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Devour the Day is an American hard rock band founded in 2012 by singer/guitarist Blake Allison and bassist Joey "Chicago" Walser after the breakup of their previous band Egypt Central.[1]

Devour the Day
OriginMemphis, Tennessee, United States
GenresHard rock, nu metal, alternative metal, post-grunge, experimental rock
Years active2012—present
LabelsRazor & Tie, Fat Lady
Associated actsEgypt Central
Websitewww.devourtheday.com
MembersJoey "Chicago" Walser
Blake Allison
Ronnie Farris
David Hoffman

HistoryEdit

Formation (2012)Edit

After more than a year of inactivity from Egypt Central, it was announced on December 3, 2012 that both vocalist John Falls and guitarist Jeff James would not be continuing on with the band, thus bringing an end to Egypt Central. The demise of Egypt Central and the formation of Devour the Day were announced simultaneously via a letter written by Joey Chicago and posted to Egypt Central's Facebook page.[2]

Time & Pressure (2013-2015)Edit

Walser and Allison began working on the band's debut album in 2012 with producer Skidd Mills for a Spring 2013 release.[3]

Teasers of the songs "Blackout", "Respect, "Move On", and "You And Not Me" were posted on the band's YouTube page[4][5][6][7]

Walser and Allison announced the band's touring line up would consist of former Egypt Central guitarist Jeff James and drummer Dustin Schoenhofer (Walls of Jericho, Bury Your Dead) .

On March 18, 2013, the band's debut album "Time & Pressure" was released on May 7, 2013. The first single "Good Man" was released to radio on March 29, 2013 and to digital retailers on April 2, 2013.[citation needed]

The band spent the majority of 2013 touring with such acts as Pop Evil, Hinder, Sevendust, Otherwise, Theory of a Deadman, Candlebox, Trapt, and Sick Puppies.

On January 14, 2014, the band re-released their debut album which featured remixed and remastered versions of the album tracks as well as an unreleased song titled "Check Your Head" and an acoustic version of "Good Man".

The band took part in The Hell Pop Tour II headlined by In This Moment with additional support from Butcher Babies, All Hail the Yeti and Before the Mourning.[8][9][10][11][12] They also performed in Lazerfest in Des Moines, Iowa on March 10, 2015.

On February 10, 2015. Devour the Day released a digital single called "Faith".

S.O.A.R. (2016-present)Edit

S.O.A.R. was released on April 1, 2016. The first single titled "Lightning in the Sky" was released on January 22, 2016 and the second single titled "The Bottom" was released on March 29, 2016.

Signals (2018)Edit

On August 17, 2018, their new single, "The Censor" was released with accompanying music video. The new album, Signals, was released on October 26, 2018.

Band membersEdit

Official membersEdit

  • Joey "Chicago" Walser – bass, backing vocals
  • Blake Allison – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Ronnie Farris – drums, percussion

Former membersEdit

  • David Hoffman – lead guitar, backing vocals

Former touring membersEdit

  • Jeff James – lead guitar (2013)
  • Dustin Schoenhofer – drums (2013)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Heat.
[13]
US Rock
[14]
Time & Pressure
  • Released: May 7, 2013, (Re-released: January 14, 2014) (US)
  • Label: Fat Lady Music
13 21
S.O.A.R. 9 20
Signals
  • Released: October 26, 2018 (US)
  • Label: Razor & Tie

Singles

Title Year Peak positions Album
U.S. Air.
[15]
U.S. Main.
[16]
"Good Man" 2013 33 9 Time & Pressure
"Move On" 2014 27
"Respect" 20
"Faith" 2015 15 non-album single
"Lightning in the Sky" 2016 50 18 S.O.A.R.
"The Bottom" 19
"The Censor" 2018 Signals
"Faithless"

Music videosEdit

Song Year Director
"Respect" 2014 Charles Brandon[17]
"Faith" 2015
"Lightning In The Sky" 2016 Max Moore[18]
"The Bottom" Devour the Day[19]
"The Censor" 2018 Chase Yandek[20][21]
"Faithless"
"Wonderful Creatures" 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rose, Rustyn (December 3, 2012). "Egypt Central Splits, Sort of: Devour the Day Is Born, Fan Twitter Chat Tuesday". Metalholic. Metalholic.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  2. ^ Bowar, Chad (December 4, 2012). "Egypt Central Break Up, Band Members Form New Band Devour the Day". Loudwire. Archived from the original on December 6, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "Devour The Day Mixing Debut Album". Rock Access. November 26, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Devour The Day - Blackout (Teaser)". YouTube. February 4, 2013. Archived from the original on June 27, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  5. ^ "Devour the Day - Respect (Teaser)". YouTube. Archived from the original on June 27, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  6. ^ "Devour the Day - Move On (Teaser)". YouTube. Archived from the original on June 27, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  7. ^ van Devour the Day (Official) (June 25, 2011). "Devour the Day - You And Not Me (Teaser)". YouTube. Archived from the original on June 27, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  8. ^ "In This Moment featuring Devour The Day / Butcher Babies / All Hail the Yeti, Before The Mourning". www.ktvu.com. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  9. ^ "The Hell Pop Tour II with In This Moment and More | Missoula, MT". Jade Presents. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  10. ^ "In This Moment – Tickets – Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA – January 17th, 2014 | The Trocadero Theatre". Thetroc.com. May 7, 2013. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  11. ^ "In This Moment The Webster Theater". Webstertheater.com. Archived from the original on December 21, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  12. ^ "The Hell Pop Tour II with In This Moment, Seattle WA, Showbox". Clubzone.com. October 4, 2013. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  13. ^ "Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". www.billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  14. ^ "Chart History: Hard Rock Albums". www.billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  15. ^ "Chart History: Rock Airplay". www.billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  16. ^ "Chart History: Mainstream Rock Songs". www.billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  17. ^ "DEVOUR THE DAY, 'RESPECT' – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE". loudwire.com. Loudwire. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  18. ^ "Devour The Day - Lightning In The Sky (Official Music Video)". www.youtube.com. YouTube. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  19. ^ "Devour The Day - The Bottom (Official Music Video)". www.youtube.com. YouTube. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  20. ^ "Devour The Day // The Censor (Official Music Video)". vimeo.com. Vimeo. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  21. ^ "Devour The Day // Faithless (Official Music Video)". vimeo.com. Vimeo. Retrieved April 25, 2019.