Welcome to the first exciting episode of The Pantheon! with your host….Metal dad!!!! Today’s episode we have in depth interviews with Adrian Pain and The Dead Sexy, HammerDrone, and Anchoress!!!! What do these bands have in common? They are all on a festival coming to Red deer, AB Days of the Dead , Oct 26-29 , 2017. Get your tickets to see these amazing bands for this Halloween costume extravaganza!!! and Get your tickets Edmonton!! Anchoress is coming to Edmonton!!!! Album reviews today are: Moonlight Desires, Devolver, The Great Russian Empire, Howling Giant, Centuries of Decay, Protosequence, Planet Eater, Zaum, Mutank, Divinity….Come on in and listen friends!!!!! The Pantheon is officially open for business!!!
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Montreal, QC – July 27, 2017
For fans of As I Lay Dying, Soilwork, In Flames, Born Of Osiris, Arch Enemy
PureGrainAudio Premiere Aggressive Prog Groove DEVOLVER “A Life Lost”
Hailing from Grand Prairie, AB, DEVOLVER is an explosive, progressive, groovy, melodic quintet inspired by the extremity of bands like Soilwork, Whitechapel, In Flames, Born of Osiris and Gojira. Formed in 2015, the band unleashed their self-titled debut album in 2016 that featured a variety of vocalists such as Ryan Sorensen (Apex, Fortress), Jamison Friesen (Renewal, Singularity), Anthony Notarmaso (Stillness) and Scott Oatway (Terminal). The eight track deliverance has been a stepping stone for the five piece to grow and become a much talked about band on the Alberta metal scene along with sharing the stage with Protest The Hero, Protosequence, Windy City Slaughter and more.
Now with full time vocalist Chris Brown to solidify their line up, DEVOLIVER are satisfying the growing hunger of their legions of fans with the debut of his aggressive tendencies on the new single “A Life Lost” premiered exclusively on PureGrainAudio.com.
The band comments:
“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. The experience we want to give fans is one of anticipation, surprise and excitement with each release. We are not one to write the same content over and over, and we want our fans to be aware of that with each release. Our sound will always move forward.”
To listen to “A Life Lost”, please visit the following link: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/alberta-s-devolver-debut-stream-of-new-single-a-life-lost-exclusive-premiere
Plans for touring across Western Canada in 2017 and 2018 are in the works along with more music. DEVOLVERalways strive to play the best show that they are physically capable of, whether it’s for ten or for hundreds of people, they live to involve the crowd for a memorable moment they will not forget.
Devin Babcock – Guitar
Chris Brown – Vocals
Jayde Penner – Guitar
Shaun Streeper – Bass
Bevin Booth – Drums
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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.