Continuing our theme of supporting the best in British metal talent of all ages, London metal mob The Defiled have release the artwork for their second album Daggers.
The artwork was designed and realised by the bands long time photographer Scott Chalmers, and can be seen below:
Chalmers explains a little about the design:
"Daggers were made for only one thing - killing or betraying your fellow man. And one stab is almost always never enough…
The flowers symbolise goodwill with the prospect of a co-operative future. The dagger behind the back symbolizes the ulterior motives, the insincerity and the impending disappointment that surrounds us all. This theme runs through all the tracks on the album.
The concept was born out of a scene we wanted in our new video for 'UNSPOKEN’. We wanted the two main characters shaking hands with daggers behind their backs. We were originally going to call the track 'Daggers' but then opted to go for 'Unspoken'. The song is about the politics of life and it seemed more fitting. We also didn't want to limit the word "Daggers" to only one song on the album, as it is the overall feeling we wanted for the full project."
The album will be released on August 5th. This will be the bands first release on Nuclear Blast Records and it follows the bands self funded debut album Grave Times from 2011.
You can see the bands teaser video for Daggers below.