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I've never been to an open air music festival. Mostly since most music fests have only one or two artists who I like and try to jam as many different styles of music into one festival as possible to the point where they have no target audience anymore. Lollapalooza is perhaps the biggest offender in that regard to he point where it appeals to both everyone and nobody simultaneously. But thankfully Chicago finally got a metal festival of its own to compensate for a lot of the directionless festivals that the city is known for that have kept me at bay for so long.
Milwaukee Metalfest closed up around a decade ago so Chicago getting a heavy metal festival was (literally) music to my ears. The Rust Belt had nothing in the way of metal festivals and the only other big metal fests have been Rocklahoma, Maryland Deathfest, New England Metal and Hardcore Fest and 70,000 Tons of Metal. As somebody who doesn't live within driving distance from Oklahoma, Maryland, Massachusetts or Florida, I was incredibly excited for something to hit the Midwest as it was long overdue.
But the part that got me most excited was the potential for the future. Specifically a future where artists who only do festivals and mini-tours can finally hit a big outdoor stage and do so in my hometown. Think Anaal Nathrakh, Samael, Ihsahn, Pig Destroyer and Zardonic being able to not only play a real festival show in the Midwest but also be introduced to a whole new audience who would be coming for the far more mainstream headliner. At the very least, the fest could use some less obscure second stage openers and some more foreign bands who haven't come to America for years like Primordial, Vreid or Orphaned Land. But for a brand new festival, the lineup wasn't bad by any means, particularly when it came to headliners. It's a possible future outlet for all the cool stuff that I would never otherwise get to see in coming years which is what got me psyched more than anything else.
I waited in the mother of all lines upon arriving on Friday for a full 90 minutes. Everyone wanted to be in early to catch the opening band on the opening day of the inaugural festival. And the person in front of me was the evil doppelganger of a friend of mine from college. Same body. Same haircut. Same facial features. Same teeth. It was just completely uncanny, especially since one of them lives in west Iowa and the other in east Nebraska. More...
The Devil Wears Prada today unveils the details for sixth full-length album, "Transit Blues," which will arrive October 7th via Rise Records.
This release follows last year's "Space" EP that bowed at #18 on the Billboard Top 200. The band retreated to both Watertown, WI and Sawyer, MI last winter to write "Transit Blues," for the first time living and creating in a shared, full time space.
The Devil Wears Prada re-teamed with "Space" producer Dan Korneff (Pierce The Veil, Motionless in White) in the spring of 2016 to record the 11-track "Transit Blues." Overall, the album reflects themes of transition, separation, and mourning.
"It's like zooming out on a commute," explains vocalist Mike Hranica. "It's the notion of getting from one place to another. Most people go from their homes to work while we go from date to date on tour. Either way, it's the inevitable process of growth and change. There are moments of anger, but the pervading theme is separation. Drawing the full circle, it is separation that is inherent in moving from one place to another."
A video for first single "Daughter" can be seen below, and the track nods to a passion Hranica has yet to properly write about: literature. Specifically, it takes a page from Simone de Beauvoir's novel "The Mandarins."
"It's strange," smiles Hranica. "I will write EPs based on subjects that aren't super close to my heart like 'Zombie' or 'Space' because it opens the door for me to make my own stories based off the topics. When we did 'Transit Blues,' it was only natural to incorporate fiction. 'Daughter' is the most forthright example." More...
The Devil Wears Prada premieres a new song entitled "Daughter", taken from the upcoming new album, which was recorded earlier this year with producer Dan Korneff (Crown The Empire, Motionless In White). Further details on their release plans have yet to be unveiled.
Check out now "Daughter" below.
In other news TDWP has replaced drummer Daniel Williams with Giuseppe Antonio Capolupo (Haste The Day), who appears in the video and has also signed on for the group’s immediate touring. Check all dates below: More...
Joey Sturgis Tones, the audio production software company founded by producer and educator Joey Sturgis, has released the latest product in a line of signature audio plugins and tones: the powerful and versatile limiter, Finality.
Available now in both "Advanced" and "Lite" versions, Finality can be purchased at special introductory pricing ($69 for "Advanced" and $39 for "Lite") via the JST Website here.
In his role as as producer, Joey has worked with the likes of Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Blessthefall, and The Devil Wears Prada.
Commented Sturgis: "I've needed a tool like Finality, that's why I designed it. As I tested it more and more, I realized other people would need this too. So I decided to make it available to everyone as an audio plugin for all popular recording programs and operating systems. I'm very excited to share this limiter with the audio community because it was a blast to create and sounds great!"
Finality is a limiter designed from the ground up to be both powerful and versatile. Whether the source is very dynamic like drums and vocals, or more flat like distorted rhythm guitars and synth, Finality can be dialed to control peak and level dynamics in a mix. A video manual can be seen online at this location for a full overview of all Finality's features. More...
The Devil Wears Prada premieres its new music video for "Alien", taken from the band's latest concept EP "Space", out in stores now via Rise Records.
Check out now "Alien" below.
Mike Hranica, vocalist/lyricist for the metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada, will see his third book released today. Entitled "Three Dots & The Guilt Machine," the book is, according to Hranica, "a five year compilation of poetry, prose, and general nonsense...a collection of writing that rarely finishes its breath. A hundred fifty-something pages of what one might consider eclectic truth fiction."
In addition to Amazon, the book will also be available on the band's upcoming "Apollo X" fall North American tour. Hranica's first book, "One & A Half Hearts," published in 2013, takes a subjective look at the story behind the lyrics from "Dead Throne," Prada's 2011 album.
The Devil Wears Prada will co-headline the "Apollo X" tour this fall with Motionless In White, with Upon a Burning Body, The Word Alive and The Color Morale providing support. Confirmed dates are below. More...
The Devil Wears Prada and Motionless in White are joining forces for a fall North American tour that kicks off October 17 at the Paramount in Huntington, NY.
Criss-crossing the continent over a five-week period, the tour will wrap up in Minneapolis on November 20. The confirmed itinerary is below, with tickets to go on sale this coming Friday.
The Devil Wears Prada released a six track concept EP titled "Space" last month, with a video clip culled from that mini-album available after the tour dates here: More...
The Devil Wears Prada has premiered the first video from new concept EP "Space," that is released today - August 21.
The track, "Planet A," tells the story of Elizabeth, an interstellar explorer who captains a starship through the galaxies, subsequently suffering a horrible malfunction that sets the stage for the rest of the EP. The "Space" track listing is:
The Devil Wears Prada premieres another new song titled "Alien" taken from the band's upcoming first official release since 2013, the conceptual EP "Space", which will be out in stores on August 21st via Rise Records.
Check out now "Alien" below.
The Devil Wears Prada's first official release since 2013, the conceptual "Space" EP, will be in stores on August 21st via Rise Records. Pre-orders can be placed over here
The "Space" EP is comprised of six songs and is a wholly collaborative effort, with all band members contributing - Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, clean vocals), Andy Trick (bass), Daniel Williams (drums), and touring musicians Jonathan Gering (keyboards), and Kyle Sipress (lead guitar). The end result is a collection of thematic songs that each explores a different point of view of space and those things that exist outside of the Earth's province - the sun, the moon, aliens, asteroids, and the interstellar space explorer.
"Planet A," tells the story of an interplanetary ship's commander; "Alien" is straightforward and brutal, leaving no hope for the survival of mankind. Fear, arrogance and a near-incantation of what's really important in life are at the center of "Asteroids."
"We learned a lot from the 'Zombie' EP," said Hranica of the band's 2010 release. "We wanted each song on the 'Space' EP to have a specificity about it, to have its own identity separate from the others, to have its own sound, but still have them all united in concept. We talked about a lot of different themes, but 'space' just felt right."
Like Zombies, "space opera" doesn't run too close to the personal interests of Hranica. "Making this EP was a great experience because it allowed me to open up my imagination and creativity, not to be hindered by having too much knowledge of the subject and become overly analytical, being able to write a more fictional narrative. We really look forward to making more records like this."
The "Space" EP track listing is:
1. Planet A
4. Interlude (instrumental)
6. Asteroid More...
The Devil Wears Prada premieres a new track titled "Supernova" taken from the upcoming conceptual EP "Space" which will be released on August 21st via Rise Records.
Check out now the new track "Supernova" below.
The Devil Wears Prada premieres a new song online titled "South Of The City," which was released via Roadrunner Records for this year's Record Store Day festivities.
The group wrote and recorded the track from scratch over a four day period. A digital release of the single is set for today via iTunes here.
Check out now "South Of The City" below. More...
The Rockstar Mayhem festival enters its eighth year with another heavy metal and hard rock line-up, featuring 13 bands performing between the main stage and Victory Records stage.
The main stage will feature Slayer as headliner, as well as additional performances from King Diamond, Hellyeah, and The Devil Wears Prada. The Victory Records Stage will feature headliner Whitechapel as well as Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice.
Slayer's Kerry King comments: "I don't know if third time will be a charm, but it will definitely be hellish! Slayer and King Diamond on stage for the first time together in the States- NEVER has Mayhem been more evil. DON'T FUCKIN' MISS IT."
King Diamond adds: "This is going to be one hot and hellish summer! Slayer and King Diamond on the same stage - it does not get more devilish than this! We will be putting on a one hour set with the full King Diamond stage production. As for a set list, I'm not gonna reveal that here, but it will be built around 'Dreams of Horror.' The Puppet Master will be there with Grandma, and we will even go as far back in time as to 1777 (hint). You're all in for one hell of a show if you come to this Sabbath!" More...
The Devil Wears Prada has returned to Rise Records and the band's next release, a conceptual EP entitled "Space," is coming in Summer, 2015.
The band's "Zombie 5 Tour Presented by Rockstar Energy Drink" celebrating the fifth anniversary of the "Zombie" EP, kicked off in Nashville this past Sunday night and and will criss-cross the country through mid May, wrapping in Bloomington, IL on May 14th. The band is performing the "Zombie" EP in its entirety for the first time, as well as a new song from the forthcoming "Space" EP.
Commenting on the band's return to Rise Records, vocalist Mike Hranica noted, "We're all very confident in working with Rise again. The label has grown tremendously since our first release back in 2006, nonetheless we know their intention is still the same as ever and we know it's a model that will compliment us well.
"We're persistently hands-on and love to do exactly as we please, and they're a great place for us to be able to continue that path while supporting our visions. Rise can be commended, deservedly, for their wholehearted drive at releasing albums they believe in; and it's that enthusiasm that is both welcoming and exciting for our band moving forward."
The Devil Wears Prada has released a music video for "War" from the band's latest album, "8:18," in conjunction with the announcement for the "Zombie 5" Tour. Check out the clip below, and the full listing up upcoming tour dates can be seen after the jump.
Roadrunner Records group The Devil Wears Prada has announced details for a Spring headline tour deemed the “Zombie 5 Tour” presented by Rockstar Energy Drink.
The trek - which will see the The Devil Wears Prada playing the "Zombie" EP in its entirety each night along with other fan favorites - will feature support from Born of Osiris, The Word Alive, and Secrets.
The coast-to-coast trek gets underway March 15th in Nashville, TN at Rocketown and continues through April 16th, wrapping up at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL.
Frontman Mike Hranica commented, "When we started discussing the idea of playing the Zombie EP front to back, it was clear and evident that the five year anniversary would be the perfect time to commemorate. I love seeing old records and releases performed and celebrated years after their release, and with that I know how excited we are to announce the Zombie 5 Tour." More...
The Devil Wears Prada is set to headline the second night of the Chicago area engagement of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare.
The quintet will be joined by special guests (TBA) as they take over the ultimate Halloween horror event at the Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL on September 27th.
After spending thr summer on the main stage of the recently wrapped 2014 Vans Warped Tour, The Devil Wears Prada will help launch the Halloween season in Chicagoland and tickets are on sale now at this location with prices starting at $25.
The Great American Nightmare in Chicago will feature three attractions based on Zombie's own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses. These attractions were first seen at the 2013 Great American Nightmare debut in Pomona, California and have been improved and enhanced based on visitor feedback.
The fully immersive haunted house experience at Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare will include the Bloody Boulevard with freak shows, musical entertainment – including Street Drum Corps’ renowned Prime Evil Percussion -- roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night. More...
The Roadrunner Records Summer Sampler is now online: head over to Noisetrade here to download your free copy. The track listing is as follows:
1. Stone Sour - 'House of Gold & Bones'
2. Killswitch Engage - 'A Tribute To The Fallen'
3. Trivium - 'Through Blood And Dirt And Bone'
4. Gojira - 'The Axe'
5. King 810 - 'Fat Around The Heart'
6. The Amity Affliction - 'Pittsburgh'
7. Theory Of A Deadman 'Drown'
8. WeAreHarlot - 'Denial'
9. Black Stone Cherry - 'Me and Mary Jane'
10. Marmozets - 'Why Do You Hate Me'
11. Dream Theater - 'The Enemy Inside'
12. The Devil Wears Prada - 'Sailor’s Prayer'
13. Heartist - 'Pressure Point'
14. Kvelertak - 'Kvelertak'
15. Opeth - 'Cusp of Eternity' More...
Roadrunner Records group The Devil Wears Prada has premiered an official music video for latest single, “Sailor’s Prayer.”
The clip - which was directed by Robert Sexton - is available for viewing below, thanks to Alternative Press. “Sailor’s Prayer” is taken from The Devil Wears Prada’s fifth studio album, "8:18," which arrived everywhere this past fall.
The Devil Wears Prada will be on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour all summer long and are offering fans a chance to pick the set list. The group will also be releasing a limited pink vinyl edition of "8:18" exclusively on Warped. For more information, visit the band's website here. More...
Saving Grace has issued the following announcement about The Devil Wears Prada missing a show due to illness:
"It is with very much regret that we announce that The Devil Wears Prada will no longer be appearing with us in Christchurch.
"Due to unfortunate circumstances surrounding the health of lead guitarist Chris, the band is unable to make their pre-Parachute Festival performance down south and cannot perform without him. TDWP in association with their management have made the following statement:
We regret to announce that we must cancel our performance in Christchurch due to a band member falling ill and unable to fly today. We look forward to making this up to all of our fans and friends in Christchurch in the future. We hope everyone will still come out, enjoy the evening and support the Saving Grace album release. All other shows will remain scheduled.More...