CATHARTIC DEMISE Release ‘For Power’

Kitchener (ON) – Progressive Death/Thrash Metal quartet CATHARTIC DEMISE have released a guitar playthrough video for the song ‘For Power’ from their upcoming album ‘IN ABSENCE’

Watch Ben, Aaron, and Taylor tear it up:

Cathartic Demise – For Power (Guitar Playthrough)

CATHARTIC DEMISE will release the full-length album In Absence on April 9

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The “For Power” official video is available at The single is also available on Bandcamp.

In comparison to the band’s self-titled EPIn Absence still consists of the Melo/Prog/Death Thrash Metal elements, but with a more “mature” approach. The overall musicianship within the band improved, as well as the overall songwriting capabilities. 

In Absence features the same aggression as the self-titled EP, but brings an intense atmosphere with extreme tempos, and brisk riffs. This release heavily carries on the epic melodic sections heard previously, and even going further with more complex song structuring and longer tracks. Aside from the aggressive side of things, hints of experimentation can be heard, showing slower sections, and clean parts as well.

Track Listing
1. With Lust2. For Power3. Blade in the Dark4. Silence Within5. Pale Imitations6. Disparity7. In Absence8. Waves9. Desire
Album Credits:
Album Art by Ioannis VassilopoulasRecorded and mixed by Jonah Kay at HM Studio, Waterloo ONMastered by Jamie King
Bennett Smith – Vocals/GuitarsAaron Tanner – BassTaylor Wroblewski – Lead GuitarsAngus Pike – Drums
The thought of Cathartic Demise came into fruition on October 8, 2017, after high school friends Angus Pike (drums) and Bennett Smith (guitar/vocals) jammed for the first time
and immediately decided to form a group.
Bennett had demos previously prepared, (two of the EP songs) and the week after Aaron Tanner would join the lineup, following a few weeks with Taylor Wroblewski (guitar) quickly completing the quartet. The four rehearsed immensely over an eight-month period landing their first show on September 16, 2018. In December of 2018, the band entered into HM Studio, to record the self-titled three-track EP Cathartic Demise, released April 26, 2019.

For the rest of the year, the band played around Ontario, and in January 2020, Cathartic Demise would begin the recording sessions of In Absence.

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