Black Absinthe – “Winter” track premiere

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Hellbound is happy to present “Winter,” the latest track from Early Signs Of Denial, the debut studio album from modern heavy metal band Black Absinthe. The Toronto (ON, Canada) three-piece  was formed in 2011 by vocalist and guitarist Jack Cerre, bassist Kyle Scarlett and drummer Austin Henderson. They released their debut EP, Augusta, in 2012 and follow-up EP, Noise Complaint, in 2014. Last year the trio were headlining Toronto semi-finalists in the Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2015.

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Early Signs Of Denial – set for release on May 13, 2016 – was produced by Dave Baksh (Cross Dog, The Mahones) out of the Gentleman’s Den studio in Pickering, ON, and mixed and mastered by Frank Gryner (Rob Zombie – Hillbilly Deluxe). The title Early Signs of Denial offers a conceptual connection to the themes of fear, corruption, and overcoming disparity explored throughout the album.

Vocalist/ guitarist Jack Cerre comments on “Winter”:

“‘Winter’ is one of our favourite tracks to play live, and the experimentation during production surprised us! The song is about a family crossing the frozen St. Lawrence River during the settlement of Canada. There are French and English lyrics about a struggle against time and nature. While recording, the song exploded with harmony. (Producer) Dave Baksh and (guitarist) Jack worked out a lot of interesting guitar work, really just ear candy for true metal fans. It’s an epic, so let the wind wash over you and take you to a cold dark place.”

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Laura Wiebe

Laura is managing editor of Hellbound.ca and co-host of weekly metal show Kill Eat Exploit the Weak on CFMU 93.3 FM.