"The Corruption Of Mercy", the sophomore solo album from British vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva who has toured and/or recorded with CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS and ANGTORIA will be released in the U.S. on August 30. According to Sarah, the U.S. version of the CD "includes one extra track, a cover song that I am sure the press will adore." It also comes with the video for the song "The World Won't Hold Your Hand", which can be seen below.
"The Corruption Of Mercy" was released in Europe on June 27 via Listenable Records. The cover art for the CD was created by CRADLE OF FILTH artist Matt Lombard and will come in a slipcase due to its slightly "dark/close-to-the-mark" nature.
Commented Sarah: "We decided on the song 'The World Won't Hold Your Hand' and shot the video at Murder Mile Studios in London, which is owned by Adrian and Amber Erlandsson. The producer of the video is David Kenny, who did the last video, 'A Sign Of Sublime', but has also produced video's for TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED and THE DEAD LAY WAITING."
"The Corruption Of Mercy" track listing:
01 No Paragon Of Virtue
02 The World Won't Hold Your Hand
03 A Matter Of Convenience
04 Silence Please
06 Pretty With Effects
07 What Lies Before You
09 The Eyes That Lie
10 The Corruption Of Mercy
Commented Sarah: "We [wrote] the new album, 'The Corruption Of Mercy', over the last 12 months, in between shows and other musical priorities at Escape Route Studios in Essex, England. A majority of the album was written by myself and Dan Abela but further down the line, we enlisted the help of Pzy Clone from THE KOVENANT for his amazing orchestrations and programming. Pzy Clone truly was the icing on the cake for this album.
"In our eyes, this album should have been the first CD released under the Sarah Jezebel Deva name and we feel it's totally on par with ANGTORIA's 'God Has A Plan For Us All'."
Dan Abela - Guitar
Jamie Abela - Drums
Jonny Gray - Guitar
Ablaz - Bass
Sarah Jezebel Deva - Vocals