Dååth Unveil New Guitarist By Unleashing “The Silent Foray,” a New Single Featuring Per Nilson
Earlier today, death metal band Dååth dropped two major bombs today with the announcement of not only a new guitarist joining the lineup, but also the release of a brand new single featuring Scar Symmetry’s Per Nilson titled “The Silent Foray.”
Though the band is currently working on their new and as of yet unnamed full-length album, they opted to release this new single as a way to introduce Rafael Trujillo as their new lead guitarist. Over the last few months the band has been putting out some sick tracks, including their cover of Morbid Angel’s “Where the Slime Live.” Having only reunited this past February after more than a decade apart, it’s been a great turn of events to say the least.
In regard to both Trujillo joining the band and the release of the new single, founding member and guitarist Eyal Levi released the following (lengthy) statement:
“Two pieces of great news in the Dååth camp today:
First, we released a new song called The Silent Foray. I used our original demos from 1999 as a primary inspiration while writing this one. I think fans of The Hinderers and Futility will love it, especially the final third, where the synth and guitar layering create this epically lush and creepy climax. Overall, it’s just a slamming song with great riffs, great vocals, and a fantastic guest solo by Per Nilsson. It’s streaming everywhere. CHECK IT OUT!
Second, we have completed our lineup by adding Rafael Trujillo on lead guitar. Back in the summer of 2022, while searching for lead guitarists to feature on No Rest No End, Krimh sent me an Instagram clip of some Austrian guitarist with the same last name as the Metallica guy and told me that we should see if he would do it. Skeptical as I always am, I watched it and had my mind blown. As soon as I heard his playing, I wanted him in the band. So we asked him to contribute a guest solo to No Rest No End, which came out great.
It was so easy to work with him that we collaborated on our The Philosopher cover, which also went great. At that point, we were 2 for 2 with Rafael, and I knew we could work together. Time for the real test: We asked him to help finish writing a song from the upcoming album. His first ideas were all I needed to hear. We were 3 for 3. The rest is history.
You’ll hear his work all over the new album. His style fits us perfectly. He gets it. No matter what state the demos are in, he gets where we’re going with it, and that’s massive! Our classical backgrounds helped us connect musically. He has a history of playing with some of the all-time tech death greats, and he’s incredible at just about any genre you can throw at him. Perfect for this band. Like the rest of us, he has 3 million things going on simultaneously, so he fits right in.
That’s all I’ve got for now. I hope you enjoy The Silent Foray and share it with everyone you know.”
It should be noted that this isn’t necessarily the first time we’ve heard Trujillo on a Dååth track, as he was featured on the band’s cover of Death’s “The Philosopher,” which was yet another banger of a cover.
You can check out the new single below.