Band Photo: The Absence (?)
From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Latest The Absence News
Below is our complete The Absence news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Italian gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM have been added to the "Metal Crusaders" North American tour, set to take place in May/June next year. Also appearing on the bill will be KATAKLYSM, VADER, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, SPEED\KILL/HATE and THE ABSENCE. The first confirmed date is May 26, 2006 at le Medley in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. All Canadian dates will be headlined by KATAKLYSM.
GRAVEWORM's latest CD, "(N)utopia", was released earlier in the year via Nuclear Blast Records.
Kataklysm have announced that they are confirmed for the "Metal Crusaders" tour with Vader, Nuclear Assault, Speed Kill Hate and The Absence for May/June 2006. This will be Kataklysm's first North American tour supporting "In the Arms of Devastation."
First confirmed date:
May 26 Montreal, QC @ Le Medley*
*Kataklysm headlines all Canadian dates
In other Kataklysm news, the new album will be released with a bonus live DVD entitled "The End of Serenity: Live in Strasbourg". The DVD was professionaly filmed in France during the "Serenity in Fire" touring campaign. The double CD will be a limited.
The Classic Struggle, Losa, and The Absence will be touring together in October. Here are the tour dates:
10/4 Warrensburg, MO @ The Set List
10/5 Denver, CO @ Climax Lounge
10/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
10/7 Boise, ID @ The Core
10/8 Spokane, WA @ Fat Tuesday’s
10/9 Seattle, WA @ The Catwalk
10/10 Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
10/12 Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
10/13 Livermore, CA @ Unity Skate and Music
10/14 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
10/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Phix Gallery
10/17 El Paso, TX @ House of Rock N Roll
10/19 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Dead To Fall have seemingly survived their line-up issues and will be at Trax East studios in November and December with producer/engineer Eric Rachel recording their next album. The effort should hit stores in late-Spring 2006 through Victory Records. Meanwhile, following their upcoming tour with Napalm Death and Obituary, the group will be hitting the road with The Absence. Here are the dates:
Dead To Fall tour dates w/ Napalm Death and Obituary: More...
The Absence have finished recording their Metal Blade Records debut, which should hit stores this Fall. The effort was recorded and mixed by Erik Rutan (of Hate Eternal) and is currently being mastered at West West Side Music in New Jersey.
Tampa, Florida's the Absence have officially inked a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. Having previously self-released an EP that received great praise, the Absence will be taking the world by force with their upcoming full-length and live shows; laying waste to all in their path and carving their name in the world of melodic metal. The band will enter Manna Studios on April 10 with producer Erik Rutan (Into the Moat, Soilent Green, Hate Eternal) to record their first Metal Blade release, scheduled to be out in the fall. The Absence will be touring relentlessly both nationally and abroad in support of their debut release.
The band commented, ""We are very excited to be on Metal Blade Records, a label we have all grown up listening to and look forward to joining the ranks of such heavy hitters as Amon Amarth, King Diamond, Cannibal Corpse, the Crown and so many other great metal bands."
Metal Blade president, Mike Faley said, "It is a pleasure to add the Absence to the Metal Blade Records roster. Their aggressive form of metal is fresh and heavy. They must put something in that Florida water, because they follow in the footsteps of SFU, Cannibal Corpse, and our young band Into the Moat in presenting a fresh new sound to metal."
The Absence lineup:
Jamie Stewart - Vocals
Patrick Pintavalle - Guitar
Peter Joseph - Guitars
Nicholas Calaci - Bass
Jeramie Kling - Drums
For more information on the band, check out their official website.