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Interview with Devilskin’s Paul Martin

Chatting to Devilskin bassist Paul Martin about their excellent new album ‘Be Like A River‘, and their UK Tour with Sumo Cyco.

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Devilskin Announce 10 Date March UK Tour With Sumo Cyco

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Devilskin follow a hugely successful joint headline tour accompanying their friends Halestorm and Disturbed, with the announcement of a 10 date UK co-headline tour alongside Sumo Cyco in March.

Devilskin will tour their explosive live set throughout the UK, starting on March 14th in Manchester, including the Underworld in London on Wednesday 22nd.

To celebrate the tour, Devilskin unveil a new video for the single Voices, shot in front of 10,000 fans for the single. Voices is the second single from their new studio album Be Like The River.

Devilskin exclaimed;  “We are really excited to be returning to the UK for some killer shows with our new friends Sumo Cyco! The response from our UK friends has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to unleash the new tunes live.The audience are in for a really special evening of high octane rock, Sumo Cyco bring the party, we are beyond amped for these shows. Bring it on!

History recently repeated itself for Devilskin as their new album Be Like The River entered their domestic album chart at #1 on week of release. Just 18 months ago their debut album We Rise spent 3 weeks in the pole position. This is unprecedented in rock music in New Zealand and is a testament to the excellence of Devilskin’s brilliant second studio album Be Like The River.

Be Like The River was recorded at Modern World Studios, Tetbury in the United Kingdom after Devilskin’s European Tour in 2016.  After the success of We Rise the band maintained their strong working relationships, continuing the very successful and creative association with Producer Clint Murphy. Murphy produced and mixed the album, working alongside Ryan Smith from Sterling Sound New York who mastered both albums.

Devilskin have established themselves as a household name in their native New Zealand. Formed in Hamilton in 2010 this four piece rock band are bonded by blood. Paul (bass) and Nic (drums) are father and son, Jennie (vocals) is Nics’ Aunt and Paul’s sister in law, Nail (guitar) is Paul’s evil twin.

Devilskin have already earned a formidable reputation by earnestly demonstrating commitment to unpretentious musical values: writing songs that have depth and passion, and a relentless touring schedule. Their tactical instrumental attack is balanced by the seductive Jennie Skulander and her incredible voice that sweeps from whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.

Musically twisted and possessed, catch the fearsome and irresistible Devilskin in March and be prepared to have your soul shredded.

Devilskin & Sumo Cyco March UK  tour dates

Tue  14th Manchester Rebellion

Wed 15th Newcastle Think Tank

Thur 16th  Glasgow Classic Grand

Fri 17th Chester The Live Rooms

Sat 18th Sheffield Corporation

Sun 19th Birmingham O2 Academy

Wed 22nd London Underworld

Thur 23rd Nottingham Rock City

Fri 24th Milton Keynes Crauford Arms

Sat 25th Southampton Talking Heads

To purchase tickets go to :

Manchester : http://www.seetickets.com/event/devilskin-sumo-cyco/sound-control/1063475

Newcastle : http://www.seetickets.com/event/devilskin-sumo-cyco/think-tank-/1063370

Glasgow ; http://www.seetickets.com/event/devilskin-sumo-cyco/the-classic-grand/1063267

Chester : http://www.seetickets.com/event/devilskin-sumo-cyco/the-live-rooms/1063318

Sheffield : http://www.corporation.org.uk/gig/2109/Devilskin+with+Sumo+Cyco+at+Corporation+on+18+March+2017

Birmingham : http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/264973

London : http://po.st/UnderDEVILSUMO

Nottingham : http://www.alttickets.com/devilskin-sumo-cyco-tickets

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Devilskin Unveil New Video For ‘Pray’

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Devilskin are amped to announce their second studio album, Be Like The River will release on Friday November 11, 2016.
To coincide with the release of Be Like The River,  the band unveil a new video for the singlePray‘.
Pray‘ is a killer track with a punchy, combative riff and a deep message about friendship, betrayal and hope. The video was directed by Tim Van Dammen.
The band comment “We are beyond excited to be releasing our new studio album Be Like The River on November 11th. The title comes from a lyric of ours ‘Be like the river and cut through the stone’, the message is about reaching your goals through perseverance and unwavering determination. It has been an incredible journey so far for Devilskin and we feel this album really encapsulates and represents our evolution as a band, as songwriters and as people.
Be Like The River will be available as an 11 track album, 13 track deluxe pack and Gatefold LP vinyl edition.  Pre Sales are available now from iTunes. 
The album was recorded at Modern World Studios, Tetbury in the United Kingdom after Devilskin’s European Tour. After the success of We Rise the band maintained their strong working relationships, continuing the very successful and creative association with Producer Clint Murphy, Murphy produced and mixed the album, and working alongside Ryan Smith from Sterling Sound New York who mastered both albums.
Barny Bewick from Indium Design created the artwork for the album. Devilskin say “we are incredibly proud of these songs and it was crucial to have the right visuals for the album so we again utilised the talents of Barny to create artwork that is as stunning and evocative as the music on the album.
Devilskin’s debut album We Rise released in 2014, went straight to the top of the charts remaining as the Number 1 Album and Number 1 Kiwi Artist Album for 3 weeks and achieving Gold Sales after only 2 weeks.  UK and European show followed where the band were met by critical acclaim.
Devilskin have established themselves as a household name in their native New Zealand. Formed in Hamilton in 2010 this four piece rock band are bonded by blood. Paul (bass) and Nic (drums) are father and son, Jennie (vocals) is Nics’ Aunt and Pauls’ sister in law, Nail (guitar) is Pauls evil twin.

Following the release of their second album Be Like The River,Devilskinstart 2017 with a massive gig in Christchurch out doors & next to Canterbury Cathedral that was damaged in the earthquakes in 2010, we see the New Year in with our friends Halestorm before we head to Australia with them for some shows on the East Coast. We definitely want to get back to the UK and Europe early in the new year and we are currently locking in dates. Watch this space! Be Like The River pre sales are available here:

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Tracklisting:                                                                       

In Black

Mountains

Pray

Voices

Believe In Me

F.Y.I

Bury Me

House 13

Grave

Animal

Limbs

Plus on Deluxe 13 Track

Closer

We R

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Devilskin Release Official Video For ‘Fade’

New Zealand rockers Devilskin have released an Official Video for the track ‘Fade‘.

Following the empowerment and self-belief of the singles Start A Revolution and the introspective Never See The Light, sonically softer than its predecessors, Fade is just as relevant and just as powerful.

‘Fade’ was one of the first songs they wrote together as a band and they believe “its genesis really propelled Devilskin onto bigger and better things.”

Shot on a cold wooded beach out of Auckland, Devilskin wanted the beauty of nature as a backdrop to capture all the elements of the song, “beauty, mystique, power, passion and hurt.” The stark colour grading is crucial and  highlights the mood and intensity of ‘Fade’


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DevilskinTo Release New Single ‘Never See The Light’

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Devilskin release their new single ‘Never See The Light’ on June 10th following their first ever UK tour.

‘Never See The Light’ is a rollercoaster of a tune, the powerful driving bass riff at the beginning is portent to the emotive power the song has. It’s truculent, compelling and gripping. The message and the emotion behind ‘Never See The Light’  is very dear to Devilskin’s hearts.

Following the empowerment and self-belief of the last single ‘Start A Revolution’, ‘Never See The Light’ is more an introspective reflection of loss and love.

Jennie wrote the lyrics after their dear friend Shoki Kamishima, who played bass in a band they knew, took his own life.   New Zealand immigration service wouldn’t acknowledge his talents as being crucial or viable to his continuing stay in NZ with his band.  He got deported and sadly took his own life.

Devilskin wanted the video to have a fun theme and lighthearted moments to honour the sort of person Shoki was. Produced by the band the video was filmed in a local nightclub, with fans invited to be part of the audience, donning crazy and weird masks and costumes to great effect.

Both Start A Revolution’ andNever See The Light’ are taken from their debut album We RiseThe album debuted at #1 in New Zealand and became the first album since 2010 by a domestic rock band to achieve Platinum status, while the critics have lauded its UK release.

We Rise, has now been in the Top 20 NZ Albums chart for 93 weeks while the videos for We Risehave amassed over in excess of 1.8 million views on YouTube.

The four piece Devilskin hail from Hamilton, New Zealand and comprise of the mesmerizing Jennie Skulander on vocals, the red bearded ‘evil twins’ Nail and Paul Martin on guitars and Nic Martin on drums.  Devilskin have already earned a formidable reputation by earnestly demonstrating commitment to unpretentious musical values: writing songs that have depth and passion, and a relentless touring schedule. In 2015 Devilskin have supported Mötley Crüe, Slash and Alice Cooper in New Zealand.  Their tactical instrumental attack is balanced by the seductive Jennie Skulander and her incredible voice that sweeps from whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.

Devilskin’s irresistible We Rise is at times visceral, urgent and magniloquent but is also tempered with tenderness, empathy, love and bare souls. “ ‘We Rise’ is a roller coaster of emotions and moods, just like life” enthuses Paul Martin “there’s definitely power and there’s definitely passion. The songs are very real, and brutally honest, just like our live show.”

Musically twisted and possessed We Rise combines gorgeous melodies of heavy, bombastic rifts, with streamlined hard rock anthems aimed squarely at the arena circuit, no one else does it better right now.

Devilskin are currently mixing their new album and plan to return to the UK and Europe later this year.

You can purchase the We Rise CD HERE

 

 

 


Ticket Giveaway For Devilskin’s UK Tour

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We are Giving Away 3 pairs of tickets for Devilskin‘s UK Tour which kicks off next week, with support from Skarlett Riot.

The three winners can attend the show of their choice. Just send an email to rpr@rockposer.co.uk, stating your name and which of the UK shows you’d like to attend and we’ll pick 3 winners at random. (Giveaway does not include transportation or accommodation, tickets only)

Devilskin UK Tour

Devilskin, a phenomenon in their native New Zealand, release the new single ‘Start A Revolution’ on February 26th to celebrate their first ever UK tour.
The anthemicStart A Revolution’ from their debut album ‘We Rise’ is a “call to arms, a wake up call that it’s not too late to do something to change your world.“
With the song’s strong message warning people against complacency, the abstract video touches upon pathos, desperation and fear.
The four piece Devilskin hail from Hamilton, New Zealand and comprise of the mesmerizing Jennie Skulander on vocals, the red bearded ‘evil twins’ Nail and Paul Martin on guitars and Nic Martin on drums.  Devilskin have already earned a formidable reputation by earnestly demonstrating commitment to unpretentious musical values: writing songs that have depth and passion, and a relentless touring schedule. In 2015 Devilskin have supported Mötley Crüe, Slash and Alice Cooper in New Zealand.  Their tactical instrumental attack is balanced by the seductive Jennie Skulander and her incredible voice that sweeps from whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.

Devilskin’s irresistible We Rise is at times visceral, urgent and magniloquent but is also tempered with tenderness, empathy, love and bare souls. “‘We Rise’ is a roller coaster of emotions and moods, just like life” enthuses Paul Martin “there’s definitely power and there’s definitely passion. The songs are very real, and brutally honest, just like our live show.”

Musically twisted and possessed We Rise combines gorgeous melodies of heavy, bombastic rifts, with streamlined hard rock anthems aimed squarely at the arena circuit, no one else does it better right now.

These UK dates mark the beginning of the Devilskin revolution and their conquering the Northern Hemisphere.

Tickets are available to purchase from http://www.musicglue.com/devilskin/

To purchase the We Rise CD Click Here

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