Finally, after years in the making, Volume One of DevilDriver’s long-anticipated double album, Dealing With Demons I, will be released on October 9th via Napalm Records. To celebrate the announcement, the group has unveiled the first single with “Keep Away From Me.” The track is accompanied by a thought-provoking video that depicts our present-day demon, COVID-19.
Frontman Dez Fafara comments:
“I’ve been social distancing since I was born. I’ve learned to try and embrace my Agoraphobia all my life. This is what the lyrics are about as we are all sheltered in place. They seem very clear. Now is not the time bands should shy away from the obvious by trying to push the narrative through their art as if everything is alright with the world and ‘it’s metal video visual as usual time’, as it is clearly NOT that time.
We as artists should speak up, inspire and change lives, or paint a picture – a time capsule if you will – by the narrative we push in uncertain times. This video is one such art piece as my band and thousands of others are forced into quarantine – cannot rehearse, take photos, or perform – to make a music video for the very people that have supported us for years. It’s trying times for the world and my outlook through this video is simply this: ‘here’s what we are going through as a family on this planet and as we embrace what is yet to come… please Stand Together’.”
Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here: