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THE ABSENCE announce new album 'Coffinized' + share lead single

Florida's melodeath unit rise to pummel through the anguish of the horrid past year.

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Photograph by Deidra Kling

After countless touring with the likes of Deicide and a thrilling 2018 comeback record, THE ABSENCE announce Coffinized as the next chapter in their discography. Arriving on June 25th via M-Theory Audio, Coffinized is the musical embodiment of the creative spark that rose from the restrictive feeling that came with the lockdowns and canceled touring. Now eager to get their music out to the world and into the live setting, THE ABSENCE have put together a hard-hitting collection of melodic death metal offerings to love.

Frontman Jamie Stewart comments:

“Haven’t we all been Coffinized since last year? Cooped-up, masked, distanced, trapped within a formless bubble, longing for a collective exhale. We lost loved ones; we lost time, work, sanity... in a way, we lost ourselves. In regard to most bands' craft, we lost an integral portion of the thing that charges our collective batteries: SHOWS. We lost our abilities to release and to connect with all of our friends and family. We miss the spark; we miss the conversations; and most of all, we miss each and every one of you.

This record is a void-bending combustion chamber of creativity. Every single song bears a torch of deprivation, darkness and triumph. In the end, we do actually win. One second, you feel creative and accomplished, validated and whole. The next, you seem empty and worthless, and feel the claustrophobia of being forced into an unwilling casket. ‘Coffinized’ collects in detail the hysterical scratches and screams found on the inside of this casket’s lid – the kind of gashes made by four beings who are very much alive and giving their all to be heard from a forced burial.”

Stream the lead single Choirs of Sickness below and pre-order your copy of it HERE.

Chad Wehrle
Cover art by Chad Wehrle


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