The Absence Premiere “Choirs Of Sickness” Music Video

The Absence have premiered a new video for their new song “Choirs Of Sickness.” This track is from the band’s new album “Coffinized,“ which will be released on June 25.

Taylor Nordberg commented:

“Today’s the day! We all wait for this from the moment the riff is written, and it’s exhilarating to get this juicy jam out to you! We all busted our butts off on this record, and ‘Choirs Of Sickness‘ encompasses so much of this album’s dark tones, and bold new melodic boundaries. Dig it!”

Jamie Stewart added:

“Every single song bears a torch of deprivation, darkness and triumph. In the end, we do actually win. One second, you feel creative and accomplished, validated and whole. The next, you seem empty and worthless, and feel the claustrophobia of being forced into an unwilling casket. ‘Coffinized‘ collects in detail the hysterical scratches and screams found on the inside of this casket’s lid – the kind of gashes made by four beings who are very much alive and giving their all to be heard from a forced burial.”

[via Decibel]

Kill Division (Megadeth, Gruesome, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Cultists”

Kill Division, the band featuring Kyle Symons (ex-Malevolent Creation), Gus Rios (Gruesome, ex-Malevolent Creation), Jeramie Kling (The Absence, etc.), and Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, etc.), have premiered a new song titled “Cultists.“ You can find a lyric video for that below:

Rios commented:

“I would say that Kill Division sounds like what if [late Terrorizer and Napalm Death guitarist] Jesse Pintado was from Florida! This is most aggressive and extreme stuff I’ve ever written, and having two massive grindcore dudes like Dirk and Kyle as quality controllers was key to the songs coming alive! I’ve never written ‘grindcore’ per say, but after what we have all been going through, I had quite a bit of rage inside of me and grindcore was the perfect vessel for that release!

I had been doing an online show on the Sick Drummer Magazine Facebook page last summer called the Gus and Seth Metal Show. Every week we would choose a band to talk about, then play some of their songs live. It was a lot of fun and Kyle had watched a few episodes. He eventually contacted me to do an episode, which I was super stoked about!

Kyle and I were in our first band together back in the early ’90s called Sickness, so we go back to the beginning together! We also did our first tour together with Malevolent Creation back in 2002. So Kyle does the Massacre episode with Jeramie Kling on drums and we had a blast! Fast forward, Kyle’s down for another album and I wanted to write an assault of grind, punk and death metal. I knew my brother Dirk would be down too and when I told Jeramie about it, he goes ‘I’m on bass, yo!’

‘Cultists‘ is good indicator of what Kill Division is about: speed and aggression! The lyrics are my views on current and not so current mindlessness. If people were empowered to think for themselves, they would then soon realize that we’re much more alike then they want us to believe.”

[via Decibel]

Obituary & The Absence Members Announce New Project Inhuman Condition

Terry Butler (Obituary), Jeramie Kling (The Absence), and Taylor Nordberg (The Absence) have teamed up for a new project called Inhuman Condition. The band are currently working on their debut album at Smoke & Mirrors Productions in Spring Hill, FL and a teaser can be found below:

Nordberg commented:

“Jeramie and I can’t wait to finally release these songs! Him and I wrote the album back in September of 2019, and after we left Massacre last fall, we wanted to keep the songs alive but under a different flag. Enter Terry Butler on bass. Enter Jeramie Kling‘s vocals. Inhuman Condition was born! We are finishing up the vocals now, but we made a quick teaser/demo for you to hear a sneak peek.”

Butler added:

“I am very excited and honored to be a part of Inhuman Condition! Taylor and Jeramie wrote some blistering heavy-as-hell songs full of hooks. It’s a perfect mix of brutal death/thrash metal. Can’t wait for people to hear this!”

The Absence Planning To Release New Album In Early 2021

The Absence have revealed that they are planning to release a new album in early 2021. Mike Leon commented:

“This record has a lot of my favorite music that the band has ever created, and it has pushed the boundaries of what I thought was possible for us beyond my wildest dreams. The fact that the gentlemen at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden have lent their masterful ears and knobs for the mixing and mastering process just furthers the excitement! It is my firm belief that this is truly The Absence in its strongest, most exciting form, and we can’t wait to share this monster that we’ve created!”

The Absence Finish Recording New Album

The Absence have officially finished the recording process for their new album. The band confirmed the news in the below post:

The Absence Stream Cover Of Bad Religion’s “Do What You Want”

The Absence are streaming their cover of Bad Religion’s “Do What You Want” via Decibel. The track is available on a limited edition cassette that the band are selling on their tour with Deicide, Origin, and Jungle Rot. That release also features the band’s new song “Walking Shadows” and a live version of “Septic Testament.” Jeramie Kling had the following to say about the cover:

“‘Do What You Want‘ is named accordingly. Fuck norms, fuck stigmas, fuck walls, do what you want. Makes sense to us, bang your head! Special thanks for our friend Stanley Soares for mixing this bastard!”

The Absence Premiere New Song “Walking Shadows”

The Absence have premiered a new song titled “Walking Shadows.” This track features Aghora guitarist Santiago Dobles and it will be available on a limited edition cassette at the band’s upcoming shows. That release also features a cover of Bad Religion‘s “Do What You Want” and a live version of “Septic Testament.”

Jamie Stewart told Metal Injection the following:

“We are ridiculously excited to finally share our new single and music video for ‘Walking Shadows‘ with the world! This was definitely a standout track from the ‘A Gift For The Obsessed‘ sessions, and we knew that we should wait until the absolute perfect moment to release this beast of a song since we recorded an abundance of songs and then some.

So, what better time to drop ‘Walking Shadows‘ than on the eve of our megaton tour with the mighty Deicide, Origin, and Jungle Rot? This track is utterly devastating, and it will most certainly be a smash given the complete heaviness of this package.

We wanted to shoot a full-fledged music video, but due to time constraints and tour obligations with other projects, all band members were not available. So, instead of axing the idea completely, we decided to film a live-action lyric video solely featuring myself.

Our drummer and all-around renaissance man, Jeramie Kling, shot all of the live footage for the video, and Adam Hutton of BurdenInSilence Designs did all of the editing and effects. Both did such a fantastic job, we were all completely stunned with the outcome!

We will see all of you maniacs out on the road in May and June. Bring an extra face – you’ll definitely need it once we’re done playing!”

Deicide Officially Reveal Dates For North American Tour With Origin, Jungle Rot, & The Absence

Deicide have officially revealed the dates for their spring North American tour. As previously reported, the trek will also feature Origin, Jungle Rot, and The Absence.

Tour Dates:

05/11 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
05/12 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/13 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
05/14 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
05/15 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
05/16 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
05/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/20 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
05/21 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
05/22 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
05/23 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
05/24 Cleveland, OH – The Odeon Theater
05/25 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
05/27 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
05/28 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
05/29 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
05/30 Quebec City, QC – Le d’Auteuil
05/31 Manchester, NH – Jewel Nightclub
06/01 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
06/02 Reading, PA – Reverb
06/03 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall

Deicide Planning North American Tour With Origin, Jungle Rot, & The Absence

Deicide have revealed that they are planning a North American tour with Origin, Jungle Rot, and The Absence. Dates and venues are expected to be revealed soon.

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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.”