Deity – Self-Titled (2017)
Release Date: June 2, 2017
Publicist – Jon Asher – ashermedia(@)gmail.com
For Fans of Emperor, Suffocation, Death, Diabolic, Gorguts, Hate Eternal
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“You see, “Sacrificium” is so blindingly fast and so technically jaw-dropping that attempting to provide even a rough linguistic map of its course is a fool’s errand. It’s a truly breathtaking rocket ride, a non-stop jolt of adrenaline, so blazing in its exuberance that trying to nail it down with words seems unjust, even if that could be done.” – No Clean Singing
“Toronto’s Deity deliver chaotic, aggressive and masterful self titled debut album.” – The Sludgelord
“This is one of the better Death Metal debuts I’ve heard in recent memory—the musicianship is so cunning, so well-crafted in their identity they are, that I see good things for this band in the future.” – Metal Temple
“High-intensity riffing, bladder-loosening drumming & hyper-aggressive vocals, Deity is one constant, nerve shredding assault.” – Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
“This is a great death metal album, that’s all all the stuff you look for into that genre…If you are a fan of Death, Emperor or Suffocation you have to check it out. Great job from the Toronto duo, of Deity, can’t wait to hear what’s next” – Re Zine
“This is a well thought out, impressive and interesting album, and for a debut it’s positively spectacular.” – Archaic Triad
“If you’re a fan of any heavy music, and if you crave fast drums and even heavier vocals, definitely check out the self-titled album today. I guarantee you’ll be rocking out to this album for awhile.” – Canadian Beats
” A series of highly versatile and heavy tracks that manage to justify their lengths and make it look easy. Pick the album up today and watch for these guys live in the near future.” – Metal Trenches
“One the whole Deity more than do their moniker justice… Lyrically too, Deity are a step above any metal clichés… in terms of songs, skills, and sheer love of their music, Deity are an outstanding band who deserve a wide audience for their music.” – Hellbound
L-R – John Massey – Vocals/Guitars, Danny Alessandro – Vocals/Guitars
The Cambridge English Dictionary defines Deity as ‘Godhead; the Supreme Being; a fabulous god or goddess; a divinity.’ That definition needs to be amended to include DEITY the band; who meld old-school metal through a thoroughly unique intense influence of their own into music that is godlike and divine!
The brainchild of Danny Alessandro (guitars/vocals) and John Massey (guitars/vocals), DEITY has been a long time coming as Danny explains.
“We formed about 15 years ago…Myself and John have always been the core of Deity. We had both been working on other projects till we felt the need to finally go in and finish this album about 3 years ago. We’ve known each other for about 20 years! We got tired of working on metal that wasn’t true to us. This is an album we’ve always wanted to hear!”
Inspired by Suffocation, Emperor, Death, Slayer and Immortal and describing their music as ‘relentless, powerful, intriguing, honest and revitalizing’, DEITY has produced a truly special debut album combining the fantastic progressive instrumentals of Metallica and Iced Earth with crushing metal anthems.
Featuring eight brutal assaults, the debut album includes session drums done by Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) and session bass by Flo Ravet (ex-Nephelium) along with mixing and mastering done by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist) plus produced by Danny Alessandro with Joey Virgilio.
One of the many things that give DEITY their own special identity is their lyrical inspirations, for instance ‘Sacrificium’, which is about people who treat you badly and then try to turn the blame on you, as Danny memorably says, “the kind of people who wouldn’t have the guts to confront you face-to-face.” Or ‘In Turmoil’, which is about “breaking your back slaving away for people who are undeserving. People who think they are entitled for no apparent reason.”
With the completion of DEITY’s album, the extreme duo, Danny and John are looking forward to taking their sound to live stages in Toronto, Montreal and more in both those cities provinces and beyond. Watch this pair, because DEITY are a band that deserve to break out of the studio into the live arena!
(Bio written by Steve Earles)
• All songs performed by:
– Rhythm and acoustic guitars by Danny Alessandro
– Leads Danny Alessandro/ John Massey
– Except 2 solos by Asher Haroon
– Piano on Suspended in Animation by Francesco Tropiano
– Bass Florian Ravet
– Drums Flo Mounier
• All songs written by: Danny Alessandro and John Massey
– Except Illuminate the Unwilling by John Massey Danny Alessandro and Jason Adamo
• Produced by: Danny Alessandro and Joey Virgilio
• Mixed by: Christian Donaldson
• Mastered by: Christian Donaldson
• Album Artwork by: MM Productions
• Logo by : Christophe Szpajdel and Monica Carvahlo
Album Recording Band Line Up:
Vocals/Guitars: Danny Alessandro
Vocals/Guitars: John Massey
Session Bass: Florian Ravet
Session Drums Flo Mounier
Live Band Line Up:
2017 – Deity LP
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