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Dååth unveils guest-filled new album “The Deceivers” and premieres “Hex Unending” music video

Author Arto Mäenpää - 20.3.2024

Progressive death metal outfit Dååth is set to release their first new album in fourteen years on May 03rd via Metal Blade Records, titled “The Deceivers.” Guitarist Eyal Levi and vocalist Sean Zatorsky lead the band’s return, joined by drummer Kerim “Krimh Lechner (Septicflesh, ex-Decapitated), guitarist Rafael Trujllo, bassist David Marvuglio, and synth/multi-instrumentalist Jesse Zuretti completing the lineup.

The upcoming album features an array of guest guitar solos from renowned musicians including Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore/Arch Enemy), Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Dean Lamb (Archspire), Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry, Meshuggah), Spiro Dussias (Platonist), and Dan Sugarman (Ice Nine Kills). Additionally, Mick Gordon (‘DOOM’, ‘DOOM Eternal’) contributes additional sound design and synth on the track “Purified By Vengeance.” Levi handled most of the production duties, with vocal production overseen by Andrew Wade (The Ghost Inside, Wage War). John Douglass served as the engineer, Jens Bogren (At The Gates, DragonForce) mixed the album, and Tony Lindgren mastered it.

The band has released the song “Hex Unending” from the upcoming album, accompanied by a music video directed by David Brodsky (Cannibal Corpse, Cattle Decapitation). Zatorsky explained the theme behind the track, stating:

“It’s about shedding skin, cleansing the old me; reinventing, and carving a new path vocally, physically, and mentally. This song needed to be front and center on the record.”

Zuretti added:

“‘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.”

Regarding the album title and its thematic connection to their past works, Levi explained:

“Those titles are about the outside world. 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.”