Their latest album is called Dead Throne. Their brand new live CD/DVD is called Dead and Alive. Contrary to these titles, The Devil Wears Prada are alive and well. I confirmed this with drummer Daniel Williams backstage at Mayhem Festival in Camden, NJ.
“It [the set] was awesome, actually one of the better shows.” Throughout their career, the band has garnered a wide range of fans. I posed a question to Daniel that I ask a lot of this generation’s artists: where do you see yourself among all the different sub-genres of heavy music? “We try and be as progressive as we can be, but still maintain the elements of metalcore,” stated Williams. “I don’t know where we fit in between it [sub-genres], but I feel like we go in different directions.”
The Devil Wears Prada have been one of the fastest-rising metal bands in the world in the last few years. In January 2010, readers of Alternative Press Magazine voted TDWP “Band of The Year”, and as a result they graced the magazine’s cover. In 2011, the band headlined the Vans Warped Tour. Their last two studio LPs, With Roots Above and Branches Below and Dead Throne hit #11 and #10 on the Billboard Top 200 respectively. As far as a new record goes, Williams said the band has “3 or 4 demos floating around” and that they are looking to head into the studio possibly in January 2013. Until then, the band is heading to Europe with August Burns Red and Mayhem contemporaries Whitechapel for an epic fall tour. Get our tickets and try to stay alive. – by Matt Bishop (Photo Courtesy of Kaitlin Follmer Photography)