DevilDriver Go “Through the Depths” with a New Single and Announce Dealing With Demons Vol. II
As they get set to kick off their co-headlining tour with Cradle of Filth, groove metal outfit DevilDriver announced the upcoming release of Dealing With Demons Vol. 2. Set for release on May 12 via Napalm Records, also released the new album’s first single, “Through the Depths.”
As the band’s followup to Dealiing With Demons Vol. 1 and their 10th studio release, frontman Dez Fafara said the upcoming album continues the theme that their 2020 release started. As such, the album highlights a deeper conversation between man and a “higher power” within the record.
“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.’”
Where the new single stands within that conversation, according to Fafara, is more of a direct conversation taking place. From the song’s moody opening to its groove-laden riffage, the track follows that conversation more closely, with the higher power urging man to take responsibility for their own actions for once.
“‘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.
Dealing With Demons Vol. II will release on May 12 via Napalm Records, though you can preorder your copy today.
DevilDriver, Dealing With Demons Vol. II:
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
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
You can also catch DevilDriver on tour with Cradle of Filth, starting tomorrow. Be sure to check out the list of dates below to see if they’ll be hitting a venue near you.
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