Devildriver will have some new songs in their not inconsiderable aural armoury when they rock up at Bloodstock in August. The groove metal titans have a new album on the way called Dealing With Demons Vol II.
This latest release, out via Napalm Records on 12 May, will be album no.10 from Dez and the crew, and follows on from Vol I of the Demons series. This one promises to be darker and heavier than its predecessor!
We’re able to bring you the video for the album’s first single, ‘Through The Depths’, of which inimitable frontman Dez Fafara informs us: “The song is a conversation between a higher power and humans regarding the power of thinking ideas into existence, but being very careful of being arrogant behind those wants and needs. The first lines give this away: ‘Attention attention, you’re seeking, you’ve asked for, it’s given’ (the higher power says).
“Then the lines of the chorus are that same higher power speaking to humans, saying: ‘through the depths to the ascension, nothing you wouldn’t do for my attention, held to the fire it’s not my crime, you’ve pinned it on me for the last time.’ Meaning – don’t blame the Gods (pin it on them) for your fuck ups. Meaning – put it out there and take steps to attain goals and take accountability. This track is the essence of Dealing With Demons Vol. II, and the conversations within the record get way deeper than even this. Enjoy!”
Dealing With Demons Vol. II will be available in the following formats:
- CD Digipak (4 Panels)
- CD Jewelcase (Signed) – Napalm North American mail order only, limited to 1000
- 1 LP Gatefold Purple
- 1 LP Gatefold Inkspot Splatter Yellow/Purple/Black with Slipmat – Napalm worldwide mail order only, limited to 500
- Music Cassette (Yellow Tape/Black Print) – Napalm worldwide mail order only, limited to 100
- 2x CD Digipak Dealing With Demons I & Dealing With Demons Vol. II – Napalm European mail order only
- CD Digipak (4 Panels) + Notebook + Metal Symbol Bundle – Napalm worldwide mail order only
- Digital album
Dealing With Demons Vol. II track listing:
1. I Have No Pity
3. Nothing Lasts Forever
5. Through the Depths
7. It’s A Hard Truth
8. If Blood Is Life
9. This Relationship, Broken
Devildriver are heading off on tour in the US alongside Cradle of Filth, but will be in the UK for a Bloodstock return in August. You can pre-order the new album right here.