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20th April 2017

devil in faust

The Devil In Faust deliver their hypnotic debut EP, 'Come Apart', on Friday 28th April and today the band have delievred an exclusive track by track breakdown of this superb piece of work, as follows.

Cross Your Heart

"'Cross Your Heart' is about going in and out of relationships and the process of having feelings for someone, then not feeling anything at all. It explores the difficulty of maintaining a relationship and the communication that is required for it to be sustainable. One of our favorites to perform live and the shortest on the EP, making it an easy choice to introduce this record."


"'Soulmate' tells a story. When paired with the music video it displays; confusion, frustration, anger, sadness and exhaustion. These are all feelings that we can relate to throughout friendships, relationships and life goals in general. It's about the pressure on today's youth to meet expectations of others and how failure is not seen as an option. It demonstrates that no matter how attached you can become to someone, they may not feel the same way. There's a man, woman and those in-between for everyone.

"'Soulmate' is the fastest song on the EP and gets listeners attention, making it the single. A catchy vocal melody, loud guitars, biting drums and a grounded bassline make 'Soulmate'. You can watch the video here:

In My Eyes

"'In My Eyes', making decisions is extremely difficult, this can be something simple such as, what type of coffee I'd like to order. Or on the contrary, should I travel the world and book a flight right now. Once deciding, you can reflect on it and learn. If you regret that decision, then learning from it is part of the journey in life.

"Sharing these experiences and talking to someone can be beneficial and this is what the chorus explains during 'In My Eyes'. Dynamically, this song is much quieter and the positive drums and dark lyrics fuse to make something slightly eerie."


"'Seed' delves into the deep end of the mind and how easy it is to over think situations. Repeating potential outcomes and eventually driving yourself insane as you've not had the opportunity to experience the position you're in before. The repetitive bassline, organ and drums power this song, decorated with smooth guitar solos/licks and vocal harmonies.

The Brit goth rockers were formed in late 2014 and were originally conceived by old school friends Al Pritchard (Vocals/Guitar) and Ben Codd (Drums). The duo soon began to play a number of shows in their local vicinity before releasing their debut video single, 'Dark Places'.

Following the online success of 'Dark Places', The Devil In Faust went on to release further singles during 2015, 'Forsaken' and 'So Clever'. All three singles gained strong support from BBC Introducing.

In 2016, the band continued to perform a glut of shows. Dates with Dani Filth's Devilment and Sinnergod only added further weight to their growing cause and with their live reputation on the rise, TDIF were invited to record in Aarhus, Denmark with Tue Madsen (Moonspell, Meshuggah, Sick Of It All).

They demoed twelve tracks and decided on four choice cuts, which were shaped and carefully crafted to create 'Come Apart'.

Catch The Devil In Faust live here:

Saturday 22nd April: Whitchurch – Percy's Cafe Bar
Wednesday 3rd May: Manchester – Rebellion
Thursday 4th May: Addlestone – The Cave (The Holly)
Saturday 6th May: Worthing – Bar 42 w/Krysthla
Tuesday 9th May: Newcastle – Trillians
Wednesday 10th May: Northampton – King Billy
Friday 12th May: Leeds – Verve Bar
Saturday 13th May: Doncaster – Vintage Rockbar
Sunday 14th May: Nottingham – The Bath Inn
Saturday 20th May: Workington – Lounge 41

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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