DevilDriver have announced their new double album co-produced by Steve Evetts and guitarist Mike Spreitzer. The first part titled Dealing With Demons I comes out October 9th, via Napalm Records.
The band gives us a taste of what’s to come with the new single “Keep Away From Me.” The accompanying video deals with themes of panic and paranoia we currently face with the ongoing pandemic. It features news footage with phrases like “censoring freedoms of speech” and “truth missing” flashing across the screen. Watch the video below.
Speaking about the album in a press release, frontman Dez Fafara says:
“It’s time to lay it all out, on two records,” he said in a press release. “I’m never gonna revisit these subjects again. I’ve been writing about this sort of human nature, disloyalty and dishonesty, love and loss, since the beginning of my career. I am going in a more lyrically woke direction in the future. A lot of people say my music gives them strength. But what they don’t realize is that these topics haunt me.
He continued, “Over the course of these last few years we fled from wildfires, my wife battled cancer and now we are going through a pandemic… so it is what it is… let’s dump it all on the table and purge. I want to go through different topics in the future, so here we are now. I’ve laid it all out on a double record for all of you to hear.”
Pre-order Dealing With Demons I here. Check out the artwork and tracklisting below.
01. Keep Away from Me
02. Vengeance Is Clear
03. Nest of Vipers
06. You Give Me a Reason to Drink (feat. Simon Blade Fafara)
08. Dealing with Demons
09. The Damned Don’t Cry
10. Scars Me Forever