Bible of the Devil is set to have its sixth album released on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, via Rome, Italy based label Cruz Del Sur Music.
Veteran Chicago Rock n’ Roll band Bible of the Devil have announced the completion of their sixth full-length album and third for Rome, Italy, based label Cruz Del Sur Music. Entitled “For the Love of Thugs and Fools”, Bible of the Devil‘s eagerly anticipated follow-up to their 2008 release,” Freedom Metal”, is an assembly of raging Rock n’ Roll songs that encapsulate the band’s saga musically and personally over the years since the last full-length. Returning to Phantom Manor studios in Chicago to work with engineer Mike Lust, who has engineered numerous BOTD recordings in the past, the band sought to emphasize their trademark bludgeoning two-guitar attack and mammoth hooks with an increased attention to soaring, anthemic vocals.
“For the Love of Thugs and Fools” is viewed by the band as a document of the many characters they have encountered through the life of the band, whether it be in love, loss, friendship, or hatred. Having toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe since the band’s inception in late 1999 and living in the volatile urban environment Chicago, where encounters with crime, violence, and ‘street justice’ are unavoidable, there has been much subject matter for the band to draw from. Embracing the philosophy that a bottle of whiskey and some loud guitar is often the best cure available for these challenges and ordeals, Bible of the Devil have chosen to document their grievances in the form of one devastating Rock n’ Roll platter. Said singer/guitarist Mark Hoffmann, “The few years since the last full-length have been like a dare. A dare to create a soaring, punishing Rock n’ Roll record of this magnitude. It is a dare that we have been forced to answer ourselves.” Fans of Bible of the Devil can expect yet another collection of fist-pumping heavy guitar classics-in-the-making, For the Love of Thugs and Fools.
1. Sexual Overture/While You Were Away 6:02
2. Out For Blood 5:28
3. Anytime 4:20
4. The Parcher 5:28
5. (I Know What Is Right) In The Night 5:16
6. Raw & Order 4:31
7. Can’t Turn Off The Sun 5:14
8. Yer Boy 4:52
9. Night Street 5:07
Running Time 46:08
Also, check out BOTD’s own Mark Hoffmann in this week’s Chicago reader as he interviews the band Ghost. Please note as the release date says April 10th, but due a distributor issue the official release is May 8th. However, advance copies will be available through the band in mid-April.
Bible of the Devil also has some midwest dates in the coming weeks, make sure to check them out if you are in the area:
Jan. 27th Fri. Milwaukee, WI @ Frank’s Power Plant
w/New Labor, Architects of the Aftermath $8 cover 9:30pm Doors 21+
Jan. 28th Sat. Chicago, IL @ The Red Line Tap
w/Stallion, New Labor, The Swan King $7 cover 9pm Doors 21+
Feb. 10th Fri. Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn
w/Zuul, The Cocaine Wolves $6 cover 9pm Doors 21+
Feb. 11th Sat. Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
w/The Lurking Corpses, Zuul, Necrodemon $5 cover 10:00pm Doors 21+
Feb. 25th Sat. Rock Island, IL @ RIBCO
w/The Horde, A Hill To Die Upon $6 cover 10:00pm Doors 21+