Dayton, Ohio Christian metalcore band THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA has inked a deal with Roadrunner Records for all territories outside North America. The group’s as-yet-untitled new album will be released in the U.S. on September 13 (one day earlier internationally) via Ferret Music. 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).
Commented THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA vocalist Mike Hranica: “The new record contains the heavy aspects of the ‘Zombie’ EP meshed with the melody of the full-lengths. ‘Born to Lose’ captures some of those elements and serves as a comprehensive preview to the album. By all means, I’d call it our most emotional, well-written album to date.”
The band will head out on the road this summer on the Vans Warped Tour, performing on the festival’s Teggart Main Stage.
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA‘s most recent release, last summer’s five-track conceptual “Zombie” EP, sold around 25,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart.
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