[Cover photo credit to Jeremy Saffer]
Groove Rock band Devildriver are entering their third decade with nine full-length albums under their belt. As the world was upended in 2020, they didn’t pause, releasing the first installment of their two-part Dealing With Demons saga, Dealing With Demons I. Now they are returning with their 10th full-length, Dealing With Demons Vol. II. They are also currently on tour with Cradle of Filth.
Once again Produced and engineered by Steve Evetts, with additional engineering from guitarist Mike Spreitzer, Dealing With Demons Vol. II is heavier and even harsher than its predecessor, cited as a “final purging of demons.”
The first example of the music has been released in the single “Through the Depths”. It’s accompanied by a new video.
Devildriver frontman Dez Fafara says about “Through the Depths”:
‘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. Enjoy.
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