One of the most potent and powerful bands in modern American metal, The Devil Wears Prada, release their new album '8:18' on September 16th through Roadrunner Records.
Following on from the release of the anti-idolatry themed 'Dead Throne' album in 2011, which reached No 10 in the Billboard top 200, '8:18' was produced by Matt Goldman and TDWP, with Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage on executive producer duties. '8:18' embodies an unflinching, uncompromising authenticity born from revelatory introspection and obsessive workmanship. It continues the war against humanity's dark urges, pointing the finger inward and outward through a medium that is itself both bleak and grand. The overriding theme on '8:18' is misery, exploring that mental and emotional state through its various guises, manifestations and interpretations. Tracks like "Gloom," "War," "Black & Blue" and "Home for Grave" exploit concepts like mediocrity, existential angst and life's bigger questions under an atmosphere of musical dread, hostility and darkness.
Frontman Mike Hranica commented, "The new album has been another big step for the band, and our thoughts have been relentless in regards to releasing and playing the songs. With the UK's terrific reception of Dead Throne, we're looking forward to immediately coming back and debuting the new material that we're so enthused with."
Following their headline slot at GhostFest on June 30th, the band kick off a headline tour in the UK on October 1st inPortsmouth, winding up in Sheffield on October 15th. Full tour dates below.
Tues 1st Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 2nd London Islington 02 Academy
Fri 4th Cardiff Great Hall 2
Sat 5th Bristol The Fleece
Sun 6th Birmingham Asylum
Mon 7th Norwich Waterfront
Tue 8th Glasgow King Tuts
Fri 11th Belfast Mandela Hall
Sat 12th Newcastle 02 Academy 2
Mon 14th Manchester Club Academy
Tue 15th Sheffield Corporation
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