DevilDriver have unleashed their next single taken from their upcoming double album, Dealing With Demons, which the first volume, Dealing With Demons I, will be released on October 9th via Napalm Records. The band’s new song “Iona” is accompanied by a video directed by Vicente Cordero. The demon behind this track is inspired by a dead ghost and her obsession with death as frontman Dez Fafara explains:
“Iona is unlike any other DEVILDRIVER song we’ve put out. 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 symbolizes 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.”
Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here:
Want more DevilDriver? Check out their video for “Keep Away From Me.”