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THE ABSENCE – New Music Video Released

Florida-based melodic death metal quintet THE ABSENCE have unveiled a music video for a new song called “Misery Trophies.” The clip, which premiered yesterday via Decibel Magazine, can now be viewed on YouTube at this location: https://youtu.be/fkZ3aT42vzE

The single, which is also available for download and stream via digital platforms, comes from their highly anticipated new album, A Gift for The Obsessed, out March 23rd on M-Theory Audio

“Misery Trophies” marks THE ABSENCE’s second music video release leading up to the launch of A Gift For The Obsessed. In January, the group posted a clip for the album’s title track, which can be viewed at this location – https://youtu.be/AdHUryDMcHs

“’Misery Trophies’ is about the toxic people that we all have in our lives,” explains singer Jamie Stewart. “The people who cannot wait to be the bearers of bad news – individuals so devoid of joy themselves, that they revel in the delivery of misery to others.”

The video was directed and shot by Deidra Kling and Jeramie Kling, and edited by Tommy Jones (Slayer, Testament) at VideoHammer.

A Gift for The Obsessed is THE ABSENCE’s first full-length in eight years, but the band members have been keeping themselves busy in their off-time, especially as of late touring with a number of high-profile acts. Bassist Mike Leon is currently touring with Soulfly as the group performs Nailbomb’s “Point Blank,” and will hit the road with the band again in April and May as they tour with Nile. Jeramie Kling, meanwhile, is drumming for Venom Inc. during their current European tour with Suffocation. Finally, guitarist Joey Concepcion is guesting with Sanctuary as the group tours North America with Iced Earth. This is all in addition to resumes that include names such as Soilwork, Havok, Arsis, Armageddon, Jasta, Necromancing the Stone, Ribspreader, Gus G and others highlighting the fact that the players in THE ABSENCE are go-to guys for first-rate musicians and excellent live performers.