Interview: The Devil Wears Prada
Mon, 11 May 2015 10:20:35
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Ohio metal stalwarts revisit their Zombie days live and talk the Space ahead…
The Devil Wears Prada are gearing up for a big summer, releasing their forthcoming Space EP, which marks a return to Rise Records, and joining the Mayhem Festival with none other than Slayer and King Diamond. The Ohio metal collective marked the spring with a special live run commemorating the fifth anniversary of their conceptual Zombie EP, not only a fan favorite but a breakout moment for the group. Celebrating Zombie at just the right time, the band—Mike Hranica [lead vocals], Jeremy DePoyster [clean vocals, guitar], Andy Trick [bass], and Daniel Williams [drums]—head into concept territory again and promise another deep, dark, and defining work. Hranica chatted with us in this exclusive interview about everything on the horizon for the group in this exclusive interview.
Was it inspiring to revisit the Zombie EP in the midst of working on new music?
Yeah, I am a fan of commemoration tours. I remember seeing Thursday do Full Collapse. In a festival routing, it seems to be very popular to do a full record front-to-back. I've really enjoyed performing Zombie like this.
What about Zombie is so special for you?
I think that it's a real turning point. When we did With Roots Above and Branches Below, we were very intentional about solidifying ourselves as a metal band. Plagues was a little more scream-y and more metalcore, and I think that Zombie was a pinnacle point to establish ourselves as who we are. It was a very enjoyable process.
Zombie came out before zombies literally overtook the zeitgeist. Funny enough, it was even before The Walking Dead.
It's funny you say that, because I think it actually did. We had just seen Zombieland in Scotland and came up with an idea to do some zombie-inspired songs. It definitely wasn't meant to be something like cashing in on a trend or following something else. Zombies have always been one of the cooler horror genres.