The brainchild of Danny Alessandro (guitars/vocals) and John Massey (guitars/vocals), Toronto death metal duo DEITYhas been a long time coming. Inspired by Suffocation, Emperor, Death, Slayer and Immortal and describing their music as ‘relentless, powerful, intriguing, honest and revitalizing’, DEITY has produced a truly special debut self-titled album due out June 2, 2017.
“We formed about 15 years ago…Myself and John have always been the core of Deity. We had both been working on other projects till we felt the need to finally go in and finish this album about 3 years ago. We’ve known each other for about 20 years. We got tired of working on metal that wasn’t true to us. This is an album we’ve always wanted to hear!” comments Danny Alessandro.
The self-titled debut features eight brutal assaults that include session drums done by Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) plus session bass by Flo Ravet (ex-Nephelium) along with the album being mixed and mastered by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist) and produced by Danny Alessandro and Joey Virgilio.
Teaming up with Antichrist Magazine, the duo premieres their second single "Beginning of Exctinction".
"Beginning of Extinction came about during a jam session between Danny and I. As I played a few riffs, Danny played off of those and that's how we ended up with the tune. The concept behind it was similar to what Dante and Virgil experienced through the Inferno. Our goal was for the individual to have that mindset as if they were witnessing the end of times. The lyrical themes were inspired by Hate Eternal/Morbid Angel while having that musical infusion of brutality, melody and complexity." comments John Massey.
"Beginning of Extinction" can be heard at http://antichristmagazine.
and first single "Sacrificium" can be heard here.
With the completion of DEITY's debut self-titled album, the extreme duo, Danny and John are looking forward to taking their sound to live stages in Toronto, Montreal and beyond. Watch this pair, because DEITY are a band that deserve to break out of the studio into the live arena!