04/20/2024

Black Absinthe announce new album, release new single “Call of the Void”

Toronto based trio BLACK ABSINTHE has unveiled their next fierce single “Call of the Void” taken from their upcoming album On Earth Or In Hell, set to be released on March 27th, 2024. Showcasing their distinctive blend of thrash and NWOBHM, “Call of the Void” follows BLACK ABSINTHE’s debut offering and album title track, “On Earth or In Hell”.

The band comments:

“A thought, urging us to swerve into oncoming traffic or jump from the balcony ledge are contemplations of the mind found in reality. The French have a phrase for it, ‘L’appel du vide’. But where are these intrusive thoughts coming from? Is this instinct misread as temptation on our journey to survive? Or a defensive mechanism towards danger.

This song has been crafted from the insanity of our live sets and now, ‘Call Of The Void’ can be heard with immense power and production that brings the listener towards, and back down a razor’s edge. We channeled SLAYER, TESTAMENT, and the swirling descent of ANTHRAX’s ‘Madhouse’ when diving into the musical bridge of demonic harmonies, thick lead solo, and chest pounding stops that are carried throughout the song. The lyrics decipher the mystery of a severed instinct, no logic can explain. This track is meant to be explored at a high volume.”

Listen to “Call of the Void” here: https://youtu.be/VABLl4iWs80?si=ieR2GccbL1BJyVjV or on the band’s Bandcamp page https://blackabsinthe.bandcamp.com/track/call-of-the-void

About BLACK ABSINTHE:
Formed in the underground dungeons and dives of Toronto’s metal scene, BLACK ABSINTHE is a Canadian contemporary heavy metal band. Since 2011, BLACK ABSINTHE has performed, recorded, and reached new fans all over Canada. Presenting a mix of thrashing mosh pits and riff heavy anthems, their growing presence in the diverse heavy music scene, unifies classic metal grandeur, speed-demon rhythm sections, soaring solos, with modern technicality. Over the course of three EP’s and one LP, Early Signs of Denial (2016), BLACK ABSINTHE has continued to grow and experiment on its NWOBHM influences while maintaining the intensity of the contemporary heavy metal genre. The band draw influences from the likes of GOJIRA, MASTODON, SLAYER, and MOTÖRHEAD, to name a few.

In 2019, founders Jack Cerre and Kyle Scarlett proudly welcomed Fernando Villalobos (Ex-SLUDGEHAMMER) into the fold. BLACK ABSINTHE continues to carve their own path with performances across Canada and have brought new material to fans in Montreal, Newfoundland, and Toronto. Most recently opening for TOWER, FIREBREATHER, and WITCHROT.

In 2020, the band began laying the groundwork for their latest album On Earth or In Hell. In 2021 the band began pre-production demos with JC Sandoval (THE CROOKED, WE THE CROOKED). As producer, he oversaw the entire project, also engineering vocals and bass. In February 2022, the band engaged Juno-nominated producer Tyler Williams of Monolithic Productions (LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT, LUTHARO, SLUDGEHAMMER) to co-produce, engineer drums and guitar, and mix the album. The album is slated for release on March 27th, 2024.

BLACK ABSINTHE is:
Jack Cerre (Vocals/Guitar)
Kyle Scarlett (Bass)
Fernando Villalobos (Drums)

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