Toms River, N.J.-based quintet Divinity Destroyed is a metal melting pot, incorporating everything from Japanese folk to progressive rock to videogame scores.

Toms River, N.J.-based quintet Divinity Destroyed is a metal melting pot, incorporating everything from Japanese folk to progressive rock to videogame scores. According to singer/guitarist Mark Ward and drummer Dan Leonard, such metal standbys as depression and anger fuel the music's dark aura.

"We've since moved on a little bit, and now our hearts are in a different place," Ward says. "Now we're a little bit more determined. Our depression has turned into ambition."

The group's profile received a boost in March when Screaming Ferret Records picked up its self-released "Eden in Ashes" album for distribution. The move helped the act garner a slew of recent press, including reviews in Unrestrained, Pit and Metal Maniacs.

Web site: www.divinitydestroyed.com
Contact: Jim Cowan, bassist, 848-448-7246