Absence Of The Sacred (A.O.T.S.) was formed in early 2005 by Mike P. (Guitars/Vocals) and Hans (Drums). A.O.T.S. currently comprises of Mike P., Hans, Darren (Lead Guitars) and Mike K. (Bass Guitars), forming an international alliance of sonic devastation with members from Singapore, Indonesia and the United States
A.O.T.S. has played in over sixty live shows locally and has emerged as a venue finalist in the World Battle of the Bands in Singapore, the first extreme death metal act in Singapore to ever reach that level in an international band competition
A.O.T.S. has been active in major metal events in Singapore since late 2005 and have released their debut album “Atrocities That Birthed Abominations” in late 2006, which has garnered great reviews in local and foreign media. The album has received airplay in radio stations across the US, Europe and Asia
In early 2007, A.O.T.S. obtained a proper residency in The Gas Haus (a local club and venue) for "Heart Of Darkness", a Jack Daniels-sponsored weekly event hosted by DJ Saito Nagasaki of Divine 9 and DJ X Ho of Lush 99.5FM and Radio Singapore. The event has since shifted to DXO at the Esplanade and is renamed as "Alternation". A.O.T.S. has since turned down the residency in lieu of schedule conflicts
The band recorded a promotional EP in June 2007 for labels, and has recently recorded their sophomore effort entitled "Era Of The Apostate" in January 2008. The band is still looking for a suitable label to release this upcoming fury
For a metal band that has existed for a period of less than three years, A.O.T.S. have established themselves well in the Asian region and soon to a wider international audience, an extreme force to be reckoned with.