Absent In Body is the new band featuring Neurosis vocalist and guitarist Scott Kelly, ex-Sepultura drummer Igor Cavalera, and Amenra guitarist Mathieu J. Vandekerckhove and vocalist/bassist Colin H. Van Eeckhout. The band is now streaming their new single "Rise From Ruins."
"The blueprints of most Absent In Body songs were made when I was on tour with Amenra," said Vandekerckhove. "Because of the long journeys, I had a lot of free time on the bus. Different landscapes every day. The emptiness of the mountains, the desolate empty cities at night…
"At one day, when recording the album, I had too much negative news and havoc on my socials shoved into my face. And the riff to this song was an instinctive reaction to that. I fought it off. This song is definitely a reflection of that moment, that day."
Plague God was recorded by Amenra bassist Tim De Gieter and mastered by Jack Shirley (Amenra, Deafheaven, Wiegedood). The record is out on March 25 and is available for pre-order here.