The Absence is an American melodic death metal band from Tampa, Florida. They are currently signed to Metal Blade Records. They first released an eponymous EP, The Absence in 2004 until they released their debut album From Your Grave in 2005. The band's second album entitled Riders of the Plague was released on August 7, 2007. Recently drummer, Jeramie Kling left the band and was replaced by another drummer from the Tampa death metal scene, Chris Pistillo.
The Absence versus Trivium
The Absence recently started a promotion in which audience members are allowed to trade in their Trivium t-shirts for The Absence ones after a concert. They plan on having a mass burning of these garments. Trivium is a band which The Absence along with others of the 'Metal Community' feels has been commercialized and has lost touch with its metal roots, and this promotion is one of the ways that they feel they can keep true American metal alive.
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