DEVILLE: Swedish Heavy Rockers Unveil New Video; European Takeover Imminent!

(Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk)

Swedish heavy rockers, DEVILLE, have a new video for the song “The Knife.” The track comes from the Malmö four-piece’s 2013 full-length, Hydra, which was also their first release on Small Stone Records. As timing would have it, DEVILLE head out on a European tour this week, having finalized the dates at the start of April, and “The Knife” makes a solid argument for showing up to see them if you happen to be in that part of the world. One doubts they’ll be playing on top of a giant guitar or that there will be huge spinning blades – probably for the best – but as DEVILLE stand in a fine tradition of their country’s heavy rock without bowing to the retro pressures of the current scene, they only make themselves more individualized for their efforts.

Between that conceptual appeal and the actual fruit of DEVILLE‘s songwriting, it doesn’t seem like a way to lose out. “The Knife” was among the most memorable cuts on Hydra, so whether you caught wind of the album or not last year, it’ll be worth either the refresher or the initial exposure to check it out. Rock and roll:

Music video by DEVILLE performing The Knife.
Taken from the album Hydra Small Stone Records 2013.
Directed by: Henrik Christoffersson
Filmed by: Henrik Christoffersson and Peter Tarpgaard
Edited by: Henrik Christoffersson

DEVILLE European Takeover:
4/25/2014 Pitcher – Duesseldorf, DE
4/26/2014 TI/STREET/ART Festival – Lugano, CH
4/27/2014 Orange Rock Cafè – Pescara, IT
4/28/2014 Sinister Noise – Roma, IT
4/29/2014 Sull’ Arno-Rock City – Santa Croce, IT
4/30/2014 Maggiore-E20 – Montecchio, IT
5/01/2014 Cuncertass Festival – Piacenza, IT
5/01/2014 Sala Malasangre – Seregno, IT
5/02/2014 Rumpeltum – St Gallen, CH
5/03/2014 Cafè Liber – Torino, IT
5/04/2014 Le Moko – Lyon, FR
5/05/2014 Bucephale – Draguignan, FR
5/06/2014 Sotterranei – Padova, IT
5/07/2014 Les passagers du Zinc – Besanqon, FR
5/08/2014 Carpe Diem – Hasselt, BE
5/09/2014 Rare Guitar – Munster, DE
5/10/2014 Jaegerklause – Berlin, DE