Due out on May 12 via Napalm, Dealing With Demons Vol. II is, according to vocalist Dez Fafara, “a conversation in its entirety about dealing with ‘inner’ demons. It’s a conversation in song form between ‘self and a power apart from one’s self, and trying to bury old entities’.”
The groove metal icons are previewing the record with new single Through The Depths, which Dez describes as “a conversation between a higher power and humans regarding the power of thinking ideas into existence, but being very careful of being arrogant behind those wants and needs.
“The first lines give this away: ‘Attention attention, you’re seeking, you’ve asked for, it’s given’ (the higher power says). Then the lines of the chorus are that same higher power speaking to humans, saying: ‘Through the depths to the ascension, nothing you wouldn’t do for my attention, held to the fire it’s not my crime, you’ve pinned it on me for the last time.’ Meaning: don’t blame the Gods (pin it on them) for your fuck ups. Meaning: put it out there and take steps to attain goals and take accountability.
“This track is the essence of Dealing With Demons Vol. II, and the conversations within the record get way deeper than even this. Enjoy.”