Hailing from Grand Prairie Alberta, DEVOLVER were formed by Devin Babcock and Bevin Booth in 2015. Inspired by Soilwork, Whitechapel, Gojira, At The Gates and In Flames, DEVOLVER describe their music as “melodic, groovy, fast, progressive, explosive!”.
As drummer Bevin Booth explains there is an irony in their name.
“The definition of Devolver is essentially moving backwards. However our music is what we strive to keep moving forward so the name is a bit sarcastic when viewed like that. The name was chosen by Devin after he was let go from a previous band and felt that set him back in terms of work he had dedicated. The name also plays off of Devin’s name as he originally founded Devolver while still in his previous band as a side project.”
Unleashing their self-titled debut album in 2015, the release was an eight track deliverance of “melodies, intensity, and a variety of vocalists to hook you, reeling you from song to song making this such a welcoming and comfortable listen...there’s always something different, you’ll never get bored while diving into this debut.” as described by Vulture Hound Mag. The album has been a stepping stone for DEVOLVER to grow and become a much talked about band on the Alberta metal scene along with performing with bands such as Protest The Hero, Protosequence, Windy City Slaughter and more.
DEVOLVER’s legions of fans have a growing hunger to feed their appetite and rather than devolving, the five piece are constantly evolving and will be unleashing a new single “A Life Lost’ in 2017.
“This new single will be a natural follow-up. It should also further the point that Devolver’s music will always move forward and progress from release-to-release!” adds Booth. “The experience we want to give fans of Devolver is one of anticipation, surprise and excitement with each release. Devolver is not one to release the same content over and over, and we want our fans to be aware of that with each release…Devolver’s sound will always move forward. Our debut album’s track listing varies within itself and there are no repeat offenders.”
Live, Devolver aim to slay! They are tight, energetic, and fun. They always strive to play the best show that they are physically capable of, whether it’s for ten or a hundred people, they live to involve the crowd as it makes the show super special for everyone involved. Plans for touring across Western Canada in 2017 and 2018 are in the works along with more music.
DEVOLVER’s self-titled debut album is available on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify.