Prophecies And Lies is the forthcoming full-length from North Carolina-based occult metal unit DEMON EYE. Set for release via Soulseller Records, the eleven-track burner was recorded by Corrosion Of Conformity’s Mike Dean in the band’s hometown of Raleigh and finds their fiery fusion of heavy classic rock, proto metal, and traditional doom at its most intense to date. A monolithic display of mighty riffs, haunting melodies, and fist-raising anthems, DEMON EYE conjures vintage, heavy darkness for modern day evils.
In advance of its release, today The Obelisk offers up “The Redeemer” for public consumption at THIS LOCATION.
Issues DEMON EYE of the track, “With ‘The Redeemer,’ the band was trying something new. The riffing is stripped down to a sparse pattern in order to create a powerful dynamic through melody and the use of space. Lyrically, the song is an observation on human behavior, and how emotions like fear and anger are flip sides of the same coin.”
Adds The Obelisk of the album overall, “Songwriting has always been a feature of their work, but to hear them groove their way through ‘Dying For It’ or the swaggering ‘The Redeemer,’ their path of development seems to have taken another forward step in efficiency even from where it was two years ago, and as the returning lineup of guitarist/vocalist Erik Sugg, lead guitarist Larry Burlison, bassist/vocalist Paul Walz and drummer/vocalist Bill Eagen dig into the cowbell and dual leads of ‘Vagabond,’ the motor-riffing of ‘In The Spider’s Eye’ or the crisp, ’70s proto-metallic starts and stops in the verses of ‘The Redeemer,’ it’s their penchant for memorable choruses that unites Prophecies And Lies across its eeven tracks/forty-two minutes, so that the record flows consistently despite its primary impression being as a showcase for its individual pieces.”
Prophecies And Lies will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats August 11th in Europe followed by a North American release date of September 8th. For US CD preorders go to THIS LOCATION. For US LP preorders go to THIS LOCATION. For orders outside of the US, go HERE.
If you missed it, sample album opener, “The Waters And The Wild,” streaming below:
DEMON EYE will a play a record release show in August with Captain Beyond with additional live performances to be announced in the weeks to come.
8/18/2017 Pourhouse – Raleigh, NC w/ Captain Beyond [info]
DEMON EYE was unearthed in Raleigh, North Carolina during the Spring of 2012. Shortly thereafter, the band began receiving international recognition for their highly-acclaimed songcraft and stunning live performances. DEMON EYE channels the introspective darkness of Pentagram, the heavy grooves of Black Sabbath, and the fist-banging shred of early Iron Maiden. They have shared the stage with the likes of Pentagram, Corrosion Of Conformity, High On Fire, Spirit Caravan, The Obsessed, The Sword, King’s X, Loincloth, YOB, Witch Mountain, Lord Dying, and many more of their heavy brethren.
In early 2014, the band issued released their Soulseller Records debut, Leave The Light, which met with excellent worldwide reviews and earned them festival invites. Three years into their career, they released Tempora Infernalia which brought them to even wider audiences and solidified their fan base within the international metal community. Sputnik Music placed it among the “strongest albums 2015,” About.com lauded a, “fine offering of smoky, doom-tinged ‘70s-style occult rock with reverent nods to Deep Purple, The Scorpions, Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy,” while Decibel Magazine hailed the band’s, “doomy, very melodic dourness,” adding, “there’s no reason to not get pumped.” Added Pop Matters, “DEMON EYE whips listeners into a frenzy with a series of witchy songs that call to mind the classic era of ‘eavy rock,” DEMON EYE remains hellbent on bringing their hook-laden, dark riffin’ songcraft to fans far and wide.”