Brittiska metalbandet The Defiled släpper sitt andra album Daggers den 2 augusti via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Bandets keyboardist The AvD förklarar konceptet, ”Daggers were made for only one thing — killing or betraying your fellow man. And one stab is almost always never enough…

”The flowers symbolize 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.”