Progressive death dealers Dååth tap Mark Holcomb and composer Mick Gordon for vile new track, "Purified by Vengeance" - Knotfest

Progressive death dealers Dååth tap Mark Holcomb and composer Mick Gordon for vile new track, “Purified by Vengeance”

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on May 30, 2023

The track follows the band’s recent return after more than a decade away and previews their pending full length via Metal Blade Records.

Earlier this year, ATL-based extreme metal collective Dååth announced their return to the fray after more than a decade of being dormant. Announcing their union with Metal Blade Records, the outfit debuted their first track in 12 years with the launch of “No Rest No End“.

Ramping up their output and adding to their creative charge, the band then debuted their homage to Chuck Schuldiner with a tried and true rendition of the DEATH classic, “The Philosopher” featuring Dan Sugarman of Ice Nine Kills and Rafael Trujillo  – a move that reiterated the once inactive outfit was back and better than ever.

Now, Dååth have debuted another powerful preview of their ext chapter, this time enlisting two incredibly versatile talents as cohorts in their campaign of crush. Recruiting Mark Holcomb of Periphery and composer Mick Gordon of the DOOM franchise, the band have delivered a four-minute onslaught with “Purified by Vengeance”.

Guitarist Eyal Levi spoke about the added significance of the single and potency of the personnel that stamped their signature on this entry.

‘Purified By Vengeance’ is the first song we wrote for Dååth’s return and it has everything I would want from one of our songs. Devastating riffs, eerie synths, epic orchestration, brutal and catchy vocals, ethereal cleans, and an incredible solo.

And on that note, shout-out to Mick Gordon and Mark Holcomb for their contributions. When Mick told me the song made him think of grave robbing, I knew he was picking up what we were putting down. He added what we didn’t know was missing. Layers of incredible percussion, sound design, orchestra, and theremin. Yes theremin. You’ve gotta love an evil theremin. Furthermore, the way Mick’s elements blend with Jesse Zuretti’s is perfect.

Levi added, “As far as Holcomb goes, I literally laughed out loud when I first heard his solo. It’s wild and classy, virtuosic and tasteful, unpredictable yet familiar. To be honest, it’s my favorite Mark Holcomb solo.

Levi shared that the single was also pivotal point in the future of the band. “The verse riff is the moment I knew Krimh (drums) had to be in the band. I was beating my head into a wall. Everything I was writing just wasn’t good enough. I re-wrote the verse maybe 16 times. We had an intro, a pre chorus, a chorus and no verse. I asked Krimh to help me write it and the way we collaborated was instant chemistry. It was so seamless and easy and what we ended up with is quintessential Dååth: heavy af, catchy af, dark af. Clearly we had to make more music together.

The band is expected to release their full length effort later this year via Metal Blade Records.

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