VIDEO NEWS: DevilDriver Release Video For ‘Iona’
Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral // Illustration: Anne Catherine Swallow
DevilDriver have released a video for Iona, the second single from their forthcoming album Dealing With Demons I. The record is the band’s first new, original material since 2016’s Trust No One and is the first volume in their twin album project, Dealing With Demons.
“Iona is unlike any other DevilDriver song we’ve put out,” explains frontman Dez Fafara. “From the frantic verses to the haunting chorus, this song is another move forward to push our sound and the listener’s ears into the fray! The chorus, “she carries a black rose, effigy from a story closed”, tells the story of the long dead ghost of Iona and her obsession with death represented by the black roses in her hands – each one the soul of someone she’s taken from this life on a lonely dark road, assimilating their souls into black roses, which she carries for eternity. This theme relates to myself and Dealing With Demons in that, often times, we as people have a hard time “letting go” of things. This can be applied to relationships, death, and so on. Iona carrying the black roses symbolises her inability to move on – always seeking revenge. The past is exactly that – the past – it’s important to let go and not be stuck in a perpetual loop of living in it.”
Dealing With Demons I is due for release on 9th October 2020 via Napalm Records, available to pre-order in various formats HERE. Those who pre-order the album in any format through the Napalm Records store will be automatically entered in a giveaway, to win one of two exclusive Dealing With Demons I banners.