British thrash, groove metal-core band State of Deceit just dropped a new music video and single entitled “Demi-God“. This is the third music video & single taken from their upcoming full-length album Stalked by Daemons which will be released on October 13, 2023 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tim Hamill (Anterior) at Sonic One Studio, and the music video was directed by Unit 15 Productions. Stream the single on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Tidal, Deezer, and Amazon Music, and watch the music video via YouTube below:
”This song means a lot to me because I wrote the main riff just after my mother unexpectedly died” says guitarist Jonathan Russell “the theme of people blindly following the pastor to whatever ends is the flaw I see in organized religion. The misinterpretation of text which is thousands of years old and the flock believing they are infallible could be somewhat angering whatever God there is.” Vocalist Pete Scammell adds, “This song was the first we collectively wrote for the new album, and it’s one of my favorite on the record. I love how the chorus has two sides of a story, with the cleans telling one side and the uncleans having a different perspective. I love the riffs Jon wrote in this song, especially how gnarly the riff sounds in the third verse with the alternate style of playing, while coming off the heaviest breakdown we’ve done to date!” Bassist Davide Santini continues “When we recorded the video for this song, we thought there was no better location than a destroyed church… in fact, it was the same day and location as our first video for Stalked by Daemons, Guarded by Angels which made it really a never ending challenge! I bet not many bands plan to record 2 videos in the same day so we are really proud of the result!”
The new album by State of Deceit is entitled Stalked by Daemons. Stalked by Daemons delivers the best of all metalcore, thrash, and groove, often in stylistic antithesis that is startling and ultimately satisfying. The intricate rhythm tracks are fascinating mosaics, always evolving in shape and color, and the blistering lead guitar solos paint pictures that leave scars, the aesthetic kind, like treasured ink we pattern into the flesh. The growl vocal is vicious just as the traditional, rich harmonies of the chorus-work are heartfelt and bold. State of Deceit are the epitome of metal at its core, at its roots. Metal artists are often social mysteries, but that is finally beside the point. Sometimes, they start social trends for the sake of leading the pack or demonstrating to us our own ironies, but in the end, all of that is just pomp and circumstance. Rock is about making tile. Rock is about the basement and the garage, and the idea that hard practice can make you a superstar. State of Deceit offer us a distinct, instrumental layering technique as the songs on Stalked by Daemons bring us into their process and into their world brick by brick! The riveting full-length release contains ten brutal songs, and it is scheduled for release on October 13, 2023. The album features artwork by Pierre-Alain D of 3mmi Design.
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State of Deceit live dates (more info)
September 14 – Swansea, Wales (UK) @ The Bunkhouse w/ Born Zero
December 22 – Swansea, Wales (UK) @ The Bunkhouse
State of Deceit discography
Stalked by Daemons (LP) – 2023
Retribution (EP) – 2019
State of Deceit lineup
Peter Scammell (lead vocals), Jonathan Russell (rhythm guitar), Gareth Jones (lead guitar), Davide Santini (bass & backing vocals), Matthew Toner (drums)