Black Absinthe – “Winter” track premiere


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.


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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