Deity’s Muse is a melodic alternative rock band based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The band is an absolute juggernaut live and has featured on every major South African rock music festival. The band has shared stages in their home country opening for revered international acts such as Dead Letter Circus (Aus), Rise Against (US), Bring Me The Horizon (UK), Blind Guardian (GER), Unearth (US), Protest The Hero (CAN), Knorkator (GER), Affiance (US), Monuments (UK), 36 Crazyfists (US), Karnivool (Aus), TesseracT (UK) and Blindside (SWE). The current lineup has only been together since 2014.
In October 2012 Deity’s Muse took part in their first ever international tour where they performed at world famous venues such as The Viper Room in Hollywood and The 100 Club in London. In April 2013 the band shared the RAMfest main stage with international heavyweights, Rise Against and Bring Me The Horizon. In September 2013 Deity’s Muse played two shows with Australian rock legends, Dead Letter Circus at The Assembly in Cape Town and Krank’d Up music festival in Johannesburg respectively.
In August 2014 the band made their first ever Oppikoppi Festival appearance. In September of the same year they performed on the main stage at Krank’d Up 2014 with Unearth and Protest The Hero. In November 2014 Deity’s Muse embarked on a South African tour with Australian heavyweights, Dead Letter Circus.
Deity’s Muse supported Australian prog-rock giants, Karnivool at the Johannesburg leg of their South African tour at the end of April 2016. 2016 also saw Deity’s Muse tour South Africa extensively in support of their latest release. The band supported UK prog pioneers, TesseracT on the Johannesburg leg of their South African tour in April 2017. In July 2017 the band was featured on Metal Injection’s “10 Great South African Bands You Have To Check Out” list. Following this, Deity’s Muse made their first European music festival appearance, performing at the 2017 edition of the annual Euroblast festival at Essigfabrik in Cologne, Germany in October which was headlined by Twelve Foot Ninja, Textures and Devin Townsend Project.
Convergence is the title of the band’s highly anticipated new album and was produced by Dead Letter Circus guitarist Clint Vincent. After a lengthy pre-production phase seeing demos being sent via the internet between South Africa and Clint Vincent’s studio in Australia, the album was recorded in three different locations at the tail-end of 2015. Drums and vocals were recorded in the small town of Klerksdorp in the North West province of South Africa. Guitars and bass were recorded at Deity’s Muse guitarist, Yokim Pillay’s home. Additional guitars and programming were recorded and performed by Clint Vincent at Vin James Music in Brisbane, Australia.
Convergence is a dynamic and anthemic exercise in modern alternative rock boasting superb musical interplay and strong, melodic vocals. The diverse material effortlessly breathes and pulsates between catchy and progressive, high energy groove-rock to atmospheric and textured realms. In July 2017 Deity’s Muse received the ‘Album of the Year’ award for Convergence at the annual South African Metal Music Awards ceremony.
Wayne Boucher (vocals/guitar)
Sashan Pillay (drums)
Alvin Boucher (bass/backing vocals)
Kyle Engelsman (guitar/backing vocals)