The Absence release a new album called “A Gift For The Obsessed”. This new album further proves why All Music Guide called the group “the greatest Swedish melodic death metal band ever to emerge from Florida.” This forthcoming album comes out on March 23rd.
Their new album was mixed at Sweden’s Ghost Ward Studios (Katatonia, Opeth) and mastered at the country’s Panic Room (Watain, Scar Symmetry) and featuring a striking layout by HKB Design (Sepultura).
The cover art was made by Russian graphic designer Stray Child. The album deftly mixes melodic death and thrash with an incendiary guitar playing, pyrotechnic drumming and a sense of renewed hunger.
Over its 10 blistering tracks – including a cover of Suicidal Tendencies’ “You Can’t Bring Me Down” featuring guest vocals by Soilwork/The Night Flight Orchestra front man Bjorn “Speed” Strid – the group not only shows no signs of rust whatsoever, but also sounds more potent than ever.
THE ABSENCE is now managed by the legendary Jon “Jonny Z” Zazula and his partner Marsha Zazula, who founded Megaforce Records (which helped to launch the careers of Metallica, Anthrax, Testament and other seminal acts), for CraZed Management.
Directed by Deidra Kling
Shot by Deidra Kling and Jeramie Kling
Edited by Tommy Jones @ VideoHammer, Filmed at Baystage Live in Tampa, FL
1.A Gift for the Obsessed
4.Thought & Memory
7.The Alpha Illusion
8.Fear of Existence
9.You Can’t Bring Me Down