Florida-based melodic death metal quintet The Absence has unveiled a music video for a new song called “Misery Trophies.” The clip can be viewed in the player above.
The single, which is also available for download and stream via digital platforms, comes from the highly anticipated new album "A Gift for The Obsessed" out March 23rd via M-Theory Audio.
“’Misery Trophies’ is about the toxic people that we all have in our lives,” explains singer Jamie Stewart. “The people who cannot wait to be the bearers of bad news - individuals so devoid of joy themselves, that they revel in the delivery of misery to others.”
The video was directed and shot by Deidra Kling and Jeramie Kling, and edited by Tommy Jones (Slayer, Testament) at VideoHammer.
"A Gift for The Obsessed" is The Absence’s first full-length album in eight years, but the band members have been keeping themselves busy in their off-time, especially as of late touring with a number of high-profile acts. Bassist Mike Leon is currently touring with Soulfly as the group performs Nailbomb's “Point Blank,” and will hit the road with the band again in April and May as they tour with Nile. Jeramie Kling, meanwhile, is drumming for Venom Inc. during their current European tour with Suffocation. Finally, guitarist Joey Concepcion is guesting with Sanctuary as the group tours North America with Iced Earth. This is all in addition to resumes that include names such as Soilwork, Havok, Arsis, Armageddon, Jasta, Necromancing the Stone, Ribspreader, Gus G and others highlighting the fact that the players in The Absence are go-to guys for first-rate musicians and excellent live performers.
The track list and artwork can be found here:
1. A Gift For The Obsessed (see music video here)
2. Misery Trophies
3. The Forging
4. Thought & Memory
5. Celestial Hysteria
6. Septic Testament
7. The Alpha Illusion
8. Fear of Existence
9. You Can't Bring Me Down
10. Idle Thrones