PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the new project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Craig Martini, has had the released date of its debut album, "Absentee" (Fractured Transmitter) pushed back to May 20 from the previously announced May 6.

"Absentee" features guest appearances from Randall Blythe (LAMB OF GOD) and Human Furnace (RINGWORM). The CD was mixed with Bill Korecky at Mars Recording Studio and will feature artwork by Derek Hess and Stephen Kasner.

"Absentee" track listing:

01. Atonement
02. Dialtone
03. Wrapped In Plastic
04. Lighthouse
05. Ornament
06. Halt
07. Breathe Now
08. So Low
09. Desperation Angel
10. Creepy Crawl
11. Bad Reputation

Check out a song from the album at this location.

PITCH BLACK FORECAST will make its live debut on May 10 at Peabody's Down Under in Cleveland, Ohio.

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (under the ABSENTEE moniker) 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Jason Popson left MUSHROOMHEAD in late 2004 and has since been replaced by Waylon Reavis.


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