A true product of the Texas metal scene, DARKNESSS DIVIDED return after two years of touring with their self-titled sophomore album, set for release on April 22, 2016. Alongside fellow Texans and label-mates SHATTERED SUN, the “Texas Ragers Tour” has DARKNESS DIVIDED slaying audiences with their ear-shattering shards of new material, including the first video “Misery.”
“It’s ironic that this came to be the first single on the record. It almost didn’t make the cut because of how chaotic the song sounded,” states guitarist Sebastian Elizondo. Bassist Joe Mora continues, “’Misery’ was the first song written for our new record. We almost scrapped it when we wrote the rest of the album, but it turned out to be one of our favorite songs on the record because of how memorable the chorus is and how challenging it is to play.”
Vocalist Gerard Mora chimes, “We had very high hopes for the video, because “Misery” has quickly become one of our favorites. With it being the darkest song on our new record, we wanted to bring out a darker element for a video, and the director and crew nailed the imagery. It has one of our favorite choruses, fast riffs, and is brutal, which are all things that make up DARKNESS DIVIDED.”
With the recent departure of guitarist Christopher Mora (who stayed on to produce the album), and the addition of rapid-firing drummer Hayden Allen, DARKNESS DIVIDED has evolved into a punch-tight four-man unit.
The vocalist continues, “This new album itself is split up into three parts – innocence, contradiction, and reaffirmation. As I wrote the lyrics to this record, I had the image of a house built of the ideas that others have built for you. As you grow from innocence and leave your innocence, your walls of the home begin to collapse.” Drummer Allen adds, “‘Misery’ is just a glimpse of what’s to come, a fast paced, heavy, shredding album.”
Ready to unleash their modern metallic riffage outside of their home-state borders, DARKNESS DIVIDED are lined up for dates in Mexico with more to be announced soon.
DARKNESS DIVIDED 2016 Track Listing
- The Point Of No Return
- Back Breaker
- A Life That Binds
- Wake Of the Dead
- From Dust To Stone
- The Answer
- Mirror Of Death
- The End Of it All
Pre-order packages for Darkness Divided are available now at VictoryMerch.com and include an instant download of “Misery”. Darkness Divided will be available everywhere April 22nd, 2016. “Misery” is also available on Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, and everywhere digital music is available.