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Toronto based trio BLACK ABSINTHE is preparing to unveil the upcoming album On Earth Or In Hell. Set to be released on March 27th, 2024, the full-length offering showcases their distinctive blend of thrash and NWOBHM.

Best experienced at full volume, BLACK ABSINTHE unleash a dynamic onslaught across each track on On Earth Or In Hell. From the high octane rhythmic opener “Dead Queen”, and melodic power-fueled title track, to the moody “Jean Lanfray” and foreboding “Essentially Fucked”, BLACK ABSINTHE have produced a vicious yet enticing record. Filled with riff-led good time party anthems, the album also ventures into more serious topics including shocking revelation of learning the historical crimes of their country’s past. 

Formed in the underground dungeons and dives of Toronto’s metal scene, BLACK ABSINTHE is a Canadian contemporary heavy metal band. Since 2011, BLACK ABSINTHE has performed, recorded, and reached new fans all over Canada. Presenting a mix of thrashing mosh pits and riff heavy anthems, their growing presence in the diverse heavy music scene, unifies classic metal grandeur, speed-demon rhythm sections, soaring solos, with modern technicality. Over the course of three EP’s and one LP, Early Signs of Denial (2016), BLACK ABSINTHE has continued to grow and experiment on its NWOBHM influences while maintaining the intensity of the contemporary heavy metal genre. The band draw influences from the likes of GOJIRA, MASTODON, SLAYER, and MOTÖRHEAD, to name a few. 

In 2019, founders Jack Cerre and Kyle Scarlett proudly welcomed Fernando Villalobos (Ex-SLUDGEHAMMER) into the fold. BLACK ABSINTHE continues to carve their own path with performances across Canada and have brought new material to fans in Montreal, Newfoundland, and Toronto. Most recently opening for TOWER, FIREBREATHER, and WITCHROT. 

In 2020, the band began laying the groundwork for their latest album On Earth or In Hell. In 2021 the band began pre-production demos with JC Sandoval (THE CROOKED, WE THE CROOKED). As producer, he oversaw the entire project, also engineering vocals and bass. In February 2022, the band engaged Juno-nominated producer Tyler Williams of Monolithic Productions (LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT, LUTHARO, SLUDGEHAMMER) to co-produce, engineer drums and guitar, and mix the album. The album is slated for release on March 27th, 2024.  

Jack Cerre (Vocals/Guitar)
Kyle Scarlett (Bass)
Fernando Villalobos (Drums)

Performed by: BLACK ABSINTHE
“Call of the Void lyrics by: Austin Henderson
Produced by: J.C. Sandoval 
Co-Produced by: Tyler Williams
Mixed by: Tyler Williams at Monolithic Productions 
Mastered by: Lasse Lammert (LSD Studios)
Photography: Michael Jari Davidson
Album Art by: Darrin Crosgrove


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