15 Sep Episode 85 – 3D Blasphemy: Abigor’s Infernal Reaping
Miles away from the torchlight of Norway, Austria’s mysterious Abigor spent their time in the ‘90s not generating headlines but rather plying their heretical craft in virtual secrecy. The band’s album-to-album evolutionary leaps bear the mark of restless and visionary minds. This notion is confirmed by the group’s radical reinvention of itself in the mid-aughts. The 85th episode of Radical Research takes a close look at Abigor’s progress over the course of a decade-and-a-half of three-dimensional blasphemy.
The beginning of this episode wasn’t planned but we decided to keep it in, regardless of it probably sounding wildly out of context. It just had to be said, about the Wario/Abigor thing, the joys of salted watermelon and other whatnots. If you want to skip all the nonsense, we begin proper Abigor discussion at the 8:15 mark. And here’s a link to that Super Mario Wiki page, regarding the Wario/Abigor image and info we stumbled upon: https://www.mariowiki.com/Abigor
Jeff guesses that last year’s first-ever vinyl issue of Channeling the Quintessence of Satan goes for about $80 now. Wrong. Try $300: https://www.discogs.com/release/17685616-Abigor-Channeling-The-Quintessence-Of-Satan
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Music cited, in order of appearance:
“Temptation II: Stasis” (Leytmotif Luzifer, 2014)
“Eye to Eye at Armageddon” (Verwustung / Invoke the Dark Age, 1994)
“Part I” (Time is the Sulphur in the Veins of the Saint, 2010)
“Part II” (Time is the Sulphur in the Veins of the Saint, 2010)
“As Astral Images Darken Reality” (Nachthymnen – From the Twilight Kingdom, 1995)
“Cold Void Choir” (Fractal Possession, 2007)
“Mirages for the Eyes of the Blind” (Opus IV, 1996)
“The Elder God (My Dragon Magic)” (Opus IV, 1996)
“Eclipse My Heart, Crown Me King” (Supreme Immortal Art, 1998)
“Magic Glass Monument” (Supreme Immortal Art, 1998)
“Equilibrium Pass By” (Channeling the Quintessence of Satan, 1999)
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