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PUTTING THE DAATH BACK IN METAL

Posted on February 12, 2008

Roadrunner is happy to announce the signing of Atlanta-based extreme metal band, Daath.

Daath (pronounced like “Goth,” but with a “D”) were signed by longtime Roadrunner A&R man Monte Conner. Says Conner: “Daath fuses elements of cutting-edge death and black metal with expansive orchestral and electronic themes. I haven’t signed a death metal band since the early 90’s, when that whole scene reached a serious saturation and then stagnation point. But I never stopped following the genre and when Daath came along, I finally heard a new band who injected originality, excitement and fresh ideas back into that style of music.”

The band, featuring Sean Farber (vocals), Michael Kameron (synth, backing vocals), Eyal Levi (guitar), Emil Werstler (guitar), Jeremy Creamer (bass), and Matt Ellis (drums), were brought to Conner’s attention via colleague and friend, former Obituary/Disincarnate/Death/Testament guitarist-turned-producer, James Murphy, who took the band into the studio last year to co-produce and mix ten songs.

“The Daath song-writing team of Eyal Levi and his co-conspirator, composer/lyricist Michael Kameron, are on top of their game,” says Murphy. “After completing the work on these songs, I knew I had something innovative and genre-bending on my hands. These guys have something extra, something special… not your run-of-the-mill death metal formula, but something ‘beyond’ that transcends the norms for the genre. I can’t wait for the world to hear this band and hopefully feel the same renewed enthusiasm for extreme metal as a true art form that I now feel.”

According to Kameron, “Daath means ‘hidden knowledge’ in Hebrew and represents the tragic struggle between the instincts and the intellect, the doorway to the abyss of the unconscious mind.” Adds Levi, “We explore a vast array of emotional landscapes, at times aggressively exhilarating and at others inwardly reflective.” Continues Levi, “Since the beginning we’ve believed that Roadrunner was the most appropriate label for Daath. They are the torch bearers for the metal world and we are proud to be joining their family.”

Daath will re-enter the studio with Murphy in May to record five more songs to round out the pool of tracks they will choose from to unleash as their forthcoming Roadrunner debut album, The Hinderers – due out this Fall. Besides the title track, some other songs set to appear include “Festival Mass Soulform,”Ovum,” “Above Lucium” and “Who Will Take The Blame.” Murphy makes a guest appearance on the album as well as former Chimaira/Dying Fetus drummer, Kevin Talley, who tracked drums on two songs.

For more information on Daath visit www.daathmusic.com or www.myspace.com/daath

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