Ohio metalcore heavyweights The Devil Wears Prada – consisting of Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (vocals, guitar), Mason Nagy (bass), Kyle Sipress (guitar), Jonathan Gering (keys, synthesizers), and Giuseppe Capolupo (drums) — have announced their new EP, ‘ZII,’ which is slated for May 21, 2021 through Solid State Records (pre-order). Check out a trailer for the effort below.
An official message reads, “The original Zombie EP dropped all the way back in August 2010 and remains an intense fan favorite. While not a chronological release in the TDWP catalog, ZII is the next chapter.”
“There’s no question that the Zombie EP is a fan favorite and a record that really set the pace for us as a heavier band,” The Devil Wears Prada say, offering insight into the impending effort in relation to their catalog. “A goal we had for this EP was to pay tribute to ZI while honing in on the characteristics that we enjoy about heavy music today and the directions we want to see it heading.”
They continue, “We just had our first song go to radio with ‘Chemical’, and now in the same year, we will be releasing the heaviest music of our career with ZII. This isn’t just a new chapter for the Zombie EP; this is a new chapter for us as a band, and an opportunity to lean into both sounds in ways that feel better than ever. We’ve found our footing with these six members. Now we’re stepping on the gas and not letting up.”
The band end with, “Before, there were five songs about how to fend off the apocalypse. Now, there are five songs of hopelessness against the hoard.”
In addition, TDWP have also planned a live streaming event (dubbed ‘The Undeadstream’) for Saturday, May 15, 2021 during which they will play the entire ‘ZII’ EP in full. Fans can purchase tickets along with the pre-order of the EP.
‘ZII’ track listing:
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