On Nov. 10, the metalcore band known as The Devil Wears Prada will be performing at The Westcott Theater with opener Norma Jean. The doors open at 7 p.m.
This show serves as a stop on the North American leg of its current tour. On the tour, the band has been promoting its most recent album “The Act” which was released on Oct. 11. The band consists of Mike Hranica, Jeremy DePoyster, Kyle Sipress and Andy Trick.
The band’s fame has been rising since they decided to work with the record label Atom Splitter PR, said Hranica, the vocalist for the band. The record label represents popular artists such as The Amity Affliction and Alice Cooper.
Hranica said this isn’t the band’s first-time touring in central New York. The band formed in 2005 and he said that there isn’t a radical contrast to the places they have toured. Hranica said the band tends to have a “northern personal taste” and has no issue being around New York.
The latest album ventures away from the typical music the band has previously played, he added.
“The overall product is certainly a move away from the traditional metalcore from the last 14 years. We went about writing songs that were meant to flex the boundaries,” Hranica said.
Hranica said the band wanted to change its style and challenge its previously set boundaries with this new album and its ongoing tour. He said the band believes that people are comfortable with its sound. This is why they decided to change the song writing process.
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When the band originally started in high school, Hranica said the band was in a lazy state.
“I ended up haphazardly trying out for vocals for this band just being friends with the original members,” Hranica said.
He added that he enjoyed expressing himself, but never had rock star aspirations. In between his junior and senior year that the band started touring.
After Hranica graduated from high school in 2007, the band started traveling on the road full time.
Tim Tatulli, one of the representatives of the band from Atom Splitter, said that the band’s schedule “changes on a daily basis.”
The band wants to show its audience that they are capable of testing its limits, Hranica said. They are producing an album that is considered untraditional with regard to the normative metalcore genre. There is only one way to truly describe the album, he said.
“I would encourage one to listen to the record, it really speaks for itself,” Hranica said.
Published on November 5, 2019 at 9:55 pm