"The Concealers", the sophomore album from the Atlanta-based quintet DAATH, sold around 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 35 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"The Concealers" was released on April 20 in Europe and April 21 in the U.S. through Century Media Records (via a partnership with Roadrunner Records). The album was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof and Mark Lewis (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, DEVILDRIVER).
"The Concealers" track listing:
01. Sharpen The Blades
02. Self Corruption Manifesto
03. The Worthless
04. The Unbinding Truth
06. Wilting On The Vine
07. Translucent Potency
08. Day Of Endless Light
10. ...Of Poisoned Sorrows
11. Incestuous Amplification
DAATH filmed a video for "Day Of Endless Light" last month in the band's hometown with director Robin Fuller (GHOST OF A THOUSAND, SHAPED BY FATE).
Commented DAATH guitarist Eyal Levi: "I hate music videos. Always have. There's been a few exceptions over the years like the old TOOL videos or WHITE STRIPES videos but for the most part they suck. Especially metal videos. How many times can we watch a group of burly dudes throwing down in a warehouse or abandoned building? With this video that was the LAST thing I wanted for us. I set out to find a team that would give us an actual work of art which could be watched and enjoyed regardless of the music. We ended up with Robin Fuller directing. We chose him because of his amazing animation skills and overall enthusiasm for the vision. The vision was to have a video shot in the style of a Frank Miller film ('Sin City') and have those shots interwoven with the art and design that Jorden Haley has created for us with [the new DAATH album] 'The Concealers'. This will not be your typical metal video."
Video footage of Eyal Levi talking about "The Concealers" can be viewed below. Also available is a widget for the CD.
DAATH recently kicked off the worldwide touring cycle for this effort with a month-long North American trek alongside DRAGONFORCE and CYNIC.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/daath.