Groove metal stalwarts DevilDriver recently announced their upcoming double album, Dealing With Demons. That first batch – Dealing With Demons I – will drop on October 9th, 2020 via Napalm Records. The band, led by frontman Dez Fafara, released their brutal single “Keep Away From Me” and now they are back with yet another menacing track, “Iona.” Check out the second single below, along with its eerie music video.
Fafara says of “Iona” and the demons that inspired the track: “‘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.
“This theme relates to myself and ‘Dealing With Demons’ in that, often times, we as people have a hard time ‘letting go’ of things. This can be applied to relationships, death, and so on. Iona carrying the black roses symbolizes her inability to move on – always seeking revenge. The past is exactly that – the past – it’s important to let go and not be stuck in a perpetual loop of living in it.”
These singles mark the California-based crew’s first release of new, original material since 2016’s Trust No One. You can pre-order Dealing With Demons I here.