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The Absence Announces New Album "Enemy Unbound" Details

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Florida's The Absence has announced the new album "Enemy Unbound" will be released on September 14th, 2010. The album was recorded at Erik Rutan's Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, FL in November 2009, with Brian Elliott engineering and Peter Joseph and Patrick Pintavalle producing the album. Guest musicians on the album include Tom Englund of Evergrey and Andy Wood.

The track listing for "Enemy Unbound" is as follows:

1. Vertigo
2. Erased
3. Deepest Wound
4. Maelstrom
5. Enemy Unbound
6. Solace
7. The Bridge
8. Wartorn
9. Hidden in White
10. Vengeance and Victory
11. Triumph

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1. n0thinghead writes:

::jots down date on calendar:: can't f***in' wait to hear the new stuff!! my very own florida's pride and glory!! \m/

# Jul 21, 2010 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Rakka writes:

Hell yea! =D..so excited..im like..shaking with joy XD...i bet this album is gunna melt faces and break bones =]

# Jul 21, 2010 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Awesome! These guys are one of the finest American melodeath bands out there. Hope they come up to Canada sometime soon! It's been too long.

# Jul 21, 2010 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Necropolis writes:

That only took like 9 years. I thought they finished this a while ago.

Can't wait to hear this one. Very excited.

# Jul 21, 2010 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. n0thinghead writes:

SAM: i think they're the ONLY american melodeath, at least that i know of lol

necro: 9 yr.'s?? 0.o the album that's ur own icon (riders of the plague) only came out 3 yr.'s ago bro.

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 9:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Haha, can't argue with that n0thinghead, sad but true.

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Rakka writes:

9 years my a$$ lol..wasnt from your Grave in '05 then Riders in '07?...or do i have that all wrong..?

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 3:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. n0thinghead writes:

rakka: nope. ur rite sir. and u get to move on to the next round!! ::audience applause::

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. FUck a name, minus the logged in part writes:

i guess you could count bdm as another amercan melodeath band, but thats pretty much it. We got nothin but deathcore stateside these days...no wonder europe sneers at us.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. n0thinghead writes:

^^ lol fo' shizzle. was wondering when u were gonna get on this story man. hope u got my email bro.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Rakka writes:

Holy sh** i cant believe i got that right.. WOOT go me lol..imma take this Win and use it as a reason to buy the new album XD

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. n0thinghead writes:

now don't u go and spend all ur money on some fancy record player.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 4:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Rakka writes:

Naah, just a good sound system and some awesome metal CDs =]..i have a few in mind

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. n0thinghead writes:

heaven shall burn, mastodon, gojira, devildriver, lamb of god, amon amarth, insomnium, and dark tranquillity are all some good ones bro \m/

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Rakka writes:

i cant get into mastodon or gojira all that much..they are bad a$$ though i'll agree...but AA LoG insomnium and DT i'll rock out all day to =]

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. n0thinghead writes:

hell yeah man!! i'll understand u not being able to get into mastodon that much kuz hell, it took me quite some time too lol it was the vox for me. i just couldn't get over it, but now, i just don't mind and love the music. BUT the almighty, gojira?!?! i can't even pinpoint ONE minor flaw in them. vox are amazing shouting'ish screams, awesome guitar work, prog drumming is precise, odd time signatures and changes threw out a song out amazingly NOT THAT out-of-wack. then what could it be??

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Rakka writes:

Haha i have no idea bud..i guess im just a lil picky..or maybe i just have issues XD..i'll look some more Gojira up, see if i cant change my own mind

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Rakka writes:

So im listening to Vacuity from the '08 album, and i dig it pretty good =]..im not into the vocals that much, but they seem to agree with the rythem and lyrics, so i'll sit back, listen, and accept

# Jul 27, 2010 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. n0thinghead writes:

just listen to NOTHING BUT their last 2 albums, from mars to sirius and the way of all flesh. awesome songs to check out BESIDES vacuity, are adoration for none (feat. randy f***in' blythe [LOG]), backbone (my fav), from the sky, global warming (a fan fav), ocean planet (a fan fav to play live), oroborus (another fav of mine), to sirius, and toxic garbage island.

# Jul 28, 2010 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ and "all the tears" is another rlly good one too. enjoy bro \m/

# Jul 28, 2010 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Rakka writes:

Im still not entirely sold on the vocals..but I will admit..Gojira is bad ass

# Jul 28, 2010 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. n0thinghead writes:

fvck yeah dude!! best thing i can tell u man is just keep listening to them and eventually it'll grow on u. when i first heard them, i instantly liked the vox kuz, to me, it was different. he shouts, not screams, but then comes out with some badass growls every now and then. what turned me off at first was the odd dynamic and time signature changes kuz i'm not rlly into prog but then i learn to rlly enjoy it. plus their musical changes aren't as drastic as august burns red lol who i also love \m/

# Jul 29, 2010 @ 9:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Rakka writes:

Right on right on..I've been looking at more of their stuff on youtube and all for the videos..think im starting to come around to the Gojira side xD

# Jul 29, 2010 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Rakka writes:

Oh i got a question for ya NH..seeing as your from Florida, what do you think of EkoTren?

# Jul 29, 2010 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. stuff writes:

for the people talking about gojira's vocals I love them because I cant imaging them being any different and still fit in with the music

# Jul 29, 2010 @ 5:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Rakka writes:

The vocals just..idk..i cant get into the vocals but i'll agree with the rest, like the lyrics, rhythem, and style.

# Jul 29, 2010 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. n0thinghead writes:

100% agree with stuff (lol) i THINK i've HEARD OF ekotren but nvr their music =\ what are they?? or what they sound like??

# Jul 30, 2010 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Rakka writes:

Their metalcore i think..i like em, they got some good sh** going for em..just go to youtube and look up EkoTren, stuff should pop up..might not be your cup of music taste though

# Jul 30, 2010 @ 3:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. n0thinghead writes:

i like some metalcore. trivium, all that remains, as i lay dying, august burns red, darkest hour... i'll check them out ::jots it down in the notes on iPhone::

# Jul 30, 2010 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Rakka writes:

ATR is frggin awesome..the lastest work isnt that great IMO, but i love their older stuff when they first arrived

# Jul 31, 2010 @ 1:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. n0thinghead writes:

ekotren wasn't rlly metalcore bro. they're more like a hard alternative rock band or almost alternative metal. they weren't bad but u were right about them just not being my cup of tea lol

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 9:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Natsquatch writes:

So are you two gonna start making out already or what? :P

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 12:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Rakka writes:

Ah, alrighty then..Im not that impressed with em either, only a couple singles

# Aug 2, 2010 @ 5:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. n0thinghead writes:

don't be jealous nats, ur still my secret lover from BG1 ;)

# Aug 3, 2010 @ 9:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Rakka writes:

xD oh wow

# Aug 3, 2010 @ 9:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Natsquatch writes:

Lulz.

# Aug 3, 2010 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Natsquatch writes:

I hope the rest of the album is better than Enemy Unbound. That song was alright and all, but parts of it sounded a lot like a slightly heavier version of old In Flames, and there's way too many bands that do that already. I know these guys can do much better.

# Aug 3, 2010 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Rakka writes:

Either way its gunna be bad ass..the last two albums were fvcking genius IMO

# Aug 3, 2010 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. n0thinghead writes:

for real man. from your grave was rlly good but riders of the plague was just awesome. rlly good melodeath band and american and then on top of THAT, they're from florida =]

i just can't wait for greek melodeath band margin of existence to get signed tho.

# Aug 4, 2010 @ 8:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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