Work continues on what will become our third full-length album. Information is forthcoming – likely before the summer. In the interim, we have plans for one of our previous releases in the works. News on that front will also come in due time…
We are concluding 2020 with the issuance of a visualizer video for the title track of our latest studio album, Grave Image. The video was created by Guilherme Henriques, who we also had the pleasure of working with on the lyric video for “Among Us.”
The themes reflected in both the video and song are indicative of the world we currently occupy — the pandemic of 2020 simply amplified those matters. The havoc wrought upon this planet via the denial of science and facts will have an adverse effect for generations to come. As suggested in the accompanying lyrics for “Grave Image” the song, these wanton acts are far from an illusion, but instead are now a part of everyday, real life.
With 2020 about to bow out, we are looking toward the future, namely our third studio album. We are currently deep in the throes of songwriting and demoing, and immensely look forward to putting the finishing touches on these compositions. The early verdict is that these songs are slower, doomier, and, dare we say more “atmospheric” than before.
We would also be remiss if we did not thank those who supported Deathwhite in 2020. We are forever in your debt.
Our utmost thanks for the continued support for Grave Image. The album was released in late January, which, in these times, feels like eons ago. To that end, the below interview was conducted by the great folks at Pest Webzine in February. We hope you enjoy it — it is one of the more thorough and detailed we’ve had the pleasure of taking part in. – DW
It is with great pleasure to share the lyric video for “Among Us,” which was created by the supremely-talented Guilherme Henriques.
As we are often wont to do, many of the songs on ‘Grave Image’ were revised and tinkered with until we were satisfied, but no song received a bigger overhaul than ‘Among Us.’ The song’s original tempo was half of its current state; it was doomy, perhaps excessively so. Common sense ultimately prevailed and we were able to not only speed the song up (a term we should use loosely in this context) but also work in a somewhat basic chorus by our standards. The song itself has a fairly simple message: Ignorance, falsehoods and gaslighting are not to be tolerated. Unfortunately, these people are still ‘among us,’ spreading their untruths and grievances in very public and far-reaching forums. May it all fall on deaf ears.
The virus, obviously, has put a halt to any proposed live activity for Deathwhite in support of Grave Image. The silver lining is that we are now well into the songwriting for our third studio album. The early results are encouraging. In the meantime, we hope everyone is staying safe and looking out for the vulnerable and less fortunate during these ever-unusual times.
We are suitably grateful for the kind words shared by the metal press with regard to Grave Image. It is their support who helps propel a band like ours and we remain in debt to their service. A sampling of coverage for Grave Image is as follows:
Upon today’s release of Grave Image, we would like to extend our thanks to those who helped make the album a reality, as well as those who support our endeavors. Such deeds will not go unforgotten. – DW
We recently issued “Plague of Virtue,” which is the third and final single from Grave Image. It can be viewed below.
We have long revered Katatonia’s ‘Discouraged Ones’ album. It is of immense influence and one of the reasons for Deathwhite’s formation. And while we are massively fond of the album, we have resisted completely appropriating it for our own measures. ‘Plague Of Virtue’, though, is one of the few times we have touched upon that particular sound, notably with the song’s opening riff. It is our not-so-subtle nod to a band we so dearly admire. Thematically, the song explores the depths in which the self-appointed ‘virtuous’ will go to in order to exploit and deceive. This is especially relevant in a day and age where the most amoral of individuals find legion among those where hypocrisy and self-righteousness is the modus operandi.”
We are pleased to share the video for “Funeral Ground,” the second single from our forthcoming new album, Grave Image.
We were quite elated upon seeing Jérôme Comentale’s cover art design for ‘Grave Image.’ With that mind, we wanted to find some way to tie it into a video, which we did for “Funeral Ground”. It is not obvious at first, but, rest assured, it is there. We had the good fortune of shooting during a brisk autumn day in the natural outdoors, something that we feel only added to the song’s overall atmosphere, which treads some new – no pun intended – ground for us. Due credit to our resident jack-of-all-trades Shane Mayer, who lent his considerable time and energy to the video’s creation.
Our sophomore album, Grave Image, will see the light of day January 31, 2020.
The album was recorded during April and May 2019 at Cerebral Audio Productions with producer/engineer Shane Mayer; vocal tracking took place at Erik Rutan’s (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel) Mana Recording under the supervision of engineer Art Paiz. The album was mastered by the incomparable Dan Swanö (Bloodbath, Edge of Sanity, Nightingale) at Unisound, and, as with the band’s previous two efforts, the artwork and design were handled by Jérôme Comentale, whose visuals are crucial to DEATHWHITE’s overall aesthetic.
The first single, “Further from Salvation,” can be streamed below. The album can be pre-ordered at this location.