Century Media Records has announced a worldwide partnership with Roadrunner Records to release DAATH's new opus, "The Concealers", on April 20 in Europe and April 21 in the U.S.
Guitarist Emil Werstler comments: "We mutually agreed that Century Media would be much more appropriate for the band at this stage, but that nobody felt like it was time to end the relationship with Roadrunner, so we worked out a deal where Roadrunner still makes our records, but CM works them."
The Atlanta-based quintet certainly set out with a mission to truly separate itself from the rest when recording its much-anticipated new album. The dueling guitar virtuosity of Emil Werstler and Eyal Levi harkens many comparisons to Mustaine and Friedman, all the while the acclaimed Kevin Talley (CHIMAIRA, DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX) pounds away with fury and precision and bassist Jeremy Creamer provides a powerful groove.
The band's current lineup is completed by new singer Sean Z, who performs an extraordinary job on "The Concealers".
Talley comments: "It's amazing that Roadrunner and Century Media are collaborating for the release of our upcoming album because I have been friends with both labels for so many years. My experience with Century Media dates back to my DYING FETUS and MISERY INDEX days when I would stop by their office and raid the CD warehouse for killer music. I was even wearing a Century Media shirt during my SLAYER audition. Overall, I am stoked because these labels are not only my friends, but they are great labels and I am honored to have their names on the upcoming release."
Guitarist Eyal Levi states: “I'm not going to waste your time or insult your intelligence with a plethora of metal words and brutal adjectives about our new album. I'll just say this: In my opinion this is the first true DAATH record. I think it's amazing. Any preconceived notions you may have about our band will be destroyed. We came together on this like one five headed, pissed off beast that's out for blood. Everyone's strengths shine like never before. It's the best I've ever written and played and it's the best I've ever heard my band mates write and play. Call me cocky if you will, but check out the record and if you disagree feel free to write me on our MySpace and call me a prick. Otherwise I hope you enjoy the hell out of it and look forward to seeing you on the road!”
The album was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof and Mark Lewis (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, DEVILDRIVER).
DAATH shot to the forefront of the metal world with the 2007 release of "The Hinderers". The band built a worldwide following by touring with the likes of JOB FOR A COWBOY, DEVILDRIVER, UNEARTH, DESPISED ICON and others while also taking part in the 2007 edition of Ozzfest. After this wrapped and the band underwent some healthy lineup changes, DAATH entered the studio more focused than ever before to begin work on their sophomore album.
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New DAATH song "Sharpen The Blades":