Direlands is an American heavy metal band from Houston Texas. Formed in 2020 by guitarist Troy Binegar (guitar), Jarett Dureell (vocals), Gerek Reid (bass), and Dan Thompson (drums); the quartet pulls from a variety of influences to craft heavy riffs, crushing beats, and soaring melodies that deliver a headbanging punch. Conjured from a world of plague, famine, war, and death, Direlands embodies the zeitgeist of doom and the soundtrack to the end of days.
“The Leviathan “ is freshly released by these awesome souls to the beloved audience out there. The song itself first toys with the idea of being a hard rock or metal release – the leading vocalist has the gravel and grit required to carry off that kind of energy. What you really get though, is a stylish and melodic piece of Heavy Metal, a hopeful concept, and an overall feeling of warmth and togetherness.
The raw energy of Heavy Metal is alive and well, but this song has a certain smoothness and delicacy that contrasts well with the weight of the drumline and the overall high energy of the soundscape. It makes for something distinct and characterful. The band has a sound that is slightly nostalgic, yet that approaches modern rock and songwriting in a fresh and carefree way.
Founded by Troy Binegar, Scott Coffey, and Dan Thompson in 2017, the early days of the band were filled with jamming and writing music that spanned across the heavy metal landscape. Crediting bands like Pallbearer, Khemmis, and Yob with paving the way for blending elements from different genres. The inception of Direlands writing has been with the intent of blurring the lines of heavy metal while staying true to the attitude of a hard-rocking ethos. As the music took shape, the band saw the addition of singer, Jarett Dureell, and soon the songs started to come together. From the beginning, Troy and JD sat down and laid the groundwork for something different, not only would the music jam, but the lyrics would have their place in creating the idea of Direlands.
The magnificent music of Direlands has been listened to in over 74 countries by more than 2.4k listeners and our self-promotion has garnered over 15k streams on Spotify in the last year as well.
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