Vision Eternel - For Farewell Of Nostalgia

Vision Eternel – For Farewell Of Nostalgia

For Farewell Of Nostalgia is Vision Eternel‘s newest concept EP. It is a narrative of how emotionally devastating falling in love too fast can be and the aftermath of a heartbreak. Sometimes, looking for tender affection can be...

Vision Eternel Compact Disc Bundle

New Vision Eternel Merchandise Available

Happy new year! Vision Eternel compact discs and t-shirts available. When Abridged Pause Recordings released the boxed set “An Anthology Of Past Misfortunes” in 2018, a handful of “Promotional Press Bundles” were made...

Soufferance And Vision Eternel Boxed Sets Are Sold Out

Soufferance And Vision Eternel Boxed Sets Are Sold Out

As of last night, Vision Eternel’s boxed set “An Anthology Of Past Misfortunes” is sold out! And this past summer, Soufferance’s “Travels” boxed set sold out! Abridged Pause Recordings and the bands would...

Vision Éternel Abridged Pause Recordings Artist Image 2018

Vision Éternel Hints At A Sixth EP

For the last eight years, Vision Éternel founder Alexandre Julien has been working on the retrospective boxed set “An Anthology Of Past Misfortunes” to give a proper physical home to the band’s previous releases...

Vision Éternel Giveaway Package: The Winner Is Announced

Vision Éternel Giveaway Package: The Winner Is Announced

On April 11th of 2018, Vision Éternel announced a giveaway contest in promotion of the band’s new retrospective boxed set, “An Anthology Of Past Misfortunes“. Contestants had a full month to enter the drawing by sending an...

Vision Éternel Announces Upcoming Music Video

Vision Éternel Announces Upcoming Music Video

Vision Éternel announced today that they are working on a new music video. This will be the band’s fifth music video, following “Love Within Narcosis” in 2007, the two versions of “Season In Absence” in 2008 and...

Pièce No. Trois Video Premieres On The Obelisk

Pièce No. Trois Video Premieres On The Obelisk

As part of Vision Éternel’s 10-year anniversary celebration, it is an extreme pleasure to announce that the respected webzine The Obelisk is premiering our new music video for “Pièce No. Trois“! It’s been seven and a...

Follow Vision Éternel On Spotify

Follow Vision Éternel On Spotify

Vision Éternel is now on Spotify! After years of neglecting the importance of this platform, all five Vision Éternel EPs are now on there for streaming and buying. Three of these EPs were released through Abridged Pause Recordings. Spotify...

"Billowing Tempestus" compilation due out on Abridged Pause Recordings in February/March 2016

Abridged Pause Recordings 2016 news update

Hello fans of Abridged Pause! Welcome to the new year and thank you for caring enough to read this! I really love doing this yearly news post, filled with promises of grandiose releases. Unfortunately there are always a few that end up not...

The Sound Of Rescue

The Sound of Rescue

The Sound of Rescue is a cinematic ambient and post-rock band currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (but originally founded in Baltimore, Maryland). It was founded in September of 2010 by twin brothers Michael Tasselmyer and Andrew...

Ossific

Ossific

Ossific is an atmospheric black metal band based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It was founded in the spring of 2011 by Justin Fleming (aka Traumata) on vocals and guitar, Ryan Clark (aka RC) on drums and Chris Cook (aka Selenoclast) on bass...

Cetus

Cetus

Cetus perfectly mixes post-metal, sludge and metalcore into one of the tonally-heaviest music you’ve heard. Formed in 2002 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, the band is currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Over their...

Vision Lunar "Luna Subortus" EP. Released September 28th 2015 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR13).

Vision Lunar – Luna Subortus

In mid-February of 2015, while demoing new Soufferance ideas, Alexandre Julien wound up recording a random black metal song. It had been a good four years since he last played any metal, choosing instead to focus on his ambient projects...

Sorrowbringer

Sorrowbringer

Sorrowbringer is a melodic doom metal based in Mexico City, Mexico. It was founded in June of 2011 by Manuel Chavez (aka Sainte). After releasing a debut EP, “Failed Existence” in August of 2011, Sainte took a break to join the dark...

In Cauda Venenum

In Cauda Venenum

In Cauda Venenum is a French atmospheric black metal. It was founded by Romain Lupino in 2010. The project remained under wraps until the first public announcement in December of 2014, but Romain and drummer Nicolas Deléchenault had secretly...

Vision Lunar

Vision Lunar

-Phase 1.1 (October 2006 – December 2006) Vision Lunar is an atmospheric, psychedelic/progressive black metal band founded by Alexandre Julien in the fall of 2006. The idea came to him on Friday October 6th of 2006 as he got off the bus...

Vision Lunar "Phase One (2006-2009)" compilation. Released August 29th 2015 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR12).

Vision Lunar – Phase One (2006-2009)

After Vision Lunar broke up in early 2009, Alexandre Julien had no intention of ever looking back on his atmospheric black metal solo project. But in August of 2010 some fans made it clear that a proper farewell was needed. And so came...

Spectrale

Spectrale

Spectrale is an innovative, and genre-defying, project founded by French musician Jeff Grimal in May of 2013. Grimal had already established himself as a painter and played in the black metal band The Great Old Ones. Jean-Baptiste Poujol...

Feast

Feast

Feast is an amazing sludge/doom metal band from Beverwijk, Netherlands. Active since 2006, the band currently features Eduard de Ridder, Marc van Duivenvoorde, Jelle Kunst and Bart van Elst. After an independently-released demo in 2008 and the...

Cara Neir

Cara Neir

Cara Neir is a fantastic grind/crust black metal band from Arlington, Texas. Fronted by vocalist Chris Francis, and backed by multi-instrumentalist, and old-time Abridged Pause Recordings-collaborator, Garry Brents. Brents had previously worked...

Sky Flying By

Sky Flying By

Sky Flying by has been crafting its own style of post-rock since 2002. It took many years until songwriter David Palmer was happy enough with the results to start sharing it with the world. Several self-released albums and EPs later, the band...

Éphémère

Éphémère

Éphémère is a Mexican dark ambient band based in Mexico City. Founded in December of 2009 by keyboardist and principal songwriter Mond Renteria, it originally envisioned to be an atmospheric black metal band. Things changed with the exit of...

Den Andre Lys

Den Andre Lys

Den Andre Lys is a brand new Argentinean atmospheric doom metal band. Founded in 2015 by Ragnhild, the band’s first appearance will be on Abridged Pause Recordings’ forthcoming Various Artists compilation “Billowing...

Tomb of the Worm Official Biography

Tomb of the Worm was an obscure doomy, grind-metalcore band from Burlington, Ontario. The story begins in January or February of 1999, after Kyle Bishop was unexpectedly expelled from The Swarm aka Knee Deep in the Dead, in December of 1998...

Vision Eternel "Echoes From Forgotten Hearts" EP. Released February 14th 2015 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR11).

Vision Éternel – Echoes From Forgotten Hearts

Vision Éternel’s fifth album, “Echoes From Forgotten Hearts” came as a complete surprise to just about everyone. Everyone except maybe Alexandre Julien who was never certain if Vision Éternel would continue to release music...

Incision & Rebirth Official Biography

-Part 1: Incision (Late 1992 – October 1993) Incision was a band whose reputation surely has never faded. In a way, they were the precursor to Grade. But Incision’s ideals and influences were completely different and revolved...

Cascade Records Interview

Cascade is a record label formed and mostly operated by Nathan Lelandais-Miller, a musician from Michigan who has been in a number of historically important and influential bands. Over the years, the label has been active under various names;...

Vision Éternel announces new album

It’s been nearly three years since Vision Éternel’s last album, “The Last Great Torch Song”, released in March of 2012 through Abridged Pause Recordings. On October 31st 2014, the ambient band announced via their...

The Swarm aka Knee Deep in the Dead Official Biography

-The original line-up (October 1997 – September 1998) This band has connections all over the Ontario hardcore tree. Before this band even got started a lot of the members had played together in other projects. Chris Colohan, Christian...

The Sneak Preview Official Biography

The Sneak Preview was a melodic punk rock band from Maple, Ontario. They formed in the summer of 2000, after Joel Bath (drums) and Mike Mucci (guitar) broke up their band “Then Who Is the Liar?”. The duo started writing new songs...

Soufferance "Memories of a City" LP. Released October 15th 2014 on Abridged Pause Recordings (APR10).

Soufferance – Memories Of A City

Soufferance’s third album, “Memories of a City”, is a dark reflection of a city which has always been interpreted as colorful and bright to its visitors. Alexandre Julien has a different outlook on the very city he was born...

Dead Season Official Biography

-Formation (June 1997 – October 1997) Dead Season was one of the many bands formed by ex members of Two Line Filler. Two Line Filler, under the line up of Matt White on vocals, Colin Clark and Al Biddle on guitars, Mike Calder on bass...

Cedargate Records Interview

Cedargate Records was an independent record label from Southern California active in the late 90’s and early 00’s. The label has famously worked with Eighteen Visions, Wrench and The Angel Element and was operated by Zachary...

Abridged Pause gets a new design

Abridged Pause has been around since 2008. Initially it was started as a full record label, as Abridged Pause Recordings. In 2013, I merged my blog, which was created to write retrospectives of forgotten bands and record label interviews, onto...

Utilitarian Records Interview

I had the great pleasure to interview James Marks regarding the record label that he operated during the mid to late 90’s, Utilitarian Records. Throughout the labels’ time, he got to work with many Michigan bands, including Small...

Louis Mistreated Official Biography

Louis Mistreated was an incredibly melodic emo band from Mississauga, Ontario that somehow escaped the radar of mainstream popularity. But I really feel like they belong up there with Christie Front Drive, Sunny Day Real Estate, Texas Is the...

Intention Records Interview

Intention Records was a really awesome independent record label from Florida that released some very well remembered records. Those bands include Morning Again, Culture, Reversal of Man, Holocron, Roosevelt and Afterall. The person to thank...