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DevilDriver To Release New Album “Dealing With Demons Vol. II” In May, Debut “Through The Depths” Video


Groove metallers DevilDriver will official launch the closing chapter to their 2020 double album “Dealing With Demons” on May 12th. That day will see the arrival of “Dealing With Demons Vol. II“, which has just been preceded by the first single, “Through The Depths“.

Producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura) once again helmed the sessions for this second volume, which as described in a press release as being ‘ inarguably heavier and relentlessly harsher than its predecessor. The new album represents not only the most vicious of the two records, but also the darkest recesses of celebrated frontman Dez Fafara’s psyche and the final purging of his demons that have long haunted the band’s music.’

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Speaking on this first single “Through The Depths“, the band’s vocalist Dez Fafara offered:

“‘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.

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.


As for the album itself, he added:

“‘Dealing With Demons Vol. II‘ is – simply put – a conversation in its entirety about dealing with ‘Inner’ Demons. It’s a conversation in song form between ‘self and a power apart from one’s self, and trying to bury old entities.'”

Dealing With Demons Vol. II” track listing:

01 – “I Have No Pity
02 – “Mantra
03 – “Nothing Last Forever
04 – “Summoning
05 – “Through The Depths
06 – “Bloodbath
07 – “It’s A Hard Truth
08 – “If Blood Is Life
09 – “This Relationship Broken

Pre-orders are available here. The group will be out touring this month on a co-headlining run alongside Cradle Of Filth. Black Satellite and Oni will be opening that trek.

03/08 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03/09 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
03/11 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
03/12 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
03/14 Seattle, WA – Showbox
03/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
03/18 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
03/19 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/21 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/22 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/23 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
03/26 Albuquerque, NM – Revel

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