The New Zealand four piece – who have toured with the likes of Slash, Halestorm, Motley Crue and Disturbed – have released their new album, titled RED today on all formats across all platforms.
RED is the universal colour of passion, vitality, blood, danger, romance, anger, horror and love. Everything evocative. Of all the colours, RED is a warning and a statement.
“We wanted to reflect the diversity, strength and depth of the songs on the album with an undeniable declaration.” Says Devilskin bassist Paul Martin. “We are so very excited to share these songs, we are extremely proud of how far we have come and what we have achieved with this recording.”
Recorded at Roundhead Studios Auckland mid 2019 with the award-winning team of Producer Greg Haver and engineer/mixer Simon Gooding, this is the bands most complex, complete and confident collection of songs yet.
“We really took our time with RED, “Martin enthuses, “we had the vision and we knew it had to be done right. The songs each have so much life and we felt a real duty to do them justice. There are some really personal and very real moments on this album. We absolutely did not hold back, there are songs about struggle, depression, suicide and loss and there are songs about strength, hope, victory and love. We demoed almost 30 songs for this album so we had a lot of work to do to narrow the list down. One of last songs we wrote, it almost missed the cut too, but the throat punch we call Do You See Birds opens the album and sets the tone on a real rollercoaster of a ride. We felt it was especially important to give the listener a total immersive experience from start to finish. There’s lots of mood, colour and texture in the songs as well as between them. It’s a trip.”
The amazing response of the first two singles’ Endo’ and ‘All Fall Down’ show the promise this album holds. Both songs receiving high rotate radio play and amassing serious numbers online.
From the epic moodiness of Blood & Bone, the caged rage of Same Life, the visceral impact of The Victor, to the poignant beauty of Sweet Release, the resplendent grandeur of Bright Lights, right through to the swagger of Be Like The River and the manic fury of Everybody’s High But Me, Devilskin have bared their soul with their finest performances yet.
The album is released digitally on all the usual formats, physically via CD and LP and there will be a limited edition deluxe box set.