Nuclear Blast Entertainment has inked a new deal with Devil You Know, the band fronted by ex-Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones.
This, according to Blabbermouth.
The band also boasts Francesco Artusato from All Shall Perish and John Sankey of Devolved.
Devil You Know was born out of Artusato and Sankey’s creative quest to stretch beyond their extreme metal backgrounds. The two had written over a dozen songs before even attempting to lock down a singer.
“We were unsure if Howard would be interested,” says Sankey.” Yet, when he received the material, a creative ideal began to solidify.
“It turned from bare-bones musical ideas into something that surpassed any of our expectations” says Jones.
“It went from something we thought was going to be a fun, heavy project into something very real.”
It was during a recording session at the start of 2013 with producer Logan Mader that Devil You Know’s ideas began to alchemize into something none of the bands members would ever expect. “It became a departure from what I’m known for,” says Artusato. “I wasn’t focusing on technical guitar parts (even though I still love that aspect of writing) but simply on writing what felt best for each individual song.”
The band’s debut is currently slated for an early 2014 release, with international touring plans and a full touring lineup to be announced shortly.