Temple of Shadows, the new band featuring longtime friends Justin “JD” deBlieck (ex-Ice Nine Kills) and Joel DeMartino (Moonstriker), has released the new single “The Hermit” to all streaming platforms. Watch the lyric video below.
“Our vision for this project was to combine our collective love for various genres of music while incorporating a unique and thought provoking, but ultimately relatable concept. The result is a continuous forward moving energy that propels you from moment to moment throughout each characters stories” deBlieck said.
DeMartino said: “Temple of Shadows is more than a couple guys getting together to write songs. It’s a conceptual journey, where we explore the archetypes and their relationship to the alchemical process and it’s pursuit of the philosophers stone.”
Together, deBlieck and DeMartino deliver dueling vocals, shrouded in cryptic lyrics over high-energy, progressive rock. Their music explores the parallels between the tarot and alchemical transmutation. Alike the alchemists of old, their songs are riddled with hidden meanings sending the listener on a mystical journey through the collective subconscious.
DeBlieck also recently remixed the song “What You’ve Become” for Sevendust’s “Blood & Stone Deluxe” release, which is available digitally here.