The Florida band came onto the scene in 2005 with their crushing Metal Blade Records debut From Your Grave. The album and its follow-ups in 2007 and 2010 showcased the perfect mixture of heart-wrenching melodies and skull-pounding aggression, truly making them one of the premiere bands of the melodic death metal scene. The Absence further ensconced their reputation via several tours supporting some of the biggest names in metal, including Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Amon Amarth, Goatwhore, Kataklysm, Destruction and Entombed.
And then they seemingly disappeared.
Despite some setbacks in personnel coupled with a desire by some band members to explore new projects, The Absence was merely put on hold until the time was right to return. 2018 marked the band's full-force return to action with Gift For The Obsessed, a potent effort that deftly mixes melodic death and thrash with incendiary guitar playing, pyrotechnic drumming and a sense of renewed hunger.
Megadeth, At The Gates and Judas Priest
On His Gear
“When I was 14 I got my first Jackson King V, and it melted my face right off. Once I recovered I couldn’t put the thing down. Kidding aside, it’s been a dream since then to be a Jackson artist. I couldn’t be happier. They are the most comfortable instruments I’ve ever played, and they are easy on the eyes too!”
Aside from being the guitarist for the Absence, Nordberg has toured with Soilwork and played bass touring with Gus G.
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