The Skinny: Renowned hardcore/metal band The Devil Wears Prada are back with a raging new album. Titled 8:18 the fearless quintet Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, vocals), Chris Rubey (lead guitar), Andy Trick (bass), and Daniel Williams (drums) – are set to drop their new effort on September 17th. In proper PureGrainAudio fashion, we’ve partnered with Roadrunner Records to bring you the exclusive Canadian premiere of the band’s new song “First Sight”. Hit play and get ready to be amazed!

Taken from the band’s bio, nothing could sum up the new album better than this… “The passionately inspired band’s brand new album for Roadrunner Records, cryptically titled 8:18, embodies an unflinching, uncompromising authenticity born from revelatory introspection and obsessive workmanship. The dichotomies are refreshing, invigorating and boundless. There’s an oppressive, suffocating darkness to their heavy music, counterbalanced by the hope within their collective faith. The most brutal of crowd-moving breakdowns ignite with friction, bristling against soaring melodies, progressive yet catchy riffing and keyboard soaked atmospheric esotericism. To put it simply: The Devil Wears Prada have developed the chops, the cred and the audience of a true-blue thinking person’s heavy metal band, while simultaneously welcoming fist-pumping hellraisers and youthful moshers alike. 8:18 continues the war against humanity’s dark urges, pointing the finger inward and outward through a medium that is itself both bleak and grand.”


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