DÅÅTH Release “Unwelcome Return” Video

DÅÅTH Release “Unwelcome Return” Video

The Deceivers Full-Length Out Now On Metal Blade Records

Photo by Stephanie Cabral

Album of the year contenders DÅÅTH today unveil their video for “Unwelcome Return.” The track comes by way of the band‘s latest full-length (and first new studio output in fourteen years) The Deceivers, released last Friday via Metal Blade Records.

The Deceivers is at once a devastating reminder and giant leap forward that showcases the technical wizardry and brutal intensity that the Atlanta, Georgia-bred band is capable of. Band founder/guitarist Eyal Levi has overseen an overhaul of the lineup, though importantly DÅÅTH still features force-of-nature vocalist Sean Zatorsky, who has fronted the band since 2007. Together they are now joined by Kerim “Krimh” Lechner on drums, Jesse Zuretti on orchestration and guitar, Rafael Trujillo on lead guitar, and David Marvuglio on bass.

“Now DÅÅTH is more orchestrated, more over the top. We have more melodies and they‘re beautiful,” Levi says. That‘s what The Deceivers is: Monstrously heavy but beautifully orchestrated, blessed with melodies that will haunt anybody fortunate enough to hear it. The nine tracks were produced by Levi, with Andrew Wade doing vocal production, John Douglass engineering, Jens Bogren mixing, and Tony Lindgren mastering.

Guest guitar solos are contributed across numerous tracks by Jeff Loomis (Nevermore, Arch Enemy), Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Dean Lamb (Archspire), Per Nilsson, (Scar Symmetry, Meshuggah), Spiro Dussias (Platonist), and Dan Sugarman (Ice Nine Kills), with renowned video game composer Mick Gordon (Doom Eternal) contributing sound design and synth to “Purified By Vengeance.”

Comments Zuretti on “Unwelcome Return,” “What if Tim Burton‘s 1989 Batman were scored by an epic orchestral metal band and not Danny Elfman? You can find out by listening to ’Unwelcome Return‘ – a vigilante track that lives in darkness, punishes offenders, and disappears into the night. It‘s the sound of gothic era classical music fused at the lungs with furious vocals, pummeling drums, razor sharp guitar riffs, infernal orchestral composing, and wicked sound design. If someone tried stopping this track from playing, ’Unwelcome Return‘ would eviscerate anything standing in its way.”

Watch DÅÅTH‘s “Unwelcome Return” video, directed by Gaui H Pi, and chat with the band live

Watch DÅÅTH’s “Ascension” video HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBsoAuOLx0wWatch DÅÅTH’s “Hex Unending” HERE:

The Deceivers was produced by Levi, with Andrew Wade handling vocal production, John Douglass engineering, Jens Bogren mixing, and Tony Lindgren mastering. Guest guitar solos are contributed across numerous tracks by Dan Sugarman (Ice Nine Kills), Jeff Loomis (Nevermore, Arch Enemy), Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Dean Lamb (Archspire), Per Nilsson, (Scar Symmetry, Meshuggah), and Spiro Dussias (Platonist), with renowned video game composer Mick Gordon (Doom Eternal) contributing sound design and synth to “Purified By Vengeance.”

The record is out now on CD and digital formats as well as vinyl in the following color variants:

Mineral (US – Ltd. 300)
Transparent Blood Red Base w/ Opaque Black Smoke + Heavy White Splatter (US – Ltd. 200/EU – Ltd. 500)

Get it HERE:

The Deceivers Track Listing:
1. No Rest No End
2. Hex Unending
3. Ascension
4. With Ill Desire
5. The Silent Foray
6. Unwelcome Return
7. Purified By Vengeance
8. Deserving Of The Grave
9. Into Forgotten Dirt

DÅÅTH began their journey in 1999 and stayed busy for just over a decade before its 2011 hiatus. In that time, the band released four studio albums — Futility in 2004, The Hinderers in 2007, The Concealers in 2009, and their self-titled LP in 2010. Tours with Cattle Decapitation, Dark Funeral, Cynic, Nile, Slayer, Dragonforce, Goatwhore, Chimaira, Dying Fetus, and Devildriver followed. DÅÅTH also landed a coveted spot on Ozzfest playing before tens of thousands of fans in outdoor amphitheaters across the US, in addition to the infamous and long-running metal tour Summer Slaughter.

After twelve years on hiatus, DÅÅTH found their ideal new home at Metal Blade, signing to the label and wasting no time creating new music, cover songs (Death‘s “The Philosopher” and Morbid Angel‘s “Where the Slime Live”) and reissuing previous albums. The first new song from the revitalized DÅÅTH, “No Rest No End” (released ahead of the album in February 2023), features guest solos by Spiro Dussias and now-DÅÅTH member Trujillo, who impressed Levi so much while guesting on the track that he was invited to join the band.

“…a modern metal record aimed squarely at connoisseurs and tech freaks, but it also has some huge tunes and barrels of charisma. What, as they say, is not to like?” — Blabbermouth

“”The Deceivers is destined to go down as a career highlight for Dååth, a jewel in their crown if ever there was one. It really is that good, simple as that.” — MetalSucks

“…a furious comeback…” – Fuze

“The Deceivers is an astonishingly magical time that shows the band‘s core at the top of their game and their judgment to make their continued vision a reality more honed than before. This is a true diamond in the rough.” – Lambgoat

“Many tracks are expanded enormously, with many orchestral elements and the necessary bombast, which sometimes makes DÅÅTH seem like a death metal version of Dimmu Borgir. The music is very tight and tasteful. And guest contributions from musicians from Periphery, Scar Symmetry and Archspire further contribute to the great variety on the record.” — Aardschok

“The album provides an excellent return for the band that settles into their place in the metal landscape, as an impressive and logical next step in Levi’s creative vision given his classical pedigree. Fans of the band should rejoice as it will live up to expectations. There is an entire generation of young teenage metalheads who were not old enough for the band‘s last album, so time will tell how this album sits with that demographic.” — No Clean Singing

“This album proves to be an impressive logical step in the continuity of the band‘s sound, paying respect to their past while looking forward.” – Ghost Cult

“…a fully immersive experience that often represents the best of what modern progressive death metal can be.” — Sonic Perspectives

“…a true final-form of where DÅÅTH wanted to take their sound. The sheer evolution and scale of the mix is astounding at some points… DÅÅTH delivered a beast of a record, and I know for sure will most likely make a lot of best of 2024 lists.” — This Day In Metal

“The Deceivers rips, and that is no lie. Welcome back, gents – please don‘t leave us again.” — Devolution Magazine

Eyal Levi – guitar
Sean Z – vocals
Krimh – drums
Jesse Zuretti – orchestration, synth, guitar
Rafael Trujillo – lead guitar
Davis Marvuglio – bass