Psychedelic Stoner Rock A DEVIL’S DIN Post Album Title-Track Video ‘Skylight’
New Album Out June 17th
Upcoming Show Dates:
May 26 – Montreal, QC – O Patro Vys (CD Launch Show) – info
L-R – Dominique Salameh – Drums, Vocals, David Lines – Keys, Guitar, Vocals, Thomas Chollet (R) Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Photo Credit: Renaud Kasma
A DEVIL’S DIN is made up of 3 musicians born in the Old World who traveled across the ocean to find each other in Montreal, QC where they were drawn together by a mutual love of melodic, innovative, inventive and daring rock / metal tinged music. Fusing the colourful sounds of Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd & the psychedelic-era Beatles with intensity of classic power bands like Sabbath, The Who, and Led Zeppelin, as well as the boundary-pushing adventure of Yes, Gentle Giant and King Crimson, A DEVIL’S DIN is an uncommon and uncompromising voice in modern music.
Debuting their album ‘One Day All This Will Be Yours’ in 2011, its been a trippy five years since fans have heard new material from the psychedelic rockers. Hitting the studio in 2014, they now return with their 2016 follow up ‘Skylight’ set for official release on June 17th to take fans on a new trip. The first single / video released is the album’s opening and title track, which can be seen and heard in the following video link below. Album pre-order available at www.ADevilsDin.com.
Vocalist / guitarist David Lines comments on the track:
“The heavy, fuzzed-out guitar riff leaps right out of the starting gate and sets the vibe for the rest of the song, which is the general theme of the album, an ode to the psychedelic experience we like to present. I wanted to write a song that illustrated some of the things I’ve seen or experienced under the influence of acid. It truly is a subjective reality that we’re all living and you can’t really get to know that concept any better than when you’re dosed out of your gills. It [LSD] has had such a huge impact on my being; it’s helped me see the world differently, more connected, and helped me realize that we are energy masquerading as flesh and bone. So anyways, I wanted to put all this in a little rock song as a kind of a “thank you” to the chemical. If Albert Hoffman was still alive, I would have loved to have him hear it! To add, musically, ‘Skylight’ at its core, is a straightforward psych/rock nugget, but it is adorned with tasty guitar melodies that interweave with a very hooky vocal melody, something that the songwriting of A Devil’s Din works hard at creating. I like melodies that go places, that stretch out over bar or two, or more. In the end, it’s things like the Beatles or even Burt Bacharach that wind up inspiring me to conceive of long, twisty melodies, that hopefully will burrow in your ear and stay a while!”
Video Stream – ‘Skylight’- https://youtu.be/r9lX4H7hMc0
A Devil’s Din is made up of 3 musicians born in the Old World who traveled across the ocean to find each other in Montreal, drawn together by a mutual love of melodic, innovative, inventive and daring rock music. Fusing the colourful sounds of Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd & the psychedelic-era Beatles with intensity of classic power bands like Sabbath, The Who, and Led Zeppelin, as well as the boundary-pushing adventure of Yes, Gentle Giant and King Crimson, A Devil’s Din is an uncommon and uncompromising voice in modern music.
In 2008, UK-born stalwart Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist and session musician David Lines decided he needed to form a musical outfit that would suit his own particular psychedelically-induced musical visions, and thus A Devil’s Din was born. While still working as a musical “gun-for-hire” around town, he continued to develop the songs and sound for A Devil’s Din–which he considers an Art Project not to be tainted by commercial desires–recording their first album One Day All This Will Be Yours between 2009 and 2010, and releasing it on his own label Island Dive Records in 2011.
Though the musicians on that record were excellent, it wasn’t until Lyonnais bassist and disciple of the Holy Trinity of Rickenbacker Bass (John Entwistle, Chris Squire and Geddy Lee) Thomas Chollet entered the picture, along with drummer Dom Salameh (whose being born in Abu Dhabi did not at all prevent him from becoming an ardent Keith Moon devotee) that the sound really began to take shape. The synergy of the three took the music to another level, as witnessed at their intense and energetic live shows and has been made manifest on the new A Devil’s Din album SKYLIGHT that is set for release on June 17th, 2016.
A Devil’s Din continues to travel further afield in the world of psychedelic and progressive rock music, transforming listeners’ minds where ever they go.
Their first European tour will take place in September and their albums are available through various retailers on line and through their website www.ADevilsDin.com.