Deity’s Muse, the Johannesburg-based progressive rock titans release their new EP Lungs Full today. Produced by Clint Vincent from Australian rock giants Dead Letter Circus. This EP will be the first in an evolving concept, the band plan to release four digital EP’s in total over the coming months. Once they are all out, they’ll compile them into a full album and release it on CD and vinyl. It’s immediately clear from the opening riff of first track and single Still in Hiding that the band have grown as both musicians and songwriters since the release of their previous album, 2016’s Convergence.
Drummer Sashan Pillay comments on the new tracks, “We had loads of fun writing these new songs. Most of the material stemmed from riffs or grooves that we had written individually. After we got back from our tour of the UK last year we got to sit down and do some solid writing as a unit. We found our flow state and these songs were pretty much done in a short space of time. We sent them off to Vinnie in Australia for his pre-production magic, expert ear and interpretation. We’re really proud of these songs and of each other for always wanting to stay away from that ever-cozy comfort zone.”
“I’m really excited about where we’re at now as far as songwriting goes. We’re trying to challenge ourselves and take the grooves to the next level. These songs are probably simultaneously our most progressive and melodic songs to date. I can’t wait to release Lungs Full on the world and eventually the follow-up EPs.” Add guitarist and vocalist Wayne Boucher.
Since the release of Convergence, they have been making an impact on the UK and European scene having played at Euroblast Festival in Germany (October 2017), a 5 show co-headlining UK tour with SÜMER (July 2018) and Bloodstock Festival in the UK (August 2018). They also recently announced that they would be touring the UK in July as main support for prog-metallers Monuments on their Phronesis UK Summer Tour, as well as playing the UK Tech-Fest 2019 for the first time along with more dates to be announced soon.
Watch the video for Still in Hiding
1.Still In Hiding
2. Soon Be Over
3. Sleep Escape
About Deity’s Muse
Deity’s Muse is a melodic alternative rock band based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The band is an absolute juggernaut live and has featured on every major South African rock music festival. The band has shared stages in their home country opening for revered international acts such as Dead Letter Circus (Aus), Rise Against (US), Bring Me The Horizon (UK), Blind Guardian (GER), Unearth (US), Protest The Hero (CAN), Knorkator (GER), Affiance (US), Monuments (UK), 36 Crazyfists (US), Karnivool (Aus) and Blindside (SWE). The current lineup has only been together since 2014.
In October 2012 Deity’s Muse took part in their first ever international tour where they performed at world famous venues such as The Viper Room in Hollywood and The 100 Club in London. In April 2013 the band shared the RAMfest main stage with international heavyweights, Rise Against and Bring Me the Horizon. In September 2013 Deity’s Muse played two shows with Australian rock legends, Dead Letter Circus at The Assembly in Cape Town and Krank’d Up music festival in Johannesburg respectively.
In August 2014 the band made their first ever Oppikoppi Festival appearance. In September of the same year they performed on the main stage at Krank’d Up 2014 with Unearth and Protest the Hero. In November 2014 Deity’s Muse embarked on a South African tour with Australian heavyweights, Dead Letter Circus.
Deity’s Muse supported Australian prog-rock giants, Karnivool at the Johannesburg leg of their South African tour at the end of April 2016. 2016 also saw Deity’s Muse tour South Africa extensively in support of their latest release. The band supported UK prog pioneers, TesseracT on the Johannesburg leg of their South African tour in April 2017. In July 2017 the band was featured on Metal Injection’s “10 Great South African Bands You Have To Check Out” list. Following this, Deity’s Muse made their first European music festival appearance, performing at the 2017 edition of the annual Euroblast festival at Essigfabrik in Cologne, Germany in October which was headlined by Twelve Foot Ninja, Textures and Devin Townsend Project.
In May 2018 Deity’s Muse opened for Seether to 6,000 people at Marks Park in Johannesburg. Soon after, it was announced that Deity’s Muse had been confirmed to perform on the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2018, effectively making them the first South African band to perform at this prestigious festival. Following this, Metal Hammer debuted the band’s video for “Walls Down” which received 15,000 views in 4 days on the metal publication’s Facebook page. In August of the same year, Deity’s Muse embarked on their first ever co-headlining UK tour with Sumer announced as tour mates. This UK tour culminated in the band’s performance at Bloodstock Open Air 2018, opening the Sophie Lancaster stage at 11am on the Friday to 2,500 people.
In January 2019 the band started working on pre-production for their next release with Dead Letter Circus guitarist, Clint Vincent. The release, titled “Lungs Full” will make up a series of Eps with part one being released on 31 May 2019. Besides being locked away in the recording studio for most of the first quarter of 2019, Deity’s Muse also performed at high profile shows as supporting act for the Ukraine’s legendary Jinjer (May) and UK prog-rock act, Temples on Mars (February). Deity’s Muse will be touring the UK in July 2019 as main support for Monuments as well as taking part in their first ever appearance at UK Tech-Fest.