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Devil You Know

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Latest Devil You Know News

Below is our complete Devil You Know 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.

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Devil You Know Taps John Boecklin For Tour

Devil You Know will kick off a first-ever North American headlining tour on April 15th in Fresno, CA. This trek, dubbed the “Make America Metal Again” tour, will also feature the band ONI as direct support.

Unfortunately, John Sankey (drums) will not be able to participate in this tour, as he has to attend to a personal matter back in Australia, but he will re-join the band for the start of the Hatebreed and Devildriver tour on May 12th. In the interim, the renowned John Boecklin (ex-Devildriver) will join the fold for this amazing headlining tour.

Sankey states: "DYK fans, I will be sitting out our upcoming U.S. headline tour due to commitments I have in Australia as Ambassador and Co-Founder of the Legion Music Festival taking place in January 2017. It sux to miss playing these shows but being part of planning and overseeing the launch of a national music festival is an enormous task which requires all of my time and dedication right now. Unfortunately Dave Grohl isn't available to fill in, but don't fear, my good buddy and drummer extraordinaire John Boecklin will be hitting the road with Hojo, Fran and Womby to rock the kit for you all each night... F#%k yea! I'll be back from the land down under to rejoin my metal Brothers for our tour with the mighty Hatebreed and Devildriver in May/June. See ya all on the road then.|

Boecklin states: "Being a fan of DYK and its members individually, I'm beyond honored to fill in for John Sankey. Having been working on my management career and new musical project, this will be great opportunity for me to take a break and have some fun playing on stage again. I look forward to seeing friends and representing DYK behind the kit, so come on out these shows and support this heavy ass band." More...

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Devil You Know Announces New Tour

Devil You Know will kick off the band's first-ever North American headlining tour on April 15th in Fresno, CA.

The tour, dubbed the “Make America Metal Again” trek, is announced just as Super Tuesday kicks off and will also feature the band Oni as direct support. Full date and venue info is available below.

Francesco Artusato (guitars) states: "We are very excited to get on the road with the band Oni for our headliner tour. I got to meet the guys in this band a few months ago when I was asked to do a guest solo for their record. That's when I realized the incredible talent each one of them has. Extremely skilled musicians and the songs are sick. It’s a very cool team of people, including Josh Wilbur who produced their album (and our last record as well. He's the best!). Their record sounds really cool and I can't wait to see them perform it live. It's going to be a very fun tour for all of us!

“This is also our very first official headlining North American tour of our band’s career and we are looking forward to performing a lot of new material from They Bleed Red, which has yet to be ever played live. We are also offering VIP ticketing packages at each show, where for only $50 you get a guaranteed group photo with the band, as many autographed items as you like and a free t-shirt of your choice from our merch booth. They are on-sale now here. Meet and greets will be at 6PM sharp each day." More...

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As Blood Runs Black's Sugarman: Solo Album Posted

As Blood Runs Black guitarist Dan Sugarman premieres the full-album stream of the his brand new debut solo effort "Centersun", out in stores now via Bandcamp. Guests featured on "Centersun" include: Angel Vivaldi, Francesco Artusato (Devil You Know), Scott Carstairs (Fallujah) and James Norbert Ivanyi.

Check out now "Centersun" in its entirety below.

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Devil You Know Announces Tour Activity

Devil You Know will kick off a 2016 North American touring cycle on March 5th as direct support to Atreyu with From Ashes To New and Cane Hill in support.

The band will then head back out on the road with Hatebreed and Devildriver from May 13th through June 4th. These shows are Devil You Know's first U.S. performances in support of latest album "They Bleed Red." Catch the band live on these dates:

w/Atreyu
03/05 San Diego, CA – The Observatory
03/07 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
03/08 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
03/12 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Muisc Hall
03/14 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
03/16 San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
03/17 Lubbock, TX – Depot Patio
03/18 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls More...

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Atreyu Announces U.S. Headline Tour

Resurgent So Cal metalcore specialists Atreyu has announced a U.S. headline tour. These are the first in a slew of tour dates that will keep them on the road for much of 2016.

They will embark on a headline trek this winter and spring, with Devil You Know in tow.

Confirmed dates and venues are as follows:

3/4: Bakersfield @ The Gate
3/5: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North
3/6: Costa Mesa, CA @ Orange County Fairgrounds
3/7: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
3/8: Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
3/10: Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
3/11: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
3/12: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
3/13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/14: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
3/16: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
3/17: Lubbock, TX @ Depot Patio
3/18: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
3/19: Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater - 98KUPD Presents UFEST 2016*
*Festival Date

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Devil You Know Posts New Lyric Video

Devil You Know has posted a striking new lyric video for the scathing track "Your Last Breath.” The track comes off the group’s new album, "They Bleed Red," which is available everywhere now.

The band consists of Howard Jones (vocals), Francesco Artusato (guitars), John Sankey (drums), and Ryan Wombacher (bass/backing vocals), while "They Bleed Red" was produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Killer Be Killed).

You can also hear the band's recent cover of "Eye Of The Tiger" or see the porn-themed "The Way We Die" video at this location. More...

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Howard Jones Appears On Chris Jericho Podcast

Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage) joins WWE superstar Chris Jericho on the Talk Is Jericho Podcast and has plenty to say about Devil You Know's new album, "They Bleed Red."

He also speaks candidly about his bi-polar diagnosis, fighting depression, living with diabetes, his not so amicable departure from his former band Killswitch Engage, playing Ozzfest, opening for Iron Maiden, and his great passion for fishing and Christian heavy metal. Hear the full thing at this location. More...

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Devil You Know Covers "Eye Of The Tiger"

Devil You Know is now streaming a cover version of the classic Rocky movie series anthem track, “Eye of The Tiger.” This is a rousing, hard rock rendition to the Survivor hit song and is available below.

Look for Devil You Know on tour alongside Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach across all of Europe now through November 28, 2015. John Sankey (drums) states:

"One day when we were in the studio working on our new album, They Bleed Red, Howard Jones (vocals) turned up in a shower robe and started shadow boxing in the vocal booth while doing his best Rocky Balboa impersonation. It was so impressive that we immediately knew we had to do a cover of the infamous Rocky soundtrack theme. 'Eye Of The Tiger.' We had already been discussing the possibility of recording a cover, but had no idea what song we would do. In that moment when Hojo literally transformed himself into the Italian Stallion right in front of our very eyes we knew it was the perfect choice!

"Our biggest challenge would be adapting the original song into our own style, so we decided each of us must take on the persona of a different cast member to best capture the performance necessary to do such an iconic song justice. Howard lived and breathed the role of Rocky for a full week, Francesco Artusato (guitars) became as a slightly shorter Ivan Drago, Ryan Wombacher (bass) was the perfect fit for a modern day Mickey and I of course was a 'way too Australian' not quite as ripped version of Apollo Creed. We entered the studio swinging wildly in all directions with our respective instruments and there was blood, sweat and many many tears, mainly of uncontrollable laughter. Hours later we emerged victorious and super slow motion high-fived each other in classic Rocky fashion as we listened back to the sweet metal sounds of a reformed Survivor classic. We hope you all enjoy it as much as we do." More...

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Devil You Know Kicking Off New Tour

Devil You Know will kick off the band's European tour on Hallow's Eve (Saturday, October 31) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The band will be touring in support of upcoming second full-length album, "They Bleed Red," and will be accompanied by Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, and Eskimo Callboy. Check out a new music video below, and find full dates after the jump.

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Devil You Know Posts NSFW Video

Remember that video for "The Way We Die" that came out a few weeks ago featuring all the writhing ladies? A very NSFW version with actual nudity is now online and can be seen at BurningAngel.com here. This version showcases the Burning Angel stars bearing it all and having a lot of fun with each other.

Look for Devil You Know on tour alongside Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach across all of Europe from Nov 2nd through Nov 28th. The band's new album "They Bleed Red" is set for a November 6, 2015 release through Nuclear Blast. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Consume The Damned
2. The Way We Die
3. Your Last Breath
4. Stay of Execution
5. Break The Ties
6. Shattered Silence
7. Let The Pain Take Hold
8. Master of None
9. Searching For The Sun
10. How The End Shall Be
11. Broken By The Cold
Bonus Tracks
12. Eye of The Tiger (Cover Track)
13. I Am Alive
14. We Live

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Devil You Know Posts Video Interview

All four members of Devil You K Now recently sat down to give fans a very detailed and inside look into the making of their new full-length album "They Bleed Red," available everywhere on November 6 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Howard Jones (vocals), Francesco Artusato (guitars), John Sankey (drums), and Ryan Wombacher (bass/backing vocals) deliver a dense monstrosity of technical prowess and angst-ridden passion on "They Bleed Red," produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Killer Be Killed).

Look for Devil You Know on tour alongside Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach across all of Europe from November 2 through November 28. More...

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Devil You Know Teams Up With Porn Stars For Video

Devil You Know just dropped a new music video for the track "The Way We Die,” which comes off upcoming full-length "They Bleed Red," due out everywhere on November 6 (Nuclear Blast Records).

The clip features a slew of Burning Angel porn stars and was shot by director Corey Soria (Danzig, Hollywood Undead). Look for Devil You KNow on tour alongside Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach across all of Europe from November 2 through 28.

John Sankey (drums) states: "There’s nothing more rock n' roll then spending the night at a Hollywood strip club partying and getting wild with a bunch of sexy porn stars, so when it came time for us to decide on a concept for our latest video shoot that’s exactly what we did. What metalhead doesn’t want to see hot tattooed girls dancing and stripping while listening to heavy guitar riffs, thunderous bass, pummeling drums and HOJO singing about ‘The Way We Die’? It's the perfect heavy metal storm!

"The infamous Burning Angel girls were a blast to hang out with and we had a whole lot of fun letting them entertain us for the evening. Howard got to do some 'pole fishing', Francesco was making it rain, Ryan was getting plenty of attention at the pool table and I got a bit too busy with some of the ladies in the corner and eventually got us all kicked out. No regrets! We had no interest in doing another performance video with us jamming out, since we did that last album and wanted to shake things up. This was all about us having fun, getting crazy, living the dream and sharing it with the world to enjoy.” More...

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Devil You Know Reveals New Album Details

Devil You Know is streaming "Stay of Execution" below, which is also the first look into sophomore recording effort "They Bleed Red," set for a November 6, 2015 release through Nuclear Blast. This release follows debut album "The Beauty of Destruction" (reviewed here). Francesco Artusato (guitars) states:

"This one was definitely a song that happened unexpectedly. The point was to make a ‘heavy' song (of course, haha) that would have a lot of hooks and cool parts, but not fallowing a typical structure so we had fun trying different things. We have the black metal part, the groovy part, an epic chorus, cool bridge section, gang vocals at the end, etc. It’s literally a bit of everything.

"I wrote the main riff while walking in a mall somewhere while on tour. I was humming it into my phone so I would remember it for later. It was a weird day, haha. I’m just so excited for this new record. It’s a beast! I can’t wait to start playing the new material and the next tour with Fiver Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach in Europe this November is going to be massive!”

John Sankey (drums) further adds: “The track, 'Stay Of Execution,' was the last song that was written for our new album. I wanted us to have a track that was fast, brutal and really slamming with an unconventional song structure. Francesco and I had some demos that we hadn’t used yet, so I tore a few of those unfinished tracks apart and pieced together the coolest sections to create this song. It is definitely one of my favorite tunes from the album because for me personally this feels more like the death metal style that I’m used to playing. There's blast beats, lots of double bass and some really cool busy drum fills. More...

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Devil You Know Premieres New Song

Devil You Know premieres its new song "Stay Of Execution" taken from the group's newly completed album, which will be released this November via Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Stay Of Execution" below.

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Devil You Know Announces More Tour Dates

Devil You Know is set to join Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach for a massive European tour, which kicks off November 2nd and wraps up at Wembley Arena in the U.K. on November 28th. This trek also marks the group’s first European tour ever.

The band is also very excited to announce the addition of two special and very intimate headlining European shows, which are officially on-sale this week. These headlining shows are at Sticky Fingers (club stage) in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 31st and Rock Café St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany on November 7th.

However, North America, don’t worry, as Devil You KNow will be touring with Coal Chamber and Fear Factory this month. There will also be six headlining dates starting August 6th to lead into this touring run. See all dates listed below.

Devil You Know recently completed recording a sophomore release with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, All That Remains, Killer Be Killed), due out in November and with full details to follow.

The band states: "Europe are you ready... We are finally coming to get loud, sweaty and crazy with you. It's been a long wait, so we are going to blast you all with as much metal as we possibly can. This means you will hear songs from our brand new upcoming album, which we will be performing for the first time ever. We will be playing two very intimate and special headlining shows in Gothenburg on Oct 31st and Hamburg on Nov 7th. Let's lose our minds together Europe, it's ON!

“Also, we will be doing only six, very special one-off headlining shows across North America during the Coal Chamber and Fear Factory tour. If you are in those areas, you don’t want to miss out on these intimate, extended set live shows. See you all very soon." More...

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Devil You Know Checks In From The Studio

Devil You Know is set to join Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach for a massive European tour, which kicks off November 2nd and wraps up at Wembley Arena in the U.K. on November 28th. This trek also marks the group’s first European tour ever.

However, North America, don’t worry, as Devil You Know will be touring with Coal Chamber and Fear Factory this July/August. There will also be five very special headlining dates throughout this touring run. See all dates listed below.

Devil You Know is currently recording a sophomore release with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, All That Remains, Killer Be Killed). The group is poised to deliver the album through Nuclear Blast Records worldwide in November.

Howard Jones (vocals) states: "We are beyond excited to announce we will be coming to see all our European metal brothers and sisters for a massive tour this November. The best part is that we will be there alongside the mighty Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach! We've been anxiously waiting to get back to Europe for our first ever full tour, and now thanks to our good friends in FFDP it is finally happening. We will be doing meet and greets each night after our set at the merch booth and look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Please be sure to come and say hello.

"Right now we are in the studio recording our new full-length album, so this tour is the perfect opportunity for us to feature some brand new songs live and also beware, as we might have another very special surprise at some of these shows. Get ready Europe, it's game on! More...

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New Website Lets You Hire Metal Musicians

A website has recently launched titled Metal For Hire, which boasts a colossal lineup of musicians and producers available to hire for session work, lessons, and even lyric video creation.

More info can be found over here, and the site's current lineup includes:

Glen Drover - (session Guitars, Etc...) Megadeth, King Diamond, Testament
Doc Coyle - (session Guitars, Etc…) God Forbid, Lamb Of God, Trivium
Jason Bittner - (session Drums, Etc…) Shadows Fall, Flotsam And Jetsam, Anthrax
Bjorn “speed” Strid - (session Vocals, Etc…) Soilwork, Demon Hunter, Sonic Syndicate
John Gallagher - (session Bass, Etc…) Raven
Dirk Verbeuren - (session Drums, Etc...) Soilwork, Devin Townsend, Jeff Loomis
Jon Howard - (session Vocals, Etc…) Threat Signal, Arkaea, I Legion
Chris “zeuss” Harris - (producing, Etc…) Rob Zombie, Queensryche, All That Remains
Francesco Artusato - (session Guitars, Etc…) Devil You Know, All Shall Perish
Dj Heavygrinder - (remixes, Etc…)
Ben Schigel - (producing, Etc…) Chimaira, Drowning Pool, Misery Signals
Chris Clancy - (session Vocals, Etc...), Wearing Scars, Mutiny Within, I Legion
Hannah Verbeuren - (photographer) Soilwork, Rolling Stone, Decibel, Revolver
Sebastian Reichl - (session Guitars, Etc...) Deadlock, I Legion
Ralph Santolla - (session Guitars, Etc…) Deicide, Death, Obituary
Samus Paulicelli - (session Drums, Etc…) Decrepit Birth, Abigail Williams, Arsis, Goatwhore
Tommy Jones - (videographer) Slayer, Lamb Of God, Testament, Kataklysm More...

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Devil You Know Working On New Album

Devil You Know has completed pre-production for a sophomore release with producer Josh Wilbur. The group will start the official recording process in early June. Howard Jones (vocals) states:

"Hey everyone, so we are all really excited as 2015 is going to be a huge year for DYK. I think spending quality time together sweating on stage and holding hands in vans, buses, planes, boats, trains and submarines has helped us become a true unit, and it's definitely showing in the new tunes.

"Josh Wilbur is super talented and he has a proven history of bringing out the best in bands, so we are excited to say the least. Now it's time to stop showering and shaving so we can transform back into metal mode and get to work! More news to follow in the coming weeks, people... It's on."

The band’s debut album, "The Beauty Of Destruction" (reviewed here), was produced by Logan Mader and mixed by none other than Chris "Zeuss" Harris. A video for a track off that previous album can also be seen below. More...

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Devil You Know Releases New Music Video

L.A.'s Devil You Know - the band featuring ex-Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones and All Shall Perish guitarist Francesco Artusato - released a new music video for the track "As Bright as the Darkness." The song appears on the debut album "The Beauty of Destruction," which was issued last April via Nuclear Blast Records. A review for the album can be viewed over here.

John Rockovich is responsible for the video production, filming, acting and editing. Check out the video clip here:

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Devil You Know Cancels European Tour Dates

Devil You Know - the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and John Sankey (Devovled) - will no longer be part of the upcoming European Machine Head tour starting on November 7th.

The band has issued the following official statement: "It is with much regret that we are forced to announce the cancellation of our upcoming U.K. and European dates supporting Machine Head due to business issues far beyond our control. We want to personally extend our apologies to the Machine Head guys and their entire camp and thank them for offering us such a great opportunity.

"To our fans, the last thing we want to do is let you down. We are devastated that we can't perform for you all and be part of an amazing tour with one of our favorite bands. As musicians, the five of us have a job we love to do and we are ready to get onstage and do it, but unfortunately the cancellation of this tour is completely unavoidable despite every attempt by us to make it happen.

"The business side of this industry is very ugly at times and this is one of those unforeseen instances where the band has to suffer. To put it mildly, we are extremely agitated by this situation and right now our hands are tied, but we are going to deal with it and forge on! We WILL tour Europe and the U.K. as soon as we possibly can and make it up to you all.

"Sincerely, Howard, Francesco, John, Ryan, Roy.” More...

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