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Devildriver Announces New Album Details; Premieres Video For Album’s Lead Single

March 7 — Devildriver is scheduled to release its latest album this spring.

The band is scheduled to release Dealing With Demons Vol. 2 May 12 through Napalm Records. The record will come more than two years after the release of its companion/predecessor, Dealing With Demons, which was also released through Napalm Records. That record produced the singles, ‘Wishing,‘ ‘Nest of Vipers,’ ‘Iona,’ and ‘Stay Away From Me.’

In anticipation of the new album’s release, the band premiered the video for its lead single, ‘Through The Depths,’ Tuesday. The musical arrangement featured in Devildriver’s new single is a powerful composition. It opens with a subdued, semi-symphonic arrangement that lends itself to some of the works on Metallica’s timeless record, Master of Puppets. That soft approach is short-lived, though as the band then launches into an intense groove-metal style composition that audiences have come to know from the band over the years.

The song’s lyrical theme is something of a theological commentary, according to front man Dez Fafara.

“‘Through the Depths’ 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,” Fafara said. The first lines give this away: ‘Attention attention, you’re seeking, you’ve asked for, it’s given,’ (the higher power says).

Fafara added, “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.

He concluded, “This track is the essence of Dealing With Demons Vol. II, and the conversations within the record get way deeper than even this.”

Dealing With Demons II will release through a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below along with the album’s track listing.

Dealing With Demons Vol. IItrack listing:
1. I Have no Pity
2. Mantra
3. Nothing Lasts Forever
4. Summoning
5. Through the Depths
6. Bloodbath
7. It’s a Hard Truth
8. If Blood is Life
9. This Relationship, Broken

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

In other news, Devildriver is scheduled to launch a tour Wednesday in Tempe, AZ in support of its new album alongside Cradle of Filth. Black Satellite and Oni are scheduled to serve as support for the co-headlining tour.

The tour’s schedule is noted below:

CRADLE OF FILTH & DEVILDRIVER
“Double Trouble Live” 2023 USA Co-Headline Tour Dates
w/ Black Satellite & Oni

March 8 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
March 9 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
March 11 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory – SOLD OUT
March 12 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
March 14 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
March 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
March 18 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
March 19 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
March 21 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
March 22 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
March 23 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
March 25 – El Paso, TX @ The Rockhouse
March 26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Revel

More information on Dealing With Demons II and Devildriver’s new tour is available along with all of Devildriver’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.devildriver.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/devildriver

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/devildriver