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...

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...

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...

Soufferance

Soufferance

Soufferance is the artbient project founded by Alexandre Julien in September of 2006. Obsessed by the film noir genre and determined to self-deteriorate himself further with each new release by a concept analysed to perfection. The goal is to...

Oceanus

Oceanus is an absolutely mesmerizing post-black metal band from the UK. Alexander Fawcett has been a close collaborator of Abridged Pause Recordings and it is with pure delight that Oceanus will be featured on the “Diluvian...

Černá

Černá

Černá is one of the most brilliant post-black metal acts out there at the moment. Abridged Pause Recordings is working on a follow-up compilation to “Diluvian Temperals” and Černá will be taking part of it. Keep checking back...

Brainscan

Brainscan

Brainscan started out in the summer of 2012 as an extension for Eliminator to pursue more politically touchy subjects. This change also welcomed a new sound, including shoegaze and dream pop. The term “dream thrash” was coined by...

Citadel Swamp

Citadel Swamp

Citadel Swamp was an international atmospheric dark ambient project founded in October of 2010 by Canadian musician Alexandre Julien. At the time the project consisted of Alexandre Julien (who also played in Vision Éternel, Soufferance...

Wavre

Wavre is the newest venture from Garry Brents, this time teaming up with Dominique Patton. The duo was immediately approached by Abridged Pause Recordings to release their first album, as well as feature them on the follow-up compilation to...

Seven Nines and Tens

Canada was long  known for its post-rock scene, but with the arrival of Seven Nines and Tens, the focus might switch to the post-metal scene. Abridged Pause Recordings will release their first EP, and most recent output since their first album...

My Talking Pua

My Talking Pua

My Talking Pua is an Italian band that mixes dark indie rock, trip-hop and dream pop with distorted, improvisational, avant-garde/math metal. Based in Soriano nel Cimino, it was founded in the summer of 2011 by multi-instrumentalist twin...

Fear the Setting Sun

Fear the Setting Sun is the leading post-metal band in Australia at the moment. Abridged Pause Recordings is working on a follow-up compilation to “Diluvian Temperals” and Fear the Setting Sun will be taking part of it. Keep...

Valleys Of The Living

Valleys of the Living

Valleys of the Living is a brilliant new project by Howard Change, composer/director. Howie was previously associated with Arcanum, Throne of Mortality, Funeral Junkie and Black Albatross. He has also been a featured guest on “The Last...

Orpheus

Orpheus

Orpheus is a British atmospheric and progressive rock band based in Bournemouth, England. It was founded in 2008 by James Young and Thomas Vallely, already established on Abridged Pause Recordings’ roster with his other project Omega...

Bonfires for Nobody

Bonfires for Nobody is the newest band of Jordan Leal, who was on Abridged Pause Recordings with his last band, Ethereal Beauty. A split between Ethereal Beauty and Vision Éternel has been in-the-making for the last 3 years, and since Jordan...

Beyond The Dune Sea

Beyond the Dune Sea

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's...

The Zyphoid Process & Great White North

The Zyphoid Process (sometimes stylized as The Zyphoïd Process) was probably the only band from Quebec that I actually truly adored. This melodic, chaotic, post-metalcore band featured members from various locations in the West Island of...

Stagnant Waters

Stagnant Waters is the experimental side of Dreams of the Drowned. Inspired by Dodheismgard, Mr. Bungle, Atomsmasher and such, Camille created the band in 2007, and was later joined by Aymeric (of Pryapisme). The early demos were released as a...

Phlegma

Before their was Smohalla…their was Phlegma. Early form of post/blackened screamo, this short lived idea created just what it was intended for. Any word of praise would still be an understatement about this. Collaborating with Stagnant...

Sveta Istina Vještica

Sveta Istina Vještica is one of the overlooked project of Slo and Camille from Smohalla. Their debut “Witches in the Air” is due to be released on Abridged Pause Recordings on 10″ vinyl in early 2010. Share...

Dying Sun

For a band like Dying Sun, the terms sludge and post-metal can only be used in appreciation. Their first EP “5,125” was a teaser to all who heard it. Now be ready for more! This is incredibly enveloping metal. It simply wraps you...

Omega Centauri

In a world where black metal has become extremely overdone, and simply unoriginal in any possible phase that may come forth, certain bands manage to stand out and make you wonder, this new phase could actually be good. Omega Centauri is a prime...

Last Minute to Jaffna

Last Minute to Jaffna needs no introduction. They are huge. The music is huge, the releases are huge and their shows are huge. Even going to open for Isis. This is pure heavy post-metal. It's just incredibly overwhelming. This is a typhoon...

Tower

Tower is a straight up post-metal band from France. Everything they do is right in your face and you can’t miss it. After quietly releasing their debut slef-titled ep, the band was quickly approached by Abridged Pause to have one of their...

Semiosis

Post-rock is already in a new level. It has evolved into a more electronic based theme, and Semiosis is one of Western Europes first to do it. And they set the bar high enough for other artists to make it hard to match. After an incredible...

Somnam

Somnam

Somnam’s beauty can only be described audibly. Since 2005, the band has released two demos, and an incredible full-length on Paradigms. The band’s second album is very much anticipated, especially after their song on Diluvian...

Pet Slimmers Of The Year

Pet Slimmers of the Year

Pet Slimmers of the Year’s extremely atmospheric sound of metal has been an ear catcher from the moment they released their EP in early 2009 and the band quickly gathered international attention. This trio from England intelligently put...

Kailash

Kailash

Kailash is a well known name in the post-black metal community. Their music has been turning heads since their earliest inception as Krom in 2002. After reducing members, they changed name to Kailash in 2006, and their first self-titled album...

Smohalla

Smohalla

The genre “post-black metal” has often been mislabeled. Smohalla represents one of the few occasions when it can be used appropriately. Incredibly well-composed music with an intelligent progression. Smohalla began in 2006 with...

Feos

Feos

Now that the term post-black metal has been used enough to be accepted, bands are blooming in the genre. Feos is part of this newcoming scene of intelligent individuals who manage to mix beauty within the style of black metal and post-rock...

Ancestral

Ancestral

Ancestral is an atmospheric black metal from San Diego, California, United States, founded by songwriter Brendan Shaouna. Since its inception in 2007 (after changing name from Ancient Moonlight), Ancestral has been kept busy with releases...

Black Sand And Starless Nights

Black Sand and Starless Nights

When Starless came out with “Good Question” in 2005, people couldn’t stop talking about it all around their local town of Metuchen, New Jersey. It really isn’t hard to see why either. The duo Bill Kachersky and Mike...

Parabstruse

Parabstruse

For most, Parabstruse is already a household name. Garry Brents has earned the reputation as one of those artists that simply captivates new listeners to come back for more. There is little he has not done; he’s touched upon just about...

Ethereal Beauty

Ethereal Beauty creates for a musical sphere of landscapes. The soundtrack to a rainy day, as it was meant to be. A field of things to come, for once and forever. As a relatively new band, Ethereal Beauty’s music has an approach fairly...

Vision Eternel

Vision Eternel

Vision Éternel is one of those bands that doesn't need to say much for you to understand the emotions in the songs. In fact they don't say a single word. Their instrumental concepts take you to the mood Alexandre Julien was in when he composed...

Black Autumn

Black Autumn

Black Autumn’s mentality has always been subjective to the entire black metal genre. As one of Western Germany’s most promising band, over ten years of writing and over ten releases, this band is reluctant to be buried. Along with a number...

Dreams Of The Drowned

Dreams Of The Drowned was a post-black metal/grindcore band of Camille Giraudeau, based in Evreux, Normandie, France. The idea of the project came about in late 2007 and Camille spent the next year recording a four-song demo. The demo was...

Throne Of Mortality

Throne of Mortality

To understand how Throne of Mortality formed, one must go back to a year before their foundation. In a high school in Edison, New Jersey, two teenagers would meet by coincidence of one wearing a Mr. Bungle t-shirt. That autumn they would...