In Absentia signed their first full-length CD contract in 1993 with Hard Records, and subsequently released 2 more albums, of which one was licensed to German Subtronic Records. During the years In Absentia was also well-represented on compilations globally. After the release of the debut album, Absence, Michael Ellwood left the band.
In 1996 the band was too occupied with other matters than music, and decided to split up. Tracks for a forthcoming album, Link, had been prepared, but the band members decided that it was time to stop the game.
In 2012 the first spark of life reignited as In Absentia showed op on the tracklist for the german band Blitzmaschine's EP "Useless Pain", with a remix of the track "Vorwärts". First new track in 16 years was presented on the Danish compilation Cyberworld XX that was released 20th October 2012. In 2013 they delivered a remix to Leæther Strip's compilation 'Yes I'm Limited VI' of the track Paranoia Nr13 (Lobotomix By In Absentia).
In Absentia is currently working on material for a new album.