Revered as one of the groups that pioneered the aggressive and abrasive mixture of death metal and hardcore that permeates the modern heavy music landscape, the South Carolina-based THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD triumphantly return with "Skepsis," the group's long-awaited third full-length. Eternal road warriors, the group has already done one national tour since finishing recording the album, and fittingly, they will kick off another on the new album's street date.
Since signing with Prosthetic in 2005, TTEOTD has SoundScanned nearly 60,000 copies and toured with a who's who of heavy music, perhaps most notably as part of the now-legendary 2006 Sounds of the Underground tour that featured a stacked lineup of metal gods In Flames, Trivium, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR, The Black Dahlia Murder, As I Lay Dying and more.
Unlike 2007's "Malice" -- which was produced by Hate Eternal main man Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore) and yielded the hit video track "Failure In The Flesh," voted the 7 video of the year by MTV's "Headbangers Ball" -- TTEOTD self-produced "Skepsis," the group's first album with new vocalist Danny Rodriguez, drummer Mike Ranne and guitarist Chris "Hank" Henckel, at Gellar Cellar Studios in New York. The end result is unquestionably the heaviest and most personal TTEOTD record yet. Whereas many bands opt for a more "mature" or melodic sound as time passes, TTEOTD has done the complete opposite, as brutality, speed and aggression are the new dictators here.
Guitarist and founding member Justin Longshore commented about the album, “Our new record 'Skepsis' finally captures the sound we've always envisioned. We really wanted to raise the bar with this one but also keep the consistency that Through The Eyes Of The Dead is known for. Overall, everyone has become better at their instruments and it really shows on the record. I have no doubt in my mind that new and old fans of the band will be pleased when they hear it!"
"Skepsis" irrefutably proves to even the most skeptical fan of heavy music that THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD are a force to be reckoned with and should face little resistance reclaiming the genre they pioneered.