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The Absence

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Formed: 2002
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.

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The Absence Wraps Up Tour And Video Shoot

Peter of The Absence has made the following band update:

"What's up metalheads! We just got home from our tour with DEAD TO FALL and ION DISSONANCE and from shooting our new video for "From Your Grave"! Everything went great, thanks to everyone that came out to the shows and thrashed with us! Keep both eyes peeled for the new video on Fuse/Uranium and Mtv2 Headbangers Ball... start requesting the hell out of it! That’s it for now so stay metal! Peter"

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The Absence To Shoot Video For "From Your Grave"

Metal Blade Recording artists The Absence is set to shoot their first professional video for the title track off their debut record, “From Your Grave”, on February 3rd, 2006. This journey will take them from the greater Tampa Bay area up some 1200+ miles to Toledo Ohio to film in one of the largest and oldest structures in Toledo's historic Old West End “The Collingwood’s Arts Center.” The Collingwood’s started out as the convent for The Ursuline Order of the Sacred Heart, opening its doors in 1905. It is now a registered historical site, and claimed to be haunted.

The Absence were approached by the directors of Ignition Films LLC, Brian Taylor and Dave Ayling, whose previous works had already caught the attention of the band. “I remember seeing the Sacred Nothing video by SUMMON (Moribund Records) on FUSE TV and thought for sure these guys would understand what we’re looking for with our video.” says Jeramie Kling.

“Yeah, we’re not going for some over the top super imposed full concept video,” claims Patrick Pintavalle, “We just want to shoot somewhere interesting and have the main focus on us, meaning our music, not some silly story line.”

Taken from the History archives of the Collingwood’s: “Contrary to the opinions of various paranormal enthusiasts, very few incidents of paranormal activity have been witnessed by the residents. Although "orbs" (said to be a deceased person's energy or life force) can be captured in photographs quite routinely… If such paranormal activity exists, it merely adds to the unique flavor and ambience of one of the largest and oldest structures in Toledo's historic Old West End.”

The band concurs, “Orbs would make a nice touch, and the unique flavor sounds delicious!”

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Destruction Replace NA On Metal Crusaders Tour

Due to an urgent immediate family situation of one of it’s band members, NUCLEAR ASSAULT have been forced to drop off the Metal Crusaders tour. Their replacement is German legends DESTRUCTION.

As previously reported, the Metal Maniacs/BW&BK presented Metal Crusaders Tour 2006, featuring VADER, KATAKLYSM, DESTRUCTION, SPEED\KILL/HATE, GRAVEWORM and THE ABSENCE, will include the following dates:

May
26 - Montreal, QC at Le Medley
27 - Bedford, NH at Marks Place
28 - Boston, MA at The Middle East
29 - New York City, NY at The Knitting Factory
30 - Springfield, VA at Jaxx
31 - Vernon, NY at Nothing Fancy Cafe

June
1 - Cleveland, OH at The Agora Ballroom
2 - Detroit, MI at TNT
3 - Chicago, IL at Logan Square Auditorium
4 - St-Paul, MN at Station 4
5- Madison, WS at TBA
7 - Fayetteville, NC at Jesters Pub
10 - St-Petersburg, FL at State Theater
11 - Ft- Lauderdale, FL at Culture Room
12 - Tallahassee, FL at Beta Bar
14 - Houston, TX at The Ballroom/Wharehouse live
15 - Corpus Christi, TX at The Ballroom
16 - San Antonio, TX at The White Rabbit
17 - Arlington, TX at The Phoenix Music Complex
18 - Fayetteville, AR at The Dart Room
19 - Oklahoma City, OK at The Conservatory
20 - Denver, CO at Lliff Park Saloon
22 - Tempe, AZ at Clubhouse
23 - Corona, CA at Showcase Theater
24 - W. Hollywood, CA at Knitting Factory
25 - San Francisco, CA at The Pound
26 - Boise, ID at Imparts
27 - Spokane, WA at Fat Tuesdays Concert Hall
28 - Portland, OR at Rock'n' Roll Pizza
29 - Seattle, WA at Studio Seven

More dates coming soon.

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More Metal Crusade Tour Dates Confirmed

More dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Metal Crusade Tour 2006, which features Vader, Kataklysm, Nuclear Assault, Speed\Kill/Hate, Graveworm and the Absence. Here are the list of tour dates:

May 26 Montreal, QC - Le Medley
May 27 Bedford, NH - Marks Place
May 28 Boston, MA - The Middle East
May 29 New York City,NY - The Knitting Factory
May 30 Springfield,VA - Jaxx
May 31 Vernon, NY - Nothing Fancy Cafe
Jun. 01 Cleveland, OH - The Agora Ballroom
Jun. 02 Detroit,MI - TBA
Jun. 03 Chicago,IL - Logan Square Auditorium
Jun. 04 St-Paul,MN - Station 4
Jun. 05 Madison,WS - Big E's beach house
Jun. 06 Cincinatti,OH - Bogarts (TBA)
Jun. 07 Fayetteville,NC - Jesters Pub
Jun. 08 Jacksonville,FL - Thee Imperial
Jun. 09 Orlando,Fl - TBA
Jun. 10 St-Petersburg,FL - State Theater
Jun. 11 Ft- Lauderdale,FL - Culture Room
Jun. 12 Tallahassee,FL - Beta Bar
Jun. 14 Houston, TX - The Ballroom/Wharehouse live
Jun. 15 Corpus Christi,TX - The Ballroom
Jun. 16 San Antonio,TX - The White Rabbit
Jun. 17 Arlington, TX - The Phoenix Music Complex
Jun. 18 Fayetteville, AR - The Dart Room
Jun. 19 Oklahoma city ,OK - The Concervatory (Vader & Kataklysm only)
Jun. 20 Denver, CO - Lliff Park Saloon
Jun. 22 Tempe,AZ - Clubhouse
Jun. 23 Corona,CA - Showcase Theater
Jun. 24 W. Hollywood,CA - Knitting Factory
Jun. 25 San Francisco,CA - The Pound
Jun. 26 Boise,ID - TBC
Jun. 27 Spokane,WA - Fat Tuesdays Concert Hall
Jun. 28 Portland, OR - Rock'n' Roll Pizza
Jun. 29 Seattle,WA - Studio Seven

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Kataklysm Reveal Dates For North American Tour

VADER, KATAKLYSM, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, SPEED\KILL/HATE, GRAVEWORM and THE ABSENCE will be teaming up for the "Metal Crusaders" beginning in late May. The first confirmed dates are as follows:

May 26 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
May 27 - Bedford, NH @ Marks Place
May 28 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East
May 31 - Vernon, NY @ Nothing Fancy Cafe
Jun. 01 - Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
Jun. 14 - Houston, TX @ The Ballroom/Wharehouse live
Jun. 17 - Arlington, TX @ The Phoenix Music Complex
Jun. 20 - Denver, CO @ Aztlan Theater
Jun. 28 - Portland, OR @ Rock'n' Roll P.

Many more dates will be announced soon.

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Graveworm Added To Metal Crusaders Tour

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.

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Kataklysm To Tour With Vader And Nuclear Assault

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.

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The Classic Struggle, Losa, The Absence Tour Dates

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

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Dead To Fall To Record After Fall Tours

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...

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The Absence Finish Recording New Album

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.

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The Absence Sign With Metal Blade Records

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.

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