History repeats for Devilskin as their new album Be Like The River enters their domestic album chart at #1 on the week of issue. Just 16 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 second studio album Be Like The River.
Devilskin exclaimed "The band are absolutely blown away, extremely proud and truly humbled to debut at number one with Be Like The River. This is a true testament to the love and loyalty of our friends and fans and we are very grateful. We can't wait to see you all on tour. Big love! -Paul, Nail, Nic and Jen”
Following a tour with Disturbed in December, Devilskin “start 2017 with a massive gig in Christchurch outdoors and 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! “ To coincide with the release of Be Like The River, the band unveiled a video for the single Pray. Pray is a killer track with a punchy, combative riff and a deep message about friendship, betrayal and hope. Watch now the Pray video directed by Tim Van Dammen here.
The Be Like The River album was recorded at Modern World Studios, Tetbury in the United Kingdom after Devilskin’s European Tour. Following 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.
The band explained "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.”
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 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.