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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 use beauty with the style of black metal and post-rock...

Great White North

“Great White North” (formally known as “The Zyphoid Process”) is a five-piece post-hardcore/metalcore group from Montreal, Canada. Formed in 2007, they have gone through some line-up changes before coming through with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Parabstruse

For most, Parabstruse is a household name. Garry Brent has gotten the reputation of one of those artists that simply captivates new listeners to come back for more. And their is little he has not done and touched in just about every genre...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Smohalla

The genre of post-black metal has often been mislabelled. This is the case where it can be used appropriately. Incredibly well composed music with an intelligent progression. Smohalla began in 2006 with their demo and was immediately well...

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...

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...

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...

Throne of Mortality Logo

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...

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...

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...

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...