"Black Absence" was founded by Kevin "Asian" Sanders. In 2012, Sean Cahillane (whose only current nicknames have to do with being obscenely tall) joined the band, adding his skill of eleven years and the welcome addition of another Lead Guitarist to the band. Michael "Metal Mike" Lalonde joined the band as the Lead Vocalist and brought with him his many years of experience singing karaoke and writing song lyrics of his own. Liam "El Smasho" Malone joined as the new drummer in 2013. Mike chose to pick up the bass, dropping the majority of his retirement fund on a bass setup for the good of the band. That'll be a good story 20 years from now. Then in the spring of 2015, the band moved Mike to primary vocals and added bassist Jonathan Denaker to solidify the lineup.
With 4 studio spaces in 2 years, the band has finally secured full recording capabilities in house and a drive to write true, honest to goodness heavy music. The band are now recording their new full length album in the newly christened Dimey Studios in Holyoke MA. The studio offers full tracking for area bands at a DIY price and ethic.
Influenced by the 80's-era great, technical and fun metal that birthed thousands of bands, we strive to create unique, heavy and melodic music in the spirit of Testament, Pantera, Slayer, D.R.I., etc. The solos are plentiful, the groove is tasty and energy is there whether you move or not!
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