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Alpha Wolf & Holding Absence Announce New Split EP, Team Up On Newly Debuted Track “Aching Longing”


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Australian metalcore outfit Alpha Wolf and Welsh post-rockers Holding Absence will be releasing a new split EP titled “The Lost & The Longing” on August 15th via SharpTone. Four new tracks will be included on the effort, including two collaborative ventures featuring both bands. One of those pairings, “Aching Longing” has premiered online below.

Holding Absence vocalist/keyboardist Lucas Woodland commented:

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“We’re ecstatic to be announcing ‘The Lost & The Longing‘, our split EP with Alpha Wolf! They are a band we’ve loved as people and musicians for years now, and we’re so grateful they wanted to drop this release with us. We can’t wait for people to hear our two new singles ‘Aching Longing‘ and ‘Coffin,’ too! ‘Aching Longing‘ is our band at its heaviest yet, and ‘Coffin‘ is on the complete opposite side of the spectrum. We are always trying to stretch our band into new shapes, and can’t wait for people to hear what we’ve produced with these two tracks!”

Alpha Wolf guitarist Sabian Lunch added:

“We first met Holding Absence back in 2019 at the Impericon fests in Europe and we got along like a house on fire. We really enjoy their super catchy tunes and luckily enough they enjoy our heavy tunes. We talked a bunch over social media and kept up to date with what they were doing and when Lucas (jokingly) mentioned that we should do a split, it surprisingly just seemed like the best idea ever. We both released albums around the same time and it made sense, timing-wise, for us both to release new music at the same time. Working with them has been a breeze and we’d do it again in a heartbeat.”

The Lost & The Longing” track listing:

01 – Alpha Wolf – “60cm Of Steel” (feat. Holding Absence)
02 – Alpha Wolf – “Hotel Underground
03 – Holding Absence – “Aching Longing” (feat. Alpha Wolf)
04 – Holding Absence – “Coffin

Pre-orders can be found here.

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