The Devil's Blood
Band Photo: The Devil's Blood (?)
Last Known Status: Active
Latest The Devil's Blood News
Below is our complete The Devil's Blood 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.
The Devil's Blood announced at the beginning of 2013 that the group has "returned to nothingness."
At the same time, TDB announced that plans had already been put into motion to release new material. The new seven song album, "III: Tabula Rasa or Death and the Seven Pillars," will serve as the band's final full-length release.
A new track, "White Storm of Teeth," has been made available for streaming. Check out the song via Metal Blade or through the player below.
The album will be available for purchase on iTunes April 30th, via all other digital outlets (Google Play, Amazon MP3, etc.) on May 28th, and on CD and vinyl June 11th. Band member SL comments on the release: More...
Occult rock act The Devil's Blood recently announced the group is disbanding with the short announcement "The Devil's Blood is no more. As of the 22nd of January 2013 The Devil´s Blood has returned into nothingness."
The Devil's Blood has now checked in with a new statement about breaking up in which the band announces it will be releasing previously recorded album and DVD material in their currently unfinished states. The group comments:
"It has been a while since the announcement of our disbanding was made and we feel now is the right time to convey our plans for the legacy that TDB will leave. Our music and artwork will remain available through both our own website and that of Ván Records as well as any other medium that will prove suitable.
"At the time of the group’s disbanding there were several projects ongoing, each in different evolutionary stages. These were the following:
"1. 'III: Tabula Rasa or Death and the Seven Pillars' A new, full length album with 7 new songs, for which only demos were made. Originally intended for a winter 2013 release. Artwork by Manuel Tinnemans
"2. '66:2' An acoustic EP with one new piece of music and 2 covers. Studio recordings unfinished. Originally intended for a release at Roadburn 2013. Artwork TBA.
"3. A live DVD. Not yet edited or mixed. Originally intended for a release somewhere 2013/2014
"4. Several live recordings. Not yet edited or mixed. Originally intended for use as live records, B sides and compilation material. More...
Occult rock act The Devil's Blood has posted the following brief message online about apparently calling it quits:
"As of the 22nd of January 2013 The Devil´s Blood has returned into nothingness.
"All planned Rituals will be cancelled. No interviews will be done. Consummatum est.
"- SL & F The Devil's Blood - 2007 / 2013"
No further information has been made available about the abrupt breakup. The Devil's Blood released two full-length albums, "The Time of No Time Evermore" (reviewed here) and "The Thousandfold Epicentre" (reviewed here). More...
One of the most defining moments in my musical development was back in 2004 when Yahoo Launch saw that I liked listening to Unearth, Fear Factory, and Lamb of God and thought that I might enjoy My Chemical Romance's “I'm Not Okay.” That single moment of revulsion caused me to look for music on my own terms after seeing how some corny and cheesy pop-rock could somehow be marketed towards metalheads. Today, we see a number of bands that try to look and act like they're part of the metal scene through their image (and the bands they tour with), but have a sound rooted more in traditional rock and roll than anything spawned by Sabbath.
First off, I'm not here to debate the merits of bands like Ghost and Ancient VVisdom. The debate over artistic integrity isn't at all relevant here. Instead, this is about is marketing and claiming bands that in no way sound “metal” are still technically considered part of the metal scene. Personally, I do like some occult rock as I've long been a fan of Current 93 and I've done my fair share of listening to Coven. That said, I'd never call Current 93 a metal band nor would I want the group touring with Cannibal Corpse. Variety between acts belongs to big music festivals like Bonaroo and Lollapalooza, and not to small club shows. More...
Van Records, in conjunction with Heavy Metal Home TV, has posted footage online of The Devil's Blood performing the track "She" live in Bochum on December 9th, 2012.
Check out the performance clip below. "She" is taken off the band's latest full-length album "The Thousandfold Epicentre" (reviewed here).
The Devil's Blood has announced the band's final round of live shows for the year, which can be found below. The occult rock outfit also comments:
"After a tremendously successful North American tour and a short round of conquest over the European festival circuit we have now finalized the planning for this humble but strategically chosen list of venues, where we will celebrate the Bacchanalian festivities of the Saturnalia, the ancient Roman festival of the undoing of law and master/slave role reversal.
"With these Rituals we aim to inspire within all in attendance the rebellious nature of He Who is Without Light and make them realize their Divine potential and discover within themselves the kernel of fierceness and power known as the Inner Flame.
"We hope that all in attendance will heed the Call of the Wild and release their restraint to find in wine, truth, in fire, strength, in blood, love and in madness, freedom. This tour has been dubbed The Everlasting Satournalia.
"Ván Records has taken the opportunity with these Rituals to promote a new, young member in its roster and German Heavy Metal Traditionalists ATTIC have been selected as a direct support."
Footage has been posted online of occult rock outfit The Devil's Blood performing the title track off the band's new album "The Thousandfold Epicentre" (reviewed here) at the 2012 edition of the Maryland Death Fest. Check out the clip below. You can also watch previously posted video of the band playing "Come, Reap" live at this location.
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of occult rock act The Devil's Blood performing the song "Come, Reap" in San Antonio, Texas on April 29th, 2012. Check out the clip below. In other news, The Devil's Blood will soon be appearing at the upcoming Maryland Death Fest 2012.
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.
The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:
Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end
Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...
The inaugural Decibel Magazine tour kicks off in a mere eight days in Columbus, OH. It wasn't too late, however, for the venue owners to prohibit the bands from appearing at The Brewmaster's Gate. Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood, and In Solitude are being forbidden from playing at the venue because of religious conflicts with the venue owners. These bands are no strangers to this type of treatment, and a new venue has already been confirmed. The Columbus, OH show will now be at Al Rosa. Tickets for this show are still available and can be purchased here.
Behemoth's front man, Nergal, comments further: "Wow, big motherfuckin' WOW! We are facing a legendary moment: Amerika, the land of the free, is banning Behemoth coz of religious beliefs. The madness starts in Ohio, but of korz we are playing anyway. Nothing can stop us now. God, please save me from this freedom…"
Beginning on April 11th and laying waste through a gargantuan 26-date run, the Decibel Magazine Tour (presented by Metal Blade Records, IndieMerchStore.com, FYE, ESP Guitars and Good Fight Entertainment) not only offers four diverse European artists hand-picked by the magazine, but doubles as Behemoth's first U.S. tour since vocalist/guitarist Adam "Nergal" Darski's well-documented battle with—and triumph over—leukemia. Dates are as follows: More...
Dutch occult rockers The Devil's Blood are gearing up for a near month-long run of North American dates on the forthcoming Decibel Magazine Tour alongside Behemoth, Watain and In Solitude. The band will be touring in support of "The Thousandfold Epicentre" (reviewed here) released earlier this year via Metal Blade Records.
Comments founder and band leader SL: “The Devil's Blood is proud and extremely eager to travel the New World alongside some of the world’s most dedicated metal bands. Dedicated not to some pathetic notion of ‘scene’ or ‘unity’ but to a clear, totally individual, spiritual path that although not understood by most is perhaps the most valid and urgent one available for wandering feet to travel in the twilight of the Iron Age. We share many opinions and disagree on many more, yet our offerings all speak of that great mystery which we all aspire to with passion and fury. Praise be to all those who accompany us on this particular path.”
Dates are as follows: More...
Behemoth posted a video tour ad for the upcoming Decibel Magazine Tour, which commences on April 11, 2012. The lineup consists of Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood and In Solitude. For a list of dates and venues, head over to this location, or check out the video here:
Death metal juggernauts Horrendous have been added as the opening act for the Charlotte, NC date of the Decibel Magazine Tour featuring Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood and In Solitude. Horrendous will be appearing on the May 4th date of that tour at Amos Southend in Charlotte.
West Coast ethereal doom trio Ides of Gemini was recently added to the Los Angeles stop of the Decibel Magazine Tour. The tour, which boasts the monolithic lineup of Behemoth, Watain, The Devil’s Blood, and In Solitude, will make its way to the House of Blues on April 25th and Ides of Gemini is grateful for the opportunity to open the eclectic rituals that evening.
Comments guitarist/backing vocalist J. Bennett: "Ides of Gemini ibeyond thrilled to be joining Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood and In Solitude on the Los Angeles date of Decibel's mega-tour extravaganza. For anyone who wants to get there before all the blood and Satanism starts - I know, I know: why would you wanna do that? - we promise to make it worth your while. And by that I mean that we will be handing out free drugs before we play. Okay, that's a lie. I'm not gonna share my drugs with you. We barely know each other. See you on the 25th, though?"
To purchase tickets to the Los Angeles date, head to this location. Additionally, Ides of Gemini will be performing on April 15th, 2012 at the Blue Cafe Underground Long Beach, California alongside Alcest, Lake of Blood, and Destroy Judas . More info on the event is available here.
Metal Blade Records this week announced details on the upcoming versions of Behemoth's "Evangelia Heretika" live album, The Devils Blood's "The Thousandfold Epicentre" (reviewed here), and In Solitude's "The World.The Flesh.The Devil" (reviewed here).
These acclaimed albums, all released by Metal Blade over the past year, will now get the wax treatment, all being pressed as 2xLP sets, and all packaged in double-gatefold sleeves. The live Behemoth LP was pressed on clear vinyl and also includes a 12"x24" poster, while the In Solitude and The Devil's Blood will both be available on standard black wax. Check out photos of the actual products at this location.
All three of the 2xLPs now bear a confirmed street date of March 27th, just prior to the Decibel Magazine tour kicking off just two weeks later. All three acts -- Behemoth, The Devil's Blood, and In Solitude -- will join the almighty Watain for the incredible tour lineup, and together they will burn 26 North American cities to their foundations between April 11th and May 12th. A trailer showcasing all three LPs as well as actual preorders for the LPs, full info on the Decibel tour and more is all posted right here.
Cleveland, Ohio metallers Breaker been confirmed for this year's edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place July 13th - 14th, 2012 in Balingen, Germany.
Breaker will perform an exclusive European reunion show with original vocalist Jim Hamar to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the release of the landmark "Get Tough!" album on Auburn Records.
This will be Breaker's fifth visit to Germany and second to Bang Your Head. The band's only previous festival appearance in Germany with Hamar on vocals was at Wacken Open Air in 2000.
Visit the Bang Your Head website for more information.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...
Funeral doom purveyors Evoken have been added to select dates on the inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour. With Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood, and In Solitude capping the tour, Evoken's rare appearances will certainly ramp up interest in the tour's extreme yet diverse sound and vision.
Evoken will appear on the following dates:
May 5 – Baltimore, MD
May 6 – Philadelphia, PA
May 12 – New York, NY
Full details on the Decibel Magazine tour's lineup and routing can be found at this location.
As previously announced, Swedish black metal miscreants Watain will take part in the inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour alongside Behemoth, The Devil’s Blood, and In Solitude. The live ceremonies will begin on April 11th in Ohio and bloody 26 stages including a stop in Oklahoma City where the trek will merge with the U.S. Torture Tour featuring Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, and Arkaik for an evening of audio devastation.
Pleased to take part in the event, frontman Erik Danielsson comments: “We were originally meant to spend this year in the shadows, focusing inwards and on the new material we have compiled during the years since Lawless Darkness was released. This tour however was a bit too good to say no to. It is so seldom these days that someone actually managed to put together a descent tour package, which Decibel sure has managed to do this time. A ‘clash of the titans’ indeed! And considering the other bands on the tour, I can just imagine our management and the promotors biting their fingernails in anxiety and horror, waiting for the first arson or murder report from the road.
"Touring the States is always inspirational; there is always lots of emotion, anger, debauchery, decadence and a general feeling of lawlessness in the air, so I am sure this tour will nourish the writing process to a certain extent as well. A rich and fertile foundation of harsh physical and emotional experience has always played a big role in Watain writing new material, and this tour will for sure contribute to that. We will aim to make it interesting and memorable enough to do so.”
Tour dates are as follows: More...
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of The Devil's Blood performing "Wings of Gloria" from the new album "The Thousandfold Epicentre" (reviewed here) live at Kyttaro Club in Athens Greece on January 22, 2012. Check out the performance footage in the player below.
The eagerly anticipated Decibel Magazine Tour is set to kick off on April 11 in Columbus Ohio. Featuring four of the darkest bands in existence all on one bill. Behemoth's return trip to North America will be accompanied by retro black metallers Watain, 1970s trad prodigies In Solitude and psychedelic rockers The Devil's Blood.
Tour dates are as follows:
Wed/Apr-11: The Bluestone Columbus, OH
Thu/Apr-12: Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh, PA
Fri/Apr-13: Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Sat/Apr-14: Station Four St. Paul, MN
Mon/Apr-16: Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
Tue/Apr-17: Summit Theatre Denver, CO
Wed/Apr-18: The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Fri/Apr-20: Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Sat/Apr-21: Rickshaw Vancouver, BC
Sun/Apr-22: Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
Mon/Apr-23: Slims San Francisco, CA
Wed/Apr-25: House of Blues Los Angeles, CA
Thu/Apr-26: Nile Theater Phoenix, AZ
Fri/Apr-27: Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM
Sun/Apr-29: White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
Tue/May-01: Orpheum Tampa, FL
Wed/May-02: Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Fri/May-04: Amos Southend Charlotte, NC
Sat/May-05: Rams Head Baltimore, MD
Sun/May-06: Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Tue/May-08: Opera House Toronto, ON
Wed/May-09: Club Soda Montreal, QC
Thu/May-10: Imperial Quebec City, QC
Fri/May-11: Palladium Worcester, MA
Sat/May-12: Irving Plaza New York, NY