Progressive death metal unit, DESTROYING THE DEVOID, which features Craig Peters of Deeds Of Flesh and formerly Arkaik, will unleash its debut full-length via Unique Leader Records on August 19th, 2016. Titled Paramnesia, the seven-track offering was engineered and produced by Craig Peters at Carnivale Nocturno Studios with all mixing and mastering handled by Zack Ohren (Deeds of Flesh, Arkaik, Suffocation et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions and cover art by Frank Barrera.
Across forty-six minutes of music, DESTROYING THE DEVOID‘s Paramnesia takes listeners through a dark exploration of the human psyche, specifically how an individual’s personality and perception of the world are molded and ultimately dictated by their personal relationships and experiences. Through repeated interactions, once unique strangers gradually morph into fragmented pieces of one another, now completely interspersed. This is essentially paramnesia: the inability to distinguish between fact and fiction. “Society is constantly plagued by a world telling them what it is to be beautiful, successful. and what they essentially need to ‘be happy,’ while taking advantage of the weak for their own selfish benefit,” Peters elaborates. “Paramnesia, while not a concept album, plays off of different themes related to perception and how we are effected by the world around us. The three-part song ‘Beyond The Dark Veil’ also deals with the emotional effect of death from three different perspectives.
Paramnesia Track Listing:
1. Chasm Of Existence
2. The Endless Cycles Of Lunacy
3. Carnivale Nocturno
Beyond The Dark Veil
5. Part I: The Co-Existing Gaze
6. Part II: Into The Darkness Beyond
7. Part III: Beneath The Boughs
DESTROYING THE DEVOID was forged in 2014 by Peters as an outlet to compose material beyond the traditional confines of technical death metal. “The song writing started back in the Summer of 2012,” relays Peters, “At first it just began as a couple of songs that eventually evolved over time. Being a huge fan of orchestral music and film scores I definitely wanted the music to have a deep and emotional impact. These songs are dark, aggressive and very thematic. While at the music’s core has a very progressive death metal sound, the songs flow in and out of many stylistic changes ranging from blackened death metal to more melancholic and ethereal passages and some very intense instrumental sections that will leave your head spinning.”