We caught up with Patrick and Jeramie of The Absence at their show at Rooster’s Roadhouse in Alameda, CA. After being pushed off of MetalBlade Records, the band went into DIY mode. The band put together a self-booked US Tour, as well as a show in Mexico. The music industry is seeing the reduction in CD and physical sales hurt their business as the model has changed. The only answer for musicians to succeed is through touring and merch sales, but with so many shows in a given city, is lowered show attendance hurting musicians as well?