SS-137 :: DEVILLE – Hydra
1. Lava 03:19
2. Iron Fed 03:22
3. In Vain 04:01
4. The Knife 03:58
5. Over The Edge 03:31
6. Burning Towers 04:40
7. Let It Go 03:39
8. Battles Will Be Born 04:01
9. Blood Crown 03:35
10. Imperial 06:30
11. Stay A Little Longer 03:59
“Similarly to Torche’s latest effort, Hydra feels like the template for stoner rock releases that are going to follow. It superbly encapsulates the current tendencies in heavy rock music with its knack for persistent groove, bludgeoning riffs and powerful melodies, enhanced by the decidedly modern production. It’s a near-perfect amalgamation of all these elements that makes for the record’s remarkable staying power.” SPUTNIK MUSIC
“Regardless, this is a very strong album that will no doubt find a home in many collections from a band literally bursting with huge potential. When the revolution hits, however, this won’t be the soundtrack.” THE SLEEPING SHAMAN
“If you were indifferent to DEVILLE’s first 2 releases, then you shouldn’t dismiss this album. It’s a step up from “Come Heavy Sleep” and “Hail The Black Sky”, and you should definitely give it a try. And even if you’re not familiar with the band, you should give this a listen anyway, “Hydra” is a great album in its own right.” METAL TEMPLE
During many months of 2011 and 2012 Deville have been stuck in the studio most of the time except for some european festivals and random shows. After two full length albums and a couple of hundred shows all around Europe the new record is a product of that. Trying to take this experience of what the band does best and what works live this new record is more wide than previous releases… This brand new recording will see the light of day in 2013 via the band’s new home here at Small Stone.
In 2009, after more than 100 gigs all over Europe since the debut album release it was time for the album “Hail the Black Sky”. Recorded during the early months in 2009 in Malmoe, Sweden by Markus Nilsson and produced by Deville. The band has taken a step to a more straight forward songwriting and this album has more of an album feeling than the last one recording the songs during the same period of time. It follows the pattern of significant Deville grooves and 70`s driven riffing of the darker school. Eleven tracks of rock in the veins of Black Sabbath. Kyuss and Soundgarden it takes you to the next level of 70´s rock for the 21st century.This album proves the bands progress to their own sound in the genre of heavy rock and beyond and will definitely take the listeners for a ride..
The swedish rockband Deville released their full lenght debut “Come Heavy Sleep” in December 2007 on Buzzville Records with great reviews. Two european tours took place in Jan/Feb and Nov/Dec 2008 that went through seven countries. Heaviness and grooves dominates “Come Heavy Sleep” that stretches from stonerrock to doom riffs. In 2005/2006 Deville released a record on Daredevil Records a split record (double feature cd/ lp). It was also released in Europe and in the US . The band have existed around six years and have done over 200 gigs and festivals in Sweden, Denmark,Norway,Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy,L ithuania, Portugal, Spain and the U.K the past five years with bands like Sepultura, Fu Manchu, Mustasch(S) and Brant Bjork.
Released 26 March 2013
Andreas Bengtsson: Vocals, Guitar
Martin Hambitzer: Guitar
Markus Åkesson: Bass
Markus Nilsson: Drums
Recorded at Sunnana Studios, Arlov, Sweden.
Produced by Deville.
Recorded and mixed by Markus Nilsson.
Mastered by Chris Goosman at Baseline Audio Labs, Ann Arbor, MI (USA).
Artwork, illustration and design by Alexander Von Wieding, www.zeichentier.com
Photography by Henrik Christoffersson.
Published by Small Stone Records (ASCAP).