Hard hitting Kiwi band DEVILSKIN released their critically acclaimed third studio album ‘RED’ in April.
Having stunned Australian crowds on tours with HALESTORM and SLASH Ft. Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators and appearing on Download Australia in 2019 DEVILSKIN are on their way for a headline tour in February thanks to Silverback Touring.
DEVILSKIN have garnered a formidable reputation and a solid fan-base worldwide from their relentless touring schedule. A swathe of brilliant live reviews from Europe to USA to Australia are testament to the groundswell of support for this hard-working and focused New Zealand act.
The title of their latest album ‘RED’ is significant, it is the universal colour of passion, vitality, blood, danger, romance, anger, horror and love; everything evocative. Of all the colours, ‘RED’ is a warning and a statement.
‘RED’ starts with a sonic throat punch titled Do You See Birds and promises to enthral the listener with a tour-de-force of emotions and moods. From the epic and eerie Blood & Bone, the caged rage of Same Life, the visceral impact of The Victor, to the poignant beauty of Sweet Release, the resplendent grandeur of Bright Lights, the swagger of Be Like The River and the manic fury of Everybody’s High But Me. DEVILSKIN have long been noted for their emotive song-writing and ability to touch peoples’ hearts, and on ‘RED’ they have bared their soul with their finest performance yet.
Joining DEVILSKIN are fellow Kiwi’s SHEPHERDS REIGN on their first ever Australian visit. SHEPHERDS REIGN are a Polynesian Metal band and seem to be a world first. The band is made up of 5 brothers: Pacific, Māori and Asian, who are united in their passion for writing and performing hard hitting music that expresses where they are from and shares their life experiences. It’s metal with melodic thick textures and big melodies, delivered with attitude and conviction. Their most recent release Le Manu has received close to two million views on YouTube.
SHEPHERDS REIGN is best experienced live, where each band member gives it their all and aims to smack the audience in the face with their performance. The live show is a culmination of years of playing together and developing their natural chemistry and here is where they are most powerful.
Rounding out the all metal assault are Brisbane band, THESE FOUR WALLS on their back of their million stream strong new album, ‘This Is Not A Future‘ and Sydney alt-metal band, BAD MOON BORN, who have established quite the reputation Australia wide as a powerhouse live act.
Devilskin and Shepherds Reign February 2021 Australian Tour Dates:
Wednesday 17th February – NEWCASTLE, The Cambridge
Thursday 18th February – CANBERRA, The Basement
Friday 19th February – SYDNEY, Crowbar
Sunday 21st February – COOLANGATTA, Coolangatta Hotel
Wednesday 24th February – PERTH, Amplifier*
Thursday 25th February – ADELAIDE, The Gov
Friday 26th February – MELBOURNE, Stay Gold
*TFW and BMB not appearing
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With thanks to Silverback Touring