State of Deceit are a metalcore, thrash and groove band founded by Jonathan Russell in South Wales, UK. Bandmembers include: Peter Scammell on lead vocals, Jonathan Russell on rhythm guitar, Gareth Jones on lead guitar, Davide Santini on bass and backing vocals, and Matthew Toner on drums. Their main influences are Trivium, Pantera, Fit For a King, Machine Head, and Killswitch Engage. They released the EP titled Retribution in 2019, recorded with Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Bring me the Horizon), and the band then used the pandemic to build on the former in order to craft the powerhouse debut album: Stalked by Daemons, recorded at Sonic One Studios in West Wales with Tim Hamill, (who had previously produced Anterior among others). Plainly, the record is lightening in a bottle, a testament, a statement that fortifies and amplifies the admirable reputation the band has as absolute bangers: fast, heavy, and mosh-ready, turn it up!