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Holding Absence Announce Third Album 'The Noble Art Of Self Destruction' With New Single False Dawn

Friday, 19 May 2023 Written by Jon Stickler

Holding Absence have announced their third studio album.

'The Noble Art Of Self Destruction' will arrive on August 25 through SharpTone Records, and serves as the third and final entry in a trilogy that began with 2019's 'Holding Absence'. Discussing the recording process, the band commented:

"Today, we are pleased to announce the third Holding Absence album 'The Noble Art of Self-Destruction' will be released on August 25th 2023! After an insanely busy and fulfilling album cycle for our second record, last October we spent a month in Jukasa Studios Canada, to record more new music. This record - the third in a trilogy - is by far our most conceptually rich and expansive body of work to date. We feel like these songs are almost a love letter to everything Holding Absence, and can't wait to show everybody just how much space we have managed to cover, and how hard we were able to push ourselves with these songs."

As a preview, the four-piece have released the second single from the record, False Dawn, which offers a massive chorus and impassioned screams over a rousing, ethereal backdrop. The group added:

"We are ecstatic to be dropping our brand new single False Dawn today. This is definitely a personal favourite for all of us on the record! A somewhat defeatist song about denouncing expectations, and coming to grips with failure - this song is a quintessential Holding Absence song, with it's uptempo energy and downtrodden introspection. We hope you enjoy!"

It follows April's lead single, A Crooked Melody, their first new music since 2021's 'The Greatest Mistake Of My Life' LP, and the 2022 follow-up EP 'The Lost & The Longing'. 

Holding Absence will play Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds and Hatfield later in May, and 2000trees near Cheltenham in July.

'The Noble Art Of Self Destruction' tracklist:

1. Head Prison Blues
2. A Crooked Melody
3. False Dawn
4. Scissors
5. Honey Moon
6. Death, Nonetheless
7. Her Wings
8. These New Dreams
9. Liminal
10. The Angel In The Marble


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