Hear The Absence Cover Bad Religion’s “Do What You Want”

Decibel has never shied from our love of Bad Religion. Six years ago, we inducted their punk rock game-changer Suffer into the Decibel Hall of Fame and just last month, we awarded their latest record, Age of Unreason, an 8 out of 10. So, yeah, even though they’re more like “Dad Religion” these days, Bad Religion are still close to hearts. Apparently Tampa melodic death dealers The Absence feel much the same, as the band has recorded a crushing cover of a Cali-punk classic “Do What You Want” (taken from BR’s aforementioned Suffer LP), which will be available exclusively as a cassingle (!) on the band’s upcoming tour with Deicide. Drummer Jeramie Kling knows what’s best for you.

“’Do What You Want’ is named accordingly,” he tells Decibel. “Fuck norms, fuck stigmas, fuck walls, do what you want. Makes sense to us, bang your head! Special thanks for our friend Stanley Soares for mixing this bastard!”

The Absence Tour Dates:
05/18     Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/20     Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
05/21     Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
05/22     Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
05/23     Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
05/24     Cleveland, OH – The Odeon Theater
05/25     Westland, MI – Token Lounge (no Deicide)
05/26     London, ON – Call The Office (no Deicide)
05/27     Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
05/28     Toronto, ON – Mod Club
05/29     Montreal, QC – L’Astral
05/30     Quebec City, QC – Le d’Auteuil
05/31     Manchester, NH – Jewel Nightclub
06/01     New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
06/02     Reading, PA – Reverb
06/03     Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hal