Devil You Know

Devil You Know
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting




When he announced his departure from Killswitch Engage in early 2012, no one knew what was next for Howard Jones, least of all himself. For a while, the soft-spoken belter faded into relative anonymity until he resurfaced as the singer for Devil You Know, together with guitarist Francesco Artusato (ex-All Shall Perish), ex-Fear Factory drummer John Sankey and bassist Ryan Wombacher. The music industry is quick to label a new project involving established and experienced musicians a ‘supergroup’ but their debut ‘The Beauty of Destruction’ certainly delivered the kind of quality you’d expect from musicians with this pedigree. Follow-up ‘They Bleed Red’ (2015) features a band that is clearly moving away from the heritage of the individual band members, creating a masterful blend of contemporary metalcore and traditional metal. A must-see if you’re into metalcore and highly enjoyable if you’re not. (Text: Steven Verhoeven / Translation: Nick Devos)