Monday 13th of October 2008 12:22:06 PM
In Absentia really started when Justin and Shawn starting jamming together. They played for almost five years as a two piece band and have played a handful of shows in Arizona as just guitar and drums. They decided that they wanted to add more instruments to the band and went through a couple of second guitarists, bassists and singers. Justin added bass tones to the music with a bass amp and a splitter from his guitar amp.Early In Absentia songs had an insanely fast metal sound. Chris joined the band as the bassist after Existi broke up in 2004. We have combined many styles in our upcoming release including the early sound.
Right now we are writing songs, playing shows and we are always recording. We have three new songs now since Chris joined the band. We are writing music that is more dynamic than ever before with very strong fusion and jazz roots.
In Absentia recently recorded our first live album in 2005 at the complex venue.