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Metal News for January 29, 2020

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7 news articles posted on this day.

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Absu Announces Break Up

American black metal veterans Absu has announced that they are no more. A post on social media from drummer and vocalist Proscriptor McGovern reads as follows:

"After meager deliberation and zero remorse, I have decided to dissolve ABSU after three decades of existence. Collectively and universally speaking, this decision is finite due to insoluble circumstances, which has led to this ultimate result. No amount of time, exertion, formula or fashion can alter my verdict.

"Refusing to further comment on the subject, I leave thee with the following enchantment:

"{Vii} For there are bitter waters of Chaos held immobile under (the) ground – And the Sovereigns, who personify them, reign over Opacities and Beyond.

"[II] Beseech these All-Begetters in darkness, outside the circles of time. In Chaos’ sleight of hand, the Deep will respond.”

"{Vi} Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle – Proscriptor McGovern (Russ R. Givens)"


Absu formed in 1989 in Plano, Texas and released their debut full length, "Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L." in 1993. After their acclaimed 2001 album, "Tara," the band went on hiatus for five years before returning, eventually releasing an eponymous album in 2009.

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Temple of Void Premiere New Song

Detroit death/doom outfit Temple of Void premiere a new song entitled "Ravenous Eyes In The Distance", taken from their upcoming new album "The World That Was", which will be out in stores March 27th.

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Neck Of The Woods Premiere New Song & Video

Vancouver's Neck Of The Woods premiere title-track of their upcoming new album "Annex of Ire", which will be out in stores March 20th via Pelagic Records.

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Bütcher Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Belgian thrash metal outfit Bütcher premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "666 Goats Carry My Chariot", which will be out in stores 31st of January via Osmose Productions.

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Panopticon/Aerial Ruin New Full-Album Streaming

Panopticon and Aerial Ruin premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the bands' upcoming new split rlease, which will be out in stores January 31st via Bindrune Recordings.

Check out the new full-length split release in its entirety below.

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Panopticon/Nechochwen Pre-Release Album Streaming

Panopticon and Nechochwen premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the bands' upcoming new split, which will land in stores January 31st through Bindrune Recordings.

Check out the new full-length split release in its entirety below.

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Nattverd Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Norwegian black metal band Nattverd premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Styggdom", which will be released by Osmose Productions on January 31st.

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