Extreme metal with a purpose, DAATH is poised to emerge as one of the most exciting new bands of 2007 with its Roadrunner debut, The Hinderers. Fusing elements of death, thrash, and black metal with technical virtuosity and a decidedly Atlanta groove, the 13 songs comprising The Hinderers showcase the crushing power of this Georgia six-piece.
DAATH is a Hebrew word meaning knowledge, referring to a knowledge not regularly attained by ordinary masses. Says keyboardist and conceptualist Mike Kameron, "On a mental level, DAATH acts as a doorway between instinct and intellect and in our opinion the struggle between those two aspects of mind is what causes most of the ills in the world."
DAATH was started by Eyal Levi, Mike Kameron and Sean Farber, who have been playing in bands since they were in high school. The three friends attended school at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Eventually, the guys left school to concentrate full-time on making music as the project which would become DAATH proved far too promising.
The Hinderers was produced by James Murphy (Disincarnate; ex-Death, Testament, Obituary) and co-produced by DAATH. James and Eyal engineered the record with the help of Andy Sneap, while Colin Richardson mixed the album for them. Eyal says on working with the pair, "Colin and Andy are two dudes that I wanted to work with at some point in time in my music career… taken care of on this album. It just goes without saying what an excellent experience this has been."
As DAATH prepares for the release of The Hinderers on March 13th, 2007, Eyal remains hard at work writing and practicing. "I'm working on what I can do to promote the record. That's basically it - that's my life right now. We've been working on this record, writing and recording it since 2004. It's been a long time coming and there's a lot of energy and excitement built up. Our entire focus is on DAATH. We don't have much down time."