New In Absentia Release

Listen to our albums on soundcloud. In Absentia is an Instrumental Metal, Fusion, Melodic Band from Arizona.

1 Ghost Ships 2 The Brainwashing Begins 3 Push Button for Walk Signal 4 From Apathy Emerges 5 The Great Labor Transfer 6 Burdened to Release 7 Steady Current In Absentia's amalgamation of kick-in-the-teeth metal, psychedelic convulsions and free-jazz. All-instrumental improvisational three-piece uber-intense songs.

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In Absentia expects two more records on the way after the new one is out; one is a improvisations album and we are also recording and mixing bass to the first album that was recorded before Chris joined! Listen to the songs from the Live at the Complex album and new album on our music page. 08/07/06 In Absentia got a cool short write up for one of our shows in the New Times below!

Heavy Mettle (New Times Interview)

Improv your outlook at PHiX

In Absentia's amalgamation of kick-in-the-teeth metal, psychedelic confulsions, and free-jazz clamoring is foreign to many ears, provoking some unpredictable reactions from the exposed.

On Friday, August 11, at the PHiX the all-instrumental imprvisiational three-piece will perform uber-intense songs encompassing a lot of energy that will throw you around a roller coaster of sounds. We always play something new we have naver played before and always keep it interesting.

The band is currently working on it's first studio album and calls upon wide-ranging influences, from John McLaughlin's Mahavisnu Orchestra fusion sorcery and energized power chords from Dillinger Escape Plan to Aphex Twin-esque acid thrash and droning Stereolab rhythms. It's heavy music with most parts being emotional and melodic and we will throw in a lot of strange time signatures and a lot of good grooves.


In Absentia really started when Justin and Shawn starting jamming together. They played for almost five years as a two piece band and have played a handful of shows in Arizona as just guitar and drums. They decided that they wanted to add more instruments to the band and went through a couple of second guitarists, bassists and singers. Justin added bass tones to the music with a bass amp and a splitter from his guitar amp.

Early In Absentia songs had an insanely fast metal sound. Chris joined the band as the bassist after Existi broke up in 2004. We have combined many styles in our upcoming release including the early sound.

Right now we are writing songs, playing shows and we are always recording. We have three new songs now since Chris joined the band. We are writing music that is more dynamic than ever before with very strong fusion and jazz roots.

In Absentia recently recorded our first live album in 2005 at the complex venue.