Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. In the case of ABSIT OMEN, it’s a golden chance to wreak havoc once again.
From its origins as an obscure 1993-era alumnus of the Philippine underground, their return had to happen as a necessity. Early violent years of playing in packed Hardcore/Punk/Thrash/Crossover/Metal bills from repurposed basketball court-organized gigs to the renowned bastion of Manila’s underground, Club Dredd, ABSIT OMEN’s reignition comes at just the perfect time.
Having toiled in obscurity but without letting up their songwriting and metalcraft, their return is not just merely to settle old scores. They don’t need to prove anything anyway with a well-composed debut release that’s almost 30 years in the making. Make no mistake about it, ABSIT OMEN continues to ignore all trends to deliver their first album of scorching Filipino Thrash Metal!
ABSIT OMEN is:
Karl Rosales – Guitars & Vocals
Michael Seitz – Bass
Glenn Mariano – Drums
Presented and manufactured by Awakening Records.
Marketed and distributed by Alchemy Media.
All lyrics and music by ABSIT OMEN.
Produced by MG Rekillman, Erwin Mariano, and ABSIT OMEN.
Recorded from July 26 to August 28, 2020.
Recorded and mixed at AKR Studio.
Engineered by Karl Rosales and ABSIT OMEN.
Mastered at Rockin Music Studio (Johor Bahru, Malaysia).
Mastered by Agigi Bob (Devourer).
Guitar session by Enan Tadena on “Altar” and “In Hell”.
Cover artwork by Chino Nacino.
Photography by Lito Tadena.
Design and layout by Arioch.