New Noise Mag Video Premiere BLACK ABSINTHE ‘NOW’; New Album Out ‘Early Signs of Denial’
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Toronto, ON heavy metal trio BLACK ABSINTHE have surfaced from the basement to unleash their debut album ‘Early Signs of Denial’ produced by Sum 41’s Dave Baksh (Cross Dog, The Mahones) plus mixed and mastered by Frank Gryner (Rob Zombie- Hillbilly Deluxe). Released recently this past May, the album is the band’s first professional recording to follow their three self recorded EPs Live At Coalition (2014), Noise Complaint (2014) and Augusta (2012).
Teaming up with New Noise Magazine, the band is proud to premiere their video ‘NOW‘ at the following link: http://newnoisemagazine.com/video-premiere-black-absinthe-now/
The band comments on the video:
“The main idea behind ‘NOW’ is about taking advantage of a moment you’ve anticipated for so long, of choosing action over caution. Within the track there’s a shift between the softer more contemplative chorus and the upfront in your face verses. The structure of the song aims to build on that theme of anticipation and impending action. This build ultimately boils over into a killer solo section that sounds like you’re behind the wheel during a high speed car chase. For the video we enlisted the help of Frank Gryner (who had done the mixing and mastering of the album) who came through with a great product. There’s an almost found footage vibe to a lot of the band shots we were really digging. The close-ups of Jack’s fretboard have this really interesting vibe to them. Rather than the smooth movement you get from a modern camera it looks like certain frames have been removed making it look like you’re flipping through a piece of animation. Having those shots of the road and oncoming traffic at night with all the lights speeding towards you captures the theme of the song. Here’s a light, a moment, speeding by you and it’s gone so soon. Contrast that with the shots of the band with that single light on the floor playing the song. ‘Now’ is a moment in time for Black Absinthe, another step on our journey as musicians. The next hurdle is always around the corner so meet it face on!”
The album stream for ‘Early Signs of Denial’ can be heard at the following links:
along with album order at https://blackabsinthe.bandcamp.com/
BLACK ABSINTHE’s powerful heavy riffs and bass lines are reminiscent of classic thrash and new wave British heavy metal with a range of progressive to classic rock influence ready to be shared with fans new and old alike.
The title “Early Signs of Denial” is a conceptual connection to the themes of fear, corruption, and overcoming disparity, which is explored in the album’s songs. The record has emphasis of crushing modern tone, polished instrumental sections, soaring vocals and a blending of contemporary and classic metal. With each track, this unique record represents different aspects of BLACK ABSINTHE’s diversity in song writing. The band does not tread lightly over their new wave of British heavy metal song style or their technical and progressive metal influences.
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Formed in 2011 by vocalist and guitarist Jack Cerre, bassist Kyle Scarlett and drummer Austin Henderson, the trio continue to rip through the underground Toronto metal scene without pause.
Compounding heavy riffs and bass lines reminiscent of classic thrash and new wave British heavy metal with a range of progressive to classic rock influence, Black Absinthe presents a solid example of a Canadian metal band. They’re road hungry, influenced plus supported by other driven Canadian musicians and most of all, ready to innovate and grow the traditions of a genre they venerate and respect. As leaders in the scene, Black Absinthe were headlining Toronto semi-finalists in the Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2015.
With a new year ahead, Black Absinthe pushes on with their desire to provide their fans in Canada and online with a cleaner and heavier presentation of their sound. The years incubating in Toronto’s metal underground have served the band well. From their 2012 debut EP Augusta to their 2014 EP Noise Complaint, both releases have established the band’s sound as well as their stage presence, leading to their driven heavy metal machine. Now in 2016, Black Absinthe are ready to release their debut studio album Early Signs Of Denial (May 13, 2016). The album was produced by Dave Baksh (Cross Dog, The Mahones) out of the Gentleman’s Den studio in Pickering, ON who’s experience proved to be the final touch; aiding in refining drum dynamics, smoothing the transitions and layering harmonic guitar lines. Black Absinthe’s Early Signs Of Denial sound is a leading example of the contemporary Canadian metal scene serving to showcase how the band sounds in a crisp, powerful, and ultimately more professional recording environment.
The title “Early Signs of Denial” is a conceptual connection to the themes of fear, corruption, and overcoming disparity, which is explored in the songs. The record has emphasis of crushing modern tone, polished instrumental sections, soaring vocals and a blending of contemporary and classic metal. With each track, this unique record represents different aspects of Black Absinthe’s diversity in song writing. The band does not tread lightly over their new wave of British heavy metal song style or their technical and progressive metal influences.
Through the bands expanding network cultivated through Coalition Music’s “Artist Entrepreneur Program”, they chose Frank Gryner (Rob Zombie- Hillbilly Deluxe) to mix and master the album in the Winter of 2015. His strong ability to work with a diversity of sounds was the appeal to the band. His mixing took the album into the sonic spheres of a classic 80’s sound providing, grandeur, psychedelia, and an arena rock feel that could properly represent the textures put down in tracking. There was an immediate trust formed with the stylistic choices Gryner made throughout mixing.