Metal Underground will host the exclusive premier of the new, and first, production video from Tampa Florida melodic death metal act THE ABSENCE. Go HERE to check it out. The video is for the title track off the band’s third full-length release Enemy Unbound, which just came out on Tuesday September 14 and hit #55 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. THE ABSENCE shot the video in Orlando FL, which was directed by Luke Leonard & Pia Hogue, with Fetus Productions.
Be sure to catch THE ABSENCE as they are currently on the road with label mates Goatwhore, with more tours to follow including dates with Firewind and Powerglove.
Tour w/ Goatwhore
09/24 Trenton, NJ Championships Bar & Grill
09/25 Middletown, NY TMT Metalfest @ Orange County Fair
09/26 Jermyn, PA Eleanor Rigby’s
09/27 Pittsburgh, PA Belvedere’s
End of Tour
09/28 New York, NY Webster Hall w/Black Anvil, Ipsissimus
11/04 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 w/ Firewind
11/05 West Springfield, VA Jaxx w/ Firewind
11/06 New York, NY Gramercy w/ Firewind
11/07 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques w/ Firewind
“the riffs are highly addictive and extremely catchy…absolutely gorgeous riff work…High quality melodic metal that showcases what The Absence does best” Metal Underground
“The Absence return after what seems like far longer than the 3 years it’s been since Riders Of The Plague, their 2nd album, pushed them to the forefront of the melodic death/thrash/music picture, establishing themselves as the smart alternative to the Arch Enemies of this world and becoming firm Leave the Hall favorites in the process…One thing is clear from the get-go on Enemy Unbound – Peter Joseph and Patrick Pintavalle can still play the guitar like men who have sold a ball to Satan, continuing and developing the fine axemanship that characterized From Your Grave and Riders… [Enemy Unbound] continues the Absence’s journey towards inevitable world domination.” Leave the Hall.co.uk
“you will be hard-pressed to find better melodic death metal in The States than Florida’s The Absence” SputnikMusic.com
“an onslaught of deep death metal superiority and excellence with brutal thrashy substance” FrantikMag.com
“The production is warm, the guitar work tasty and the song structure engaging enough to keep old school In Flames and At the Gates fans howling for more.” About.com
The Absence is: Jamie Stewart – vocals Peter Joseph – guitar Patrick Pintavalle – guitar Jeramie Kling – drums Mike Leon – bass
About the band:
Tampa, FL area natives THE ABSENCE laid waste to an unsuspecting metal community with their debut Metal Blade Records album, From Your Grave, and after nearly two years of touring the guys returned in 2007 with their fan and critic acclaimed release Riders of the Plague. Riders of the Plague was recorded at Erik Rutan’s Mana Studios in February / March 2007 with Swedish producer Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry, Carnal Forge). THE ABSENCE has returned to the metal scene heavier than ever with their third full-length album, Enemy Unbound; a metal masterpiece full of the band’s brand of high flying guitar histrionics and melodies fans and critics alike have grown to love.
Vocalist Jamie Stewart continues to push himself vocally, spewing forth his grim lyrics with more force and violence than ever before. Guitarists Peter Joseph and Patrick Pintavalle deliver blistering solos, harmony-filled leads, and a level of technicality that is off the charts, growing as musicians with every album they deliver. Original drummer, and one of the founding members of THE ABSENCE, Jeramie Kling is back behind the kit and will be joining the band on the road as they tour in support of Enemy Unbound. Jeramie will undoubtedly continue where he left off, acting as the tight backbone needed to hold together the band’s speedy melodic onslaught. With their latest offering, Enemy Unbound, THE ABSENCE deliver a stylish and flavored melodic death/thrash metal album that is sure to please both fans and critics alike.
Enemy Unbound was once again recorded at the famed, Erik Rutan-owned, Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, FL in November 2009 with Brian Elliott engineering and Peter Joseph and Patrick Pintavalle producing the album. Going along with the saying ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it,’ the band went to Sweden’s Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry, Carnal Forge) of Black Lounge Studios who handled both mixing and mastering on Enemy Unbound. Guest musicians on the album include Tom Englund of Evergrey and Andy Wood.
The Absence have toured with the likes Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Vital Remains, Goatwhore, The Red Chord, Vader, Kataklysm, Grave, Nuclear Assault, Destruction, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Entombed, Dismember, Vivisect, Unmerciful, Dead to Fall, and Ion Dissonance just to name a few. Each stop on every tour has earned THE ABSENCE legions of new fans, which is something that will surely continue through the release of Enemy Unbound as the band tours through the states, Canada, and Europe in support of their highly anticipated release.