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Devolved

Formed: 1996
From: Gold Coast, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Devolved News

Below is our complete Devolved 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.

Devolved Streaming Entire "Reprisal" Album

Technical metal act Devolved will be releasing the new album "Reprisal" this coming November 20th, 2012. The band has now posted the entire album online for streaming prior to the official release.

Check out "Reprsial" over at the band's SoundCloud page here. The track listing is:

1. Systematic Avenger
2. Accelerated Human Degeneration
3. Reprisal of the Damned
4. Supremacy Enforced
5. Embodiment
6. Collateral Damage
7. Apocalyptic Visionary
8. Terminal Enslavement
9. Corrupted Mind Processor
10. Inanimate Infinity
11. (Cadence Of) The Dirge (Exhorder cover) (Bonus Track) More...

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Devolved Posts New Song Online

Devolved has posted a new song online, which can be heard below, and the band commented on the track:

"Another new Devolved song titled 'Terminal Enslavement,' featuring Tony Campos (Soulfly, Prong, Ministry, Asesino, ex Static-x) on guest vocals is now streaming. Taken from the upcoming album 'Reprisal', available world-wide November 20th!"

The previously posted song "Embodiment" is also still available for streaming over at this location. More...

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Devolved Releases New Song Online

Devolved has posted a new song online titled "Embodiment," which can be heard below, and the band commented:

"Another new Devolved song titled 'Embodiment' from the upcoming album 'Reprisal' is now streaming through the player below. Featuring a guest guitar solo by Nate Vennarucci from Ontogeny and Anomalous. Spread the word and let us know what you think... this one is Epic!"

To hear more from "Reprisal," check out the song "Systematic Avenger" over at this location. More...

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Devolved Streaming New Song

Another brand new Devolved track titled "Systematic Avenger" is now available online for streaming. Give the song a listen in the player below.

"Systematic Avenger" comes off the band's new album "Reprisal," due out on November 20th, 2012 through Unique Leader. The previously posted song "Supremacy Enforced" is also available at this location. More...

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Devolved Posts New Track Online

Devolved has posted a new track online for streaming titled "Supremacy Enforced," which is taken off the upcoming full-length "Reprisal," due out November 20th via Unique Leader Records. Check out the song in the player available below. "Reprisal" is the band's first release with guitarist Mark Hawkins and vocalist Mark Haggblad.

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Devolved Reveals "Reprisal" Details

Australian / Los Angeles act Devolved will unleash the band's 4th full length studio album world-wide on November 20th 2012 through Unique Leader Records. Titled "Reprisal," the album includes 10 crushing new tracks and is once again led by founding member, drummer, and lyricist John Sankey. "Reprisal" is the first release with guitarist Mark Hawkins and vocalist Mark Haggblad.

Sankey stated about the album: "I deliberately wanted to combine an organic death metal approach with more progressive and modern elements, while still incorporating a cold and futuristic soundscape which has always been a signature of our sound and concept. I had a very specific vision for this Album and it is finally the definitive representation of what I have always wanted Devolved to be. After our last studio release, 'Oblivion', I decided to work on my own and wrote all the new song structures and arrangements in their entirety by tracking just drums and vocals myself. Once they were complete I recruited new guitarist Mark Hawkins who then wrote and recorded all the guitar and bass parts, his involvement really allowed us to push the boundaries of each track and took the music to a totally new level of speed and technicality.

"To say the guitar work on this album is far beyond anything we have done before would be a huge understatement! New singer Mark Haggblad also brings a rejuvenated ferocity to the band, his relentless vocal delivery is extremely aggressive throughout each track while still maintaining a unique tone that fits the dynamics and diversity of the songs perfectly. It has been a renewed creative experience working with such focused and talented new members, and it has definitely allowed us to surpass anything the band has been capable of in the past. 'Reprisal' is without doubt the album I have always strived to create since the formation of Devolved!"

The album also includes a cover of the Exhorder classic "Cadence Of The Dirge" as a bonus track. Both Kyle Thomas (Exhorder vocalist) and Monte Conner (Roadrunner Senior VP) praised the band on this version of the song saying it is an “amazing cover, Devolved have more than done it justice!” Also featured is a guest vocal appearance by Tony Campos (Soulfly, Prong, Ministry, Asesino, ex-Static X) plus guest solos Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish), Nate Vennarucc (Ontogeny, Anomalous), Malcolm Pugh (Diskreet, A Loathing Requiem), and Vishal Singh
(Robots Pulling Levers). More...

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Devolved Streaming New Demo Song

Devolved has uploaded another new demo song online for streaming. Check out the track "Systematic Avenger" in the player available below, or listen to the previously posted "Collateral Damage" track at this location. Additional details on Devolved can be found via the band's Facebook profile.

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Devolved Posts New Demo Song

Devolved has posted a new demo track online titled "Collateral Damage," which is set to appear on a forthcoming new album to see release in 2012. "Collateral Damage" also features Devolved's new vocalist Mark Haggblad.

You can check out the new demo song in the player below, or head over to Devolved's Facebook profile for more information and to check out additional songs available for streaming.

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Devolved Streaming Whole New Album

Devolved is set to release the new album, "Oblivion," on May 24th via Unique Leader Records. The band is now streaming the entire album online, which can be heard by heading over here. The "Oblivion" track listing and cover artwork can be viewed below.

1. Existential Crisis
2. Into Fire
3. Awakening
4. World In Denial
5. Virus
6. Wretched Eyes Of God
7. Transcendence
8. From The Ashes
9. Legions Rise
10. Divinity
11. Disciple (Slayer cover song bonus track) More...

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Devolved Comments On Cover Band

Devolved has issued the following statement about a tribute act, featuring some of the band's previous members, playing live shows in Australia:

"A 'Technologies Tribute Band' will be playing a handful of one-off live dates in Australia in May & June to commemorate the Devolved 'Technologies' anniversary. The band features some X-members of Devolved and will be playing songs from the debut album only. The tribute has no affiliation with the current band led by founding member and drummer John Sankey, based in Los Angeles. John will NOT be performing with the tribute in Australia since Devolved themselves are planning tour dates in the USA following the release of the new album, 'Oblivion' on May 24th."

Sankey also stated, "It is an honor that some of the old band members are playing tribute to the album where we originally started the band in Australia. It would have been cool to reform the entire original line-up but unfortunately I have commitments with Devolved here in America to promote and tour for the World-wide release of our new cd 'Oblivion'. Myself and the other current members of Devolved wish the guys all the best with the tribute shows and hope fans will go check it out!"

Devolved has commemorated the 10 year release of the band's debut album "Technologies" by re-releasing a remixed and remastered version of the CD exclusively online. It is available now on iTunes and will be available for download on all other major digital distribution stores and websites including Amazon, Napster, and many more in the coming weeks.

The album has been remixed by producer/engineer Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Deicide) and Remastered by Alan Douches (Sepultura, Unearth, Hatebreed) and also features new cover art and previously unreleased bonus tracks.

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Devolved To Reissue "Technologies"

Devolved will commemorate the 10 year release of the band's debut album "Technologies" by re-releasing a remixed and remastered version of the CD exclusively online. The album has been remixed by producer/engineer Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Deicide) and remastered by Alan Douches (Sepultura, Unearth, Hatebreed) and also features new cover art and previously unreleased bonus tracks. The art can be viewed below.

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Devolved will be releasing the new album, "Oblivion," on May 24th via Unique Leader Records. Drummer John Sankey commented, "The 'Oblivion' album is absolutely our most innovative, ambitious and intense work to date. Writing this CD was an excruciating and very time-consuming process, but we have created what I definitely consider a unique metal album that showcases each of us pushing the limits of our playing and songwriting. The end result is a listening experience that will speak for itself. I am extremely proud of what we have achieved!"

The "Oblivion" track listing is a as follows:

1. Existential Crisis
2. Into Fire
3. Awakening
4. World In Denial
5. Virus
6. Wretched Eyes Of God
7. Transcendence
8. From The Ashes
9. Legions Rise
10. Divinity
11. Disciple (Slayer cover song; bonus track)

The new song "Wretched Eyes Of God" is available to be heard at this location.

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Devolved Posts New Song Online

Devolved has posted a new song online titled "Wretched Eyes Of God," which is taken from the band's upcoming album "Oblivion." You can listen to the song in the player below. "Oblivion" is set for release world wide on May 24th via Unique Leader Records.

The "Oblivion" track listing is as follows:

1. Existential Crisis
2. Into Fire
3. Awakening
4. World In Denial
5. Virus
6. Wretched Eyes Of God
7. Transcendence
8. From The Ashes
9. Legions Rise

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Devolved Posts New Song "Awakening"

Devolved will be releasing the new album "Oblivion" on May 24th through Unique Leader Records. The band has posted a new song from the album, titled "Awakening," on the Devolved MySpace page. Head over here to listen to the new track.

The "Oblivion" track listing is as follows:

1. Existential Crisis
2. Into Fire
3. Awakening
4. World In Denial
5. Virus
6. Wretched Eyes Of God
7. Transcendence
8. From The Ashes
9. Legions Rise

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Devolved Reveals New Album Tracklisting

International technical metal act Devolved has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming full length album. The new album, titled "Oblivion," is set for release on May 24 through Unique Leader Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. Existential Crisis
2. Into Fire
3. Awakening
4. World In Denial
5. Virus
6. Wretched Eyes Of God
7. Transcendence
8. From The Ashes
9. Legions Rise

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Devolved Posts "Fractured" Music Video

Devolved has posted a music video online for the track "Fractured," which can be viewed below. The song is off the band's latest album "Calculated." "Fractured" was filmed, directed, and edited by David Brodsky for My Good Eye Productions on location at Ramona Mainstage, San Diego, California.

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Devolved Signs with Unique Leader Records

DEVOLVED has signed a world-wide deal with Unique Leader Records. The band comments:

"We are very proud to announce that we have officially joined forces with extreme metal 'label giants', Unique Leader! All of us in DEVOLVED have been long-time fans of Unique Leader Records and many of the bands they have worked with since the label began. So we are honored to become part of such a respected force in the Metal industry. UL owner Erik has been at the forefront of the extreme music scene for some time now, both as a musician and label owner, so we look forward to working with him to take DEVOLVED to the next level and onward to the Metal masses! We definitely bring our own sound and style to the UL roster, and we are looking forward to the challenge of taking both the band and label forward to new territories within the metal scene.

"Unique Leader will officially release our 'Calculated' album world-wide on August 25th.
The cd is currently being mixed by famed Producer / Engineer Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Nevermore, Deicide, Queensryche, Judas Priest) and mastered by Alan Douches (Sepultura, Unearth, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, God Forbid).

"This will also be our first cd to feature vocalist Kyle Zemanek. The release of 'Calculated' will be followed up with extensive touring throughout the USA and internationally. We will also be recording a second album with Unique Leader which will be set for a 2010 release."

DEVOLVED will be touring the Southern USA states throughout May and June. The tour begins this Friday 15th May in Glendale, Arizona. The latest tour dates are as follows: More...

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Lineup Finalized

The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:

Friday, April 18th

FRONT STAGE
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15

MAIN STAGE
Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??

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Devolved Announce New Vocalist

Australian tech-metallers DEVOLVED have announced the permanent addition of vocalist Kyle Zemanek to the group's ranks. Kyle is the former singer of Los Angeles-based metal band DEADSETT. Commented drummer John Sankey: "Kyle definitely has the aggression and intensity essential for DEVOLVED. He is a killer vocalist and a great all-around musician so it is an honor to have him as part of the band!"

DEVOLVED are now located permanently in Los Angeles and are busy rehearsing for upcoming shows and tours, as well as writing new material. DEVOLVED are also planning a limited-edition release of their "Automation 002" EP in Australia featuring rare songs, cover tracks and video footage.

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