Top-charting, groove metal giants Devildriver are capitalizing on the opportunity to blast fans with yet another unforgettable anthem—the menacing, mosh-ready new single “Iona.” From the ominous siren at its start to its grooving verses, the track pulls no punches.
The hair-raising, anthemic chorus line “She carries a black rose …” beckons the listener again and again into a chilling ghost story with the visuals to match it. Take a moment to travel the dark road into Iona’s clutches via the heart-gripping music video directed by Vicente Cordero.
Frontman Dez Fafara says of the new single, “‘Iona’ is unlike any other Devildriver song we’ve put out. From the frantic verses to the haunting chorus, this song is another move forward to push our sound and the listener’s ears into the fray.
The chorus ‘she carries a black rose, effigy from a story closed’ tells the story of the long dead ghost of Iona and her obsession with death represented by the black roses in her hands—each one the soul of someone she’s taken from this life on a lonely dark road, assimilating their souls into black roses, which she carries for eternity.”
Dealing With Demons I will release on October 9, 2020 via Napalm Records and showcases a supreme form of the band. This isn’t just some of the most vicious Devildriver material to date, but some of their most lethally memorable, too. Produced and engineered by Steve Evetts with additional engineering from guitarist Mike Spreitzer, it’s a triumph for teamwork and tenacity.
Dealing With Demons I Tracklist
1. Keep Away From Me
2. Vengeance Is Clear
3. Nest Of Vipers
6. You Give Me A Reason To Drink (feat. Simon Blade Fafara)
8. Dealing With Demons
9. The Damned Don’t Cry
10. Scars Me Forever