“Devil’s Messenger”, the title track from the new album from Riverside, California’s THE DEVASTATED, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Described as a “gross, grimy, groove metal masterpiece,” the CD will be released on February 14 via Century Media Records.
The brainchild of former IMPENDING DOOM and OBLIGE members, THE DEVASTATED already has two brutal singles available — “Devil’s Messenger” and “Roof Top Drop”. Produced by the bandmembers themselves, Chris Eck and co-produced/mixed by Daniel Castleman (AS I LAY DYING), the music was not written with the intent of impressing anyone except the band members themselves.
“Our state of mind was… let’s play what we want to hear,” says vocalist Greg Wilburn. “Let’s write the heaviest, grooviest and ugliest songs we possibly can, and bring something fresh to this extremely watered down scene. If people ‘get it’ awesome… If not, fuck ’em.”
“Devil’s Messenger” features a guest appearance by SUICIDE SILENCE frontman Mitch Lucker in the song “Spit Vitriol”.
Commented Lucker: “Greg has been a close friend for years. When he reached out to me for the part I was ecstatic! His band is amazing and I can’t wait for this record to drop. It’s the best shit I’ve heard in a long fucking time; super original and crushing from start to finish.”
“Devil’s Messenger” track listing:
01. Drip. Drip.
02. Pseudo Smile Campaign
03. Swallowing Tumors
04. Failure To Thrive
05. Roof Top Panty Drop
06. Devil’s Messenger
07. Spit Vitriol
09. Bloody Bag Drag
10. Tongue In Cheek