DAEVA – “Passion Under The Hammer” By Philadelphia Quartet With Members Of Crypt Sermon Streaming

photos by Scott Kinkade

Philadelphia-based black/thrash quartet DAEVA today unveils “Passion Under The Hammer,” the latest single from their impending debut LP, Through Sheer Will And Black Magic…, nearing October release through 20 Buck Spin.

Five years on from the wantonly indecent Pulsing Dark Absorptions debut EP, DAEVA rises like blistering flames from the hellish depths with their smoldering Through Sheer Will And Black Magic… A fiery maelstrom of early demonic black metal and jagged edge thrash convulsions forms the inherent basis of the album, where DAEVA has perfected their art like gleaming forged steel, the band featuring three members of Crypt Sermon, among other acts. Within this blueprint for madness, guitarist Steve Jansson imposes a deliberate brandishing of death metal’s maggot-strewn corpse and a vigorously lethal dose of pure ‘80s metal spirit and zeal. The journey through these scorched wastelands persistently guided by the venomously inventive acid-tongue of vocalist Edward Gonet, while bassist Frank Chin and drummer Enrique Sagarnaga deploy an earth-shattering display of low-end percussive decimation.

Song after song, riff after riff, Through Sheer Will And Black Magic… is an insatiable and unstoppable whirlwind of unearthly pleasures and infernal butchery. Storming the gates of heaven with voracious exhilaration DAEVA inflicts the ultimate triumph of hell upon the feeble sheep of the light.

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Kreator, Power Trip, Gravesend) at Redwoods in Philadelphia, Through Sheer Will And Black Magic… is visually delivered with the rare painting style artwork by Karmazid (Mournful Congregation, Egregore), layout by Dan Fried, photography by Scott Kinkade, and logo by Misanthropic Art.

Fans of Aura Noir, Nifelheim, Dodheimsgard’s Monumental Possession, Condor, Bathory, Slayer, Voivod, Egregore, Predatory Light, Hulder, Darkthrone, and Dark Angel should not miss DAEVA’s Through Sheer Will And Black Magic… 

Decibel Magazine writes of the album in their impending new issue, “This is all-action extremity, riffs crashing into each other, guitars double-dosed with technical ecstasy. Seriously, it’s like Steve Jansson woke up and took his vitamins E, V and H before grabbing his guitar and tracking this.”


Experience DAEVA’s “Passion Under The Hammer” now at YouTube HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

20 Buck Spin will issue Through Sheer Will And Black Magic… on LP, CD, cassette, and digital formats on October 14th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and at Bandcamp where “Arena At Dis” is streaming HERE.

Review copies of Through Sheer Will And Black Magic… are now available. For interviews and all coverage of DAEVA in The Americas contact and in Europe contact

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