious, majestic, magical, powerful and progressive, but the band has always declared the sound to be classified as “mythological occult metal.” This style of supernatural music has earned ABSU a strong following, yet a cult-like status around the world. Their talent to combine the right amounts of extreme metal music with progressive overtones, and solid songs with magnificent showmanship, has merited the respect of fellow musicians and followers alike.
ABSU initially spawned in Dallas, Texas in 1989 under the first name Dolmen and later changed the name to the present, due to their vast attraction towards Sumerian/Mesopotamian mythology. The line-up has been varied but today the bands members are: Proscriptor McGovern (Russley Randell Givens) – Drums & Percussion, Lead Vocals, Mellotron, Lyrics, Arrangements, Ezezu (Paul Williamson) – Bass, Vocals and Vis Crom (Matt Moore) – Guitars. In February the band made a six date US tour with Immortal. After this tour, Absu entered the studio to record their next album, titled ‘Abzu’ which will be released this fall 2011. Get ready for occult metal when ABSU enters the stage at INFERNO this year! http://absu.bandzoogle.com/home.cfm