The southern Wisconsin quintet, LUNA MORTIS, is about to make a huge impact on the metal scene with their epic, piercing, Century Media debut full-length offering, The Absence, which runs the gamut; encompassing everything from captivating melodies, technical precision and engaging hooks. The album, produced by the acclaimed Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Trivium), is now available worldwide and be sure to visit [http://www.myspace.com/lunamortismusic](http://www.myspace.com/lunamortismusic) now to stream the captivating new track “Forever More.”
Mary Zimmer (vocals) further states: “We are so excited about the release of our new album, The Absence! We\\'ve been waiting several months to share the entire album with our fans, and we can\\'t believe the release is here already. It\\'s the culmination of months of work, from recording with Jason in September, to new photos, artwork and all the hard work that we as a band and the staff at Century Media have put in to helping us get out a kick ass new album.
“We\\'ve uploaded one of our favorite songs called ‘Forever More’ from the album for you to check out! We\\'re also extremely pumped for our first couple of radio appearances in support of the new album. On Sunday, we\\'ll be making our first commercial radio appearance with Madison\\'s 94.1 WJJO! Our CD release/listening party is this Friday in Madison, and then later this month we\\'ll be hitting the stage with Soilwork in Milwaukee and Chicago. We\\'re so incredibly pumped to see you guys in the audience and we can\\'t wait to play for the midwest fans. Thanks again, everybody for your support and don\\'t forget to pick up The Absence this week! We look forward to seeing you all soon.”
LUNA MORTIS prides itself on blurring genre lines to arrive at something both beautiful and aggressive. Their ability to capture a progressive and dark sound should appeal to metalheads regardless of their sonic inclinations. Zimmer’s approach is unlike her contemporaries with an unlimited range and dynamic scope that will quickly help set the group apart from the pack.
When you’re trying to break into the international music scene from Wisconsin, you’re left to claw your way up yourself, and LUNA MORTIS did exactly that with the 2006 release of their self-produced LP, Way of the Blade. As the album made its way through the local grapevine, the band had cemented enough of a regional reputation to generate label interest. They began a period of intensive demo production and showcasing, beginning with the recording of their EP, The Answer: Does Not Exist and culminating in the opportunity to cut four tracks with Jason Suecof. These efforts ultimately found LUNA MORTIS a home at Century Media amongst a literal pantheon of some of the band\\'s most respected and admired influences.