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TDWP take on gun violence with “Lock and Load”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:52 AM (PST)

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On December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, CA, 14 people were killed and 22 seriously injuried in the biggest mass shooting since Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Eight days later, The Devil Wears Prada‘s Mike Hranica drove from his Chicago home to meet up with guitarist Kyle Sipress in Kansas City to write and demo new material for what would become Transit Blues (October 7/Rise Records) Both very much affected by the escalating gun violence the world had been experiencing, “Lock & Load” began to take shape.

 

Check out what Hranica has to say HERE.

 

The Devil Wears Prada kicks off the European Leg of its global tour in support of Transit Blues on November 17 in Belgium. The entire itinerary is HERE.

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Album Review: The Devil Wears Prada – “Transit Blues”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1:36 PM (PST)

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The Devil Wears Prada return with one of their better full lengths, the new and
colorfully titled Transit Blues. The band sound far from travel weary on the record
though, turning in one of their rowdier performances to date and first full length
post-Chris. Kyle Sipress really proves his full worth here and the songwriting is some
of the band’s most concise to date. The thing with Prada is if you aren’t as crazy
about one release you very well might love the next because they love to dabble with
their core sound while retaining signature elements. It is also why they have a great
live show because they aren’t afraid of dynamics but also know when a hype song like
new single “Daughter” or the rapid fire intro riff of the closing title track is the way to go.

“Praise Poison”, the opening track, is particularly strong. It starts with a
percussive rattle and soon erupts into a headwalking whirl of syncopated crush and
fierce guitar tones. “Consider me dead and buried,” sings Mike Hranica, but this song
is as lively as some of the craziest stuff from The Chariot’s glory years and with an
expanded sense of fret teasing while also knowing when to lay back and let simpler
chords build momentum (something so many younger bands drop the ball on these days).

More BELOW.

The Devil Wears Prada announce tour dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 12:16 PM (PST)
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Confirmed dates for the North American leg of “The Rise Up Tour” are BELOW.
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Music creates different reactions in different people. Different strokes to rule the world, so to speak. Heavy music is just as divided over sub genres as indie rock or electronic or rap. Some people only like death metal or prog or love or hate metalcore. Don’t even get me started on how many styles of punk people like to bicker over.

Writing is a bit more matter of fact. Stripped of the noise of guitar or screams, words alone can invite in or dissuade anyone. Whether you are a fan of singer Mike Hranica’s very popular band The Devil Wears Prada or not, I’d strongly suggest anyone read his new book Three Dots & The Guilt Machine. Order it HERE.

Mostly poetry or reflections on travel, faces met along the way or the numbing or raw feeling filled clamor of the modern world, the book is really, really good. It is probably my favorite thing Mike has actually had his name attached to, though I am a big fan of his band’s fifth record 8:18.

It was nice to have a very mellow phone chat with Mike about the five year process of making this book, wrestling with incomplete work as well as what to keep personal, the power of memory and some additional discussion of his band’s recent conceptual Space EP. Check it out BELOW.

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Album Review: The Devil Wears Prada – “Space” EP

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:19 PM (PST)

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I love that The Devil Wears Prada always make me reasses intial impressions on repeat listens, at least since their early days. Prada have subtly tweaked their sound in ways fans have accepted more than, say, Job For A Cowboy with each release. It’s hard to pin how some bands can be succesful at this with fans while others aren’t as embraced.

I like that TDWP “never sounded quite like this” each time, while still retaining trademark elements, dissonance, screaming, some catchy
hooks for the new school emocore kids and weird textures. The Chariot was another band that managed to evolve really distinctively, whereas while the new JFAC proggier direction yielded some cool results, you’d be hard pressed to peg it as the band you knew even an album ago.

Prada meanwhile have been perfecting their approach with each release since Dead Throne. Their themed Zombie EP is a well loved “aww shit” classic to many of their fans, some of their heaviest yet well developed tunes. I like the idea of themed concept EPs a bit more than stringing a story through many albums ala Coheed, for example. I mean, it’s cool to follow a lengthy intertwined tale as in King Diamond’s Them and Conspiracy albums, but then you have the cases of Geoff Tate from Queensryche calling his post-Queensryche band Operation: Mindcrime or Metallica’s “Unforgiven pt. 15″…and that gets to be painfully desperate, grasping at the last straws of a once glorious concept. Prada have decided to put more substance in their albums both long and short, with consistently superior long players and EPs with short little punch to the gut/head concepts that are easy to participate in with enthusiasm for a bit before moving on to the next material.

Full review BELOW.

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I was never into The Devil Wears Prada early in their career. I couldn’t get past the hokey or long song titles that weren’t as interesting as Shai Hulud or Gigan song names. I have to say that since becoming a fan of easy-core new school classic Homesick by A Day To Remember which featured some Prada guest vox and then meeting them a few years back at Mayhem Fest and finding out they were chill dudes, I changed my tune. It helped though that ever since Prada signed with Roadrunner they’ve become more mature and just a better band in almost every way. Actually, Dead Throne was the bomb too. Plus, they really do slam live. I’ve been a fan of pretty much every song they’ve released since and the new one is no exception. Bump this! Awesome tune for early summer’s arrival.

Check out “South Of The City” BELOW.

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The Devil Wears Prada’s Chris Rubey leaves the band

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 1:56 PM (PST)

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The Devil Wears Prada have announced a new contract with Rise Records but have lost a founding member:

“At the end of October, upon completing our run of shows in Mexico, Chris decided that it was time to stay home and be with his wife and daughter. While losing a founding member might seem to be a bumpy transition to announce, we find ourselves terrifically proud and enthused to continue moving forward with touring and writing new material. The upcoming Space EP is a testament to what we’re capable of and the always truthful fact that TDWP is a collective collaboration rather than any single member or component. We’re happy to say that parting ways with Chris couldn’t have been more amicable: we understand and wish him the very best at being with his family.

“In the meantime, our good friend Kyle is playing with us: a fine gentleman and an excellent guitarist who helped out tremendously in the making of Space EP. The Zombie 5 Tour is off to a fantastic start, and we look forward to seeing all of you at an upcoming show.”

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As I Lay Dying and The Devil Wears Prada co-headlining North American tour

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 9:33 AM (PST)

California metalcore band As I Lay Dying and Ohio metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada have announced that they will be co-headlining an upcoming North American tour. The tour is set to kick off on February 22nd in Ventura, California and it will continue through early April.

The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying will be accompanied on the epic tour by For Today (on all dates except March 7th-March 8th), The Color Morale (February 22nd – March 7th), and The Chariot (March 8th – April 4th).

As I Lay Dying will be touring in support of their latest album, Awakened, which was released in September 2012 via Metal Blade Records. The tour also follows The Devil Wears Prada’s breakthrough album, Dead Throne, which was released in 2011 via Ferret Music.

Click right here to check out a complete list of tour dates, cities and venues.

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Show Review: Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 6.30.12

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:04 PM (PST)

Inaugural day of The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was incredible. The line up included Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, and The Devil Wears Prada. The day started off very early, as I decided to get to the grounds by ten in the morning. I found plenty of people in the parking lot already tail-gating with their friends. As we looked for parking, we could hear Slayer being played full blast out of people’s cars. The crowd was lively and it wasn’t even noon yet—this would only be a sign of things to come later in the evening. I was let in before gates opened to the public and picked a spot under a tree to watch the people run in, soon the once empty field turned into a loud, hell raising crowd of people who were ready to kick things off at the smaller stages.

To see the full review click here.

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On day one of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, I had the chance to sit down with the vocalists of two of the most popular bands in today’s metal scene: Mike Hranica of  The Devil Wears Prada and Upon A Burning Body‘s Danny Leal. I interviewed  both of them and asked everything from what it felt like to be on the same bill as metal heavy weights such as Slayer and Slipknot, to what they do on their down time when they’re not on the road. Both interviews went great, here are their responses to my questions.

The Devil Wears Prada Photo Credit to Richard Rasner of Nakayama Studios.

To see the full interview click here.

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Ohio formed metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada have released a video for the song “Vengeance.”  The video features footage from their Dead Throne Tour recorded in Worcester, MA and will be part of an upcoming live CD/DVD.

You can watch the video here.

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Motorhead to play Mayhem Fest 2012

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 2:29 PM (PST)

Ready for summer yet? Motorhead is. The band announced that they will be joining Slipknot,   Anthrax, and Slayer on the main stage at this year’s Mayhem Festival. Motorhead is the final band to be announced in regards to the main stage line up.

Other bands playing the Mayhem Festival this year include Asking Alexandria, White Chapel, As I Lay Dying, High on Fire, and The Devil Wears Prada.

See dates, venues, and cities here.

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Music Video: Devil Wears Prada – “Dead Throne”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM (PST)

Christian metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada have released a video for their song Dead Throne off the album of the same name. The song and album, were released in September 2011 on Ferret Records. This is the Dayton, Ohio six piece’s second record on the label and their fourth full length.

You can view the video here.

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New Video: The Devil Wears Prada- “Born To Lose”

Posted by NichTheHair on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:53 AM (PST)

Ohio’s metalcore sextet The Devil Wears Prada have premiered the video of their first single from “Dead Throne” online today. “Born to Lose” is now streaming online. The video is set against a white background without any light to the band, giving them a moving shadow look. It then blends some imagery of coveted possessions, money, sex, an apple, and others against their new logo in a steel sculpture. The imagery suggests a visualization of their anti-idolatry theme on this record. Check the video out here.

The Devil Wears Prada released “Dead Throne” last week on Ferret Music.

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All who have been holding their breath for “Dead Throne” can now exhale. Ohio’s The Devil Wears Prada are now streaming their new album here. The album was produced by Killswitch Engage‘s Adam D and recorded at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts and The Foundation Recording Studios in Connersville, Indiana.

Vocalist Mike Hranica comments on the lyrical theme of the album: “The record is mostly based on idolatry. There’s a lot of different lyrical content. It’s not a concept record, but a lot of it has to do with anti-idolatry… it’s the idea of putting up our idols, heroes, and entities we worship onto a figurative throne. Those things won’t stay up there, and they’re not meant to be up there. That idea behind Dead Throne is making kings out of things that shouldn’t be kings.”

The Devil Wears Prada also announced today they will begin a headlining tour of the US starting in November. Click here for tour dates and bang your fucking head to “Dead Throne” when it is released September 13th on Ferret Music.

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