DEVIL YOU KNOW Streams Demo Version Of “Shut It Down”Wednesday, 30th October 2013
DEVIL YOU KNOW – the new outfit featuring former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Howard Jones, guitarist Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH), and drummer John Sankey (DEVOLVED) have posted the demo version of a new song, “Shut it Down.” The song can be streamed via the YouTube clip below.
DEVIL YOU KNOW was born out of Artusato and Sankey’s creative quest to stretch beyond their extreme metal backgrounds. The two had written over a dozen songs before even attempting to lock down a singer. “We were unsure if Howard would be interested,” says Sankey.” Yet, when KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s former frontman received the material, a creative ideal began to solidify.
Finally connecting in Los Angeles during the last months of 2012, a highly distinctive sound began to become apparent. “It turned from bare-bones musical ideas into something that surpassed any of our expectations” says Jones. “It went from something we thought was going to be a fun, heavy project into something very real.” It was during a recording session at the start of 2013 with producer and former MACHINE HEAD and SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader (who has previously worked with GOJIRA, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) that DEVIL YOU KNOW’s ideas began to alchemize into something none of the bands members would ever expect. “It became a departure from what I’m known for,” says Artusato. “I wasn’t focusing on technical guitar parts (even though I still love that aspect of writing) but simply on writing what felt best for each individual song.”
DEVIL YOU KNOW’s Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut is currently slated for an early 2014 release, with international touring plans and a full touring lineup to be announced shortly.