The Absence Announce July Dates, Premiere “Thought & Memory” Lyric Video

The Absence will be playing some July shows with Goregang after their summer tour with Exmortus, Hatchet, etc. Here’s the dates:

07/25 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar (feat. Throw Into Exile)
07/26 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
07/27 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
07/28 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar
07/29 Dallas, TX – Reno’s Chop Shop
07/30 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
07/31 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club

In other news, the band have also premiered a lyric video for “Thought & Memory” off their latest album “A Gift for the Obsessed”:

The band said the following about “Thought & Memory:

“The track was inspired by Norse mythology. Odin has two ravens – Huginn and Muninn, which loosely translate to thought (or spirit, in some cases) and memory, respectively. Each day, these ravens fly, soaring throughout the world, retrieving news from all over to keep Odin informed. It is said that he fears that the two ravens may never return, although he fears more for Muninn (memory/mind) than for Huginn (thought/spirit). There are various interpretations that can be taken – spiritual, magical, poetic – but what I did with the words thought and memory was to take them at their literal definition and apply them to an everyday existence. How can somebody truly use these to guide themselves in a positive direction? We have a million thoughts that run through our heads every single day, and we all have choices to make with them in mind. In these instances, one should uses the memories they have gained to separate what they think is right from what they know is wrong, no matter how hard that choice is. In reference to Odin fearing more the loss of memory over the loss of thought, one could see the possible detriment of a life devoid of memories.”

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