Holding Absence and Alpha Wolf announce split EP, The Lost & The Longing

Holding Absence and Alpha Wolf have teamed up for a new four-track split EP, with first single Aching Longing out now…

Holding Absence and Alpha Wolf announce split EP, The Lost & The Longing
Emily Carter

Holding Absence and Alpha Wolf have announced details of a four-track split EP, The Lost & The Longing.

Consisting of two collabs and two new tracks, the full release is due out on August 15 via SharpTone Records and Greyscale Records (Australia and New Zealand), with the single Aching Longing available to stream now.

"We’re ecstatic to be announcing The Lost & The Longing, our split EP with Alpha Wolf!" enthuses Lucas Woodland. "They 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.

"We can’t wait for people to hear our two new singles Aching Longing and Coffin, too! 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!"

Alpha Wolf's Sabian Lynch continues: "We first met Holding Absence back in 2019 at the Impericon fests in Europe and we got along like a house on fire. We really enjoy their super catchy tunes and luckily enough they enjoy our heavy tunes. We talked a bunch over social media and kept up to date with what they were doing and when Lucas – jokingly – mentioned that we should do a split, it surprisingly just seemed like the best idea ever. We both released albums around the same time and it made sense timing wise for us both to release new music at the same time Working with them has been a breeze and we’d do it again in a heartbeat."

Check out Aching Longing below:

Check out the full The Lost & The Longing tracklist:

1. 60cm Of Steel – Alpha Wolf ft. Holding Absence
2. Hotel Underground – Alpha Wolf
3. Aching Longing – Holding Absence ft. Alpha Wolf
4. Coffin – Holding Absence

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