Melbourne metallers Alpha Wolf are teaming up with Welsh post-hardcore true believers Holding Absence for a special split EP release. The Lost and the Longing split EP combines four magnetic tracks, two tracks per band, of dynamic and diverse heavy bliss that’ll certainly leave you yearning for more. Due to drop on Monday 15 August, via Greyscale/Sharptone you can hear Holding Absence’s mammoth ‘Aching Longing (feat. Alpha Wolf)’ below.
“We can’t wait for people to hear our two new singles Aching Longing, and Coffin too!” enthuses Holding Absence. “Aching Longing is our band at its heaviest yet, and Coffin is on the complete opposite side of the spectrum. We are always trying to stretch our band into new shapes, and can’t wait for people to hear what we’ve produced with these two tracks!”
With both Holding Absence and Alpha Wolf previously tantalising fans with hints of a team-up via some cryptic recent Twitter posts, the Sharptone Records labelmates have cemented their heavy union with today’s split EP announcement.
“We’re ecstatic to be announcing The Lost and the Longing, our split EP with Alpha Wolf!” Holding Absence share. “Alpha Wolf are a band we’ve loved as people and musicians for years now, and we’re so grateful they wanted to drop this release with us.”
Alpha Wolf will embark on their Metalcore Snitches tour alongside Fit For A King (USA), Great American Ghost (USA) and Paledusk (JPN), which kicks off this Thursday 9 June in Perth, while Holding Absence can be caught live in action this weekend at Download Festival in the UK, before heading off on a European tour.