Denver, Co.-based doom metal band KHEMMIS has released their brutal third full-length album entitled, Deceiver, today on Nuclear Blast Records! This eagerly-anticipated album is already a hit with critics and fans are sure to love it too. Get more info about the release down below.
From The Press Release
“The most dynamic, poignant album of their career” – Decibel (Dec 2021)
Ranked #2 on Decibel’s “Top 40 Albums of 2021”
“Khemmis has struck gold.” – GhostCultMag.com
“Is Deceiver the best Khemmis album to date? We certainly think so” – NineCircles.co
Coloradan doomed heavy metal outfit KHEMMIS has released their long awaited new full-length, Deceiver, today with Nuclear Blast! What will likely be considered one of 2021’s best metal records by critics, Deceiver, is a beautiful, musically ambitious journey from beginning to end drenched in impassioned melody and complex, unrestrained variations of sonic savagery adorned with chilling, intensely tragic cover art by frequent collaborator Sam Turner. The album digs deep into listener’s psyche as it delves into complex themes of mental health and the inner battles of emotional struggles and instability as riffs rain down in a torrential outpouring of cathartic healing.
Purchase/Stream Deceiver now at http://nblast.de/KhemmisDeceiver
Commenting on today’s record release the trio states:
“I am filled with gratitude to see Deceiver released worldwide via the mighty Nuclear Blast. This record is the culmination of the darkest days in our lives, both individually and collectively, yet it is also a testament to the power of love and compassion. I am proud to have crafted these songs with my brothers, to share them with all of you, and to hold this record in my hands and feel immense joy from the music contained therein.” – Ben Hutcherson (guitar/vocals)
“I couldn’t be more proud to finally share this record with the world today. It was a powerful experience writing and recording Deceiver, one that pushed us individually and collectively to contend with our deepest fears and ultimately choose each other, our lives, and our art over pain and disillusionment. I sincerely hope that these songs and the messages they contain can bring a little light to the darkness we all face, and that they might inspire each of us to be a little more vulnerable in our lives, a little more open to recognizing our shared struggles and humanity, despite our differences.” – Phil Pendergast (vocals/guitar)
“I’m very excited to unleash the most fully realized record from Khemmis to date. While it was a tough one to conjure, I’m proud of how we were able to fight through a very tough time, come together, and ultimately create something that represents us at this moment. Thank you to everyone who listens and spreads the word.” – Zach Coleman (drums)
More from Deceiver:
“House of Cadmus” Animated Music Video – https://youtu.be/Sd9piVecSAw
“Living Pyre” Music Video – https://youtu.be/ArXF9cAa2XA
Deceiver Official Unboxing Video – https://youtu.be/YiRSzqvcyVM
Album Trailer: About Writing The Album – https://youtu.be/XHnNIaJ0lAw
Restlessly awakening from the depths of a feverish slumber, doomed heavy metal masters KHEMMIS return to reveal their fourth full length studio album, Deceiver, arriving via Nuclear Blast Records in November 2021. Six tracks of desolate, soul-awakening heaviness encapsulate a project that has been nearly three years in the making. With a title that reflects the internal struggles that many of us battle in our daily lives, Deceiver is a ferociously honest and appetizingly raw piece of musical artistry.
While the lyrical themes of Deceiver, sorrow, pain, longing for hope, will no doubt be familiar to longtime fans, these six songs display a broader collection of musical influences than on any other KHEMMIS record to date. “It being our 4th album, especially after the transition between the last two albums, it felt really freeing. We felt that we could really do anything on this record,” explains drummer Zach Coleman. “There’s a lot here that we’ve never done before,” adds Pendergast. “In some areas it gets darkly psychedelic. I think we found a cool way to mutate things using transitions that feel really natural. There is a subtle symmetry between the first and last songs which is one of the things that makes listening to the full album a satisfying holistic experience. It builds from almost nothing, becomes very dark, and then you slowly crawl out of that lowest circle of hell.”
KHEMMIS’s Deceiver is a beautiful, musically ambitious journey from beginning to end drenched in impassioned melody and complex, unrestrained variations of sonic savagery adorned with chilling, intensely tragic cover art by frequent collaborator Sam Turner.
Ben Hutcherson (Guitar & Vocals)
Phil Pendergast (Vocals & Guitar)
Zach Coleman (Drums)