Deafheaven's debut simply called "Demo" was self-released by the band in 2010. After being remastered by Jack Shirley, Sargent House did the first vinyl press in 2012. Ten years after its release, "Demo" is now available in the new Blue & Black Marble Vinyl Limited Edition Reissue. Pre-orders are now open. Both stores ship worldwide!
As part of Deafheaven's 10 year tour, the band planned to record sets in Chicago toward a live album for fans while we working on new music for the next album. However, due to the recent Corona crisis, the band is forced to postpone the tour and instead will release a live recording including songs from all releases to make up for it.
"We are trying to make the best of a hugely difficult situation. It is extremely hard for bands to have to ask for help so we wanted to offer something special in return. We have just launched a Worldwide pre-order Hello Merch and EVIL GREED to a special Deafheaven double LP vinyl of what was to be their 10 Year tour sets. Ordering it will really help them to recover some of their lost income. We are also making all the new tour merch available along with a Sunbather Tablature book we had planned to surprise people with later. Thank you, and please take care of each other out there." - Cathy (Mgmt) / Sargent House
Below is a message from George on behalf of the band. “As part of our 10 year tour, we planned to record sets in Chicago toward a live album for fans while we work on new music. However, the last 24 hours since the tour cancelation have been a whirlwind while we rearrange our year and take these losses. Touring is our sole livelihood, but we have to move forward through the unexpected. We've made some phone calls, gotten some exciting people on board and are going to give fans a glimpse of what we originally had in mind for the year while we work to reschedule tour dates. We will be live recording a set of material from all our albums and releasing it digitally. In addition, we have started a pre-order for a special Double LP release on vinyl of this material slated for later this year, along with merchandise that was to be sold on the tour. We don't even have an album cover yet. There's no press release. All I know is we're moving this into immediate action and turning this massive set-back around. We don't ask for handouts, but are hoping this special session can help generate some good energy while we all wait for the rescheduling”
URGENT TOUR POSTPONEMENT: Deafheaven
"Due to COVID19, city ordinances, recommended quarantines, and public health, our upcoming N. American tour with INTER ARMA, Greet Death, and ALL YOUR SISTERS has been postponed until further notice. Our miracle team has been working diligently to reschedule and honor this tour and we will update everyone with new information as soon as possible. Like so many other hard working people in the touring world being affected by the virus, we appreciate your patience and understanding while we all work through this." DH
No updates yet on the status of any of their future tour dates still listed at deafheaven.com
photo by Geert Braekers
Just announced – Deafheaven we will be playing Tuska Festival in Helsinki // tickets & all upcoming dates deafheaven.com
Europe tour schedule:
JUN 26 Helsinki, FI @ Tuska Open Air Festival
JUN 28 Ferropolis, DE @ Full Force Festival
JUN 30 Athens, GR @ Gagarin 205
JUL 01 Istanbul, TK @ Zorlu Center of Performing Arts
JUL 03 Moscow, RU @ Bol Festival
JUL 05 Ieper, BE @ Ieper Festival
JUL 06 Tilburg, NL @ O13
Deafheaven may liberally work in moments of overt beauty and shoegaze into their brand of black metal, but it's clear the members all have deep love for the genre's grimmest musical aspects. A leftover cut from the Ordinary Corrupt Human Love sessions, the single "Black Brick" sort of sounds like a mix between their early material and New Bermuda, but taken to a considerably heavier, darker place. Drums thunder while more traditional swarming black-metal riffs back them up, propelling the song ever forward without letting a moment of light leak in.
Full list via Revolver
In many ways, the story of metal in the past decade is the story of Deafheaven. Vocalist George Clarke and guitarist Kerry McCoy formed the band in their San Francisco apartment in 2010, when they were barely legal drinking age, and leveraged the internet to spread their blend of black metal and post-rock.
In 2013, Deafheaven released their breakout sophomore album, Sunbather, which may be the most popular metal album of the decade among critics. It precipitated a renaissance in atmospheric black metal that defined the decade. Many perpetually contrarian black metal diehards hated it, but their admonition didn’t stop Deafheaven from growing into a must-see live act and crossover musical success.Read more
"During Amplifest 2019, we sat down with George Clarke and Shiv Mehra to talk about the last 10 years of Deafheaven: the progression between "Roads to Judah", "Sunbather", "New Bermuda" and "Ordinary Corrupt Human Love", Grammy Awards, underground music and the new album the band is working on."