STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DARK ANGEL/DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan is currently at the Mars Recording compound in Cleveland, Ohio laying down tracks for the upcoming debut album from ABSENTEE, the project led by former MUSHROOMHEAD frontman J. Mann (a.k.a. Jason Popson). "I'm using this as an opportunity to work with all the players I've been dying to work with, so I'm sure it will be a slow and arduous project, but well worth it," Popson said.ABSENTEE previously recorded a cover of the MELVINS track "Revolve" for the MELVINS tribute album "We Reach: The Music of the Melvins", which came out in August 2005 via Fractured Transmitter Records. Jason Popson left MUSHROOMHEAD in late 2004 and has since been replaced by Waylon.
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