Death-thrash force DIETH – featuring the iconic line-up of Grammy Award winning bassist David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), Swedish Grammy nominated guitarist/vocalist Guilherme Miranda (ex-Entombed A.D.) and drummer Michał Łysejko (ex-Decapitated) – have released their new single ‘Walk With Me Forever’.
The single is a new glimpse of their highly anticipated debut full-length To Hell And Back, out 2nd June 2023 via Napalm Records.
Watch ‘Walk With Me Forever’ here:
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The touching ballad holds very special meaning on this US Memorial Day week, as it explores the intense loss of a loved one and their memory providing the strength to carry on.
The track’s haunting accompanying music video, also out today, shows David Ellefson narrating a story of love and loss, directed by Oskar Szramka and starring notable Polish actors Jan Napieralski andAgnieszka Goździewicz.
Ellefson states about the track: “We’ve all experienced loss and grief at some point in our life, and this song expresses that feeling as well as the gratitude we find when accepting, letting go and carrying the beauty of that person’s life with us as we move on.”
Produced by DIETH with mixing and mastering by Tomasz Zed Zalewski at Zed Studios in Chechło, Poland, debut album To Hell And Back represents new beginnings; musically, lyrically and for the band members themselves. Weaving a sinister thread of unrelenting tech-steeped death metal, rapid thrash bangers and even boasting the first ever lead vocal performance by David Ellefson on a track, the members of DIETH have pushed beyond the stereotypes of their former genres to create an unexpected yet charismatic and dynamic new sonic footprint.
DIETH set the metalsphere ablaze when they dropped their debut single ‘In The Hall of the Hanging Serpents’, in mid-2022. Met with acclaim from both fans and media alike, the surprise track marked the exciting resurgence of these three renowned musicians, coming together as a new musical force after years of silence.
Opening with an entrancing acoustic introduction, first track ‘To Hell And Back’ quickly slams in with a punishing death metal attack. Tracks like ‘Dead Inside’ and ‘Don’t Get Mad … Get Even!’ showcase the thrash-infused side of DIETH, while death metal anthems such as ‘Wicked Disdain’ and ‘The Mark of Cain’ lean diabolical with hair-raising solos and breakneck paced rhythms backed by crushing walls of aggression. Standout ‘Free Us All’ flirts with the record’s pace by blending winding passages and aggression with throwback bass-driven interludes with psychedelic production, followed by ‘Heavy Is The Crown’ – a slow and low grinder featuring stoner metal groove, a swaying chorus and a blues-infused solo. Pensive, powerful ballad ‘Walk With Me Forever’ showcases David Ellefson’s lead vocal performance debut, singing about the intense loss of a loved one and their memory providing the strength to carry on.
Ending with intensely beautiful ‘Severance’, To Hell And Back proves that DIETH isn’t just another side project or “supergroup”, but rather the collective reincarnation of three renowned heavy metal forces who, by harnessing their own pain and conflict, have delivered an exciting next chapter no metal fan will want to miss!
Bassist/vocalist David Ellefson says about the new album:
“This album has been a terrific collaboration, building upon our past as we created a new sound together… we’re looking forward to unleashing the fury!”
To Hell And Back will be available in the following formats:
-1LP Gatefold Black
-Limited 1LP Die Hard Vinyl (Marbled Red/Black) w/ wristband, embroidered patch, signed autograph card – Napalm mail order only, limited to 300
Guilherme Miranda – Vocals, Guitar
David Ellefson – Vocals, Bass
Michał Łysejko – Drums
June 15. – 18: BE, Dessel / Graspop Metal Festival
July 06. – 08: CZ, Velke Mezirici / Fajtfest
Aug 03. – 5.08: PT, Vagos / Vagos Metal Fest
Aug 20: FR, Carhaix / Motorcultor Festival
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