California metallers DevilDriver have posted their new song “Iona” in music video form, which you can check out below.
The track serves as the second single off the band’s new double album being called ‘Dealing With Demons,’ via Napalm Records. Part 1 of the LP will drop on October 9, 2020 (pre-order). The upcoming opus marks the band’s first release of new, original material since 2016’s ‘Trust No One.’
Comments frontman Dez Fafara of the new track:
“Iona is unlike any other DEVILDRIVER song we’ve put out. 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.”