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Proscriptor McGovern

Proscriptor McGovern

Real/full name:
Russley Randell Givens
47 (born Jun 7th, 1973)
Place of origin:
United States (Plano, Texas)


Proscriptor is the stage name of Absu drummer/vocalist Russ Givens. Since 1995 he has also used this name to release solo material.


Used to own and operate Tarot Productions.

Mongrel's Cross

Vocals (2019-present)


All instruments, Vocals (1995-present)

1995 The Venus Bellona Vocals, 6 - Fold Bows, Pipes, Drums, Grand Piano, Percussion, Organ, Marching Snare, Taped Tube, Congas, Taped Drive, Triangle, Mellotron, Timpani, Effects, Bells
1997 The Serpentine Has Risen Vocals, All instruments
2004 Thoth Music(k) (EP) All instruments, Vocals
2008 726 All instruments, Vocals

Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû

Drums, Vocals (2020-present)

Starchaser Network

Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Synth


Drums, Vocals (lead) (1992-2002, 2007-2020)

1992 Infinite and Profane Thrones (Compilation) Vocals, Drums
1993 Promo Tape 1993 (Demo) Vocals, Drums (as "Emperor Proscriptor Magikus")
1993 Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Vocals, Drums, Lyrics (tracks 1-7) (as "Emperor Proscriptor Magikus")
1995 The Sun of Tiphareth Drums, Vocals, Keyboards, Flute, Lyrics
1995 ...and Shineth unto the Cold Cometh... (EP) Vocals, Drums, Flute (as "Proscriptor")
1997 The Third Storm of Cythrául Vocals (tracks 1-5, 7, 9), Drums, Gong, Bells, Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 7, 9)
1998 In the Eyes of Ioldánach (EP) Vocals, Drums, Lyrics
1999 In the Visions of Ioldánach (Video) Drums, Vocals (lead)
2001 Tara Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Lyrics, Arrangements
2007 L'attaque du tyran: Toulouse, le 28 avril 1997 (EP) Drums
2007 Demonical / Absu (Split) Vocals, Drums
2008 Speed n' Spikes Vol. II (Split) Drums, Vocals (lead)
2009 Absu Vocals, Drums, Mellotron, Guitars (lead) (track 5) (as "Proscriptor")
2011 Abraxas Connexus (Single) Drums, Vocals (lead)
2011 Abzu Drums, Vocals, Mellotron
2011 Tour 2011 Flexi (Split) Drums, Vocals (lead)
2012 Hall of the Masters (Single) Drums, Vocals (lead)
2015 Telepaths Within Nin-Edin (Single) Drums, Vocals (lead)
2018 Hexagrammum Vestibulum (Single) Drums, Vocals (lead)
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As Proscriptor:
Vocals, Drums, Keyboards (1992-?)

1992 Entrance to the Ancient Flame (Demo) Drums, Vocals
1992 Evolutionary Traditions of the Judas Goat (Demo) Synths, Tape Loops, Guitars, Piano, Bass (as "Emperor Proscriptor Magikus")
1992 Promo (Demo) Synthesizer, Tape Loops, Guitars, Piano, Bass
1992 An Evening of Blasphemous Moon Worship (Demo) Drums, Vocals
1993 Imp (Demo) Synths, Tape Loops, Guitars, Piano, Bass
1994 Nindinugga Nimshimshargal Enlillara Vocals, Piano, Flute, Drums, Percussion, Lyrics (as "Emperor Proscriptor Magikus")
1999 Lectionum Antiquarum (Compilation) Vocals, Drums, Keyboards, Lyrics (as "Emperor Proscriptor Magikus")
2004 Second Sephira Cella The Voice of Khali Ma, Percussion, Darabukke, Synthesizers, VC3, Mellotron, Songwriting (tracks 3-5) (as "Emperor Proscriptor Magikus")
2007 Exalted Are the 7 Throne Bearers of Ninnkigal Vocals, Percussion, Keyboards, Darabukke, Mellotron, Lyrics (tracks 1, 6, 7), Music (track 1) (as "Emperor Proscriptor Magikus")



1993 The Circle of Agurak (Demo) Cymbals, Flute (as "Proscriptor")
1993 Seventh Key Creations Compilation: Volume One (Split) Flute




As Russ Givens:
Drums, Vocals (1991-1992)

1992 Lines That Formed Hexagrams (Demo) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1992 Ruminations of Debauchery (EP) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1992 Ruminations of Debauchery (Demo) Drums, Vocals (backing)


Drums, Percussion, Vocals (1999-2005)

2001 Djinn Drums, Percussion, Lyrics (track 7) (as "Proscriptor")
2003 Sphynx Drums, Vocals
2004 The Ziggurat Scrolls (EP) Drums, Percussion, Vocals


As Russ Givens:
Vocals, Drums (1990-1991)

1991 Themes of Intussesception (Demo) Vocals, Drums

Blood Storm

Drums (2001)

Judas Iscariot

As P. M.:
Drums (1999)


As Proscriptor:
Vocals (2018-present)


As Russ R. Givens:

2020 Return to... Return of the Ancients (Compilation) Backing vocals (Track 10; CD2)

Crimson Moon

As Proscriptor:

2019 Mors Vincit Omnia Vocals (track 3)


2007 Satan's Soldiers Syndicate Vocals (track 8), Everything (track 1)

Divine Eve

2010 Vengeful and Obstinate (EP) Vocals (additional), Cymbals


As Proscriptor:

2005 Zeit Vocals (backing) (track 6)

Fetid Zombie

2015 Necromantic Passages (Split) Vocals

Judas Iscariot

As P.M.:

2002 Moonlight Butchery (EP) Drums (tracks 1-3)


2019 Cloud Collider Vocals (track 7)

Magnus Thorsen

2006 Valhalla Rising (EP) Drums
2008 Origin of Storms (EP) Drums


2006 Emissaries Vocals (track 4)
2008 Shadows of the Emissaries' Curse Tour 2008 (Split) Vocals (track 4)


As Proscriptor:

2019 Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia Vocals (additional) (track 1)


2019 Artes Magickae Vocals (additional) (tracks 4, 6)


2000 Necronemesis Vocals (track 8)


2005 Mythological Occult Metal: 1991-2001 (Compilation) Producer, Mastering, Editing
2007 Demonical / Absu (Split) Producer, Mastering
2009 Absu Mastering, Editing (as "Proscriptor")
2015 Telepaths Within Nin-Edin (Single) Executive producer (as "R. Randel Givens")
2017 The Sun of Tiphareth Remixing (assistant)
2018 Zi Dingir Anna Kanpa: The Osmose Years (Boxed set) Design, Layout (as "Proscriptor")


2007 Satan's Soldiers Syndicate Mastering, Editing (of "Intro")

Divine Eve

2007 Upon These Ashes Scorn the World (Compilation) Editing, Layout, Remastering


1994 Nindinugga Nimshimshargal Enlillara Engineering, Liner notes (as "Emperor Proscriptor Magikus")
1999 Lectionum Antiquarum (Compilation) Remastering, Layout (as "Emperor Proscriptor Magikus")
2004 Second Sephira Cella Mastering (as "Emperor Proscriptor Magikus")


2008 Sabbatic Communion (EP) Producer, Remastering


2009 Serpent Mastering


2015 Kaliya Mastering


2001 Djinn Mastering


2018 Cyanide Overdrive Mastering (as "Russ Givens")
2019 War Drums for Dreary Scum Mastering


1995 The Venus Bellona Producer, Engineering
1997 The Serpentine Has Risen Producer
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