Truth Decayed release their new EP Faded Visions II on Friday and have today premiered their lyric video for the face-searing new track Narcissist, a biting song “about horrible selfish people.” The band, which hails from Durban, South Africa, have been making waves outside of their home country, appearing on stages with bands such as Venom, Rotting Christ, Anvil and Iron Saviour.
The band told us that Narcissist is about “the situations and experiences we all deal with daily. Either we are narcissist or victims to it.”
The quartet formed in the midst of lockdown in 2020 and combines the talents of seasoned musicians from varied bands craftily collected by founders and long-time friends Warren Jones and Ryno Theron. First releasing the single Modern Day Illusion, with the EP Faded Visions I following in 2022.
“Faded Visions II is the most collaborative EP we’ve worked on to date,” vocalist and guitarist Ryno Theron told us. “With big contributions from all the members making for a fuller sound that still represents Truth Decayed, but in a bigger way. The songs on this second instalment are more personal this time around, as opposed to where we wrote more from a commentary standpoint.”
“Faded Visions II has phenomenal, hard-hitting, powerful punching tunes, guaranteed to get your head into heavy headbanging mode,” bassist Renz Kruger said. “We worked hard to design each song to be as pleasing to your ears as possible and get you pumped at the same time.”
“These songs came from a place of personal development and experiences and lean towards something that all of us experience on a day-to-day basis,” Guitarist Warren Jones said. “It was also great working with this solid lineup. During recording sessions and playing live, we enjoyed each other’s company. Each of us brought great valued input to creating these new tracks.”
“I feel this is our best work to date,” Ryno said, “and the feedback from our first single, Death By Design, seems to validate that so far. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the EP just as much or even more.”
Faded Visions II is released on 7 July 2023 and is available from here.