A brand new THE ABSENCE track, entitled "Dead and Gone", has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the Tampa-based group's sophomore CD, "Riders of the Plague", due on August 7 via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida with Swedish producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CARNAL FORGE). Mixing duties were handled by Jonas at his Black Lounge studios in Avesta, Sweden. The CD features guest appearances by guitarists James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT), Jonas Kjellgren, Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY) and Santiago Dobles (AGHORA) as well as guest vocals by Jonas Granvik (WITHOUT GRIEF, EDGE OF SANITY).THE ABSENCE recently posted its video for the song "Interpretation" at YouTube. The track comes off the group's debut album, "From Your Grave", which came out in 2005 via Metal Blade Records.