The Absence

The Absence To Release “A Gift For The Obsessed” In March, Debut Title Track


The Absence will have their new album “A Gift For The Obsessed” in stores on March 23rd through M-Theory Audio. The effort will be the band’s first full-length in roughly eight years and a Tommy Jones (Slayer, Testament) directed video for the title track has been made available below. Vocalist Jamie Stewart commented:

“‘A Gift For The Obsessed‘ embodies many of the dynamics that The Absence stand for as a whole: melody, brutality, speed, dexterity, cadence, etc. — a truly comprehensive and cohesive listening experience indeed! The title of the album/song refers to that very moment when any artist or creator makes something to the integral point of satisfaction — when your craft meets your obsession in furious culmination, and you are finally able to take a step back, if only for just a moment, completely fulfilled by the fruits of your artistic labor. It‘s one of the most maddening yet needed satisfactions in life — exorcism through creation.”

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Notably the band have covered Suicidal Tendencies‘ “You Can’t Bring Me Down” on the record with guest vocals from Soilwork/The Night Flight Orchestra frontman Bjorn “Speed” Strid. Pre-orders are up now at this location.