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“Autumn Slaughter” Tour Kicks Off on September 27
Says vocalist Joe Reynolds, “‘The Skin We Live In’ is one of my favorite songs we’ve written because of how much angst, anger and aggression that’s portrayed in it. To look at yourself and see someone else’s face is a trip that people don’t tend to enjoy, and this song explains just that. I hate being told what I am and I hate being told what I’m supposed to do.”
As huge fans of Emmure, the chance to have Frankie Palmeri make a guest appearance on the track was an incredible opportunity. “When we were figuring out what verse to have him do, I just kept adding and adding because I knew he was gonna kill it,” Reynolds says. “Then there were a whole bunch of parts that I kept thinking our screams would be sick layered together, I think overall everything came out amazing. Frankie really captured the emotion of the song and took off with it. We were all blown away when we heard the final product.”
Desolate 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.
Desolate track listing:
1) ESC
2) Bite My Tongue
3) Wild
4) Godkiller
5) Fearless
6) Lost & Hopeless
7) This Reckoning
8) Die Primitive
9) Shadowbreaker
10) I Am Catastrophe
11) The Skin We Live In
12) Pathwalker
“The new age of ABSENCE OF DESPAIR is upon us,” Reynolds says. “I could not be more excited to show the world Desolate. We have worked so hard to bring you our very best and I hope you’re ready. Find yourself, feel the world, bang your head.”
ABSENCE OF DESPAIR will hit the road in support of Desolate later this month on the “Autumn Slaughter” tour.
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
ABSENCE OF DESPAIR endorses Fishman, GHS Strings, Empire Ears, Coldcock Whiskey, InTune Guitar Picks and Sennheiser.
Joe Reynolds: Vocals
Tyler Caruso: Guitar/Vocals
Dillon DeSimone: Guitar/Vocals
Rob Bryant: Bass
Mike Perrotta: Drums