‘The Devil Wears Prada’s’ ‘Mike Hranica’ Says Next Album Will Be ‘Darker’ Than ‘Dead Throne’


Mike Hranica-TDWPDayton, Ohio Christian metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada has begun work on the material for its next studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year.

In a brand new interview with AOL‘s NoisecreepThe Devil Wears Prada singer Mike Hranica said: “Two weeks ago we all flew out here to Portland, Oregon and we started our writing process for the next album.Chris [Rubey], our guitar player, lives out here so the rest of us came out and we rented a condo and have been diligently cranking out a lot of new tunes. It’s a really great region for us to hang out in because it’s a less stressful city, than, say, Chicago, but there’s still good food and all that good stuff and not too many distractions. I will say we’ve been getting an amazing amount of stuff done here. I can’t remember us ever being this productive and a lot of really good ideas are just flowing which is exactly what you want.”

Asked about the direction of the new material, Mike said: “Chris is the one that usually comes up with the riffs and some of the things he’s got going right now are absolutely relentless. Since James [Baney, keyboards] left the band, I have to say right now I’m very excited about how the keyboards are sounding — very dark and very intense. Vocally, I learned a lot working on the last record and I can tell you that I’m going further down the road as far as the misery and sadness of the lyrics. This will be darker than ‘Dead Throne’, for sure.”

The band’s latest album, Dead Throne, which sold 32,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The follow-up to 2009′s critically acclaimed With Roots Above and Branches Below was recorded at Zing Studios in Massachusetts with producer Adam Dutkiewicz [Killswitch Engage, Times  Of Grace]. Additional synth/key production was handled by Joey Sturgis [who has worked on all of the The Devil Wears Prada records so far] with further assistance on the vocal production by Jeremy McKinnon [A Day To Remember].

The Devil Wears Prada released a live CD/DVD, Dead & Alive, on June 26, 2012 via Ferret Music.

Dead & Alive was filmed and recorded last year during The Devil Wears Prada‘s hugely successful ”Dead Throne Tour: North America”tour. 

The Devil Wears Prada is also confirmed for this years edition of Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 in Dessel, Belgium [June 28th – 30th].

Upcoming Shows:
Feb 19 Moon Room Denver, CO
Feb 20 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 22 Majestic Ventura Theater Half House Ventura, CA
Feb 23 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 24 Senator Theatre Chico, CA
Feb 26 Knitting Factory Concert House Reno, NV
Feb 27 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Feb 28 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
Mar 01 Soma San Diego, CA
Mar 02 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
Mar 03 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX
Mar 05 Concrete Street Amphitheatre Corpus Christi, TX
Mar 06 Backstage Live San Antonio, TX
Mar 07 House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
Mar 08 Cactus Courtyard Lubbock, TX
Mar 09 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 10 New Daisy Theatre Memphis, TN
Mar 12 Rocketown Nashville, TN
Mar 13 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
Mar 14 The Music Farm Charleston, SC
Mar 15 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Mar 16 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
Mar 17 Webster Theatre Hartford, CT
Mar 19 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
Mar 20 Paramount Theater Huntington, NY
Mar 21 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
Mar 22 Club Infinity Williamsville, NY
Mar 23 The Sound Academy Toronto, Canada
Mar 24 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA
Mar 25 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA
Mar 27 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Mar 28 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 29 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
Mar 30 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Apr 02 The Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS
Apr 03 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 04 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 17 Moscow Hall Moscow, Russia
Jun 18 Avrora Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Jun 19 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland

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Related articles:
The Devil Wears Prada – Dead Throne [CD review]
‘August Burns Red’ Video Message Posted To UK Fans + European & South American Tour Dates [August 2012]
‘The Devil Wears Prada’ ‘Mammoth’ Video Released, European Tour Dates [Sept. 2012]
‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Eindhoven Footage Available [Oct. 2012]
August Burns Red @ Effenaar Eindhoven 27-10-2012 [Nov. 2012]
‘The Devil Wears Prada’ & ‘Between The Buried And Me’ To Play ‘Graspop Metal Meeting’ 2013 [Nov. 2012]
‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Interviewed By Germany’s PitCam.tv [Dec. 2012]
‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Announce New Co-Headlining Tour With ‘As I Lay Dying’ [Dec. 2012]

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