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Devil You Know

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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.

Lacuna Coil Gears Up For Tour With Devil You Know

Lacuna Coil is continuing a world tour in support of the band's latest Century Media release, "Broken Crown Halo" (reviewed here), with a run of dates in the U.S. and Canada starting in Sacramento at this year's Aftershock Festival.

Devil You Know is set to support the entire tour and Starset is also appearing Sept. 23 - Oct. 12 except Oct. 7 & 8, where Unlocking The Truth will join for those two nights. Up and coming Canadian band Incura has been added to all Canadian shows.

Lacuna Coil also recently premiered a video for "Nothing Stands In Our Way" from "Broken Crown Halo." Check out the video after the tour dates. More...

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Roundtrip To Hel, Part II

[Continued from Part I]

SATURDAY, 6/28 - 13:30

“That’s a killer e-cig; where’d you pick it up?”

Actually, the stranger on the bus doesn’t say that. At least not in English. And judging from his condescending glare from a row up and across the aisle, I’m thinking he doesn’t approve.

I exhale the last puff of vapor toward the ceiling and shrug uncomfortably.

Rachel exchanges a few words with him, nudges me on the shoulder. “He’s definitely not from here - I can’t recognize his accent - but he says you’re not allowed to do that on the bus.”

“If he’s not from here, why’s he lecturing other people on the rules?” I shoot the man a neutral nod. “This stuff isn’t affecting him.” Still, I put it away. Some people, man. Busybodies.

Through my vest pocket, I finger the boxy outline of the pack of Marlboro Reds I bought last night after I caved. Post-Dimmu, our gearing-down at Nikky’s place a few blocks away became a relaxed, languid, drawn-out gab session, leading us to miss the afterparty band, Amorphis. For shame. Harakiri shame.

Instead, we ended up at PRKL, another rock club, well after midnight. After buying the pack and stepping outside to smoke one, I nearly got myself flattened by a passing street tram. That was probably some kind of sign. More...

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Machine Head Announces New Tour Dates

The Bay Area metal titans in Machine Head have announced more dates for their European headlining tour in November & December 2014.

The band also revealed the support bands that will accompany the tour: label mates Devil You Know (featuring Howard Jones, Francesco Artusato, John Sankey, Ryan Wombacher, and Roy Lev-Ari) and U.S. melodic death/metalcore act Darkest Hour.

Machine Head will also release new album "Bloodstone & Diamonds" this coming Fall. Get full details at this location, and see the band live on these dates: More...

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Lacuna Coil Announces Fall North American Tour

Lacuna Coil continues a world tour in support of latest Century Media release, "Broken Crown Halo" and has now announced a second run of dates in North America.

Support will come from Devil You Know for the entire tour, with Starset appearing Sept. 23-Oct. 12, with exception to Oct. 7-8, where Unlocking The Truth will join the tour.

Up and coming Canadian band Incura have been added to all Canadian sates. The tour will kick off in Sacramento at this year's Aftershock Festival.

Vocalist Cristina Scabbia had this to say: "Hello all!! Busy year for Lacuna Coil ...and we couldn't be happier! We will be back in the US AND (finally!) Canada again! We are very excited to announce that, and to bring the new songs and the new dark aura back on the road. Our friend Howard Jones and his band Devil You Know will be joining us in the madness. It will be a great tour and you HAVE to share the fun with us!"

Confirmed dates are:

Sept 14 - Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (Discovery Park)
Sept 16 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sept 17 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Sept 19 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Sept 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sept 21 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Sept 23 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Sept 24 - Calgary, AB @ Republik
Sept 25 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Sept 26 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Culture Center
Sept 27 - Thunder Bay, ONT @ Crocks
Sept 29 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
Sept 30 - London, ONT @ London Music Hall
Oct 1 - Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
Oct 3 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
Oct 4 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Oct 5 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
Oct 7 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon
Oct 8 - Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct 10 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Oct 11 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Oct 12 - New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

*Devil You Know - support all dates
*Starset will join the tour Sept. 23 - Oct. 12 (except: Oct. 7&8)
*Incura on all Canadian shows
*Unlocking The Truth will join on Oct. 7-8

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Devil You Know Cancels Upcoming Dates

Devil You Know - which released debut album "The Beauty Of Destruction" back in April - has issued the following announcement about cancelling upcoming shows and confirming others:

"Some good news and some bad news from the Devil You Know camp. Bad news first. As you may or may not know, three members of Devil You know are not U.S. citizens: John is Australian and both Francesco and Roy are Italian. Howard and Ryan are American.

"Unfortunately, we have come up against some logistical problems in getting our work visas in time for all of our upcoming European dates. Sadly, we've been forced to cancel some of the shows Devil You Know is slated to play in late June/early July.

"The good news is that we will be able to perform at England's prestigious Sonisphere Festival on Friday, July 4th. We are also extremely excited to be performing on mainland Europe on Saturday, July 5th at Germany's With Full Force Festival. These are both hugely important shows for Devil You Know and we can't wait to play for our fans, both old and new there. We are currently rescheduling these cancelled European shows as well as mounting a full tour there for the near future.

"Devil You Know just completed our first full-fledged tour of the United States with Black Label Society, Down, and Butcher Babies. The shows were great and the audiences were fantastic. This is truly a new beginning for the five of us! See you soon!" More...

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Devil You Know Posts Lyric Video

Devil You Know - the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish), and John Sankey (Devolved) - release debut album, "The Beauty Of Destruction," today, April 25th.

Along with the release of the album, the band has also put online an official lyric video for "A New Beginning," which can be seen below.

The band also recently posted the second part of a recently conducted fan Q&A where the band answers questions submitted via Facebook. Check it out at this location.

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Devil You Know Posts Second Part Of Fan Interview

New project Devil You Know - which features Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish), and John Sankey (Devolved) - has now uploaded the second in a series of videos answering fan submitted questions.

Check out this part below, or see the previously posted first segment at this location.

Devil You Know's new album "The Beauty of Destruction" will be made available on both physical and digital formats on April 25th (Europe) and April 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The track listing is as follows:

1. A New Beginning
2. My Own
3. Embracing The Torture
4. For The Dead And Broken
5. Seven Years Alone
6. It's Over
7. A Mind Insane
8. Crawl From The Dark
9. The Killer
10. I Am The Nothing
11. Shut It Down
12. As Bright As The Darkness
13. Sacrifice (bonus track – vinyl LP only) More...

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Devil You Know Posts New Track

Devil You Know - the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish), and John Sankey (Devolved) - has made available the second single, "A New Beginning," taken from the band's upcoming album "The Beauty Of Destruction."

Give it a listen below, thanks to Metal Sucks. "The Beauty of Destruction" will be made available on both physical and digital formats on April 25th (Europe) and April 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The track listing is as follows:

1. A New Beginning
2. My Own
3. Embracing The Torture
4. For The Dead And Broken
5. Seven Years Alone
6. It's Over
7. A Mind Insane
8. Crawl From The Dark
9. The Killer
10. I Am The Nothing
11. Shut It Down
12. As Bright As The Darkness
13. Sacrifice (bonus track – vinyl LP only) More...

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Devil You Know Answers Fan Questions

Devil You Know, the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and John Sankey (Devolved), has released the first part of a recently conducted fan Q&A where the band answered questions submitted via Facebook. Check it out below.

The band's new album "The Beauty of Destruction" will be available on April 25th (Europe) and April 29th (North America/UK/France) via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Devil You Know Posts New Video

Devil You Know, the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and John Sankey (Devolved), has a new video clip out now for "Seven Years Alone," which can be seen below thanks to Metalhammer.

The band's new album "The Beauty of Destruction" will be available on April 25th (Europe) and April 29th (North America/UK/France) via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. A New Beginning
2. My Own
3. Embracing The Torture
4. For The Dead And Broken
5. Seven Years Alone
6. It's Over
7. A Mind Insane
8. Crawl From The Dark
9. The Killer
10. I Am The Nothing
11. Shut It Down
12. As Bright As The Darkness
13. Sacrifice (bonus track – vinyl LP only)

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Devil You Know Discusses Upcoming Album

Devil You Know, the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and John Sankey (Devolved), has posted an interview explaining the creative process that went into debut album, "The Beauty of Destruction." Check it out below.

"The Beauty of Destruction" will be available on April 25th (Europe) and April 29th (North America/UK/France) via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. A New Beginning
2. My Own
3. Embracing The Torture
4. For The Dead And Broken
5. Seven Years Alone (streaming here)
6. It's Over
7. A Mind Insane
8. Crawl From The Dark
9. The Killer
10. I Am The Nothing
11. Shut It Down
12. As Bright As The Darkness
13. Sacrifice (bonus track – vinyl LP only) More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 7

Last week on Metalunderground.com's Official Podcast, we brought you two young and very special Canadian bands, The Kindred and Hollow. And sure enough on this week's episode, co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) continues indulging in his love for progressive (and, coincidentally, Canadian) bands.

Toronto, Ontario's Intervals, formed in 2011 and until late last year a strictly instrumental band, have just debuted with the full-length "A Voice Within," within which you'll indeed find a voice: frontman Mike Semesky. Kevin considers some of the musical developments this shift in focus has spurred.

Next, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) makes a painful, heavy-hearted effort to dissect his conflicted feelings about the latest Iced Earth release "Plagues Of Babylon" (reviewed here). It is the veteran metal band's tenth studio album, and so far to Mike's ears, falls tragically short of the dazzling comeback that was 2011's "Dystopia."

Finally ensues a discussion of singer Howard Jones, the positives and negatives of his contributions to the mighty Killswitch Engage, and his brand new group dubbed Devil You Know.

Take a listen here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback.

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Devil You Know Posts Video Interview

Nuclear Blast has posted a video interview with Devil You Know, the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and John Sankey (Devolved). Check out the "meet the band" video below.

The band's new album "The Beauty of Destruction" will be available on April 25th (Europe) and April 29th (North America/UK/France) via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. A New Beginning
2. My Own
3. Embracing The Torture
4. For The Dead And Broken
5. Seven Years Alone
6. It's Over
7. A Mind Insane
8. Crawl From The Dark
9. The Killer
10. I Am The Nothing
11. Shut It Down
12. As Bright As The Darkness
13. Sacrifice (bonus track – vinyl LP only) More...

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Devil You Know Streaming New Track

Devil You Know, which features Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish), John Sankey (ex-Fear Factory/ex-Divine Heresy) and former Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones, is streaming the new track "Seven Years Alone." The song appears on the debut album "The Beauty of Destruction," which will be available on April 25th (Europe) and April 29th (North America/UK/France) via Nuclear Blast Records.

"The Beauty of Destruction" was produced by Logan Mader and mixed by none other than Chris “Zeuss” Harris. The track listing is as follows:

1. A New Beginning
2. My Own
3. Embracing The Torture
4. For The Dead And Broken
5. Seven Years Alone
6. It's Over
7. A Mind Insane
8. Crawl From The Dark
9. The Killer
10. I Am The Nothing
11. Shut It Down
12. As Bright As The Darkness
13. Sacrifice (bonus track – vinyl LP only)

Check out "Seven Years Alone" here: More...

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Devil You Know Live Footage Available

Devil You Know, the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and John Sankey (Devolved), will unleash "The Beauty of Destruction" on April 25th (Europe) and April 29th (North America/UK/France).

Now footage has been uploaded of the band's first ever live show in support of the debut album. Check out several clips from the show, courtesy of Liberate Justice Entertainment and YouTube users ryanromenesko and Concert_Dude_88. Full details on the album are also available at this location.

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Devil You Know Reveals New Album Details

Devil You Know, the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and John Sankey (Devolved), will unleash its inaugural effort on Nuclear Blast Entertainment this April.

"The Beauty of Destruction" will be made available on both physical and digital formats on April 25th (Europe) and April 29th (North America/UK/France). The album was produced by Logan Mader and mixed by none other than Chris “Zeuss” Harris.

Artwork for the album was created by painter and illustrator Travis Smith. "When Travis Smith presented us with the initial sketches we were blown away,” commented Jones. “He captured the concept of the album perfectly. It’s hugely different than anything that’s out there and will be immediately recognizable as Devil You Know."

The track listing is as follows:

1. A New Beginning
2. My Own
3. Embracing The Torture
4. For The Dead And Broken
5. Seven Years Alone
6. It's Over
7. A Mind Insane
8. Crawl From The Dark
9. The Killer
10. I Am The Nothing
11. Shut It Down
12. As Bright As The Darkness
13. Sacrifice (bonus track – vinyl LP only) More...

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Devil You Know Announces Debut Album

Devil You Know, the creative union of former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones, All Shall Perish guitarist Francesco Artusato, and Devolved drummer John Sankey, has finished tracking a debut for Nuclear Blast Entertainment and is also gearing up for a first round of live performances in early 2014.

Beginning on February 22nd in Brisbane, Australia, Devil You Know will join the Soundwave Festival Tour and will mark the addition of guitarist Roy Lev-Ari and Bleeding Through bassist Ryan Wombacher to the band’s lineup.

“After a period of being so intensely creative writing and recording the album, it’s exciting to finally take it out on the road,” says Jones. “It’s great to have the two new guys. Roy is a great fit. Ryan and I have played tons of shows together in Bleeding Through and Killswitch and have known each other for years.”

Produced by Logan Mader, Devil You Know's inaugural effort is presently being mixed by none other than Chris “Zeuss” Harris. “It’s the record I’ve waited my entire life to make,” states Artusato. “Logan really pushed us and brought the best out of us and now Zeuss is making it sound amazing!”

Artwork for the album is currently being finished up by noted painter and illustrator Travis Smith. The album is tentatively slated for a March/April release in 2014.

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Devil You Know Streams Demo Version Of New Track

New act Devil You Know, which features Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish), John Sankey (ex-Fear Factory/ex-Divine Heresy) and former Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones, is streaming a demo version of the new track "Shut it Down." The song will appear on the debut, yet untitled, debut album which is targeted for release in early 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the track here:

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Devil You Know Signs With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast Entertainment is proud to announce the signing of Devil You Know. The label comments:

"Devil You Know is the intersection of three undeniable talents from the world of heavy music. Howard Jones: the former Killswitch Engage and Blood Has Been Shed frontman, who garnered two gold records and a Grammy nomination during his decade-long tenure with the Massachusetts band. Francesco Artusato: celebrated solo artist and guitarist with The Francesco Artusato Project and All Shall Perish. And John Sankey: drummer for the Australian band Devolved, who has also worked with Fear Factory and Divine Heresy.

"The sum total of the three has come together as Devil You Know, yielding a sound as singular as it is unforgettable. Devil You Know was born out of Artusato and Sankey’s creative quest to stretch beyond their extreme metal backgrounds."

The two had written over a dozen songs before even attempting to lock down a singer. “We were unsure if Howard would be interested,” says Sankey. Yet, when Killswitch Engage’s former frontman received the material, a creative ideal began to solidify. Finally connecting in Los Angeles during the last months of 2012, a highly distinctive sound began to become apparent.

“It turned from bare-bones musical ideas into something that surpassed any of our expectations” says Jones. “It went from something we thought was going to be a fun, heavy project into something very real.”

It was during a recording session at the start of 2013 with producer and former Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader that Devil You Know’s ideas began to alchemize into something none of the bands members would ever expect. “It became a departure from what I’m known for,” says Artusato. “I wasn’t focusing on technical guitar parts (even though I still love that aspect of writing) but simply on writing what felt best for each individual song.” More...

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