Today, Northern California deathcore band Saltwound have unleashed In the Shadow of the Valley of Death on Good Fight Music. Heavy and violent, the three song single evokes chaos. Ruthless screams and throaty growls meet groove-driven guitars and heart-pounding drums. The lyrics serve as an emotional catharsis through loss and furtherance. In the Shadow of the Valley of Death was produced, mixed and mastered by Josh Bearden at Nevermore Recordings (Distiguisher, Ov Sulfur). First track “Shadows Remain” gets a video treatment, which you can watch HERE.
Diving into the lyrics of the song, vocalsit Spencer Timmons states:
“Shadows Remain was written about an old best friend and band-mate of mine who sadly passed away last year in a drunk driving accident. The song touches not only on the depression that comes with losing someone you had so many memories and shared life experiences with, but also talks about the bitterness of losing someone you were close to once that you had grown apart from and the regret of not mending those fences while they were still here.”
Originally formed in 2019, Saltwound has released two EPs, Vol.1 (DEAD)WEIGHT in 2020 and Vol.2 DESPAIR in 2022 alongside a smattering of singles. The band boasts 67k monthly Spotify listeners and have collaborated with acts including Left To Suffer, and Paleface. Saltwound are currently in the midst of a tour with Inferious and both bands will meet up with MouthBreather on September 29th. Full dates below.
Saltwound is Spencer Timmons (vocals), Shawn Williams (guitar), Geddy Franco (guitar / vocals), Marty Delgado (bass), and Brandon Landreth (drums).