Deafheaven is an American metal band that formed in 2010. The San Francisco-based group began as a two-piece with George Clarke and Kerry McCoy, who recorded and self-released a demo album together. Following its release, Deafheaven recruited three new members and began to tour. Before the end of 2010, the band signed to Deathwish Inc. and later released their debut album Roads to Judah, in April 2011.
A follow-up album, Sunbather, was released in 2013 to wide critical acclaim, becoming one of the most praised albums of the year in the United States. In 2015 the band released their third and latest album New Bermuda.
Deafheaven’s musical style has been described as black metal infused with post-metal and shoegaze. They do not consider themselves a black metal band.