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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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...

The Zyphoid Process & Great White North Official Biography

The Zyphoid Process (sometimes written 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...

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...

The Association of Welterweights Records Interview

The Association of Welterweights Records was a short lived record label from Ojay, California that existed from 1998 to 2000. Throughout it’s existence it worked with A Sometimes Promise (members of Embassy, Ochre, Stratego, Manumission...

The Separation Suicide Official Biography

The Separation Suicide formed in January of 2002 as a “best of” band from members of Avarice and Confine. Most members were living in the Hamilton/Oakville/Toronto area of Ontario and came together when Gordon Ball left The...

United Edge Records & Textbook Music Interview

To me, United Edge Records was one of the record labels that I could pickup anything from and know that it was going to be quality metalcore. Same thing for the post-hardcore fad during the mid-2000’s that was practically held up with...

Kenobi Official Biography

Before Kenobi started, Andrew Tweedy, Peter Read, Stephen Martin and Gunars Kazaks were in several teenager bands that made up the early years of the 90’s. Those included “Twerp”, “Mush” and “Joyjuice”...

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Ellington Official Biography

Ellington was one of the most talked about band during the early 2000’s but also one of the most unfortunate and forgotten. Luckily, just enough material was recovered to be able to document this band properly. Ellington was formed in...

Soufferance Interview for Abridged Pause Blog

Editor’s Note: This interview was submitted by long-time fan, supporter and friend, Joanna Marinova in 2013. The answers were completed in February 2014 and is now published on the Abridged Pause Blog. -Hello Alex! Let me introduce the...

Abridged Pause Recordings 2014 news update

It’s almost halfway through February now and I’m just getting to the news update for 2014. Most labels hurried up and got their first label post in the first week on January, but here at Abridged Pause, I’ll take the blame for...

To the Lions Official Biography

To the Lions was probably the epitome of Ontario’s 2000 chug-core revival. They were based in Burlington and featured some all-star cast. A while after Grade broke up, Matt Jones and Shawn Magill went to a Bane show in September 2004 and...

Bree Official Biography

Trevor Dykstra (bassist) and Lee Shepard (guitarist) went to high school together and were always close friends. They started out a band together in 1995, each playing their instrument and signing dual vocals. They went to a lot of shows and...

Avarice Official Biography

John Ouellette and Brendan Munn met in the summer of 1997 at an Ignorance Never Settles concert. After some talk they decided to form a straight-edge band together and started jamming in the Munns’ basement in Hamilton, Ontario. After...

Unmarked & Alter-Ego Official Biography

Stephane Fania and Robert Kourie met each other in 1986 at CEGEP (College) St. Laurent in Montreal, Canada. Bob played guitar, Steph played keyboards. In the next year and a half they played in two bands together, one was a progressive metal...

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Funerary Official Biography

Funerary was a metalcore band from Hamilton, Ontario, active for a little under a year in 2000. In late 1999, Chris Logan quit SeventyEightDays. Prior to that, he had played in Chokehold, Burst of Silence, Prayer for a Fallen Angel, Crumble...

Blundermen Official Biography

Blundermen was a punk band from the Toronto region active in the early 1990’s. I touched up on them briefly when I did the Ragamuffin Soldier Records and Fans of Bad Production Records interviews, but it was time that this band get some...

Benefit for the Animal Defense League, a Lost Compilation

This compilation could have been a landmark for Canadian hardcore, emo and metalcore of the 1990’s. “Could have been” because it was never released. The fact is no one really knows how close it came to coming out. Usually...

Sinsick Official Biography

The last line-up of Burst of Silence featured Ryan Hollingworth on vocals, Chris Ansley on guitar, Jamie McGinnis on drums and Mike Presseiary on bass. That line-up changed name to Sinsick in late 1995. Jamie and Mike ended up leaving the...

A Taste for Blood Official Biography

This band was pretty obscure under the radar of Canadian metalcore, although their name and members would make you think otherwise. Some of the members have been in quite important bands and I think this one is no different. Fawad Fudd Bokhari...

In This Defiance Official Biography

In This Defiance, from London, Ontario, formed in March 2005 with Ken Montville on guitar, Matt Bouchard on drums and Ben Kaye (from Clear a Path) on bass. Later that month they were joined by Steve Parkhill on second guitar, who was at the...

Jonah Official Biography

Jonah was one the cult hardcore bands from Quebec in the mid 90s. They certainly hold their place in the top most important Quebec bands and I’m happy to finally shed some light on this gem. Jonah was formed in autumn of 1995 with Simon...

Jude the Obscure Official Biography

Jude the Obscure had a very comfortable place in the Ontario math-core/noisecore scene throughout its existence. I believe they were the first to be called “chaoticore”. Prior to the forming of this band, Grant Freifeld...