KHEMMIS – Release Long Awaited 3rd Studio Album “Deceiver” Today!

“The most dynamic, poignant album of their career”
Decibel (Dec 2021)
“Khemmis has struck gold.”

Masterful metal – the way to perfection isn’t far anymore.
Album Of The Month, Metal Hammer Germany (Dec 2021)

Coloradan doomed heavy metal outfit KHEMMIS has released their long awaited new full-length, Deceiver, today with Nuclear Blast! What will likely be considered one of 2021’s best metal records by critics, Deceiver, is a beautiful, musically ambitious journey from beginning to end drenched in impassioned melody and complex, unrestrained variations of sonic savagery adorned with chilling, intensely tragic cover art by frequent collaborator Sam Turner. The album digs deep into listener’s psyche as it delves into complex themes of mental health and the inner battles of emotional struggles and instability as riffs rain down in a torrential outpouring of cathartic healing.

Purchase/Stream Deceiver now at

Commenting on today’s record release the trio states: 

“I am filled with gratitude to see Deceiver released worldwide via the mighty Nuclear Blast. This record is the culmination of the darkest days in our lives, both individually and collectively, yet it is also a testament to the power of love and compassion. I am proud to have crafted these songs with my brothers, to share them with all of you, and to hold this record in my hands and feel immense joy from the music contained therein.”
– Ben Hutcherson (guitar/vocals)

“I couldn’t be more proud to finally share this record with the world today. It was a powerful experience writing and recording Deceiver, one that pushed us individually and collectively to contend with our deepest fears and ultimately choose each other, our lives, and our art over pain and disillusionment. I sincerely hope that these songs and the messages they contain can bring a little light to the darkness we all face, and that they might inspire each of us to be a little more vulnerable in our lives, a little more open to recognizing our shared struggles and humanity, despite our differences.” – Phil Pendergast (vocals/guitar)

“I’m very excited to unleash the most fully realized record from Khemmis to date. While it was a tough one to conjure, I’m proud of how we were able to fight through a very tough time, come together, and ultimately create something that represents us at this moment. Thank you to everyone who listens and spreads the word.” – Zach Coleman (drums)

More from Deceiver

House of Cadmus” Animated Music Video –

Living Pyre” Music Video –

“Deceiver” Official Unboxing Video –

Album Trailer: About Writing The Album –

Restlessly awakening from the depths of a feverish slumber, doomed heavy metal masters KHEMMIS return to reveal their fourth full length studio album, “Deceiver,” arriving via Nuclear Blast Records in November 2021. Six tracks of desolate, soul-awakening heaviness encapsulate a project that has been nearly three years in the making. With a title that reflects the internal struggles that many of us battle in our daily lives, “Deceiver” is a ferociously honest and appetizingly raw piece of musical artistry.

While the lyrical themes of “Deceiver,“sorrow, pain, longing for hope, will no doubt be familiar to longtime fans, these six songs display a broader collection of musical influences than on any other KHEMMIS record to date. “It being our 4th album, especially after the transition between the last two albums, it felt really freeing. We felt that we could really do anything on this record,” explains drummer Zach Coleman“There’s a lot here that we’ve never done before,” adds Pendergast“In some areas it gets darkly psychedelic. I think we found a cool way to mutate things using transitions that feel really natural. There is a subtle symmetry between the first and last songs which is one of the things that makes listening to the full album a satisfying holistic experience. It builds from almost nothing, becomes very dark, and then you slowly crawl out of that lowest circle of hell.”

KHEMMIS’ Deceiver” is a beautiful, musically ambitious journey from beginning to end drenched in impassioned melody and complex, unrestrained variations of sonic savagery adorned with chilling, intensely tragic cover art by frequent collaborator Sam Turner.

Ben Hutcherson (Guitar & Vocals)
Phil Pendergast (Vocals & Guitar)
Zach Coleman (Drums)


Dec 10 – Performing HUNTED in its entirety
(w/ High Reeper)

Dec 11 – Performing a career-spanning set
(w/ Somnuri)


with special guests Vile Creature

Jan 8 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater*
Jan 13 – Boise, ID – Neurolux*
Jan 14 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Jan 15 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
Jan 16 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Jan 18 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
Jan 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
Jan 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Underground
Jan 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Usual Place
Jan 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
*=no Vile Creature

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KHEMMIS – Release New Album “Deceiver” On Nov 19th, First Single & Video “Living Pyre” out now!


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