Dååth

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Dååth
Daath NYC 2007.jpg
Dååth live in New York City 2/2/07
Background information
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Death metal, groove metal, industrial metal
Years active 2003–present
Labels Roadrunner, Century Media
Associated acts Levi/Werstler, Arsis, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira, Devildriver, Nothnegal
Website www.daathmusic.com
Members Sean Zatorsky
Eyal Levi
Jeremy Creamer
Emil Werstler
Kevin Talley
Past members Sean Farber
Mike Kameron
Matthew Ellis

Dååth /ˈdɔːθ/ is an American death metal band from Atlanta, Georgia. Their music incorporates styles such as thrash metal, death metal, industrial metal, grunge and some traces of gypsy jazz.

History[edit]

Dååth was started by Eyal Levi and Mike Kameron, who had been playing in bands since they were in middle school. The two friends attended Berklee College of Music in Boston but eventually left school to concentrate full-time on making money.[1] The band was originally known as Dirt Nap before the name change in 2004.

Dååth's first album, Futility, was self-released in 2004. Their Roadrunner Records debut, The Hinderers, was released in March 2007. Dååth have so far released two music videos from The Hinderers, the first being "Festival Mass Soulform," which was created prior to getting signed, and helped them gain Roadrunner's interest. The second video, "Subterfuge," was released in February 2007.

In March 2007, Dååth was confirmed to play the second stage (rotating slots) at Ozzfest. On October 22, 2007, blabbermouth.net reported that live singer Sean Farber had left the band. A few months later, on February 28, 2008, blabbermouth.net then reported that Sean Z. (who had filled in after Sean Farber had left) had been named the new singer. Apparently, Mike Kameron is also no longer in Dååth, as his name is not mentioned on the official Dååth Myspace page anymore.

2007 also consisted of more notable tours for Dååth. In January they toured the US with Job For a Cowboy, The Acacia Strain, and Psyopus. In the spring there was a European run with Unearth and Job for a Cowboy. That summer featured not only Ozzfest, but Summer Slaughter dates, a Dying Fetus tour, and various Devildriver offdates. Later on that fall Dååth toured the US and Canada with Dark Funeral and Naglfar. To end the album cycle, Dååth performed three shows in Japan with Zyklon.

The band's third album The Concealers was released on April 21, 2009 by Century Media Records via a partnership with Roadrunner Records. Dååth released one music video from "The Concealers" which was for the song "Day Of Endless Light." There was a good bit of touring behind "The Concealers" as well. Spring of 2009 featured a full US tour with Dragonforce and Cynic. Summer was the full US and Canada with Goatwhore and Abigail Williams. That fall Dååth returned to Europe with Chimaira, Unearth, and Throwdown.

During the break between the final tour for "The Concealers" album cycle and the writing sessions for the upcoming Dååth album, guitarists Eyal Levi, and Emil Werstler released an instrumental CD entitled "Avalanche of Worms." It was released April 20, 2010, via Magna Carta Records under the artist name "Levi/Werstler." Sean Reinert from Cynic (ex Death) played the drums on it.

Dååth released their fourth studio album in October 2010 via Century Media Records.[2]

In 2011 it was revealed that Emil Werstler, and Sean Zatorsky would be filling the vacant Bass and Keyboard/Vocal (respectively) duties for Chimaira. In 2012 it was revealed that Emil Werstler is officially the new lead guitarist for Chimaira as well as Jeremy Creamer filling the Bass duties in Chimaira left vacant by Werstler's promotion.

Members[edit]

Current members
Former members
  • Kris Dale – bass guitar (2003–2004)
  • Eric Sanders – drums (2003–2004)
  • Sean Farber – vocals (2003–2007)
  • Mike Kameron – keyboard, vocals (2003–2008)
  • Sam Cuadra – guitar (2004)
  • Corey Brewer – drums (2004)
  • Matthew Ellis – drums (2004–2005)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Dead on the Dance Floor (EP) (2007)

Videography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bennett, J. (April 2007). "Orchestral Maneuvers in the Extreme Dark". Revolver (Future US) (55): 56. ISSN 1527-408X. 
  2. ^ "Daath: New Album Art". Metal CallOut. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 

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