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Deicide announce first dates of ‘Overtures of Blasphemy’ tour w/ Origin, Jungle Rot, and The Absence

Posted by on March 21, 2019

In the wake of the unfortunate ticket resellers via Metallica’s recent pre-sale debacle as the StubHub tickets now range from $200-nearly $15,000, we are in need to see an incredible tour announcement. While it’s not a major arena, it’s one hell of a lineup as Deicide announced the first round of dates for the Overtures […]

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Exmortus announce first-ever headlining tour

Posted by on May 29, 2018

This summer, California thrashers Exmortus will have their first-ever headlining trek. The group will be celebrating their latest effort The Sound of Steel ( out June 8th via Prosthetic Records) by embarking on The Summer of Steel tour. Support will be coming from The Absence and Hatchet as well as special regional guests Novareign, Immortal […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/4: No hard feelings on the charts

Posted by on April 4, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s another big week for debuts. Fifteen new albums, a few highly anticipated. For me, The Sword was the big one this week. There aren’t too many bands I can say I’ve stuck with […]

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The Absence, Black Crown Initiate members detail their favorite NES games

Posted by on July 18, 2016

Last week, Nintendo announced that they would be reissuing their flagship 1985 NES system as the NES Classic Edition. Given that it was everywhere for a good decade (it wasn’t discontinued until 1995, and was in 30% of U.S. households by 1990), several generation of gamers grew up on the console.  We asked some bands and […]

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Alice in Chains’ Angry Chair gets even angrier via black metal cover

Posted by on April 21, 2015

Apparently, Jermaine Kling of The Absence and Infernaeon and Infernaeon guitarist Taylor Nordberg have enough free time on their hands to have formed a side project, Dritt Skit. And what better to do with a side project than a black metal cover? That’s what they did on their EP, Arachnid Assailant, with Alice in Chains’ “Angry […]

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Here’s what Necromancing the Stone sound like (spoiler alert: good)

Posted by on September 23, 2014

If it seems like only yesterday that you heard about Necromancing the Stone, the new supergroup featuring members of Arsis, The Absence, former The Black Dahlia Murder and Brimstone Coven members, that’s because it was. Yet the band’s all-out war against deathcore already has a song streaming on YouTube. “From Graves to Infamy” is also […]

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Supergroup Necromancing the Stone to defeat “monotonous deathcore”

Posted by on September 22, 2014

Necromancing the Stone is newly formed band featuring James Malone of Arsis, Jeramie Kling of The Absence, Ryan “Bart” Williams (formerly of The Black Dahlia Murder), and “Big John” Williams and Justin Wood (from Brimstone Coven). The band has come together, according to their bio, to confront “monotonous deathcore” by force: “Prepare thyselves, mortals of The […]

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The Absence drummer writes ode to ‘Game of Thrones” Hodor

Posted by on May 15, 2014

If you’re a regular Game of Thrones watcher, you’ve likely fallen under the spell of Hodor. A loyal servant who generally only utters his own name, he’s somehow lovable despite his simplicity. The Absence drummer Jeramie Kling must have thought so as well. He’s created “The Ballad of Hodor,” a one-minute ode to the loyal Stark […]

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Evergrey To Embark On North American Tour

Posted by on March 23, 2011

Evergrey has announced dates for a North American Tour this Fall, with support provided by Blackguard, Powerglove, Sabaton, and The Absence.

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The Absence Post New Music Video Online

Posted by on September 28, 2010

The Absence has posted a new music video for the song “Enemy Unbound” online.

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