Are you a fan of heavy music? Do you live in or around the greater Sacramento area? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you need to drop everything you are doing and immediately snag tickets to see metal supergroup Devil You Know at Assembly (1000 K Street) on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Devil You Know features the long-awaited return of Howard Jones, the former Killswitch Engage vocalist and arguably one of the best metal singers in recent history; guitarist Francesco Artusato of All Shall Perish; and John Sankey, drummer for the Australian band Devolved, who has also worked with Fear Factory and Divine Heresy. On bass they’ve got Ryan Wombacher of Bleeding Through and their second guitarist is Roy Lev-Ari (we couldn’t find any bands that Lev-Ari has been affiliated with in the past, officially making him the most stoked dude ever for being in a band with such rock royalty).
Devil You Know’s debut album The Beauty of Destruction comes out on April 29, 2014 in the United States via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Metal Hammer Magazine has heard the full album and posted a track-by-track guide on their website, summing it up with, “It looks like Killswitch fans will find plenty to sink their teeth into, but there’s enough else going on here to prove that Howard et al aren’t content to simply tread familiar territory.” If you head to Facebook.com/devilyouknowofficial you can check out two tracks: the official album version of “Seven Years Alone” and a demo of the track “Shut It Down” (which also appears in a finalized version on the full album). To get tickets to their April 13 show in Sacramento for just $15 in advance, visit Assemblymusichall.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and all ages are welcome.