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Dååth: Progressive Death Metal Outfit to Release “The Deceivers”, Their First New Full-Length in Fourteen Years, on May 3rd via Metal Blade Records!


Lauded progressive death metal outfit DÅÅTH has emerged from its thirteen-year hiatus with a new album, The Deceivers, set for release May 3rd via Metal Blade Records.

The Deceivers is at once a devastating reminder and giant leap forward that showcases the technical wizardry and brutal intensity that the Atlanta, Georgia-bred band is capable of. Band founder/guitarist Eyal Levi has overseen an overhaul of the lineup, though importantly DÅÅTH still features force-of-nature vocalist Sean Zatorsky, who has fronted the band since 2007. Together they are now joined by Kerim “Krimh” Lechner on drums, Jesse Zuretti on orchestration and guitar, Rafael Trujillo on lead guitar, and David Marvuglio on bass.


Now DÅÅTH is more orchestrated, more over the top. We have more melodies and they’re beautiful,” Levi says. That’s what The Deceivers is: Monstrously heavy but beautifully orchestrated, blessed with melodies that will haunt anybody fortunate enough to hear it. The nine tracks were produced by Levi, with Andrew Wade doing vocal production, John Douglass engineering, Jens Bogren mixing, and Tony Lindgren mastering

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Guest guitar solos are contributed across numerous tracks by Jeff Loomis (Nevermore, Arch Enemy), Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Dean Lamb (Archspire), Per Nilsson, (Scar Symmetry, Meshuggah), Spiro Dussias (Platonist), and Dan Sugarman (Ice Nine Kills), with renowned video game composer Mick Gordon (Doom Eternal) contributing sound design and synth to “Purified By Vengeance.”


The album title is the continuation of a theme that began with 2007′s The Hinderers and continued with 2009′s The Concealers. “Those titles are about the outside world,” Levi says. “They’re not about us. While they touch on the self-destruction and self-deception, we all occasionally fall victim to, this album is a scathing critique and exploration of certain societal elements. The deceivers and obstructers in life. Those who impede your progress through subterfuge and manipulation.


That critique of the modern world is on full display in the single and video “Hex Unending,” which features the lyrics, “Cleanse me, Rid the malignancy, Commence deliverance, Severance, From this wretched hex unending.” “It’s about shedding skin, cleansing the old me; reinventing, and carving a new path vocally, physically, and mentally,” explains Zatorsky. “This song needed to be front and center on the record.”


Zuretti further elaborates, “‘Hex Unending’ is a track that combines all of the many eras of metal music at its peak — there’s catchiness, groove, power, virtuosity, and uncommon creativity coursing through its veins. It’s the sound of 2024 — it’s perfectly polished yet organic, it’s modern arrangement and composition leads you on unexpected paths – if we were to bet, this track will propel true metal back into the forefront of heavy music.

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