Posted by Imperator on 25th March, 2022 @ 15:39 UTCBy Imperator on 25-03-2022 @ 15:39 UTC

Known under their full name as Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû, the band recently revealed a lyric video for an abridged version of the song "Every Watchtower Within Is The Axis Of A Watchtower Without", taken from their debut full-length released last year.

Apsû release lyric video for song from self-titled debut
Apsû release lyric video for song from self-titled debut

Texas-based Black Metal act United States Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû, the continuation of legendary Black Metal band United States Absu, recently released their debut full-length album in November of last year through Polish label Agonia Records. A few days ago, a special abridged version of the album's closing track, "Every Watchtower Within Is the Axis of a Watchtower Without", was made available in the form of a lyric video, uploaded to the label's YouTube channel. Check it out:


Proscriptor McGovern, the project's mastermind, commented on the meaning behind the song:

This song symbolizes a Fourth–Dimensional Universe in two dimensions as a square surrounded by 30 concentric circles (The 30 Æthyrs or Aires). The Watchtower Ritual (Liber Chanokh) consists of two ‘Adeptus Minor’ parts, which features an opening within and a closing without. The opening begins with three sacramental sections:

a) Invoking the Watchtowers (Four Quadrangle Vibrations)
b) Rending the Veils (Centralized Self-placement of the Multiverse)
c) Forming the Vortex (Crossing the Abyss)

Rending the veils places the ceremonialist to a South altar, which becomes the traversing process. Therefore, an anti–clockwise widdershin dissipates the vortex and the ritual’s temple is finally closed – classified as a totemic threshold.

The lyrical machines, of the aforementioned topics, are so subtle that the most highly sensitized mind antennae cannot pick up its grossest vibrations. The spirit of magick remains inviolate, but the act of separating the self from any past shadow (and of fusing its essence with future semblance) is the act requiring noble skill – for it must be willfully achieved.

The complete tracklist for the album is as follows:

  1. Amenta: Accelerando: Azyn Including Hierophantasmal Expounder
  2. Esoterically Excoriating the Exoteric
  3. Quasaric Pestilence
  4. Mirroracles
  5. In-Betweeness Gateway Commuters
  6. Jupiter in Capricornus
  7. Dedicated to Thoth, but Azathoth Wasn’t Listening (A Necroloquy)
  8. Caliginous Whorl
  9. The Coagulating Respite
  10. Prana: Therion: Akasha
  11. Tantrums of Azag-Kkû
  12. Every Watchtower Within Is the Axis of a Watchtower Without Including Totemic Thresholds

The artwork was designed by Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak, who also designed the artwork for United States Absu's 2011 album "Abzu", as well as Poland Behemoth's "The Satanist", United Kingdom Carcass's "Torn Arteries" and Poland Mgła's "Age of Excuse" to name just a few high-profile releases under his belt:

Proscriptor Mcgoverns Apsu Apsu

The album is available in a variety of formats via the official Apsû store:

Last edited by Imperator on 25th March, 2022 @ 18:05 UTC
Source: Agonia Records

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