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Absent In Body share new music video for the second single »Sarin« taken from their forthcoming debut album »Plague God«

Sludge/post-metal supergroup Absent In Body share new music video for the second single »Sarin« taken from their forthcoming debut album, »Plague God«, set to release on March 25th, 2022 via Relapse Records. Edited by Mathieu Vandekerckhove.

“Humanity its demise as a self fulfilling prophecy. The onslaught of information is not manageable for any empathic organism in this Universe. Driven into a corner, overtaken by our own self-destructive ways, Nature sends its beasts to settle things for good. Restore balance by fire, water, earth and wind. Until eventually mankind will eat itself. Facts are no longer facts, and Science appears to have been driven from its throne, by new gods of unintelligible information. The story told by a new breed, all awhile Sarin sleeps in your lungs tonight.
»Sarin« is also a direct hommage to Dwid Hellion, whom has written a song named »Sarin«, with Integrity ages ago, without him we would never have been introduced to one another, and AIB would never have seen the light of day.” ~ CHVE

01. Rise From Ruins
02. In Spirit In Spite
03. Sarin
04. The Acres/The Ache
05. The Half Rising Man

Recorded and produced by Tim De Gieter, Much luv studio, BE.
Mastered by Jack Shirley, Atomic Garden, USA.

From Relapse Records:

Absent In Body is a unique experimental sludge metal/post-metal collaboration between Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Mathieu Vandekerckhove (Syndrome/Amenra), Colin H. Van Eeckhout (Amenra/CHVE) and Iggor Cavalera (ex-Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy).

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.

Pre-order »Plague God« here:
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Absent In Body is:
Mathieu J. Vandekerckhove – Guitar
Scott Kelly – Guitar, Vocals
Colin H. Van Eeckhout – Bass, Vocals
Iggor Cavelera – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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