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Devil

From: Akershus, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Devil news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Devil Reveals "Gather The Sinners" Release

The Norwegian doom rockers in Devil return with their second opus after their 2011 debut "Time to Repent."

"Gather The Sinners" will be released on May 14th via Soulseller Records on CD, limited gatefold LP. and digital format. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"The new album is a step up both in song writing, performance and production. It also varies from the doomiest they've ever done to the most classic heavy metal they ever done, and if that's not enough: the most garage they've ever done. Fans of Devil will not be disappointed, and with a higher standard on all accounts, we can all be confident that 'Gather The Sinners' will be a worthy sophomore album." More...

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Devil Working On Second Album

Norwegian doom denizens Devil have released the following statement regarding their second album: "Anyhow, we're glad to announce that we survived this and last years festivals and gigs, and even though it was a blast all the way, we have now decided to focus on our next album which we've called 'Gather the Sinners.' It will be released once again on the fine Soulseller Records hopefully this year. We are from now on concentrating fully on the album, and will therefore not be seen much on stage until late this year."

"However, we know that fans of Devil and 'Time To Repent' also will love Gather the Sinners, as it will be another trip down heavy metal memory lane, and the authenticity and evil cheerfulness is still very much represented. To show you just what we're aiming at, we're proud to present a sneak preview filmed live at Roadburn of the song 'They Pale,' which will be featured on 'Gather the Sinners.' We hope you enjoy this, and look forward to the album just as we do."

Devil also went on to say this about the new cover song that they have put out: "Since we're so fucking trendy, we're now exploring Bandcamp. As an opening treat for you all there, we've uploaded our contribution to the Ozzy tribute 'No More Tears' coming in June. And by Belsebub, will we be the odd one out there!! Don't say we didn't warn you, but if you're somewhat sadomasochistic, give it a spin. We'll be using the Bandcamp for other stuff that for some reason don't get on the releases later as well." Stream "Mr. Crowley" by Devil below.


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Metalhit.com Launches New Free Compilation

Metal Maniacs and Metalhit.com are offering up the newest installment of their free monthly metal compilation for download worldwide. The latest compilation, available until November 14th, includes free, as-of-yet unreleased downloadable tracks from:

ROOT (Agonia Records)
DEVIL (Soulseller Records)
BLACK TUSK (Relapse Records)
TJSUDER (Seasons of Mist)
NUNFUCKRITUAL (Debemur Morti Prod.)
NOCTEM (Metal Blade Records)
A PLEA FOR PURGING (Facedown Records)
ACHERONTAS (Agonia Records)
BAHIMIRON (Moribund Records)

Visitors may also enter to win a free copy of Root's "Heritage of Satan" CD, courtesy of Agonia Records. To download the compilation and enter the contest, visit this location.

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Unearthing The Occult Rock Underground

For this week’s edition of Unearthing the Metal Underground we’ll take a look at a style that is generally less heavy than our normal offerings, but still of interest to the average metal fan.

Satanic or occult rock bands such as Ghost and Blood Ceremony have been landing recording deals and making it toward the forefront of the metal scene lately, even though their music falls less on the extreme side of the spectrum. Something about the themes and the arrangement of the music calls out to metal lovers though, whether it’s the invocations to Satan to bring about the end or just simply the catchy tunes.

This week we’ll be unearthing three bands who may go about it in slightly different ways, but all of these groups evoke the mood and tone of a different time, not to mention of something supernatural and slightly sinister.

The Devil’s Blood

Dutch female-fronted act The Devil’s Blood has been gaining momentum over the last year since the release of the full-length album “The Time of No Time Evermore” (reviewed here). Clearly drawing on the pioneers and rock acts from the ‘60s and ‘70s, The Devil’s Blood infuses its sound with more of a modern aesthetic and clearer production, which can be heard on the band’s MySpace page.

You can also check out an interview Metalunderground.com conducted with the Devil’s Blood here, or listen to several songs in the players below.

“Christ or Cocaine”
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Headline News

Hole In The Sky 2011 To Be The Last

The organisers of Norway's Hole In The Sky festival have announced that this year's edition of the event will be the last, concluding twelve years of history. However, it promises to go out with a bang as some of the biggest names in extreme metal will be performing at the event with Immortal, Mayhem, Satyricon and Enslaved being the latest confirmations. A message from the organisers reads as follows:

"There’s a saying that all good things must come to an end. For twelve years we’ve been fortunate enough to meet many of our favourite artists, shared some incredible metal moments with fans coming from all over the world, and worked with some of the best in the scene.

"Twelve years is a long time and we’ve always invested a lot of time and effort in making the festival the best it possible can be and never compromise.

"Hole in the Sky has been a thing we’ve taken great pride in and it would be a very sad thing to let the festival suffer due to other commitments and responsibilities that comes along as you get older, so basically we want go out on a high note when we still feel inspired and on top of the game. Mind you, we will go out in a spectacular fashion. More...

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