International sludge/post-metal act Absent In Body featuring current and former members of Amenra, Neurosis and Sepultura releases the third single »Rise From Ruins« taken from their upcoming debut album, »Plague God«, which will drop on March 25th, 2022 via Relapse Records.
»Rise From Ruins« is the official theme song of the television show’s House of Black group featuring AEW wrestlers Malakai Black, Brody King (God’s Hate) and Buddy Matthews.
01. Rise From Ruins
02. In Spirit In Spite
04. The Acres/The Ache
05. The Half Rising Man
Recorded and produced by Tim De Gieter at Much Luv Studio, BE.
Mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden, USA.
From Relapse Records:
Absent In Body make their Relapse Records debut with the terrifying new album »Plague God«. Featuring current and former members of Amenra, Neurosis and Sepultura, »Plague God« is bound by the same ideals of unity and fearlessly uncompromising honesty of expression that have driven their respective bands to imperious heights of reverence and groundbreaking sonic deliverance. »Plague God« is by turns devastating and sublime, drawn from musicians for whom life and art are inextricably bound.
Initially the brainchild of Amenra guitarist Mathieu J. Vandekerckhove, and Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Scott Kelly, Absent In Body formed in 2017. Immediately recognising their kinship, and with Amenra frontman Colin H. Van Eeckhout brought in on vocals and bass, what emerged is a reflection of the intervening years of turbulence, extending it’s scope as it navigates across five stretches of unstable terrain.
From the opening »Rise From Ruins« with Sepultura drummer, Iggor Cavelera’s tribal beat emerging from foreboding, near-subsonic oscillations to explode in a tide of corrosive riffs and feral howls, through »Sarin«’s steadfast, procession-through-purgatory groove, to »The Half Rising Man«’s matrix of organic/mechanic evolution, it’s an album in constant dialogue between the animalistic, the human and the industrial, and a hunger to distill a truth, something unpolluted from the fray.
»Plague God« doesn’t just give voice to these moments of truth, but in the band’s deep kinship integral to every claustrophobic judder, every stretch of atmospheric dread and helpless alias assumed, lies a freedom we both forget and attain at our peril.
»Plague God« is out March 25 on LP/CD/CS/Digital.
Absent In Body is:
Mathieu J. Vandekerckhove – Guitar
Scott Kelly – Guitar, Vocals
Colin H. Van Eeckhout – Bass, Vocals
Iggor Cavelera – Drums