Paramnesia is the impending new full-length from progressive death metal project DESTROYING THE DEVOID. Led by Craig Peters of Deeds Of Flesh and formerly Arkaik, Paramnesia is a challenging and ultimately thrilling listen that takes its listeners through a dark exploration of the human psyche, specifically how an individual’s personality and perception of the world are molded and eventually 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.
In advance of its release next month, today Decibel Magazine brings fans “The Endless Cycles Of Lunacy,” in lyric video form, issuing of the track: “We like our Deeds Of Flesh-styled brutal tech death metal plenty around the Decibel offices. And we have a soft spot for the atmospheric/symphonic DM approach of Septicflesh and Dimmu Borgir… What we didn’t know was how much we dig those two micro-genres fashioned together! Fortunately, Deeds Of Flesh guitarist Craig Peters knows us better than anyone, so he formed DESTROYING THE DEVOID just two years ago as way to express his more melodic, progressive —dare we type—’film score-y’ side, while still adhering the framework of the death metals. And we’ve got the fruits of his labor right here in the form of the world premiere of ‘The Endless Cycles Of Lunacy’ from forthcoming debut LP Paramnesia.”
Elaborates Peters, “‘The Endless Cycles Of Lunacy’ is a song that takes you through the mind of someone losing sight of reality. The music is very frantic but sways in and out of moments of schizophrenia and sorrow. It is a musical representation of the darkest polarity of the human psyche.”
Lose yourself in “The Endless Cycles Of Lunacy” RIGHT HERE.
The seven-track, forty-six-minute Paramnesia 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. Paramnesia will drop via Unique Leader Records on August 19th, 2016. Preorders will available at THIS LOCATION.
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.”
“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,” continues Peters of some of the record’s themes. “Paramnesia, while not a concept album, plays off of different philosophies 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.”