The Absence announce new album A Gift For The Obsessed, debut video for title track

Band: The Absence
Song: “A Gift For The Obsessed”
Album: A Gift For The Obsessed
Mixed by: David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia)
Masterered by: Thomas Johansson (Watain, Scar Symmetry)
Artwork by: Stray Child
Release Date: March 23rd, 2018
Label: M-Theory Audio

Frontman Jamie Stewart said of the effort:

A Gift For The Obsessed embodies many of the dynamics that The Absence stand for as a whole: melody, brutality, speed, dexterity, cadence, etc. β€” a truly comprehensive and cohesive listening experience indeed! The title of the album/song refers to that very moment when any artist or creator makes something to the integral point of satisfaction β€” when your craft meets your obsession in furious culmination, and you are finally able to take a step back, if only for just a moment, completely fulfilled by the fruits of your artistic labor. Itβ€˜s one of the most maddening yet needed satisfactions in life β€” exorcism through creation.”


  • M-Theory Audio webstore
  • Bandcamp
  • A Gift For The Obsessed track listing:

    1. “A Gift For The Obsessed”
    2. “Misery Trophies”
    3. “The Forging”
    4. “Thought & Memory”
    5. “Celestial Hysteria”
    6. “Septic Testament”
    7. “The Alpha Illusion”
    8. “Fear Of Existence”
    9. “You Can’t Bring Me Down”
    (Suicidal Tendencies cover)
    10. “Idle Thrones”

    [via MetalSucks]