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Artist Interview


Devil You Know—featuring ex-Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones—will release their new album, 'They Bleed Red,' on November 6 via Nuclear Blast Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new song, "Stay of Execution." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Guitarist Francesco Artusato says, "This one was definitely a song that happened unexpectedly. The point was to make a 'heavy' song  that would have a lot of hooks and cool parts, but not fallowing a typical structure so we had fun trying different things. We have the black metal part, the groovy part, an epic chorus, cool bridge section, gang vocals at the end, etc. It's literally a bit of everything. I wrote the main riff while walking in a mall somewhere while on tour. I was humming it into my phone so I would remember it for later. It was a weird day."

For more on Devil You Know, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

They Bleed Red – Official Track Listing
1. Consume The Damned
2. The Way We Die
3. Your Last Breath
4. Stay of Execution
5. Break The Ties
6. Shattered Silence
7. Let The Pain Take Hold
8. Master of None
9. Searching For The Sun
10. How The End Shall Be
11. Broken By The Cold
Bonus Tracks
12. Eye of The Tiger (Cover Track)
13. I Am Alive
14. We Live


The following is a preview of what's in the October/November 2015 issue of Revolver. You can pick up the new issue on newsstands September 15 or at the Revolver Online Store.

Crack open the coffins

Thrashers moving forward after tragedy

Metalcore is gettin' happy

Ain't their last dance

Forgive me, father

Dream Theater and Vision of Disorder hit the studio
Plus: Hardcore snakes, level F:11, benching with wolves, Viking sagas, Vinnie Paul and Lzzy Hale dish out advice, and more!

THE BRUTAL TRUTH: Tough questions for Motorhead, Butcher Babies, Miss May I, The Sword, and Battlecross!
BANDS TO WATCH: More to Monroe, Phinehas and more!

We review Metal Allegiance, Crossfaith, Once Human, Uncle Acid & the Deatbeats, and more!
The Final Word: Fear Factory's Burton C. Bell shares a tale from the pit

PRESS-001-Credit-Bobby-Bates_1.jpg, Photo: Bobby Bates
photograph by Photo: Bobby Bates
New Jersey death metal act Fit for an Autopsy will release their new album, 'Absolute Hope Absolute Hell,' on October 2 via eOne. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new song and lyric video, "Saltwound." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

To get 'Absolute Hope Absolute Hell,' visit iTunes. For more on Fit for an Autopsy, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


David Draiman of Disturbed recently dropped by Revolver HQ to talk about what caused the group's hiatus, how they regrouped, how the new LP, 'Immortalized,' is first time they've collectively written together in the same room since 2001, and so much more! Check out the video below!


California hard rock act will release their new album, 'Wolves of War,' on September 4 via eOne Music. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new song, "Until the End." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

To get 'Wolves of War,' visit iTunes. For more on Burn Halo, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.



Atlanta hard rock act Bridge to Grace will release their new album, 'Origins,' on August 28 via Long Run Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new music video, "Everything." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

To get 'Origins,' visit iTunes. For more on Bridge to Grace, visit their website, Facebook and Twitter.


Got a question for chef, Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and Trivium frontman Matt Heafy? Now's your chance to ask it. We will be interviewing for him for an upcoming "Going Postal" feature in the magazine and we need your queries. Just send your question or questions to: with the subject line "Ask Matt."


The Relapse Symphony recently released their album, 'Born to Burn.' Today, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the title track's lyric video. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

To get 'Born to Burn,' visit iTunes. For more on The Relapse Symphony, visit their website, Twitter and Facebook.


Deafheaven have shared a new song, titled 'Brought to the Water.' The eight-and-a-half minute track is the leadoff cut to their upcoming album, 'New Bermuda,' which hits stores October 2 via Anti-.

Listen to 'Brought to the Water' below.


Brazilian thrash metal act Angra released their latest offering, 'Secret Garden,' earlier this year. The group has popped up on a lot of radars as of late, as guitarist Kiko Loureiro is now playing in Megadeth (but he remains a member of Angra).

Guitarist and co-founder Rafael Bittencourt checked in to give us the lowdown, or the "secrets," from their "Garden," from the concept to what keeps Angra going as a unit!

REVOLVER 'Secret Garden' is the new album, can you break down the concept in simplest terms?
RAFAEL BITTENCOURT This album captures, in music and sounds, the moment that we're living now. It is a nice lineup, with two new members who bring new energy and new musical influences to the band. Add to that our experience of 24 years [as a band] and the sparked feeling of passion. We were still young.

Can you give us a "tour" of one of the songs on the new album: give us lyrical or subject matter insight into it?
So, each song is part of the story of a guy who is forced to change his belief in God. Initially, he is an atheist who goes through the trauma of losing his wife in a car accident. He stays in a coma and after seven months, he wakes up and finds out that she's dead. So, he struggles to face the guilt, the sadness, the fear. Without any belief, that situation gets unbearable for him. He starts to hallucinate about angels surrounding him, which makes him feel better.

Are those angels a projection of the brain as an auto-defense process or are they real angels who have come to support us and ease pain when needed?
The album in general deals with the fact that some people need to have a spiritual guidance or religious belief. And some people don't... for a fact.

The discussion is this: Does God really manifests to us through Holy Messengers, such as saints or angels, or this is a necessity of the human mind to surpass our fears and limits?

The song "Storm of Emotions" is about the moment when the angels start to talk to him and the confusing change of perspective of life when we're forced to view it differently.

What keeps you doing Angra after all these years? What helps the gig remain an exciting endeavor and, well, job for you?
The fan response keeps us excited, making us believe that we matter to them and that we're doing something out of the ordinary... even if we are just another band in a world of great bands. Or also it's because of our super-inflated egos, our stubbornness, or even our bad math, seeing that many other things could be more profitable!

Kiko now has a new gig playing guitar in Megadeth. How is band managing with that? Will he remain a permanent member of Angra?
As a brother-in-life and friend, we're proud of/for him. I think he's worked his way into something bigger from the beginning. He deserves it. He earned it with his hard work.

At this moment, he is managing to finish the Secret Garden World Tour with us, coupled with the first touring with Megadeth. Soon, that won't be possible, so he will be taking Megadeth as a priority, most probably as his exclusive band.

So, since we won't be able to count on having him with us very soon, the solution will be to find a substitute for him.

What else is on Angra's docket for 2015? Touring?
We're still on touring around Brazil and South America. We will also play in Wacken (Germany), Pinarella di Servia and Pisa (Italy), ProgPower and B.B. King New York (USA). Other dates are still being planned.