The Salt Lake City’s underground music scene is not what it used to be… IT’S BETTER THEN EVER! Utah has a hellacious amount of untapped talent and Deny Your Faith is among those who help make it great. “Forged from disillusionment, love, pain, and the corrupt world we live in, Deny Your Faith is about all that is wrong with the world today. With relentless drums and searing guitar harmonies, Deny Your Faith has undertones of classic Heavy Metal with a modern influence.”- DYF bio
With the impending release of their newest album, End of Days, the quartet is barreling into 2012 with horns high and enough stage presence to force you to swallow your passive side and let your inner metalhead rage. Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Paul Christensen, bassist Dan Humphries, guitarist Beau Larson and drummer Phil Naclerio, the quartet built the band through sweat and friendship, and a bit of fate. They came together because they all ended up working at the same company. From there they went from being friends hanging and jamming into a full blown band. This group is dedicated not only to their music but to their fans as well. They are hard rocking musicians with metal tinted edges that have a fierce energy and a sound that is reminiscent of the greats of rock and metal but with a modern twist that gives it a pure hard rock sound. A unique sound at that Christensen says comes organically from following their own path and not following others.
“ We just love playing what we play. We aren’t trying to be anything we are not and we just play what we love not what we think people want to hear. I think we have a very nice mix of old school metal with a modern sound… The new CD, End of Days was mixed, engineered and co-produced by Brian Grella from ‘The Stranger Beside Me’. We have been working on this record for five months and we are so excited for people to hear it and see the new video. Brian is a master at recording metal bands and the new CD sounds fantastic.”
With influences ranging from Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden too All That Remains and more, it’s hard not to be at least a little curious to hear how the influence of these bands has come together and helped shape them into the talented band they have become. The Sabbath/Maiden vibe can be heard in the track “Shot Down In Flames” with its dark groove and duel guitar attack. “Retribution” is another track that recalls that NWOBHM sound. Deny Your Faith manage to tap into traditional metal elements and marry them with a modern style, as they do on “End of Days”.
The physical version of End OF Days is set to be released February 24th at Liquid Joes in Salt Lake City, UT. They have released 2 songs off the album as well a video for the title track ‘End of Days’. Check it out today!