Providence, Rhode Island based modern metalcore band ABSENCE OF DESPAIR will kick off “The Autumn Slaughter Tour” later this month, in support of their new album, Desolate, out September 13.
“We are finally unleashing the beast that’s been locked away,” says vocalist Joe Reynolds. “We can’t wait to bring you a little metal mayhem from our new CD, Desolate. Prepare for the ‘Autumn Slaughter Tour!’”
ABSENCE OF DESPAIR has made waves in the scene since their formation in 2008, but are set for national acclaim with Desolate. The album features 12 brand new, heavy hitting anthems that showcase this hard working, up-and-coming band’s undeniable raw talent. Ripping, intense metal grooves blended with addictive hooks poise ABSENCE OF DESPAIR’s Desolate as an undeniable metalcore favorite of 2019.
Desolate immediately bursts into a brutal assault of fast-paced grooves on the album’s opener, “ESC,” and continues to traverse a melodic yet darkened metalcore landscape on tracks like “Bite My Tongue” and “Godkiller.” Anthemic tracks such as “Fearless” and “This Reckoning” solidify the band’s keen ability to write unforgettable hooks without sacrificing sinister riffage, while “Lost & Hopeless” provides an example of ABSENCE OF DESPAIR’s more extreme side. Beyond these tracks, there’s even more to love on Desolate.
Desolate was recorded, mixed and mastered by Josh Schroeder (For The Fallen Dreams, King 810, The Color Morale) at Random Awesome Studios in Midland, Michigan.
Check out the first video from Desolate, “Bite My Tongue.”
ABSENCE OF DESPAIR Tour Dates:
9/27 – Manchester, NH @ Jewel
9/29 – Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
9/30 – Washington, DC @ The Pinch
10/01 – Lynchburg, VA @ Badger on Main
10/02 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
10/03 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
10/04 – Albany, GA @ The Oglethorpe Lounge
10/05- Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
10/06 – New Port Richey, FL @ The Verona
10/10 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven Lounge
10/11 – Jackson, MS @ Cowboy’s Saloon
10/12 – Louisville, KY @ Paddocki’s Sportsbar & Grill
10/14 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost
10/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
10/17 -Toms River, NJ @ The Clubhouse
10/19 – Providence, RI @ Alchemy