Riders of the Plague

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Riders of the Plague
📅 ReleasedAugust 7, 2007
🎙️ RecordedFebruary–March 2007 at Mana Studios, Florida
⏳ Length55:15
🏷️ LabelMetal Blade
The Absence chronology
From Your Grave
(2005)
Riders of the Plague
(2007)
Enemy Unbound
(2010)

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Riders of the Plague is the second full-length album by American heavy metal band The Absence. It was released on August 7, 2007 on Metal Blade Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Riders of the Plague" – 3:59
  2. "Dead and Gone" – 5:00
  3. "The Murder" – 5:20
  4. "Echos" – 5:03
  5. "World Divides" – 5:33
  6. "Prosperity" – 4:07 (Instrumental)
  7. "Untitled" – 0:04 (Silence)
  8. "Awakening" – 5:12
  9. "Merciless" – 6:42
  10. "Into the Pit" – 2:46 (Testament cover)
  11. "The Victorious Dead" – 4:14
  12. "Outro" – 7:03 (Instrumental)
  • "Outro" fades and ends at 2:47. Silence continues until 6:14 at which point a phone ringing can be heard and the lead singer is heard leaving a voicemail on a cell phone, repeating "I'll find you!"

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • Jamie Stewart – vocals
  • Patrick Pintavalle – guitars, bass guitar
  • Jeramie Kling – drums, backing vocals
  • Peter Joseph – guitars, bass guitar

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) – lead guitar on track 3
  • Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry) – producer, lead guitar on tracks 11 and 12, extra vocals on track 9
  • Santiago Dobles (Aghora) – banjo, lead guitar on track 3
  • James Murphy (Death) – lead guitar on tracks 8 and 12
  • Jonas Granvik (Edge of Sanity) – extra vocals on track 9

Production[edit]

  • Mixed and mastered at Black Lounge Studios, Sweden by Jonas Kjellgren
  • Brian Elliot – assistant engineer

Artwork[edit]

  • Cover art by Tim Collier
  • Layout by Peter Joseph and Brian Ames
  • Photography by Scott Merselis

References[edit]



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