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The Absence Premieres New Song, "Maelstrom," On Metalunderground.com

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Tampa, Florida metal band THE ABSENCE is gearing up to release their third full-length album, "Enemy Unbound," on September 14th and has shared an exclusive song premiere with Metalunderground.com. You can listen to "Maelstrom" in the audio player below.

"Enemy Unbound" was once again recorded at the famed, Erik Rutan-owned, Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, FL in November 2009 with Brian Elliott engineering and Peter Joseph and Patrick Pintavalle producing the album. The band went to Sweden’s Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry, Carnal Forge) of Black Lounge Studios who handled both mixing and mastering on "Enemy Unbound." Guest musicians on the album include Tom Englund of Evergrey and Andy Wood.

"Enemy Unbound" is available for pre-order here, available by itself or bundled with a t-shirt.

Here's the complete "Enemy Unbound" tracklisting:

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

THE ABSENCE recently completed shooting a music video for the title track "Enemy Unbound" with director Luke Leonard, which will also be premiering on MetalUnderground.com.

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Arthmawr's avatar

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1. Arthmawr writes:

Recently had the good fortune to shoot an in-depth interview with Patrick and Jeramie for The Brutal Broadcast. We decided to send it to Metalblade for first dibs. A great bunch of blokes with a lot of insight into the hard business of breaking out as a band and the sacrifices it takes to become more widely know than just local heroes.

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 3:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Sanguis_Ardor_Mortis's avatar

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Holy lead guitar breaks Batman! Well, this is more of the same quality melodeath I've come to expect from these hairy Floridians. Aside from the new Maiden, I haven't had a reason to pick up some new metal in a few months. Looking forward to this one!

# Sep 1, 2010 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. m1ke writes:

Seem to be going less thrashy like they did on Riders and more straight forward melodeath like In Your Grave -- which is a good thing. As flashy as Riders sounded, the song writing was sorely lacking, but the 2 new songs are much better.

# Sep 1, 2010 @ 7:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. n0thinghead writes:

my florida's own pride and glory are making a name for themselves with force. i kinda get where u coming from m1ke. love their melodeath sound tho.

# Sep 7, 2010 @ 9:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. n0thinghead writes:

can't wait for the music video. this outta be good.

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