Florida-based melodic death metal masters THE ABSENCE have unveiled a Drum playthrough by Jeramie Kling of popular song, “Echoes”. The song is taken from the band’s sophomore record, “Riders of the Plague”, released on Metal Blade Records.
The video is now Live via the bands YouTube and can be viewed here:
Upon release of “Riders of the Plague” in 2007, the band made history with the likes of the legendary Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Red Chord, and Goatwhore. This was a historical tour because it was the “Metal Blade 25th Anniversary Tour”. There can only be one of those, and The Absence supported this great record with their labelmates, at the time.
Coming off a high, The Absence kept pushing and went back out with a follow up tour in 2008 with headliner, Amon Amarth on their “Twilight of the Thunder God” tour. Supporting Amon Amarth on the release of their new record Ensiferum, and Belphegor. A dynamic line up that would prove the band to be able to tour with almost any act. The Absence has a unique twist on what feels like the Swedish coined genre of “Melodic Death Metal”. The band as a whole has a personality on stage and through their music that just has something to offer any metal head in general.
The band members took the experiences from their touring gigs and reconvened in the studio with Stewart – who has also been busy with his other project, Hot Graves – to put together the 11 tracks of pummeling death metal that compose “Coffinized.” The album was produced and engineered by Kling and Nordberg, mixed by Kling and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren (Immortal, Overkill, Scar Symmetry) at Sweden’s Black Lounge Studios. Its track listing is as follows:
Choirs of Sickness
This Consuming Nocturne
Faith in Uncreation
THE ABSENCE first burst onto the scene in 2005 with their crushing, Erik Rutan-produced Metal Blade debut “From Your Grave.” That album and its two follow-ups, 2007’s “Riders of the Plague” and 2010’s “Enemy Unbound,” showcased a perfect mixture of heart wrenching melodies and skull-pounding aggression, truly making them one of the premiere bands of the melodic death metal scene. THE ABSENCE further cemented their reputation via numerous tours supporting some of the biggest names in metal, including Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Amon Amarth, Sabaton, Goatwhore, Evergrey, Malevolent Creation, Kataklysm and Destruction. Following a lengthy hiatus, the band regrouped in 2016 with a new lineup uniting founding members Stewart and Kling with long-time bassist Leon and guitarists Nordberg and Joey Concepcion for “A Gift for The Obsessed.” (Concepcion appears on four tracks on “Coffinized.”)