DevilDriver has released “Iona,” the second single and video from its upcoming album, “Dealing with Demons I.” The first volume of a double album will be released Oct. 9, 2020, via Napalm Records. “Iona” follows the lead single, “Keep Away from Me.”
“‘Iona’ is unlike any other DevilDriver song we’ve put out,” frontman Dez Fafara said. “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.”
Pre-order “Dealing with Demons I” HERE.
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