Cathartic Demise to release debut full-length album “In Absence” on April 9th 2021

Cathartic Demise In Absence cover
Progressive Death/Thrash Metal quarter Cathartic Demise will release their debut full-length album “In Absence” on April 9th, 2021.

The official video for new single “For Power” can be seen below. The single is also available on Bandcamp.

In comparison to the band’s self-titled EP, “In Absence” still consists of the Melo/Prog/Death Thrash Metal elements, but with a more “mature” approach. The overall musicianship within the band improved, as well as the overall songwriting capabilities.

“In Absence” features the same aggression as the self-titled EP, but brings an intense atmosphere with extreme tempos, and brisk riffs. This release heavily carries on the epic melodic sections heard previously, and even going further with more complex song structuring and longer tracks. Aside from the aggressive side of things, hints of experimentation can be heard, showing slower sections, and clean parts as well.

Pre-order “In Absence” here.

1. With Lust
2. For Power
3. Blade in the Dark
4. Silence Within
5. Pale Imitations
6. Disparity
7. In Absence
8. Waves
9. Desire

The thought of Cathartic Demise came into fruition on October 8th, 2017, after high school friends Angus Pike (drums) and Bennett Smith (guitar/vocals) jammed for the first time, and immediately decided to form a group. Bennett had demos previously prepared, (two of the EP songs) and the week after Aaron Tanner would join the lineup, following a few weeks with Taylor Wrobkewski (guitar) quickly completing the quartet. The four rehearsed immensely over a eight-month period landing their first show September 16th, 2018. In December of 2018, the band entered into HM Studio, to record the self titled three-track EP “Cathartic Demise”, released on April 26th, 2019. For the rest of the year, the band played around Ontario, and in January 2020, Cathartic Demise would begin the recording sessions of “In Absence”.

Album Credits:
Album Art by Ioannis Vassilopoulas
Recorded and mixed by Jonah Kay at HM Studio, Waterloo ON
Mastered by Jamie King

Bennett Smith - Vocals/Guitars
Aaron Tanner - Bass
Taylor Wroblewski - Lead Guitars
Angus Pike - Drums