Seattle progressive melodic death band Draemora have shared their new music video about addiction, “Home”, taken from their recent debut EP, Awakening.
Relatively new to the Seattle metal scene, Draemora is comprised of seasoned musicians who, despite COVID-19 slowing their debut, showed the nation and the world Awakening, unleashed in June via Ultra Nast Records.
“The video is meant to capture the day in the life of a drug addict/alcoholic,” guitarist Terry Jenkins says.
“Take the video how you want, but to me, it’s just a depiction of the brutal loneliness of addiction, and the damage it can do.
“It’s intense and beautiful. It’s angry, sad, and uplifting and I think it is a reflection of a human living in modern-day society.
“The majority of the lyrics are a culmination of direct excerpts from letters, poems, and life experiences from the period between May 2018 and August 2019.
“It was a very intense time in my life. A relationship I had been in for 10 years was falling apart due to my addiction problems and I had just got sober at the end of April 2018.
“Being sober after being intoxicated and high for 16 years was like living in a different world all together.
“I had to finally face all of the things I had put off for a very long time and it was like I was learning how to do everything in my life all over again.
“I used lyrics and music to channel a lot of those feelings and get it out.
“When I was in the beginning, I relied on listening to a few specific metal albums to keep me from slipping into the dark, and without those pieces of music, I may not be walking the earth right now.
“I was going to keep this stuff to myself but, the realization that I needed to feel like I wasn’t alone by listening to music that spoke candidly about the same things that I was going through almost forced me to share my stories and others stories on this EP with someone else who is going through the same stuff.”
With a slight pause in the band’s plans due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Draemora is already working away on a full-length album to follow and getting ready for when they can pummel crowds live with their heavy melodic brand of progressive death metal.
- Home (3:27)
- Dead Inside (3:09)
- Guilt (3:20)
- Reckoning (3:53)
- Legion of Scum (3:34)
EP Length: 17:25