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" Show Review"

"Combining powerful melodies with hard-edged vocals, dual guitars, and a deep, steady rhythm section, the Devil Himself took the crowd at The Brit on a dark, grinding journey that was reminiscent of the best early grunge."
- Sean Patrick Thompson, (Mar 30, 2009) -

"MSC Show Review"

"the Devil's sound was dark, driving and calculated--an intriguing meld of grunge, metal and prog-rock. Though I only heard the group play a couple of songs, it was clear its talent level was high, as was its ability to rock an audience into shameless oblivion."
- Garrett Wheeler, Metro Santa Cruz (Jun 25, 2008) - Metro Santa Cruz


EP's: See No Evil (2008)
LP's: Pushing the Panic Button (2007), The Way Souls Sway (2009)
Streaming/radio play: Gates of Hell [Pushing the Panic Button, 2007] Bullet Proof [See No Evil, 2008], 30 Lives [The Way Souls Sway, 2009]



Formed in 2006 by Dave Christensen [Lead Vocals/Guitar], Dan Burnham [Vocals/Guitar], Jason Goldberg [Drums], the Devil Himself has fought the good fight in the Bay Area music scene, losing some comrades-in-arms and gaining new ones to continue driving forth their unique sound into the utterly corruptible minds of today's youth, finally rounding out their gloriously dark and thoughtful sound with the addition of Shane Hunington [Bass Guitar].

It came to dark fruition in 2007 with the band's first release, Pushing the Panic Button, a collection of deep, flowing, poetry given life, speaking to love and betrayal, lust and despair, of the struggle to keep that tiny light at the end of our darkest personal tunnels in sight. Evocative and insightful, Pushing the Panic Button spoke to its audience on much more than just an aural level; it was emotion and art swirled into one and thrust down their throats, lovingly. It is the human experience, the evolution - or de-evolution, if you will - of all our hopes and dreams.

A year later, See No Evil - a three-song EP - featuring the instantly memorable "30 Lives", was mercifully released by the Devil Himself in an attempt to slake the thirsts of their growing audience. The songs exhibited on See No Evil bear evidence to the true power of the Devil Himself, turning the most basic of human emotions into powerful examples of true art, commenting on the hypocrisy so evident in our lives, in those we elect to office, in our friends, in our lovers, in ourselves and yet - through it all - moving upward and out of despair into the realization that only we as individuals can make the changes we need in our lives, that we hold the key to our own power, that above all else hope cannot be denied.

2009 is the year for the Devil Himself to truly come into their own. This is not a band to be brushed off; they demand much more from their audience. With the release of the Way Souls Sway, the Devil Himself will prove to all they are much more than simply one of the best rock bands to emerge from The Bay Area. No, that is not enough for them. The journey about to be undertaken will see the world shudder and ripped open, all pretences, all masks, all lies torn to shreds.