DEVITALIZED Release Crushing Third Single “X_X” From Upcoming Debut LP

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Massachusetts multi-genre metal outfit Devitalized have released the third single “X_X” in anticipation of their debut album State Of Aggression due out later this year.

Devitalized hold nothing back on “X_X”, a fusion of groovy melodic riffs and crushing deathcore-inspired breakdowns. “We took a lot of inspiration from bands such as Lorna Shore, Knocked Loose, and Alpha Wolf for this track,” says vocalist John-Paul Ratta. “All the way through the lyrics, sound, style, and even how I would express myself in the studio, it all came together to inspire what would be come the blueprint for “X_X

While the pummelling instrumentals shine upon first listen, there’s a deeper story that lies beneath the surface. John-Paul Ratta describes, “I wrote “X_X” when I was at the lowest point of my life. It’s my experience with suicide and self harm. I’m hoping it will reach those who feel lost, those who are tired, and those who want to give up. I want to empower and help those people that are in the same position.

“X_X” is the follow up to “Deep Cuts” and “False Reality”, both of which will be featured on their upcoming debut album. State Of Aggression will contain 10 tracks in total and have a feature from a very prominent figure in the deathcore scene, yet to be revealed. It will be the follow up to the band’s debut EP RESURGENCE, which was remastered and re-released in 2022.

Devitalized – “X_X”

Hometown: Southborough, MA

Release Date: March 24th, 2023

Genre: Metalcore, Deathcore

FFO: Chelsea Grin, Traitors, Alpha Wolf


Devitalized are a group of self-proclaimed teenage “outcasts” looking to make a difference with their multi-genre blend and heavy weight lyrics. Their music features rebellious themes inspired by their collective backgrounds in bullying, abuse, poverty, addiction, mental illness, and more. With no one to vent too, they turned to music.

We are Devitalized. We are a community. A voice for the voiceless.


John-Paul Ratta – Vocals

Joseph Ratta – Guitar

Zack Devens – Guitar

Caleb Pels – Bass

Jonathan Godbout – Drums

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