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.
Enigmatic dark metal outfit Deathwhite has wrapped the recording process for their forthcoming second full-length album, “Grave Image.” The album was tracked in April and May at Cerebral Audio Productions under the watchful eye of Shane Mayer, with vocal tracking taking place at Mana Recording with engineer Art Paiz. The album was mixed by Mayer, with the legendary Dan Swanö taking care of the mastering process.
Comments the band: “The recording process for ‘Grave Image’ was seamless and enjoyable throughout, something we owe largely to the skills and expertise of those so kind to assist us in making this album a reality. In particular, we are indebted to Mr. Shane Mayer, whose production skills and congenial nature is second-to-none. The sonic jump between our 2018 album ‘For a Black Tomorrow’ and ‘Grave Image’ is quite evident, and we are eager to share its contents in the near future. We are not too fond of clichés or typical band-speak, but the songs on ‘Grave Image’ are heavier than anything we’ve created before, but also include a wealth of new elements, some surprising…some not.
“Now that the album is in the proverbial can, we have turned our attention to its cover art and related materials. Further details — as well as release date — will be shared in due time.”
It is with great pleasure to share we are currently in the throes of recording our second full-length album, “Grave Image.” The album will be released in the not-terribly-distant future via Season of Mist.
Cerebral Audio Productions’ Shane Mayer is once again overseeing the sessions; vocals will be tracked at Mana Recording in Tampa, Florida. And, much to our delight, the esteemed Dan Swano will handle mastering.
We are now a quartet, having added a second guitar player. Such an addition, along with new twists and turns in the songwriting process, make “Grave Image” an effort we are imminently proud of. We look forward to sharing more details as matters unfold. Until then…
Please follow the link below to our Bandcamp page to get a free version of “Poisoned”
This version of ‘Poisoned’ is taken from our very first live show this past September. The audio was captured on a hand-held video recorder, of all things, but, we wanted to share at least one song from this performance to demonstrate the gradual evolution of the band. For our first six years, DEATHWHITE existed solely as a studio project, but the move into the live arena has been fulfilling to the point where we will certainly be doing more shows. We are currently knee-deep into the demo process for our second full-length studio album, which we hope to record in the near future. For now, we hope you enjoy this version of ‘Poisoned’ and extend our sincere gratitude to those who have supported us throughout 2018.
This will not be a sprawling summation of the year that was, but rather, an acknowledgment of the support we received throughout 2018. We humbly thank those who listened to and/or purchased and/or streamed our first full-length, For a Black Tomorrow, as well as the excellent folks at Season of Mist for making the album a reality in February. None of those would have been possible without any of the above.
We are currently in throes of writing and demoing new material, of which enthusiasm is palpable within our ever-closed ranks. We look forward to sharing such details as 2019 starts to unfold. Until then…
We are honored to have shared the stage with Argus this past Friday. We could not have asked for a better first live appearance and send our sincere thanks to those who came out and supported both bands. In the meantime, we look forward to future live shows in support of “For a Black Tomorrow” as well as continuing to write new material – DW
Enigmatic dark metal outfit DEATHWHITE has announced their first-ever live appearance slated for Friday, September 7 at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA. They will be joined by fellow Pittsburgh traditional doom metallers Argus.
Regarding the live appearance, the band comments, “Since our 2012 formation, we have frequently stated our intention to never play live. It was never a suitable idea until we had the good fortune of aligning ourselves with Season of Mist, who, along with several other people close to the band helped us realize this endeavor. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that our first-ever show will take place this September with ARGUS, a band who we not only respect immensely but also enjoy a personal relationship with. As a result of expanding our lineup to include a second guitarist/backing vocalist and bassist, we have spent the better part of this year rehearsing the songs from our recent album, ‘For A Black Tomorrow’, as well as the songs from our 2015 ‘Solitary Martyr’ EP. We plan on replicating the sound of both albums to the best of our ability in addition to providing a visual component fitting of our overall aesthetic. In other words: This should be a memorable experience for all parties involved.”
Ticket and additional show details to follow.
A sincere thanks to Chris Smith for the flyer design.