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Interview with Paul Martin (DEVILSKIN)

In what seems like an eternal rollercoaster of close calls and postponements, Silverback Touring are pleased to announce that after several attempts, the long-awaited DEVILSKIN RED Australian Tour is finally happening. The hard-hitting Kiwi bandreleased their critically acclaimed third studio album RED in April 2020 and have been trying to make it to Australia to celebrate. Now, with borders finally opening and plenty of light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, Australia finally get their chance to witness DEVILSKIN on their first ever headline run down under in April/May.

On the tour, DEVILSKINs Nic Martin says, We are so grateful for our overseas supporters, who have proven their patience and loyalty as we have tried to bring this show to their shores. Now that it appears safe to do so, we are frothing to be connecting with our friends in Australia again. Were incredibly excited to finally showcase our latest album, especially in a few cities weve never previously performed. Its going to be a massive reunion, so we hope youre ready for a Kiwi-style party, Aussie!

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 one act not to be missed.

DEVILSKIN have garnered a formidable reputation and a solid fanbase 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 enthrall the listener with a tour-de-force of emotions and moods. From the de-tuned anthem Corrode and the caged rage of Same Life, to the poignant beauty of Sweet Release, the swagger of Be Like The River, and the manic fury of Everybodys High But Me. DEVILSKIN have long been noted for their emotive songwriting and ability to touch peoples hearts, and on RED they have bared their soul with their finest performance yet.

Joining DEVILSKIN are fellow Kiwis 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, Mori 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. Its metal with thick textures and big melodies, delivered with attitude and conviction. Their 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 on stage is where they are most powerful.

This is a show of some pure Kiwi metal power, and one that is not to be missed.

Tickets are on sale now from: https://www.silverbacktouring.com.au/devilskin/

Touring April / May 2022

Friday 29 April – Sydney – Manning Bar

Saturday 30 April – Brisbane Mansfield Tavern

Sunday 1 May – Gold Coast – Coolangatta Hotel

Thursday 5 May – Adelaide -The Gov

Friday 6 May – Perth – Amplifier

Saturday 7 May – Melbourne – Max Watts

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