BIBLE OF THE DEVIL announces new guitarist Chris Grubbs (Hay Perro) while vocalist Mark Hoffmann quits.

Cruz Del Sur Music’s recording artists, BIBLE OF THE DEVIL have published the following statement on their website:

“Greetings BOTD fans! It has been quite a while since you have heard anything from us. Lots of new developments are happening, but we’d first like to tell you that Mark Hoffmann quit the band in January of this year. This was his decision, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

During our hiatus, we had plenty of time to think about the future of BOTD. The remaining three of us decided that there is still more music to be made and we needed to move forward. However, doing this as a three piece was not an option. Just ask Nate about his fun with a Harmonizer pedal! A second guitar player would need to fill the void. After a careful search we found a good match. Please welcome guitarist Chris Grubbs of the band HAY PERRO to the BOTD camp. Chris is here to provide rhythm and guitar harmonies that are essential to BOTD’s signature sound. This will allow Nate Perry to take the lead on vocals with Darren Amaya providing the backups.

We will be spending the summer rehearsing and writing and get back in the live circuit this fall. We’ve got some regional dates up on our shows page, and our first Chicago show in nearly a year will be Nov. 2nd @ Reggie’s for Alehorn of Power VII. Stay tuned for the full announcement. We guarantee you will not want to miss it.


Greg, Nate, Darren, and Chris”

BIBLE OF THE DEVIL “For the Love of Thugs and Fools” pre-orders start June 1st

We are proud to announce that the new album from Chicago’s heavy metal masters BIBLE OF THE DEVIL, “For the Love of Thugs and Fools”, will be available on pre-order starting June 1st 2012.

On the same day, you will be able to purchase its digital download version, and hear a full streaming preview of the album at Cruz del Sur Music’s Bandcamp page. Please click on the button below to pre-order your copy:

As of today, please tune up on Bandcamp and hear a preview of another song from this much anticipated album: “Can’t Turn Off the Sun”. Click HERE to listen to he song, and please leave your comments below!!

And if this was not enough, we have also reached BIBLE OF THE DEVIL’s guitarist Nate Perry to ask a few questions regarding this new, punishing album:

“For the love of thugs and fools” seems to be a tribute to the eerie world of rock and rollers and metal heads. We certainly know that BOTD has hit the road enough to be able to tell us a thing or two about them. Why did you come up with such an album concept?
Nate Perry – There’s a saying among people who write: “write what you know.” On this album, most of these song lyrics stay away from anything fantasy-based, which is pretty typical in metal and something we’ve dabbled in as well. But generally, when we’re working on a record, the first song we finish tends to set the tone for the rest of the writing. Read more “BIBLE OF THE DEVIL “For the Love of Thugs and Fools” pre-orders start June 1st”

Bible of the Devil: new song available in streaming

Chicago’s heavy metal slayers BIBLE OF THE DEVIL will soon release their new album “For the Love of Thugs and Fools” on Cruz del Sur Music. Be ready for a jump back into more of the glorious, timeless, purest and ballsy classic heavy metal these guys are known across the globe for: these are some of the first press statements received.

Honestly, there’s not a single old-school metalhead who won’t find themselves singing along to these anthems and feeling nostalgic for the “good old days” of the NWOBHM. SCRATCH THE SURFACE Read more “Bible of the Devil: new song available in streaming”